Cairns Plaza HotelA Great Barrier Reef Dream
The Cairns Plaza Hotel is situated in the middle of downtown Cairns, in the tropical part of North Queensland. It is an excellent stop off point to get to the Great Barrier Reef and it specializes in tours to all parts of North Queensland. It offers a Great Barrier Reef tour where you can go out and snorkel among the coral reefs in a pristine sea. There are semi-submersibles for those who want to stay cozy and dry and still see everything the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The underwater visibility is excellent.
You can try a balloon trip scheduled by the hotel that begins with a champagne breakfast and a trip over the table lands. What about a white water rafting trip or a reef kayaking trip around Fitzroy island? You can travel the Mulgrave River on horseback or take a gentler rafting trip on the river. Tandem skydiving trips are offered or you can go bungee jumping. Helicopter rides and rainforest tours are also available at the tour desk.
Scenic tours around the table lands in the Atherton area shows you lakes, waterfalls, the Tjapukai cultural theme park and the Kuranda village, deep within the rainforest. There is a scenic train ride that travels up the Barron Gorge in the Kuranda district. Gondola trips take you above the forest canopy and other trips take you to the Gulf Savannah where you can see the famous Undara Lava tubes. Crocodiles can be seen in their native habitat by means of a cruise along the Daintree River.
Other sites you can visit via tours from the hotel are Port Douglas, the Mossman Gorge, Hinchinbrook Island, historic Cooktown, the Australian butterfly sanctuary, Wild Worlds wildlife park, Army Duck Tours, the Crater Lakes, the Kuranda Markets and boomerang throwing lessons. Anything you might want to see in the Cairns area is available through a tour provided by the hotel.
The Cairns Plaza Hotel offers standard rooms which contain a double bed and a single bed. Tea and coffee makers are provided in the rooms with amazing vies of the city, the mountains or the water. Studio units have wither two double beds or a double bed and two single beds with limited cooking facilities so you can save money cooking your own meals. This room sleeps up to four people. There are amazing suites that have full water views overlooking Trinity Bay on the Cairns esplanade. Each room contains a queen sized bed, a fold out divan, a separate living room and limited cooking facilities. You can also get interconnecting rooms for larger families or groups of people.
The hotel offers you spacious private balconies, an outdoor swimming pool, free movies in house, laundry facilities, dry cleaning facilities, direct dial phones, complete bath and shower, cool air conditioning, a well stocked mini-bar, a hair dryer, room service all day and, of course, the wonderful tour desk from which you can plan your vacation. There is off street parking for guests.
Visit the Waterside Restaurant on the Esplanade, which is open seven days a week for a sumptuous breakfast and for dinner. You can eat indoors or outdoors. There is a bar open every night for cocktails.