Affordable accommodation in tropic North Queensland
Located just a few streets away from the citys pier and marina, the Hides Hotel Cairns is an ideal budget hotel for those looking to visit the reefs of the Coral Sea or the city itself.
Boat trips to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics of Queensland operate from a location less than five minutes away from the property, whilst Baron Gorge National Park is only a short journey beyond the city limits.
Accommodation at the hotel comes across as a mix between budget hotel and high-end motel. Rooms include air-conditioning as well as fans, a refrigerator, television, security safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. Private en-suite bathrooms are included. Telephone and internet access is included throughout the property.
For business guests or those travelling the world looking to get in touch with family and friend, a small business annex operates as an internet caf, whilst several other services, including a fax machine, can be utilised at the hotel reception, which is open 24 hours.
A continental breakfast buffet can be taken on the picturesque colonial veranda which offers a fine view of the citys landscape. There is also a small swimming pool for guests to enjoy.
Whilst it may not be loaded with amazing amenities, theres no doubting that the Hides Hotel Cairns is primarily placed to make the most of the city and Far North Queensland.
With its proximity to the Coral Sea, Cairns is a popular destination for international tourists looking to enjoy its coastal attractions. Understandably, the Great Barrier Reef is the most popular destination in the area with countless tourists hopping on a boat and heading to see the amazing blue waters and stunning coral. Similarly, the Wet Topics are a favoured location, offering truly stunning sights of mostly natural vegetation and landscapes.
But visitors need not jump on a boat to enjoy the city. For those with land legs, Cairns Esplanade is close to the hotel. Here visitors make the most of sandy beaches to sunbathe (topless sunbathing is permitted, if youre that way inclined) or enjoy the artificial lagoon. Bar-be-ques are frequent as is yachting and water-sports.
Heading inland, visitors can enjoy the stunning natural sights of the Baron Gorge National Park or Atherland Tableland. The former features a rainforest environment that accommodates a number of tourist activities, including a cable car. The latter is part of the Great Dividing Range and offers a variety of landscapes and sights for visitors to enjoy. One of the most popular destinations within this plateau is Lake Tinaroo, a man made reservoir. Here water-sports, angling, and hiking are all popular pastimes.
For those not so in-touch with nature, Cairns also offers an exciting city centre culture. Restaurants and bars, theatres and galleries, and plenty of shops and stores await the visitor. The city is also a hub of sporting activities with the likes of rugby league, soccer, basketball, cricket, and Australian Rules football all proving popular.
The Hides Hotel Cairns provides affordable accommodation for those looking to enjoy any of these attractions.