Head north to the land of ancient rainforests, UNESCO World Heritage-listed reefs and the fun party vibe at Pullman Cairns International Hotel.
The hotel features:
- Stunning grand colonial architecture.
- 321 beautifully appointed and spacious rooms, all with balconies.
- Open air rooftop pool deck.
- 24 hour fitness centre and sauna.
- Multi-award winning culinary team.
- Luxury day spa and beauty centre.
- The hotel has over 3,000 square metres of event space and eleven meeting rooms. The Grand Ballroom is the largest pillarless ballroom in Cairns and can accommodate up to 700 guests.
- On-site theming, audio visual and events team.
- The hotel is located 8 kilometres from the domestic and international airports and is the closest 5 star hotel to the Cairns Convention Centre.
Things to do in Cairns
See the Great Barrier Reef
No trip to Cairns is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. It’s made up of 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. Book a day cruise with operators such as Passions of Paradise or Quicksilver Cruises to snorkel and dive among vivid coral gardens and colourful fish. For a longer stay, you can book a three-day liveaboard dive and snorkelling cruise with ProDive Cairns. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel combines a full-day Great Barrier Reef cruise with Indigenous cultural storytelling from traditional owners with historical connections to the sea country visited. The cruise offers a rare educational opportunity to explore the reef with sea rangers whose north Queensland sea country stretches from the Frankland Islands to Port Douglas. Book a scenic flight to get an eagle’s-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.
Go island hopping
Discover some of the reef’s unspoiled islands from Cairns. Jump on the 45-minute high-speed ferry to reach picturesque Fitzroy Island. Here you can explore rainforest walking tracks, snorkel straight off the beach at Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach and see the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef by sea kayak. Book a day tour to Green Island, a coral cay surrounded by sugar-white beaches and sapphire waters, just 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the Cairns shore. Go off the grid at Hinchinbrook Island, Australia’s largest national park island, and discover a landscape of mangrove forests, isolated beaches and sheltered bays. For a truly exclusive experience, book accommodation at reef-fringed Bedarra or Lizard islands
Get your foodie fix
Cairns has a thriving café scene, with many trendy cafés dotted along Grafton and Spence streets. Start the day with breakfast at Caffiend, a laneway café plating up dishes such as chilli eggs and French toast, with cold drip coffee and coconut lattes. Sing Sing Espresso is another popular haunt for coffee and tasty vegan treats. Tuck into wholesome salads at Silk Caffe and then indulge on its Nutella ice coffee. Take advantage of Cairns’ balmy weather and dine alfresco on The Esplanade, with rustic Greek dishes from Yaya’s Hellenic Kitchen and modern Asian fusion from The Raw Prawn. Mingle with the locals at Rusty’s Markets (Friday to Sunday), where you can stock up on fresh local produce, including exotic fruits, dairy and seafood, from more than 180 stalls.