City view
Swimming pool
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi

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City Terraces Cairns is conveniently located in the center of Cairns, just 10-minutes' walk from the famous Esplanade where you will find restaurants, shopping and the Cairns' nightlife. It is less than 5-minutes' walk from Cairns Central Shopping Center which features shops, food courts and supermarkets.

This self-contained apartment complex is a Colonial-Queenslander style building that surrounds an outdoor swimming pool. The large 1-bedroom apartments include a kitchenette.The 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartments have a full kitchen. All apartments boast a living and dining area which lead onto a large balcony. A hairdryer and free toiletries are included.

Free secure parking and limited free WiFi is provided.

Guests can relax on the terrace or head out to try diving in the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the Daintree Rainforest, or riding on the Kuranda Skyrail.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

City Terraces Cairns has been welcoming guests since Dec 14, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Hosted by William & Lyn

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William & Lyn
Let us welcome you to City Terraces Cairns... we love Cairns.... we love City Terraces.... and we love guests coming to enjoy everything Cairns has to offer. We're passionate about protecting our beautiful environment and support it with share bicycles, bags, food, herbs, worm farms and recycling that guests can all participate in and use.
Lyn's originally from Melbourne, but has family in Cairns while Will's a New Zealander. Before moving here in 2016 Japan was our home for 25 years. We've raised bilingual daughters and besides speaking Japanese Lyn speaks French. Will and Lyn both have hospitality and education backgrounds. Will majored in Hotel Management and worked for the South Pacific Hotel Corporation, while Lyn majored in English Literature and French and was a tour designer for a Melbourne travel agent. We were primarily university and international school teachers in Japan, but lead many tours to Australia and New Zealand and became AirBNB Superhosts. Lyn still takes small groups to Japan and stays in our two houses near Kyoto. We live on site and are always here to help you.
Across the road there is Spoons Cafe, Dominos Pizza, Hashim's Dips, a Thai restaurant, sushi store and large convenience store. We are located just two blocks from the Cairns Performing Arts Centre, the largest shopping mall in the city, Martin Munroe Park and the Cairns Aquarium. The esplanade is just a 10 minute walk with Muddy's Playground and another 5 minutes to the famous lagoon pool and night markets. We're just a couple of blocks from the centre of the city, so quite convenient yet quiet at night. We have 6 share bicycles and are nicely located on the edge of the CBD and a number of biking/walking tracks. A great place to stay.
Languages spoken: English,French,Japanese,Chinese
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Cairns Electorate Office
    0.1 miles
  • The Cairns Civic Theater
    0.1 miles
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
    0.3 miles
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns Family Court
    0.4 miles
  • Cairns City Library
    0.4 miles
  • Rusty's Markets
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Esplanade
    0.5 miles
  • The Cairns Museum
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant True Thai
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Central Shopping Center
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Cairns Night Markets
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Base Hospital
    0.5 miles
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome
    0.8 miles
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens
    2 miles
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway
    7 miles
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    7.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Trinity Inlet
    1.1 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Trips to Great Barrier Reef
    1.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Holloways Beach
    6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Cairns Station
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    3.1 miles
How to get to City Terraces Cairns from Cairns Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of City Terraces Cairns
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • Bingo
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Car rental
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool cover
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Saltwater pool
  • Shallow end
  • Fitness classes
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
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House rules City Terraces Cairns takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
AUD 25 per stay
Extra bed by request
AUD 35 per child, per night
4+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 35 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express City Terraces Cairns accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.

Payment via bank transfer is also available. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that reception hours are as follows:
Monday-Friday 08:00 until 18:00.
Saturday-Sunday and public holidays 09:00 until 12:00.

Please let the property know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, you can arrange to use the check-in machine.

Extra charges may apply if after-hours check in is not arranged in advance.

Please note a public airport shuttle service is available for an additional charge of AU $15. This shuttle service departs every 20 minutes from Cairns Airport and will take 20 minutes to City Terraces Cairns.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about City Terraces Cairns

  • The prices at City Terraces Cairns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to City Terraces Cairns by:

    • Taxi 10min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 20min

  • City Terraces Cairns is 1,150 feet from the center of Cairns.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at City Terraces Cairns on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at City Terraces Cairns (subject to availability) that have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, City Terraces Cairns is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • City Terraces Cairns offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Water park
    • Foot massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Full-body massage
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Horseback riding
    • Bingo
    • Head massage
    • Bike tours
    • Neck massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Fitness classes
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Couples' massage
    • Hand massage

  • Check-in at City Terraces Cairns is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at City Terraces Cairns (subject to availability) that can accommodate:

    • 3 guests
    • 5 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.