Waterfront Terraces

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

233 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns District, 4870, Australia
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 22% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples85
  • Solo100
  • Business80

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visiting cairns in the winter

by diana11111

we are planning our first visit to cairns in July 2010, wondering if the weather and reef will be warm enough to swim and snorkle

Re: visiting cairns in the winter

by balhannah

Cairns has very mild winters. It will probably depend on what country you are from. If you are from a cold climate country, then it will probably be quite warm for you. We have swum in July at Hervey Bay in Queensland, and its a lot warmer in Cairns.

Re: visiting cairns in the winter

by Josilver


Re: visiting cairns in the winter

by srinpav

That is the perfect time to visit cairns. The weather will be stunning if anything the weather will be hot and the water will be absolutely perfect.

Re: visiting cairns in the winter

by Anne12

Perfect weather up here in Cairns at that time of year, yep, you can swim at the beaches and also at the reef.
Even if it is cloudy it is warm, on average you are looking at around 28C during the day, it gets a little cooler during the night, around 19C.

Re: visiting cairns in the winter

by ricky52

Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
The information below should be used as a guide only.

Here is the average weather for Cairns for this time of year.
Enjoy your holiday.

High 78f / 26c
Low 62f / 17c
Rain 1.70in / 44.0mm
Rain days 9
Hours of sun 7
Daylight hours 11
UV level 7 = High
Humidity = None
Sea temp 76f / 24c

Re: visiting cairns in the winterided free.

by lynnehamman

We visited Cairns recently (July). The weather was sublime. The sea temps were perfect.Its a good time to go.
Drive (or catch a bus) north to Port Douglas. (1 hour). Beautiful place, and closest to the reef. There are trips to outer reef and lower isles available, which are really good.Lunch & teas served aboard, and snorkelling equipment provided for free. Quicksilver or Calypso both excellent.

Travel Tips for Cairns

Palm Cove

by colin_bramso

A northern beach village that should be on your list to visit, or even to have as your accommodation base, is Palm Cove. It has a good beach, plenty of accommodation from 5 star resorts to a caravan park, shops, cafes, restaurants. The Novotel Resort also is a Country Club, with tennis courts and a resort golf course.
The very attractive main street along the beach is lined by huge Melaleuca trees, which locals say are hundreds of years old.

Watch out for the Tree Kangaroo

by ettiewyn

A tree kangaroo??? Yes, there really are kangaroos that live on trees! They only live in Northern Queensland and in New Guinea. They are a threatened species and very rare - but keep your eyes open during dawn, maybe you are lucky!

On the ground they only move very slow, but in the trees they are active and swift. They can jump down on the ground from very high without being hurt. If you are not lucky in the wild, you can also see them in several wildlife parks.

Great place for Italian food

by sue&gene about LaPizza

Anne12 from VT met us at the airport and took us to lunch. We parked and had a nice walk through Carins and stopped to eat at LaPizza. We ate outside. The food was very good and the day was perfect for eating outside. It sure gave us some of the flavor of the area. I had ravioli that was pumpkin filled and had a nice butter sauce. It was very tasty. We do not use pumpkin in the same way that Aussies do and I did enjoy this use of pumpkin.

Dive or Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

by bsfreeloader

Beginning off the coast from Bundaberg and extending 2300 kilometers north to New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef truly is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Cyclones, coral bleaching caused by global-warming, and tourist trample have all had a negative effect on the reef in certain places, but areas where the reef remains intact are as pristine and spectacular as anywhere in the world. The diversity and color of the fishes and corals has to be seen to be believed. Colors usually only found in Crayola’s largest box of crayons come to life here like nowhere else I have ever seen. Throw in an occasional turtle gliding by or stingray or shark, and you have the makings of an unforgettable day. As is true anywhere, diving will bring you closer to larger species while snorkeling in the shallows will allow you to see all of the colorful fish more vividly. You really can’t go wrong either way, but I would suggest spending several days on the reef to permit enough time to do some of both.

The rainforest

by HeidiR

From cairns the other main attraction besides the reef is the rainforest. You could just go to Kuranda on the skyrail where you will see the rainforest. But to be honest I think it is far too touristy, your much better off going further north perhapsstaying in Port Douglas overnight and going to daintree rainforest and cape trib


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