Cairns is situated in the north of Queensland, Australia. The tropical climate, makes it a great tourist destination, especially in July. July is in the middle of our winter and the dry season, and the days are generally warm with blue skies, and nights very cool. The locals consider this the best time of the year to be here!
The accommodation options in Cairns and surroundings are plentyful and cater for all budgets and needs. They range from camping options to five-star resorts and hotels and even private accommodation on a otherwise deserted island if you want to holiday movie-star style!
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Hilton Cairns on the waterfront is an award-winning hotel. Three of our events and the workshops take place in this hotel, and it is a stone’s throw away from Fogarty Park and The Jack as well as the Reef Fleet Terminal, the Pier, casino, restaurants and more!
The Hilton has a special offer, $189 king deluxe room rate with free breakfast for 2! That’s $21 off the regular price! Simply email email@example.com or phone the in-house reservations department 07 40526747 and make sure you quote “Ukulele Festival” to receive this deal.
Our town is world famous for being a wonderful tourist destination with world-class tours and facilities, catering for travellers of all walks of life, from backpackers to families.
While you are here for the ukulele festival, make sure you allow some time to enjoy Cairns’ top class tourist attractions, tours and natural sites. We are so fortunate to be able to host the festival in one of the most beautiful places in in the world, outdoors and under coconut trees!
Visit the Great Barrier Reef, aboard one of the countless cruise boats. Even if you are not a diver, you are able to experience the underwater world aboard glass bottom boats, or whilst snorkeling.
Experience the rainforest with guides or by yourself, the nature is breath taking. North of Cairns are some of the most stunning beaches you will ever see. Pristine, deserted and crystal clear waters allow you to enjoy what the tropics is all about in absolute peace!
Or, west of Cairns, hide away in a log cabin in the rainforest, go for a hike and see ancient fig trees, creeks with platypuses and have a taste of the tropical fruit wines produced on the Atherton Tablelands, which are only about half an hour’s drive from Cairns.
Even further west, about a two-three hour’s drive, the country becomes much dryer, and turns into red desert sands. The diversity of landscapes from the seaside to the outback is what makes our area especially unique.
For those who like action, how about skydiving, bungee jumping, water-skiing, hiking, kite surfing, horse riding, just to name a few exciting activities you can do whilst on holidays here!
You may want to consider flying in a week early to catch the Kuranda Roots and Reggae festival, or stay a bit longer to catch the Mareeba Rodeo, one of the major rodeos in Australia.
As you can see, plenty of reasons to make your way to Cairns!
The Cairns Ukulele Festival looks forward to welcoming you here in paradise!