So you couldn't find a babysitter, and you just had to bring the rugrats. Nah, we're just teasing. You know the kids are just gonna love Tropical North Queenland, there's so much for them here.. the reef, the rainforest, the beaches. But how to make sure Mum, Dad, and everyone in the family has the vacation they deserve? Well, that's where we come in!
You will find family friendly accommodation, free playgrounds for children, zoos and wildlife parks and lots of tours and activities suitable for the whole family.
WE HAVE SCOURED TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION, AND ACTIVITIES THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY. FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT SENIOR TRAVEL, PLEASE VISIT OUR TRAVELLING SENIORS SECTION.
FEATURED FAMILY FRIENDLY PROPERTIES
MERIDIEN AT TRINITY
26-30 Moore Street, Trinity Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4057 1700 / Fax (07) 4057 1799
Beachfront and Oceanview fully self-contained apartments
Heated outdoor pool
Fully Air Conditioned with individual room controls
Full kitchen and laundry facilities
Ensuite to Master Bedroom plus Second Bathroom
Pool side Electric BBQ / Wireless Internet available
The Coral Sea and palm fringed beach is right on your doorstep. At the Meridien at Trinity they believe that space and privacy is everything. All their apartments are over 17 squares with huge balconies overlooking the sparkling ocean. All apartments are individually furnished and come with full kitchens, cool white tiles, ceiling fans, air conditioning, spa bath, 2 bathrooms and 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Take a moonlight wander along the beach and relax in the refreshing solar heated pool and spa. Just 20 minutes north of Cairns, but a whole world away from your average holiday experience. The unique village ambience of Trinity Beach is yours to enjoy; Award winning restaurants, Al Fresco dining, cocktails on
lazy tropical afternoons.
An exclusive accommodation complex, Oasis occupies its own quiet cul de sac, and garden and recreational areas form approximately 70% of the site. Featured are 36 luxurious 145mē apartments with large front and rear balconies accommodating from two to six people. Built with quality craftsmanship, the suites comprise the finest fittings and fixtures to capture the timeless charm and grandeur of North Queensland's distinct architectural style.
The generous 2.5 acre tropical rainforest garden site hosts a variety of native birds, butterflies and wildlife and is elevated to capture the sea breezes.
Oasis at Palm Cove features spaciously designed 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans and screens. Fully equipped family size kitchen, video, stereo and Austar TV, King size bed standard, Laundry within apartment. Large private balcony with six seat garden setting and 25m lap pool with large shaded children's wading pool.
PALMS AT TRINITY
83-85 Moore Street, Trinity Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4055 6644 / Fax (07) 4057 7122
Palms at Trinity is the perfect holiday getaway with your private apartment nestled amidst lush tropical gardens with its own private balcony. Your fully self-contained apartment is just a short stroll from Trinity Beach, restaurants, and cafes. Palms at Trinity is small enough to offer you that friendly personal care and attention you deserve. Our amenities include a freeform saltwater pool with spa and bbq beside the pool, tour desk, DVD Hire, portacot and highchair hire and much more.
Being just 20 minutes from Cairns we are centrally located for you to enjoy the delights of this unique area. Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda Village to name a few. Our people on our tour desk can help you chose which tour best suits you.
We are off the main road so offer quiet and relaxed surroundings for you to enjoy you stay.
Castaways Trinity Beach is located just 75 metres from the esplanade offering one and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Their air-conditioned apartments all have full size fridges, stoves and ovens, microwaves, washing machines and dryers, free Austar T.V. and DVD players. All this in an unbeatable location. There are three saltwater swimming pools, bbq areas and undercover parking set amongst lush, tropical gardens. Their convenient location places everything necessary for your holiday enjoyment at your doorstep. An ideal location to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda Village, the Daintree Rainforest and more. Free tour booking service for the huge variety of tours available. They are there to help you select the most suitable trip for your needs.
Castaways can cater for all tastes. Adventurer or lounge lizard, you will be made very welcome at Castaways Trinity Beach.
This premier resort offers a relaxed village atmosphere with spacious modern apartments set amongst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens, lakes and beach lagoon pools. Offering complete 4 1/2 star resort services and facilities, you can choose to unwind at the Day Spa, dine at the elegant Lago Restaurant or cook a BBQ by the pool - all part of your tropical resort lifestyle experience. Located just 3kms from Cairns City Centre and next to 300 acres of tropical flora and fauna of the Cairns Botanical Gardens, The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa is the ideal Cairns holiday experience.
The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa offers a range of open plan apartments offering comfort & space, reminiscent of luxury Cairns hotel accommodation, with the added benefit of room to enjoy your surroundings. Choose from 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments equipped with modern European appliances, quality furnishings and separate dining and living areas. Kids playground and games room are available.
The Coral Reef Resort in Tropical North Queensland offer 3― star, fully furnished, fully self contained 1 & 2 bedroom holiday apartments 2.5km (5 min) from Cairns Central; suitable for families, couples or singles. Your facilities include sparkling salt water pool, spa, BBQ area and tropical palm gardens. Close to all amenities and tour pickups for the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforests, Port Douglas or the Atherton Tablelands.
Come and visit the exciting city of Cairns, the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Listed Rainforest region! Coral Reef Resort is the perfect choice for your next holiday in Tropical North Queensland. Resort style accommodation at budget prices!
We are ideally located in a quiet area 2 streets back from the highway, only 400m from Westcourt Shopping Complex and close to Stockland Earlville Shopping Plaza. Just 400m away is the Australian Football League Club, Cazaly's.
PALM COVE TROPICAL HOUSE
Phone (07) 4059 0392
This is one of Palm Cove's most luxurious and family friendly holiday houses, sleeping up to eight adults. An easy 500 metre stroll to Palm Cove beachfront, Esplanade restaurants, shops and hotels, Palm Cove Tropical House features 4 large bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, HUGE swimming pool with spa tub, 3 indoor living areas, new designer gourmet fully equipped kitchen, massive outdoor entertainment BBQ area, big garden for the kids.
Also specially setup KIDS PLAYROOM with toys LOTS OF TOYS and games.
Tropical setting with seamless indoor-outdoor integrated lifestyle. Imagine - just pour yourself a drink, sit back and relax - listen to the birds or a CD on the full hi-fi syste. We also have a huge new (42inch) plasma TV.
A short walk to the beach!
Beachcomber Holiday Home is located about 300 metres from Trinity Beach, just north of Cairns. It is a five bedroom one storey house. This Cairns holiday home sleeps ten people comfortably and possible a few extra if need be. It has a childrens room and a nice big backyard and swimming pool. .
PORT DOUGLAS AND NORTH
SALTWATER LUXURY APARTMENTS
Crn Macrossan & Grant Streets, Port Douglas (MAP)
Phone (07) 4099 6943 / Fax (07) 4099 5592
Nestled in the heart of Port Douglas, Saltwater offers some of the newest and most elegant accommodation in Port Douglas. Beautifully secluded, Saltwater finds the perfect balance between comfort and cool contemporary style. 5 Star luxury holiday accommodation.
Saltwater is a three storey walk-up complex with apartments on two levels overlooking picturesque Port Douglas Village. As is the norm in Port Douglas accommodation, there are no lifts at Saltwater- one flight of stairs to the lower level apartments and two to the upper level.
Winner of Tripadvisor's 'Travellers Choice Award' 2010, 2011 and 2012!
SOUTH OF CAIRNS
TOP HILL LODGE
18 Francis Road, Mena Creek (MAP)
Phone (07) 4065 3310 / Fax (07) 4065 3021
Mobile 0447 499 157
Top Hill Lodge is a modern self contained country holiday home ideal for families. Sleeps 10. TV, Video, Aircon, Fans. Views over Mena Creek. Sits on 40 acres with cattle grazing around. Close to Spurwood Springs and Paronella Park. Farm visit where kids milk cow, ride horse, pat sheep, working dog display etc.
OTHER FAMILY FRIENDLY HOTELS AND RESORTS
MAGNETIC ISLAND INTERNATIONAL RESORT
Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay
Phone (07) 4778 5200 / Fax (07) 4778 5806
Magnetic Island International Resort features a playground, located near the games room, parental supervision is advised.
NOVOTEL ROCKFORD PALM COVE RESORT
Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove
Phone (07) 4059 1234 / Fax (07) 4059 1297
Palm Cove Resort offers a wide variety of spacious, well appointed room styles nestled in various locations around the Resort. The resort also features many facilities for kids, including a 25 metre lap pool, wading pool for children and crocodile slide.
RYDGES ESPLANADE RESORT
Corner The Esplanade and Kerwin Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4044 9000
Overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea on the Cairns Esplanade, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns features a variety of superbly appointed rooms, outstanding dining facilities, and recreational facilties to suit everyone. Equipped with a children's wading pool.
SANCTUARY PALM COVE
6 Cedar Road, Palm Cove
Phone (07) 4059 2200 / Fax (07) 4059 2288
Sanctuary Palm Cove offers private, open and luxurious apartments overlooking age-old melaleucas in a tranquil landscape minimally disturbed. The hotel features a children's heated wading pool.
DUNK ISLAND RESORT
Phone (02) 8296 8010 / Fax (02) 9299 2103
When it comes to family fun, Dunk is truly the Island of Peace and Plenty. There's a whole host of things to enjoy together. But when Mum and Dad want a little peace and quiet together, the Kids Club Rangers Program has plenty of great activities for the children.
1 Cooks Highway, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 3522/ Fax (07) 4099 3544
This four Star Port Douglas resort is set on 4.5 acres of lush cultivated tropical gardens and offers family style holiday accommodation in your choice of two bedroom villas, or one bedroom apartments. Babysitting services are available.
OTHER FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY HOMES
6 Black Gully Road, Kairi
Phone (07) 4095 8384 / Fax (07) 4095 8084
Platypus Lodge is a modern, spacious three bedroom family home with great views across Lake Tinaroo to Platypus Bay. The lodge is situated on 1.6 secluded hectares of private bushland. Children are welcome.
29 Oliva Street, Palm Cove
Phone (07) 4059 0544 / Fax (07) 4059 2545
Casa Breeze is a tropical, stylishly decorated four bedroom holiday home to call your own, with luxurious features for the perfect Palm Cove family vacation or group holiday.
Trivia Street, Palm Cove
Phone (07) 4059 0111 / Fax (03) 9873 8188
Mobile 0423 587 787
Villa Blue is a luxury fully self-contained three bedroom holiday house. This Palm Cove holiday accommodation is on one level and fully fenced making it ideal for young guests. There're board games, a toy box for the kids and complementary premium sparkling wine to welcome you on arrival.
OTHER FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
TRADEWINDS MCLEOD APARTMENTS
191 McLeod Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 2422 / Fax (07) 4059 1297
Tradewinds Mcleod Apartments provides Cairns holiday accommodation for couples, small groups and families. A great getaway for the whole family. Baby sitting can be arranged if required.
CLUB TROPICAL RESORT
Cnr Wharf and Macrossan Sts, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 5885 / Fax (07) 4099 5868
Club Tropical Resort Port Douglas offer a variety of one bedroom business class apartments or two and three bedroom family friendly apartments.
MARLIN GATEWAY HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
35-37 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach
Phone (07) 4057 7600 / Fax (07) 4057 7785
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere for couples and families. Accommodation is fully self-contained, with access to a swimming pool, barbecue, and other facilities to make your holiday more comfortable. Marlin Gateway can help you with child minding.
NIMROD RESORT APARTMENTS
31 Nautilus Street, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 3399 / Fax (07) 4059 1297
Nimrod Resort offers superbly fitted out, fully self contained apartments for you to be able to feel "at home" whilst on holiday in Port Douglas. The facilities include a vast pool with landscaped waterfall, spa, tennis court, gym, children's playground, entertainment areas and barbecue.
15 - 17 Garrick Street, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 5998/ Fax (07) 4099 4113
With only 20 holiday apartments, Beach Terraces excels in personalised service and the highest standard for Port Douglas holiday accommodation. Amenities include very spacious one, two & three bedroom holiday accommodation and a babies pool.
OUT OF THE BLUE
25 Coulthard Close, Newell Beach
Phone (07) 4091 1909
Out of the Blue is a luxury holiday home next to the endless sandy Newell Beach, close to Port Douglas. Children's toys, books and puzzles, children's cubby house with sandpit and swings, cot available on request.
PANDANUS BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS
Cnr Reid Road and Whiting Street, Mission Beach
Phone (07) 4068 8989 / Mobile 0418 688 930
Offering family units with two bedrooms fully fitted kitchens and private balconies. The pool area is covered with a shade sail and we have deck chairs, pool toys for the kids, and a relaxing waterfall to sooth the soul.
OTHER FAMILY FRIENDLY CARAVAN PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS
CAIRNS COCONUT CARAVAN RESORT
Corner Bruce Highway and Anderson Road, Cairns
Phone (07) 4054 6644 / Fax (07) 4054 7591
Cairns Coconut Caravan Resort has lots of activities suitable for kids, such as garden pool with waterslide, kids wading pool, a huge adventure playground, etc.
REMEMBER: JUST AS YOU'RE TRAVELLING DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, SO ARE MANY OTHER FAMILIES. BE SURE TO PLAN AHEAD AND BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND ACTIVITIES THROUGH CAIRNS UNLIMITED TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.