Things To Do
Famous as the meeting place of two natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest, Cairns is a vibrant and colorful destination with a bright future as the gateway between Australia and Asia. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Hilton Cairns hotel is the perfect base for exploring the diverse wonders of this truly unique region. As a hotel with absolute water frontage, the Hilton Cairns enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted views of Trinity Inlet and Marlin Marina. Within easy walking distance of the Cairns Esplanade lagoon and the city's shopping, tourism and nightlife hubs, this Cairns hotel is just a short, 10-minute drive from Cairns International Airport and 100 meters from the Great Barrier Reef departures terminal.
Cairns Esplanade Markets - Occurs every Saturday. You'll find this marketplace in one of the most visually beautiful spots in Cairns city, right by the busy hub of the Cairns Lagoon, a man-made swimming pool on the foreshore.
Taste of Tablelands - 12 October. Tastes of the Tablelands Gourmet Dinner will showcase the best produce that the Tablelands has to offer, held at the Rocky Creek Igloo.
Port Shorts Film Festival - 25-26 October. Over two nights, the Port Shorts Film Festival will entertain you. Bring a blanket and enjoy the setting sun over Mossman Gorge while watching the best of our up and coming filmmakers from around the world on the big LED screen.
In and Around Town
Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
A global, social purpose community empowering current & future generations to protect & enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef Bucket List
It’s a must do when visiting Cairns, yet too many of us don’t know how to actually DO the Great Barrier Reef. Why not start here?Great Barrier Reef Bucket List
With exclusive landing locations, fly to a reef pontoon, a rainforest waterfall or private cay.Helicopter Tours
Kuranda Scenic Railway
This famous railway journeys to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, passing spectacular waterfalls and scenery.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Journey into the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Uncover authentic Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture dating back over 40,000 years.Tjapukai
Cairns Museum shares amazing stories about life in the tropics. Come and discover the real Cairns.
Spirit of Cairns
Experience ultimate waterside dining on this luxury 26m sailing catamaran.
Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome
The world’s first challenge ropes course in a wildlife park, located directly across the road from the hotel.
The peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland.
Bad Fishy Jet Boating
Add some adventure to your next holiday with jet boating on Trinity Inlet – the most thrilling way to cool off in Cairns.
Fun in Australia
Our Hilton Mom Voyage team shares experiences to help you plan a vacation the whole family will love!