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.
Port Douglas Marlin Challenge - 8 - 11 Nov, 18. The annual Port Douglas Marlin Challenge is held during the first weeks of November each year. Anglers from all over Australia and the world come to Port Douglas to undertake the challenge of fishing for one of the ocean’s greatest prizes, the Marlin.
Urban Downhill Mountain Biking - 18 Nov, 18. This is the second running of the Atherton Urban Downhill. This event is mainly focused on getting people out to try mountain biking and to have a bit of fun. This year’s course is different from the previous course; this one doesn’t have any of the horrible pedally bits like last time.
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!