Discovery Cairns
183-185 Lake St, 183 Lake Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia
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This inexpensive resort conveniently resides a five-minute stroll from the picturesque Cairns Esplanade and a few minutes further from its lively lagoon pool, alfresco cafes and boutique shops. Set over two levels, the resort offers simply furnished guest rooms, each comfortably appointed with air-conditioning. Take a dip in one of the two refreshing outdoor saltwater swimming pools, laze on a sun lounge on the deck, unwind with an evening drink at the bar and enjoy a delicious meal in the resort’s relaxed bistro.

Why we recommend Discovery Cairns

  • Simple, elegant décor
  • Central location
  • Two saltwater pools
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • Wireless internet available

Attractions Near Discovery Cairns

Sunset & sundowners on the marina

Make sure you spend at least one of your evenings in Cairns just watching the colours change across the Inlet and the mountains as the sun sets. Watch the lights of the fishing boats wink on and the dive boats returning from the day on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Cairns Marina is a perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy a beer outside the Pier Tavern. It is also a popular marina for visiting super yachts. Wander along the long floating pier and peek at some of the glamorous vessels and their occupants – they are here to enjoy the incredible cruising opportunities as well as the city’s vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife.

Try the seafood on Shields Street

If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Cairns, try the line-up of small restaurants on Shields Street, between the Cairns Central Shopping Centre and the Cairns Mall. The aromas are sure to draw you in! Take your pick from a range of lovely eateries, from cosy Italian to Asian-fusion.

This is a great place to try the fresh seafood Queensland is famous for – you can’t visit without having a meal of lip-smackingly good Barramundi. 

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