181 The Esplanade

181 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cairns

The start of our holiday

A travel blog entry by kendricks



Got up at 6 AM and after a bowl of cereal and a coffee hit the road by 6:30 AM. I got held up by the huge amount of roadwork all along the way and then, about 75 km out of Ayr, stopped for an hour in a huge traffic jam behind what turned out to be an overturned truckload of corn that had blocked the road. Only stopped twice for fuel …

Road trip

A travel blog entry by nickandbev


After some well deserved rest after all this exercise we have been doing, we thought hiring a car might be a novel way to see some more of the surrounding towns before heading off south. So we got a little red runabout and headed to Port Douglas for the day. Port Douglas was very nice but VERY expensive. So we had a little explore and look on the …

Palm Cove

A travel blog entry by bannism4

Lovely resort! Very up market and compact, sea rough so no Barrier Reef but at least a couple of days to re cooperate. Food excellent at the hotel. No insects to speak of even though it is the tropics. Lots of painted lorikeets which are very noisy. Great pool area and we had an upgraded ...

At Sea

A travel blog entry by steve874


Our first of five sea days to Manilla today, they're getting temperatures of 33C there regularly so it will be quite sticky when we get there, the serial complainers will be out "ooo! Its too hot" wait until we get to China, then it'll be "ooo! It's too cold" Awoke to see we were sailing past the very top of Australia and through the. Torres straights, don't know if they were named after him when he played for Liverpool or ...


A travel blog entry by ditdotnonny


... disastrous trip one passenger slid down the stairs and the tender on the back of the boat sank.

What was worth it was the size of the coral out there! I have never seen so many large plate corals as I bobbed up and down in the stormy sea, head to toe in a lycra ‘stinger suit’. The Box jellyfish in Australia usually stick to the coast line but I’m not taking any chances with what is regarded as the deadliest creature ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 181 The Esplanade, Cairns, is near Reef Encounter, Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel Adventures, Deep Sea Divers Den, and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens.
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    TravelPod Member Reviews181 The Esplanade Cairns

    Reviewed by kendricks

    Ok, but a long walk to town

    Reviewed Aug 13, 2013
    by (15 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Nice, large rooms, well maintained and friendly managers. But the rooms are starting to get a bit dated and the place is right down the hospital end of town quite a hike to the main part of Cairns

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews 181 The Esplanade Cairns

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent