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What We Love

  • Hotel apartments have their own kitchenettes, ideal for independent travelers
  • There are four waterfront restaurants, offering Australian, Indian, North African, or Italian dining
  • The airy, minimalist decor and serene pool

What To Know

  • The property features exclusively non-smoking rooms
  • The hotel can arrange tennis and golf lessons nearby
  • Ask for a water view on a high floor if your budget allows


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Contemporary apartment-style hotel overlooking Cairns' marina with four waterfront restaurants

The Lowdown

This modern, minimalist hotel on the Cairns waterfront in Australia’s Queensland is located in a complex that includes the city’s marina, as well as a number of privately-owned condominium properties. The hotel itself is full-service, offering traditional hotel rooms as well as one to three bedroom apartments with their own kitchens. As the property is convenient for the Cairns convention center, business travelers are catered for, but leisure-seekers will love soaking in the sun or watching sleek yachts and imposing cruise ships as they come into port from one of Harbour Lights’ waterside restaurants.

In the Area

Eco-adventurers head to Queensland for its rugged tropical beauty, rich Aboriginal history, and to explore the jewel in its crown, the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is their gateway city, providing a comfortable oasis in range of a wealth of jaw-dropping natural sights. In town, explore the city’s waterfront esplanade (there are public pools along the way for those put off by the ‘Avoid the crocodiles’ signage near the oceanfront.) Port Douglas, an hour’s drive away along dramatic coastal roads overlooking the Coral Sea, boasts splendid beaches, the stunning Cape Tribulation, and the Daintree Rainforest.

How to Get There

Cairns Harbour Lights
1 Marlin Parade
Cairns, 4870 Australia



Well priced close to Cairns Port and easy walk to city area.Good for late arrival from islands .Easy and quick to get to Airport for all flight and early flights
Wonderful restaurant close by all walking distance .
We have used this a Hotel many times.

Excellent Accommodation Cairns

Our stay at Harbour Lights Hotel was wonderful. The staff were friendly and helpful and the accommodation was clean and well maintained. We loved the views from our apartment and had many restaurants downstairs to choose from. Would highly recommend it.

Little Things..

This is our second time at staying at Harbour Lights. Upon arrival the second time, a note was left with a bottle water & a apple, welcoming us back. We booked in for 3 nights. During this time, another couple of complimentary bottled waters were left for us on the table. The accommodation was very clean, staff are very helpful and obliging. Situated on the Esplanade, we were able to sit back, relax and watch the boats & ships come in, while enjoying the Great views. Highly Recommend!