Because of it's geographic position, Cairns is the starting point of many adventures to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics of Queensland, and the Atherton Tableland. Cairns' piers are only a 90 minute boat trip away from the amazing Great Barrier Reef. Our resort in only a block away from those piers, making it an excellent location to stay if you're planning to do some exploring yourself.
Our winter from May to October is relatively dry and temperatures somewhat mild. Average temperatures of 18 to 24 °C during the day and 12 to 18 °C at night. Summer brings most of the rainfall and an average temperature of 30 °C.
Rusty's Farmers Market
With over 180 stalls featuring exotic fruits, vegetables, flowers, fresh breads, diary, seafood, international food, and specialty products including clothing, jewellery, coffee, and chocolate, this market is certainly worth a visit!
Friday & Saturday: 5am - 6pm
Sunday: 5am - 3pm
Cairns Night Markets
Every day from 5pm, the Cairns Night Markets come alive. Featuring over seventy shops and a variety of food options, the Cairns Night Markets are the perfect place to grab dinner and hunt for a bargain.
Monday - Sunday: 5pm - 11pm
The Great Barrier Reef
Being the world's largest coral reef it may not come to you as a surprise that The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's main touristic attraction. It stretches over 340.000 square kilometers (211 266 square miles) and is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs.
Koala Beach Resort is only a block away from the pier where most of The Great Barrier Reef tours depart. Book your tours with us and get great discounts!
The Daintree is the largest tropical rainforest on the Australian continent and its ecosystem is one of the most complex on Earth. Combining tropical rainforest, white sandy beaches and fringing reefs just offshore, the Daintree is a paradise for nature-lovers.
Due to the distance between attractions, we recommend booking a tour or driving, as it is the simplest way to navigate through the rainforest.