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Location & Nearby

Sunshine Tower Hotel is ideally located on the fringe of the Cairns CBD. All the region’s most famous attractions are within quick and easy reach, including the Daintree and Kuranda Rainforests, Cape Tribulation and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. 

Our short stay Cairns hotel is in close proximity to the new Crystalbrook dining precinct, offering a fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

We are a 5 minute walk to the Cairns Esplanade, and a 15 minute walk to the Reef Fleet Terminal for Great Barrier Reef tours.

Public Transport Nearby

Train - 5 minute drive from Cairns Central Station

Plane - 10 minute drive from Cairns International Airport

Bus – 5 minute drive from Cairns Bus Terminal

Key Places of Interest


Experience world class swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling among the biggest and most beautiful coral reef system in the world. Get up close to this world wonder on an unforgettable adventure tour or relaxing cruise by glass bottom boat. 


Located on Florence Street Cairns -  Just a short walk away from Sunshine Tower Hotel, the Cairns Aquarium connects visitors with the natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef, The Wet Tropics, The Gulf Savannah and Cape York regions. Offering pver 15,000 animals and unique opportunities to get up close to some of the world’s most fascinating, elusive or deadly creatures.


Located at 370 Sheridan Street - The redeveloped Tobruk Memorial Pool was officially opened on 14 May 2016. The $23.7 million project delivered a FINA-accredited competition pool, two 25m heated pools, a FlowRider and toddler splash pool.

2 minutes from the Cairns airport, 8 minutes from Sunshine Tower Hotel.


Located at Collins Street Edge Hill - The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30am to 5.30pm every day of the year and entry is free.

10 minutes from Sunshine Tower Hotel.


Located on the Esplanade Cairns - Cairns Hospital, known as the Cairns Base Hospital, is the largest major hospital in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is located at 165 The Esplanade, Cairns central business district.

3 minutes from Sunshine Tower Hotel.


Located on the Esplanade Cairns - The new private wing on Abbott Street now takes Cairns Private Hospital to a total of 150 beds and provides dedicated Orthopedic, Surgical and Rehabilitation units. It has a newly refurbished Maternity Unit which includes 3 dedicated Birth Suites and includes a Special Care Nursery.

3 minutes from Sunshine Tower Hotel.


Located on Sheridan Street Cairns - Munro Martin Parklands is Cairns' newest gathering place complete with an outdoor performance space. The venue is equipped to host a wide range of shows and since its opening in August 2016 performances have ranged from Queensland Opera’s Barber of Seville, to the new circus of Circa, Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir and the contemporary music of Passenger.

2 minutes from Sunshine Tower Hotel.


Located at Collins Street Edge Hill - Tanks Arts Centre has been awarded Cairns' best entertainment venue for the last seven years.  As the Cairns’ premier contemporary arts venue it incorporates music, performance, theatre and visual art with community events and engagement.  Set in the Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct, nature is entwined with culture.


Collins Street Edge Hill - The Red Arrow, and more challenging Blue and Green Arrow walking tracks wind through the scenic Mount Whitfield Conservation Park behind the Botanic Gardens. 

10 minutes from Sunshine Tower Hotel.


There’s a good selection of places to eat within moments of the hotel, while a 20 minute walk away, are the cafes and restaurants of Cairns Esplanade offer superb seafood and waterfront dining

For great shopping, head to Cairns Central Shopping Centre or pay a visit to the lively Cairns Night Markets to browse handmade gifts, home wares and fashion.