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Cairns for the Gay
 & Lesbian Visitor

Cairns is a "must visit" for international and Australian travellers alike, and compliments vibrant Sydney as part of your quintessential gay and lesbian Australian getaway.

Cairns has grown into Australia's premiere outdoor destination for both adventure and leisure lovers.

This stunning part of Queensland boasts some of the best value accommodation in Australia and many of them -- from budget to luxury -- are customised to the gay and lesbian traveller. is operated by M-Power Accommodation and provides for all your lodging needs including private gay hotels, exciting beachside hotel resort, luxury self – catering apartments and intimate bed and breakfast accommodation.

Beach Resorts and Tropical Island Resorts near Cairns

Cairns is the Tropical Heart of the Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

With Cairns as your base, the Gay and Lesbian Traveller can explore beachside towns, and experience an idyllic tropical holiday in warm seas, against a sweeping backdrop of rainforest-draped mountains.

Relax in the shade of a palm tree on Buchan’s Beach (an unofficial gay, clothing-optional, cruising beach), or play under a sunny blue sky, along the beautiful unspoiled sands stretching north and south.

The scenic beauty of the Bellenden Ker Ranges extends south of Cairns to Mission Beach.

The Northern Beaches, stretching 26kms up the coast to Port Douglas, are made up of Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach, Palm Cove and Ellis Beach.

So many things to do: White Water Rafting, Skydiving, Snorkelling & Scuba diving, Sailing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Sea Kayaking, or just absorbing the sun on the uncrowded sands.

Tropical Rainforest
Around Cairns

Accessible from Cairns are the serene World Heritage Kuranda and Daintree Rainforests, as well as the diverse attractions of the Atherton Tablelands. Trek to the west, into the outback plains and gorges of the Gulf Savannah.

Past Port Douglas and right up to Cape Tribulation, this pristine wilderness, blankets the coastal region of Far North Queensland. Experience the beauty and solitude of these virgin wilds.

Delve into the undergrowth on a Rainforest Safari, or ride above the treetops on the Rainforest Sky Rail. Fly an Ultra-light or go Horse Riding, Ballooning, or Bushwalking. All forms of adventure-tourism, as well as mountain hiking tracks and scenic day walks range out from Cairns showcasing Australia's native birds and mammals in their natural environment.

Great Barrier Reef Tours Queensland

Cruise the crystal waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world, or visit over 1000 islands and coral cays. Enjoy the wonders of the sea, from Fishing, Sailing and Snorkelling, to Whale Watching or swimming with the dolphins.

Day trips to the reef come in all forms from budget sailing cruises to luxuriously appointed reef adventure yachts.

Day trips and overnight diving tours can be arranged for the dedicated scuba diver or those wishing to attain their scuba-diving certificate.

Extending over 2000kms off the coast, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a boundless natural wonderland of leisure and adventure.

Please Note:

Rates and information on this site are subject to change without notice. Please confirm all information with your accommodation provider before booking.

In the event of a discrepancy between information on this site and information gleaned directly from a hotel, the latter shall prevail.

Please note: some accommodation providers will charge will charge a 3% surcharge on all payments made with American Express and Diners Card.Payments with Visa, MasterCard and Australian Bankcard will usually not attract a surcharge.

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gay accommodation in cairns australia provides the best gay owned and operated accommodation in Cairns Australia: simply the best gay hotels, motels, resorts, B&B's, lodging and accommodation you will find on the beautiful, tropical Far North Queensland coast. This site is operated by M-Power Accommodation.


Gay Hotel - Inner City Cairns


Skinny Dips - Gay Hotel Cairns City

Skinny Dips

Abandon yourself to Skinny Dips Resort and Spa - a secluded, intimate retreat for the discerning gay traveller. Imagine vibrant, masculine décor, a hip Martini Bar & Bistro, a casual poolside Café, a clothing optional pool, spa and sun-drenched courtyard, a Chillout

Centre with fitness room, sauna, internet station and leisure lounge and a Spa Centre boasting an extensive range of massage and pamper packages, all at sensible prices. Skinny Dips is about getting away from it all and surrendering to the rhythm of the tropics.

Skinny Dips is an exclusively gay tropical resort situated 2km's from Cairns city centre, the Casino and Convention Centre. We are a short walk from the Esplanade and a stepping stone to the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage Rainforest, white water rafting and Cairns lagoon beach.

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Gay Resort Accommodation - Beach Front

Turtle Cove Resort - Gay Resort Accomodation

Turtle Cove Beach - Gay and Lesbian Resort

On the beach, in the rainforest, a slice of gay heaven!

Turtle Cove

A Private Gay and Lesbian Resort

Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an exclusive Gay and Lesbian resort, located on an all Gay, private beach between Cairns and Port Douglas in Australia's fabulous tropical Far North Queensland.

Turtle Cove is the idyllic tropical retreat, perfectly nestled between the Coral Sea and lush rainforest.

Share this secluded haven with your partner, or simply enjoy the company of other Gay men and Lesbians.

Spend a day on the private beach (clothing optional) or relax by the pool. Enjoy the billiards room and guest lounge, the gym or take a dip in the hot tub. Dine from the ever-changing menu at the fully licensed restaurant, a favourite of locals who day-trip to Turtle cove from Cairns.

Trek into the rainforest, explore the Great Barrier Reef or simply laze under a palm tree. Turtle Cove is a great location for an unforgettable Australian beach vacation!

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Gay Bed & Breakfast - Walk to the Beach

Boyz On The Beach - Gay Bed and Breakfast Queensland

Boyz on the Beach

Boyz on the Beach is an exclusive Gay owned and operated B&B for Gay men, on the Northern Beaches of Cairns in Tropical Far North Queensland.

Situated just a short stroll from a beautiful coconut-lined foreshore,

this pleasant abode is only 15 drive minutes north from Cairns Airport and city. ;

You will also find easy access to the reef, the Daintree, Port Douglas, Sky Rail and the famed ‘clothing optional’ (and occasionally cruisey) beach at Buchan Point.

Your hosts, Andrew and Bob, have had many years in the hospitality industry and have gained expert knowledge of Queensland's Tropical North.

Boyz On The Beach - Kewarra Beach Queensland

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Gay-Friendly Accommodation

Pink Flamingo - Gay Friendly Accommodation

Pink Flamingo

Located in Australia’s own paradise, Pink Flamingo is the perfect place for gay men and lesbians to escape, relax and go totally wild!

This property is no longer exclusively Gay and now calls itself an "Adult Only Retreat" -- children under 18 are not catered for.

Could there be any better location than Port Douglas? Right between two spectacular world heritage areas: the pristine wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest and the breath-taking Great Barrier Reef.

Pink Flamingo Bedroom - Gay Friendly Tourist Accommodation

The Daintree Rainforest is 130 million years old - one of the most ancient in the world. Unspoilt wilderness, it’s tranquil and vibrant, powerful and fragile all at the same time, and home to thousands of species of animals and plants..

Port Douglas is the closest departure point for the biggest coral reef in the world. 3000 reefs and islands stretch over 2000 miles creating the world’s largest living structure. No-one witnesses the magical sights of the Great Barrier Reef without a sense of awe.

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Gay-Managed Holiday Apartments

Sea Change Tourist Apartments - Gay Hotels & Accommodation

Sea Change Beachfront Apartments

5 star, Sea Change Beachfront Apartments has been built on the last wide beachfront available on Trinity Beach, just 15 minutes north of Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef and central to all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

This popular beachfront accommodation is located on Trinity Beach, Cairns' favourite beach, nestled in a protected cove between World Heritage rainforests and spectacular coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll discover the natural beauty of a palm-fringed beach with year-round swimming, temperate ocean waters and a village atmosphere that will have you wanting to visit again and again.

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Gay-Friendly Resort

Mai Tai Gay Resort - Gay Hotels & Accommodation

Mai Tai Resort

Mai Tai Resort is an exclusive Balinese boutique style retreat offering guests the ultimate in accommodation, privacy and spectacular views. We are a gated retreat and cater for only a maximum of 8 people at any one time.


Port Douglas Beach - Gay Hotels & AccommodationMai Tai is perched high on top of a mountain and nestled amongst 5 acres of private lush tropical surroundings. We offer complete privacy and magical views across the Daintree Rainforest, Thornton's Peak and Newell Beach.

Mai Tai Retreat is situated only 10 minutes from Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach, and some of the world's most breathtaking tourist attractions such as the famous Great Barrier Reef, fascinating Heritage Rainforests are within an easy drive.

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Palm Cove Beach Houses

Jambala Beach House

Jambala Beach House and Malibu Beach House are two newly renovated beach houses in Palm Cove Queensland.

Both are fully equipped with everything one could need to enjoy a beach holiday in the tropics (linen, beach towels, BBQ etc....)

Malibu Beach House

The owners are Port Douglas locals who wish to provide a less expensive option to the usual gay accommodation market in the area.

Palm Cove is popular with the gay and lesbian traveller most of whom stay in expensive resorts or hotels when visiting.

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