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Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

Cairns, Queensland

At a Glance

  • Great central location within Cairns

  • A variety of restaurants and bars on your doorstep

  • Fantastic views of the marina from the Marina View rooms and suites

  • A perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef

  • Lovely waterfront dining option with great views and people watching

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The climate is tropical in Cairns with the Dry Season, roughly May to October, offering warm days and cool nights with low humidity. November to April is generally the Wet Season when the days and nights are hotter and more prone to tropical outbursts.

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Insider's View

I highly recommend a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef for some snorkeling amongst the abundance of fish.

Opt for a Marlin Marina and Trinity Bay view room to enjoy the striking views the hotel boasts.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns or take a look at our itineraries to Queensland


Overlooking the Marlin Marina and Trinity Bay, Shangri-La Cairns is a luxury hotel with easy access to many attractions in the Cairns area, such as exploring the stunning Great Barrier Reef.

The Shangri-La Cairns is set in a prime position in the center of the town, with fantastic views of the Marlin Marina and Trinity Bay. It boasts luxury accommodation, an outdoor swimming pool, natural landscaped gardens, and a large variety of restaurants and bars both on site and within easy walking distance to the hotel.

The spacious rooms and suites have private balconies, some with spectacular marina views, and are decorated to a modern standard whilst featuring local artworks. The Horizon Club rooms and suites offer an even more personalized service with a private check in and check out and access to the lounge.

During the day enjoy relaxing by the pool or indulging with a pampering massage or, for an unforgettable experience, explore the Great Barrier Reef for some snorkeling and diving adventures. You can also venture off for rainforest treks, river rafting, bungee jumping and golf at a world-class course close by.

As the sun comes down, enjoy cocktails at the Public Bar for a relaxed atmosphere - this is certainly the place to be seen in Cairns - before settling down at The Backyard for dinner in a stunning setting with fantastic views over Marlin Marina and Trinity Bay, and renowned food of classic Australian dishes.

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The Shangri-La Cairns boasts 255 rooms and suites. They range from spacious superior rooms to larger suites and all with a private balcony. Some rooms and all suites boast striking marina bay views.

The Horizon Club rooms offers a more personalized service level, including private check in and check out, complimentary beverages, evening canap├ęs, and a dedicated concierge member to take care of all your travel needs.


Children are warmly welcomed to the Shangri-La Cairns, and although there is no specific kids' club, there is a children's swimming pool and activities such as table tennis.


Enjoy a quick bite at The Backyard Public Bar, which offers uninterrupted views of the waterfront with a perfect location on the promenade. Make your way to The Backyard Garden & Grill for cocktails in the beer garden, and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. The Backyard Kisok offers plenty of healthy options with smoothies, coffees and slices all on the menu. Or if you'd prefer to be waited on, then The Backyard Deck is a must and serves up signature Australian dishes.


A main focus is water based activities, with the hotel in such a prime position just 3-minutes from the marina jetty. Trips out to the Great Barrier Reef are easily organized, with snorkeling or diving and picnic lunches, whilst island hopping. For adrenaline junkies there is plenty more on offer such as rafting, bungee jumping, four wheel drives, rainforest walks and a world class golf course about 25-minutes away.



Sophie Wynn-Williams (Staff)

The Shangri La Cairns, is a perfect place to simply unwind and relax or explore the local area of Cairns and the famous Great Barrier Reef.

Its ideal location provides fantastic views of Marlin Marina and Trinity Bay, whilst being just a stone throw away from a variety of lively restaurants and bars, which have great atmospheres and serve up the freshest of seafood or many other culinary delights to suit all.

The modern rooms and suites have all amenities you would need and are truly spacious. I highly suggest a marina view room, to make the most of the striking views from your private balcony.

Certainly make time to take a boat trip or two out to explore the Great Barrier Reef and all this has to offer in terms of diving and snorkeling and island hopping or even a seaplane or helicopter for an aerial perspective.


  • Day Trip to the Daintree Rainforest including Jungle Surfing

    Explore the 135 million year old Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland, including a canopy surfing trip and a cruise on the Daintree River looking out for the resident salt water crocodiles.

  • Private Yacht Charter on the Barrier Reef

    A full day sail and snorkel cruise aboard a luxuriously appointed sailing catamaran is a great way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Relax as your yacht is nudged casually along by tropical breezes in the balmy waters of the reef.

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Location & directions

Cairns, Queensland

Shangri La Cairns is located in Queensland in the town of Cairns.

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