Escape On Lake in Cairns, conveniently located on Lake Street in the Cairns CBD
Welcome to Cairns, Tropical North Queensland
The gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland

Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

Cairns sits on a shallow mangrove bay, which often exposes mudflats at low tide, and is enfolded by the rainforest-draped hills of the Great Dividing Range. Several idyllic tropical white sandy bays are to be found to the north of the city, while Kuranda and the Tablelands beckon from the range.

This is tropical Australia: romantic palm-fringed beaches, steaming rainforest and the legendary outback coupled with modern luxuries and unforgettable adventures.

Cairns epitomises Australia's laid-back and casual lifestyle and is a city that embraces the tropical vibe. The tropical climate means light, casual clothes, balmy nights under the stars and plenty of opportunity to sit under a shady tree and enjoy a cool drink.

Whilst in the region, consider some of these incredible destinations on your itinerary:

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a 7.5-kilometre scenic tourist cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park, in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area in Australia.

It operates from the Smithfield terminal in Cairns to the Kuranda terminal on the Atherton Tableland. It has won more than 25 awards.


Kuranda Heritage Markets

Once you’re in Kuranda from either the Kuranda Scenic Rail or Skyrail Rainforest cableway, a visit to the Kuranda Heritage Markets is a must, where you can see Bird World, Koala Gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch at Frogs restaurant, home to the Water Dragon that roam the area whilst you enjoy your meal and a cool drink.

Browse the stalls and purchase plenty of souvenirs. (Open Wed to Sun).



The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres.

Choose from an array of activities available with a vast majority of operators. Dive, Snorkel, Sail the reef. Choose to depart from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas.



Scenic self-drives throughout Cairns & North Queensland

Exploring the many beautiful regions of the North Queensland Wet Tropics with a hire car is the perfect solution to getting the most from your holiday. Plan out your own itinerary based on some common self-drive circuits, you will be able to stop, relax and thoroughly enjoy the many locations and activities along the way, in your own time. Book your car rental at reception from A1 Car Rentals.



Cairns Aquarium

The Cairns Aquarium is the first public aquarium built in Australia in 18 years, and home to more than 16,000 specimens and 10 ecosystems. Situated a 2-minute walk from your accommodation, a great restaurant, Dundee’s is also attached to it, offering a great selection of meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.



Cairns Restaurants

Cairns has the flavour and vibes to offer up some of the most delicious food imaginable in all types of cuisines. Choose from delicious coffee and eggs bennie from Caffeind. Sit on a boat at the marina and eat fresh oysters and prawns from Prawn Star. Ganbaranba is where it’s at if you want a delicious Ramen dish. Visit the award-winning restaurant at Tamarind. Enjoy a delicious Italian feast at Piccolo Cucina. Indulge in some delicious cocktails at Salt House. And so much more…




What can we help you with?
Here's some helpful links to our site
With Escape on Lake and A1 Car Rentals Cairns we can package a car rental with your accommodation to save you money

To fully explore this beautiful part of the wet tropics, we highly recommend you hire a car from A1 Car Rentals close to the airport and city and near your accommodation.

Cairns is the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and is the tourism centre of tropical Far North Queensland

Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.


Get in contact with Escape on Lake Cairns today!
Our contact details

Check in at A1 Car Rental Cairns at 141 Lake Street

135 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870
(07) 4031 1326

Make an online booking now

Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Christmas Day: 8:00am – 11:00am
New Year’s Day: 8:00am – 1:00pm


Website designed, hosted & maintained by Allcorp © 2022