Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Ellis Beach

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Ellis Beach. This romantic and welcoming city entices travelers with its restaurants and bars. Great Barrier Reef and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Ellis Beach

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ellis Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Australian Venom Zoo (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Ellis Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Ellis Beach

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ellis Beach is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Barrier Reef (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Palm Cove Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Clifton Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Kewarra Beach (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)

Traveling to and around Ellis Beach

The nearest airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Ellis Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 408 holiday lettings near Ellis Beach. From 171 Houses to 201 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ellis Beach is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ellis Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ellis Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cairns Convention Centre: 573 holiday lettings
  • Anzac Park: 645 holiday lettings
  • Cazalys Cairns: 573 holiday lettings
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre: 573 holiday lettings
  • Skydive The Reef Cairns: 573 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ellis Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ellis Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 171 Houses in Ellis Beach. Our other popular types of Ellis Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 201 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ellis Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 330 holiday homes with pool available in Ellis Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.