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Why Families Are Wild About Novotel Cairns

By Kate Richards (AKA Adventure Mumma)

The first thing that strikes you as you enter the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is its expansive atrium where you can check in, check out some Cairns tours, grab a coffee and a bite to eat and admire their pool which takes centre stage. The resort's accommodation wraps around the lagoon-like pool with its sandy beach that entertains the youngsters all day, and there's a swim-up bar nearby which could easily entertain adults all day. Plus of course there's plenty of crystal cool water to float your worries away.

You'll also find a variety of family-friendly rooms on offer here. Opt for a Deluxe Pool View Room or a Deluxe City Mountain Room, which takes in the lush tropical mountains that surround Cairns. Those seeking a cost friendly option check into a Standard Room, which is perfect if you plan to be out-and-about a lot and not so concerned about the views. Adjoining rooms are available and room configurations can be suited for families of all ages and sizes. 

Happy VIK's 

The added bonus of booking during School Holidays and weekends is the Very Important Kids (VIK) Program that has kids activities galore - pool pony races, sand castle competitions, limbo and the list goes on... more opportunity to get that elusive chillax time that parents crave for.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort's location is in the heart of Cairns CBD and you'll find that many of the city attractions are easily within walking distance. From the well-manicured tropical gardens that surround the pool you'll find an exit in the surrounding wall which means it's only a five-minute walk to reach the nearby Cairns Esplanade. 

Right Next Door is Cairns Aquarium

Those families that have chosen the Stay & Play Family package will find the Cairns Aquarium right around the corner from the resort. Here you'll discover and learn about the aquatic world of the Great Barrier Reef, plus there's an array of habitats and critters unique to the Far North's freshwater streams and mangrove environments. 

Highlights include a turtle rehabilitation centre where the animals are cared for until they can be returned to the sea. There's plenty of free presentations such as the live diver shark and ray feeds, daily ecosystem talks and animal presentations, a touch tank where you can interact with reef critters, and for the super keen, the opportunity to dive with sharks.

And the best thing is? Knowing that your accommodation, the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is only a stone's throw away. Reassuring, as you'll find both the kids, as well as yourself will be slightly worn out by all these adventures. It's not long before you'll find yourself back at your accommodation and chilaxing around the pool. No doubt however the kids will get their second wind and roar back into action! How do they do that?


For a limited time only, experience a family adventure in the heart of Cairns with 3 nights at Novotel Oasis Resort and receive a family pass to Cairns Aquarium, PLUS more!

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