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 travellers with its restaurants and bars. Great Barrier Reef and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway are just a couple of the must-see attractions 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ellis Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 31°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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Ellis Beach

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

Where to stay near Ellis Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 395 holiday rentals near Ellis Beach. From 169 Houses to 192 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Ellis Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cairns Esplanade: 562 holiday rentals
  • Palm Cove Beach: 573 holiday rentals
  • Four Mile Beach Park: 619 holiday rentals
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 558 holiday rentals
  • Marineland Melanesia: 223 holiday rentals

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 169 Houses in Ellis Beach. Our other popular types of Ellis Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 192 holiday houses
  • Villas: 9 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses

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 318 holiday homes with pool available in Ellis Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.