First City Caravilla

1 Kelly StreetCairns4870Australia
Camping site
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About First City Caravilla

First City Caravilla offers motel-type accommodation plus a campsite providing pitches for those with their own vehicles in tropical Cairns, the gateway to the World Heritage Site Great Barrier Reef. This family-friendly property boasts vast grounds and a shaded outdoor swimming pool.

First City Caravilla boasts cabins with private patios, double beds and wood panelling. Fully equipped kitchenettes, sofas and flat-screen TVs also feature. Standard units have shared bathrooms and coin-operated air-conditioning. The larger cabins include air conditioning and private bathrooms. Some have bunk beds.

Conveniences comprise a minigolf course, on-site shop, tour desk and free Wi-Fi. Guests can also enjoy the volleyball court and kids’ playground.

Eateries situated within ten minutes’ walk include coffee shops and fast food joints plus Delhi Tadka Indian and Thai Coins, which serves authentic curries and stir-fries. There’s also a communal on-site kitchen for self-catering.

This holiday park is about four kilometres from Cairns Aquarium. Boat trips to the Great Barrier Reef depart about ten minutes’ drive away.


1 Kelly Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61(7)40541403 | Fax: +61(7)40546639 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Bungalows
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Kids' playground

Positive Reviews

Suburban location has appeal

With its suburban location, this holiday park appeals to those wanting somewhere a bit more serene to stay in Cairns. Because it is in the suburbs, the atmosphere is said to be relatively tranquil. However, travellers still note that the property offers a good base for exploring all Cairns has to offer.

Clean and affordable with good shared facilities

The cabins here are often described by travellers as being clean and cosy. Although they admit the units are not luxurious, reviewers say that the cabins offer reasonable value for money as the nightly rates are normally competitive. Shared facilities like the pleasant swimming pool are also a hit with guests, who say they like the way it has a canopy to keep it shaded. Another bonus for guests is that there is lots of space for lazing in the sun, playing sports or enjoying an al fresco family meal on site.

Friendly hosts

On the whole, guests have positive things to say about their hosts, who are reportedly brimming with local knowledge. It makes a good first impression for travellers that the personnel here are generally friendly and accommodating.

Negative Reviews

Extra charges are a disappointment

Reviewers are nonplussed that they are asked to pay an additional charge for extra sets of towels and linens when staying in selected cabins.

Scope to improve maintenance

Road potholes and waterlogged paths plus poorly outdoor lighting after dark are among the maintenance issues guests report in the grounds at this holiday park. Inside some cabins, guests report issues like ageing bed linens, dated décor, noisy air conditioning and an inconsistent Wi-Fi network.

Smallest cabins can feel cramped

Guests explain that the smallest cabins here can become rather cramped, especially when accommodating the maximum number of people allowed.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 12 reviews across the web
7.2 /10
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    7.7 /10
7.2 out of 10 based on 12 reviews