Cairns Colonial Club is perfect for school groups and sporting teams on a budget! The Studio rooms can comfortably sleep up to 4 people in separate beds while 3 lagoon style pools and 11 acres of tropical gardens provide a safe, relaxing home-base for visiting students and athletes.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Fully airconditioned accommodation rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Up to 4 students per room in separate beds
  • Group check ins
  • Group dining options
  • Meeting rooms
  • 11 acres of tropical rainforest gardens
  • 3 lagoon-style swimming pools
  • 8km from Cairns Airport
  • Close to sporting fields and major attractions
  • 24 hour reception desk
  • Safe and secure
  • 30 years of experience hosting school and sporting groups

School Groups

Home to some of the world’s most astounding habitats and natural wonders, Cairns offers unique educational outdoor experiences that are easily accessible for school and university groups staying in the region.

Located just 8km from the Cairns airport and 5km from the Cairns CBD, the iconic Cairns Colonial Club is recognised world-wide as an ideal accommodation option for school groups.

Our popular Studio rooms can comfortably sleep up to four students per room in separate beds and with on-site conference facilities and affordable group dining options, the Cairns Colonial Club offers a safe and economical accommodation option for cost-conscious student families.


School Groups


Choosing the perfect accommodation for school groups can be challenging, requiring a balance of convenience, affordability, and fun. The Cairns Colonial Club has established a strong global reputation for successfully hosting domestic and international school groups.

Convenient Facilities

The Cairns Colonial Club Resort boasts a variety of facilities that cater to the needs of school groups. With three expansive lagoon-style pools, students have ample space to swim and enjoy water activities. Located on 11 acres of tropical rainforest gardens, adjacent to several sporting fields, the surrounds also offer plenty of space for group activities promoting physical activity and team bonding. Large bus bays located at both the front and rear of the property make group pick-ups and drop offs a breeze and the resort offers plenty of on-site parking. Group check ins can be arranged in advance so that students can step straight off the bus and go directly to their rooms.

Affordable and Flexible Accommodation

Budget constraints are a common concern for school excursions, which is why the Cairns Colonial Club Resort offers competitive rates and all-inclusive packages especially tailored for school groups. With accommodation, meals and meeting room hire all included, the budgeting process is simplified, eliminating unexpected costs and allowing for better financial planning. This affordability, combined with the resort’s high standards, ensures that school groups can enjoy a memorable trip without breaking the bank.

Sleeping options range from twin share rooms with 2 separate beds to Quad rooms with 4 separate beds. All rooms are fully airconditioned with a private bathroom. Click Here for room descriptions and images. Wherever possible students and teachers are housed together in adjacent rooms that can be easily monitored by chaperones or teachers. The resort also offers several rooms that are specially tailored for disabled guests.

Group Dining and After Dinner Activities

Several group dining options are offered at the resort. Smaller groups can enjoy plated set breakfasts & dinners in Thirsty Flamingo, a popular poolside restaurant. For larger groups of 40 or more people, custom buffet breakfasts and buffet dinners can be served in one of several private dining rooms. Takeaway boxed lunches and snacks can also be arranged for those day trips where meals are not included. The experienced chefs at the Cairns Colonial Club are happy to cater for a range of special dietary needs, making it easier to accommodate large groups with diverse dietary requirements.

For evening activities, the on-site conference facilities offer a variety of meeting rooms that are perfect for educational sessions or movie nights, allowing for a seamless integration of learning and leisure.

Focus on Safety
Safety is a top priority when selecting accommodation for school groups, and the Cairns Colonial Club Resort excels in this regard. The resort is well lit, includes CCTV cameras and is equipped with 24-hour security surveillance, ensuring that students feel safe at all times. The Reception Desk is open 24 hours a day and well-trained staff are experienced in handling questions and can provide timely assistance whenever needed.

Unique Educational Experiences
One of the standout features of the Cairns Colonial Club Resort is its close proximity to a wide range of world-class attractions that provide unique educational experiences for school groups.

Reef Fleet Terminal (Departure point for Green Island and Great Barrier Reef Cruises) – 5km from resort
Cairns Aquarium 4km from resort
Skyrail14km from resort
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures 42km from resort
Rainforestation30km from resort
Daintree98km from resort


The Cairns Colonial Club Resort has been successfully hosting school groups for more than 30 years. Modern facilities and warm, friendly staff create a secure and enriching environment ensuring that both students and teachers can focus on making the most of their trip. With its comprehensive packages and strategic location, the Cairns Colonial Club Resort goes above and beyond to create a memorable and valuable experience for all school groups.

Sporting Groups

Adjacent to Endeavour Park and just a short distance from Cairns’ most popular sporting venues including Barlow Park, Early Settler (Basketball) Stadium, Manunda Velodrome, Tobruk Memorial Pool and the Cairns International Tennis Centre, the Cairns Colonial Club is recognised globally as a convenient and affordable accommodation option for sporting teams.

The resort includes meeting rooms for team briefings, lagoon pools for rehab sessions and group dining options. Our spacious Studio rooms can comfortably sleep up to four adults per room in separate beds making them an economical accommodation option for cost-conscious teams and supporters.

Offset the home ground advantage by staying at the Cairns Colonial Club, your home away from home. We’ll give you that winning edge!