The Grosvenor is located on the Corner of Grove Street and McLeod Street. A very good Indian Restaurant, Tandoori Nights (Lunch & Dinner) is located immediately next door, a fabulous Italian Restaurant, Little Ricardo's (Dinner - Mon. to Sat) is only 300 meters away plus the famous 'Cock&Bull' English style pub/tavern is located just 250 metres along Grove Street. Very close by (within 250 metres) are also takeaway food shops (2 pizza shops, a kebab shop, a Chinese takeaway shop, a Thai Café and a great Fish & Chip shop), a 20 hour convenience store as well as an IGA supermarket (open until 12 am pm), a Liquor-Land store, a bakery and a delicatessen.
The centre of the CBD and the waterfront restaurant and shopping precinct are only a short 5 minute taxi ride away (or a leisurely walk) and the public bus stops only 100 metres from the front door.
From airport or Port Douglas
Traveling into Cairns on the Bruce Highway (Sheridan Street), turn right into Grove Street immediately after passing the Captain Cook statue. Grosvenor in Cairns is immediately on your left.
From Cairns Central and Railway Station
Traveling north on McLeod Street, turn right at the second roundabout (Grove Street). The Grosvenor in Cairns is immediately on your right.
From South on Highway
Turn left onto McLeod Street at the first lights after the railway crossing. Turn right at the second roundabout (Grove Street). The Grosvenor in Cairns is immediately on your right.
Tour, Activities and Things to do
Cairns is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest which are both 'must do' tours for many visitors. However, there are many other tours and activities available throughout the area, including White Water Rafting, Horse Riding, Parachuting, Bungi Jumping, tours of the beautiful waterfalls circuit and Paronella Park and of course the famous tour to the Kuranda - 'the village in the rainforest' via the scenic train and SkyRail. All tour operators pick up and drop off at the front door and all tours can be booked via the tour desk at Reception at no extra cost. Let the staff at the Grosvenor help you to select just the right tour/s.
The majestic coral structures that make up the Great Barrier Reef extend over 1,500 kilometres, and are home to the greatest variety of flora and fauna species found in any one location in the world. The scope of the reef is magnificent, encompassing some 21,900 individual reefs and an area of 348,000 square kilometres larger than the combined total area of Ireland and the United Kingdom! The Great Barrier Reef, now a national marine park, provides superb recreational activities such as snorkelling, diving, swimming, semi-submersibles, coral viewing and fishing, and offers a unique environment for scientific research.
The rainforests of the Wet Tropics, a 'living museum' of flora and fauna, were placed on the World Heritage List in 1988 and cover an area of nearly 900,000 hectares of rainforest and tropical vegetation. Here, pockets of primitive plants have remained undisturbed for millions of years, and rare, even previously unidentified species of birds, insects and mammals have emerged to delight biologists and nature lovers.
The warmth of the tropical climate has fostered a vigorous outdoor lifestyle, reflected in the architectural styles of open verandahs and balconies and extending to the most traditional of Australian cuisine - the barbecue. Dining is a high point of any holiday, and the cosmopolitan local restaurants, cafes and eateries offer an eclectic fare of Australian and international cuisine, the highlight of most menus featuring the region's mouth-watering fresh seafoods and unusual tropical fruits.
A short list of recommended Tours:
Reef Experience - A full day tour to 2 locations at the outer Great Barrier Reef. Visit 2 exclusive reef locations (Hastings Reef / Norman Reef / Saxon Reef or Breaking Patches). Snorkel and dive to your hearts content.
Big Cat Green Island Tour - A visit to a Coral Island on the Great Barrier Reef on Big Cat, a spacious and modern air-conditioned catamaran. You will be able to take advantage of your choice of Coral viewing in a Glass Bottom Boat with fish feeding and commentary and snorkelling.
Sunlover Reef Cruises Tour - A full day reef tour which visits a permanent outer reef pontoon at Moore Reef .The tour includes; 4 1/2 hours at Moore Reef.
Kuranda Experience - Historic Train/Kuranda/SkyRail day tour
Either a full day tour or a 3/4 day tour . Travel to the 'village in the rainforest', Kuranda by scenic train and return in the afternoon on the amazing SkyRail.
Daintree Walkabout - Daintree Rainforest & Mossman Gorge - A full day tour to the ancient and wondrous Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge