Galvin's Edge Hill B&B North Queensland

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About Galvin's Edge Hill B&B North Queensland

Galvin's Edge Hill B&b North Queensland

Galvin's Edge Hill B&B North Queensland

Luxury with a difference. Galvin's B&B is located centrally in quiet, leafy Edge Hill just ten minutes from the airport and ten minutes from downtown Cairns. Galvin's B&B is one of the most central B&B's in Cairns. The house is one of Cairns' finest examples of Queensland style architecture, built in 1936. We live upstairs. The B&B is the whole lower level with separate entrance and patio at the front and opening onto a tropical garden and pool at the back.

Relax in your own private two-bedroom apartment. We only accept one booking at a time so you are guaranteed the whole place to yourselves - no need to share. Luxurious, tastefully decorated and self contained, the apartment has two bedrooms (Queen and twin); an indoor and outdoor bathroom; lounge room with TV (Chromecast available), free wireless broadband internet access & an extensive library; and sunny breakfast room opening onto a large, natural rock swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, lovingly tended.

Whether single, double, family or two groups traveling together, you’ll love the perfect setup, the convenience and you’ll be spoiled with our special blend of hospitality and privacy.

Free laundry facilities, equipment for day trips (cooler, beach towels, bird books) and luggage storage for those heading off on further adventures are available to all guests.

Aus$160 double / Aus$140 single / Minimum 2 night stay / Family, group and weekly rates on request (prices include GST)"

Cairns bed & breakfast accommodation - Far North Queensland hospitality - Self contained holiday apartment"

The Apartment

The Apartment

Perfect for families and two couples travelling together.

Tastefully decorated and self contained, the apartment has a private entrance & patio; two bedrooms (Queen and twin); an indoor and outdoor bathroom; lounge room with TV (Chromecast available), free wireless broadband internet access & an extensive library; and sunny breakfast room opening onto a large, natural rock swimming pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, lovingly tended.Air conditioning, screening and ceiling fans ensure your comfort year round.

Come upstairs and socialise over a glass of wine after a day's outing or end the day in peace, lounging quietly by the pool, as you like. Either way, enjoy complete privacy and tranquility, with all of the benefits of a homestay.

Don't just take our word for it, read from our guest book.

The Breakfast

The Breakfast

Every Friday, we shop at "Rusty's", the weekly fresh market for local Cairns produce, to ensure the freshest locally grown tropical fruit. Breakfast generally includes fresh juice, cereals, fresh local bread, local milk and yoghurt, locally roasted freshly ground coffee and tea and is available in your own fridge to have whenever you want.

While the apartment is equipped with its own BBQ, small microwave, electric frying pan and fridge, it is not set up for cooking. The village of Edge Hill, one block away, offers a variety of good restaurants and takeaways as well as grocery stores, cafes, delis, etc (keep reading for more on Edge Hill).

Exploring Tropical Far North Queensland

Exploring Tropical Far North Queensland

Tropical Far North Queensland has so much to offer! The natural environment is spectacular and the range of high quality tours and self guided interpretative facilities is dizzying. The cultural diversity and interpretation is outstanding. As well as the popular tours and places, there are many more out-of-the-way experiences to be enjoyed for the more intrepid traveler.

Our guest welcome pack details our favorite tours and sights in Edge Hill, Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown, the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area including the Daintree River & Rainforest, and the Atherton Tablelands. It also includes a binder full of interesting information. Our library, in your lounge room, has historical as well as extensive reference information. It also hosts information on out-of the-way places for the free and independent traveler. For the naturalist or eco tourist we have the information and contacts to set you in the right direction (you can find more than 20 species of birds in our garden alone).

We have traveled extensively in the region ourselves, with and without children, and can advise you, depending on your particular interests. We're happy to make your bookings, arrange convenient pick-up and drop-offs and fine tune any special requirements you may have. Most of the tours have courtesy buses that will pick you up either at our front door or in Edge Hill (a 5 minute walk).

We can set you up for day trips with eskies (coolers), beach towels, mats, hats, bird books, and almost anything else you can think of.

The Location - Edge Hill

The location - Edge Hill

We are located one block from the small, hip suburb of Edge Hill, close to a variety of good cafes, restaurants and bars. Also just down the road we have a Newsagent, Bakery, Bottle (liquor) shop, Convenience (grocery) store, Doctor, Business Center, Garage (mechanic), Hairdressers, Beauticians, Butcher, Deli and more.

The Tanks Art Centre (10-minute walk) is a vibrant cultural hub that showcases a diverse range of artistic performances and exhibitions. Housed in three converted World War II oil storage tanks, this unique venue offers a one-of-a-kind experience for art enthusiasts. With its rich history and dynamic programming, the Tanks Art Centre is a must-visit destination for those seeking a dose of creativity in Cairns.

The Botanic Gardens (10-minute walk) offers a peaceful escape and a chance to explore the diverse flora of the region. They offer a variety of free guided tours throughout the week.

Centenary Lakes: Adjacent to the Botanic Gardens, Centenary Lakes is a popular recreational area with walking trails, picnic spots, and bird-watching opportunities.

Red Arrow Walk: For those who enjoy hiking, the Red Arrow Walk is a must-visit. This trail offers panoramic views of Cairns and is easily accessible from our location.

Rusty's Markets (10-minute drive): A bustling and vibrant market, weekly from Friday through Sunday, that offers a wide variety of fresh produce, local crafts, and delicious food stalls. Located in the heart of the city, it's a must-visit destination for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the local culture and indulge in the flavours of tropical North Queensland.


The family
  • Private entrance & patio
  • Air conditioning & ceiling fans
  • Two bedrooms (one queen and one twin)
  • Two bathrooms (one indoor, one outdoor)
  • Lounge room & breakfast room
  • BBQ, microwave, electric frying pan, fridge
  • Extensive reference library of the area including the Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropics World Heritage Areas
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Private TV with Chromecast
  • Natural swimming pool, surrounded by beautiful lush tropical gardens
  • Everything you need for day trips - esky (cooler), beach towels, hats, bird books etc
  • Washer/dryer
  • Luggage storage

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