If you're feeling lacklustre or a bit under the weather, celebrate the coming spring and book yourself a holiday to Cairns! In this sunny tropical city you can experience the height of luxury, and before you know it, you'll be feeling like a new you.

Stunning spas

What better place to utterly pamper yourself than at a spa? There are many options in Cairns that offer an amazing experience. 

At the Eden House Retreat and Mountain Spa you'll get a great selection of beauty, massage, hydrotherapy and aromatherapy treatments. These treatments are special in that they utilise essential oils and plant extracts from Australian flora, fauna and earth, that have many beneficial properties such as helping with acne and blemishes, dry and oily skin.

This spa is located in Yungaburra Heritage Village, which is a great place to check out. Established in 1890, it's where you can experience the rustic charm of an authentic and original Australian village. It'll take just over an hour and a half in a hired car, and it's definitely worth the drive.

Spa by the Sea is where you can spend the day being pampered with stunning views of the Coral Sea. The Elemis Exotics and Aroma Spa exotic lime and ginger salt glow with vichy shower is a real highlight. 

The White Lotus Spa is part of the Kewarra Beach Resort and is situated in the heart of the rainforest. The entire spa is imbued with peace and tranquillity, so as soon as you arrive you'll feel like you've been whisked away to paradise. The Monsoon Vichy Shower followed by a cooling body wrap, relaxing massage and personalised facial makes for a wonderful all over body treatment.

If you're travelling with your significant other, there are double rooms so you can share the day with the one you love.

Energising exercise

You might not immediately think doing exercise on your holiday, but embrace the opportunity to try something new. Yoga, tai chi and exercises such as these have many benefits, and even after one class you may be able to already feels the effects. The movements are gentle but dynamic, aiming to increase your flexibility, respiration and helping you to feel centred and strong.

Knoff Yoga School has become one of the best places to go to work on your practice. The main aim of the school is to bring you freedom of mind and your body, by strengthening both and increasing vitality. 

The Introduction to Yoga class takes place on Tuesday from 10:00-11:15am and Thursday at 7:15-8:30pm. These classes are perfect for anyone who has never done yoga before. 

Delectable dishes

After your days of relaxation and rejuvenation, head to a restaurant on the sea to end your night in style. 

Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront is the perfect place to watch the sun go down. You'll get succulent and delicious steaks from the grill along with fresh and crunchy salads. There are also a whole array of seafood, pasta and Australian specialist food options so you can get a taste of what makes this country unique. Pair your meal with a rich red and share a baked cheesecakes with shards of honeycomb and blueberry compote as the sun dips below the horizon.

The Raw Prawn is the place to go for light and delightful flavours and simply stunning views. With picturesque views of the marina and the sounds of the ocean lapping at the docked boats and bay, this is the ideal place to get away from the noise and bustle of the city.

The Salt House fish of the day is always a winner, and the yellow fin tuna fillet, braised duck leg and tograshi spiced tofu are great options.