Flynn – The Wild Child

Written by: Success North Queensland | January 31, 2020

With the opening of Crystalbrook Collection’s third 5-star hotel in Cairns opening March 31, North Queensland is ready to get wild with Flynn, aka The Wild Child.

This March, Crystalbrook Collection will open its third 5-star hotel in Cairns, the much-anticipated third sibling Flynn.

Each of Crystalbrook Collection’s three new hotels – Riley, Bailey and Flynn – have been designed to bring to life a personality, hence their gender-neutral names. Riley is the sophisticated one, Bailey is the creative one, and Flynn is the wild child.

Everyone’s friend, Flynn is social, fun, vibrant and energetic and often the life of the party. While staying at Flynn, you feel like you’re at the centre of the action – prepare to be entertained. Just steps from the Esplanade boardwalk, there is always a DJ ready to play and a martini ready to be shaken (or stirred). 

Flynn includes 311 rooms and suites, offering a choice of Urban view, Harbour view, or Sea view, and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites.

Keeping with character, Flynn features two exquisite glass swimming pools – the ultimate display of being centre of attention. 

One glass swimming pool hangs over the Esplanade, while the other looks onto it, with viewing spots across its length. 

Other facilities at Flynn include Eleme Day Spa with five treatment rooms, and conference facilities for up to 150 people. Flynn’s four onsite restaurants include Boardwalk Social, Whiskey and Wine, Flynn’s Italian and The Chicken Shop.

Just steps from the Esplanade boardwalk, there is always a DJ ready to play and a martini ready to be shaken (or stirred).

Similar to Riley, and Bailey, Crystalbrook Collection anticipates Flynn’s guests will be 40% international guests and 60% domestic tourists. North Queenslanders are eligible for Crystalbrook’s local discounts, which apply to all three hotels – Riley, Bailey, Flynn – as well as dining outlets and Eleme Day Spa. Local discounts can be accessed by registering with Crystalbrook Local online.

Boardwalk Social
If gourmet food, good vibes and live music sound like your thing, Boardwalk Social is your jam. This market-style food and beverage hub is inspired by great gastro pub classics with a focus on local ingredients – more than 80% of the produce is local! Nourishing salads, pizza, tacos, sides and desserts, with plenty to wet your thirst including 36 beer taps and 40 gins available.

This tasty precinct is a daily hive of activity; an eclectic home for live music, performances and local and touring DJs. With large communal areas and a video wall for screening live sports events, Boardwalk Social is the destination for socialising. Bring your peeps for some seriously good eats and vibes before rolling home.

The Chicken Shop
If takeaway’s more your style, take a stroll along the Esplanade to The Chicken Shop. Serving up locally sourced chicken, soaked in a wet brine for 12 hours and cooked on our rotisserie, creating a juicy sensation that dances on your taste buds.

Whiskey and Wine
Bluesy jazz music, gentle summer breezes and a full-bodied wine are exactly what’s on offer at Whiskey and Wine. Add to that, draping greenery and an ambient setting for a modern spin on the classic whiskey and wine garden. This sophisticated bar serves boutique Australian producers and imported wines, cocktails, share plates and sweet and savoury high-tea towers.

Flynn’s Italian
Bringing a little slice of Italy to Cairns, Flynn’s Italian’s warm and inviting vibe is quintessentially Italian. Each dish is expertly crafted, from hearty pastas to classic beer carpaccio, and with wine and cocktail lists that will not disappoint. With an emphasis on locally sourced fresh produce, this lively eatery is sure to satisfy your Italian cravings. We suggest you bring your appetite.

Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, is located at 85 The Esplanade, Cairns. For more information, or to book, visit


Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

85 The Esplanade, Cairns




Success North Queensland