The Cairns Northern Beaches in Tropical North Queensland

Cairns is located on the east coast of Tropical North Queensland. It is a modern coastal city, established in one of the world's most magnificent natural environments. It's where the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforests meet. It has a growing population, currently believed to be approximately 152,000 permanent residents. Features of the city include: Cairns International Airport, Chamber of Commerce, a number of metropolitan level services and facilities, a central railway station, Cairns Marlin Marina, Port Authority, James Cook University and Cairns Convention Centre.

The Northern Beaches consists of a number of individual beach communities.

Machans Beach, the first beach north of the City centre, is a small community located at the mouth of the Barron River. This is a real locals' beach. Features include: Post Office, general store, school and restaurant.

Holloways Beach is a residential area with homes on absolute beachfront. Just 10 minutes drive from the CBD, Holloways Beach has commercial and tourist developments, restaurants, takeaways, a newsagent and general store.

Yorkeys Knob is a large residential community with some tourist accommodation. Recreational facilities include Half Moon Bay Golf Course, Yorkeys Knob Marina and Boating Club, Post Office, takeaways, restaurants and grocery store.

Smithfield, located inland between Yorkeys Knob and Trinity Park, is predominantly residential with an area for commercial and light industrial development. Smithfield is the major shopping centre for the Northern Beaches community: features include Bunnings, Mitre 10, James Cook University's Cairns campus, student accommodation, sporting facilities and State High School.

Trinity Park is a residential community 25-minutes drive from Cairns CBD and 5-minutes from Smithfield. Trinity Park has the only canal estate development in the region.

Trinity Beach is a large beach community with a mixture of residential and tourist accommodation. Features include a tavern, located on the beachfront, general store, Post Office and restaurants.

Kewarra Beach, approximately 20kms from Cairns CBD, is one of the largest residential Northern Beaches communities. Some residential homes boast absolute beach frontage and acreage. Kewarra Beach Resort is located at the northern end of the beach.

Clifton Beach is an exclusive residential area of the Northern Beaches, with some tourist accommodation. It's approximately a 25-minute drive from Cairns International Airport, has a shopping centre, newsagent, Post Office, medical centre, bakery, coffee shop and restaurants.

Palm Cove, famous for its centuries old Melaleuca trees, commonly known as paperbark trees, is the jewel in the crown of the Northern Beaches. Considered to be Cairns' most exclusive beach community, Palm Cove is where the Rainforest meets the Coral Sea. It has a perfect balance of residential and tourist developments, while maintaining its village-like atmosphere. There are award winning 5 star Resort Spas, restaurants, cafes, boutique shopping, art galleries, local grocery stores and Palm Cove shopping village with a variety of casual dining, hair and beauty services, boutiques, jewelry stores and a Post Office. At the northern end of the beach, there's a jetty that provides locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy recreational fishing.

Palm Cove is the ultimate residential and tourist destination of Tropical North Queensland, offering a lifestyle for those looking for a relaxed environment.

Cairns Esplanade Palm Cove Beach