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Palm Cove

Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Palm Cove is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and tropical atmosphere. The beachfront esplanade is lined with palm trees and features a range of upscale resorts, boutique hotels, and restaurants offering a diverse culinary experience. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy a range of water activities, including snorkeling, diving, and sailing, while also exploring the nearby rainforest.

Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach is another beautiful coastal destination located in the Cairns Northern Beaches. Like Palm Cove, Clifton Beach boasts a stunning tropical setting with a long stretch of golden sand and swaying palm trees. It offers a more laid-back and residential atmosphere compared to some of the busier tourist spots in the region.

Kewarra Beach

This serene coastal suburb is known for its quiet and uncrowded beach, providing a peaceful escape for those seeking tranquility. Kewarra Beach features a long stretch of sandy shoreline lined with lush vegetation, offering a picturesque setting for relaxation. The beach is surrounded by a mix of private residences, resorts, and holiday accommodations.

Trinity Beach
Trinity Beach is known for its laid-back atmosphere and stunning natural beauty and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The beach itself features a picturesque stretch of golden sand lined with palm trees, offering a relaxed setting for sunbathing and swimming. The beachfront esplanade is dotted with restaurants, cafes, and shops, providing options for dining and leisure.

Trinity Park

Situated south from Trinity Beach, Trinity Park is known for its residential character and proximity to natural attractions. The area is characterised by a mix of housing developments, including residential estates and harbourside properties. Trinity Park provides a quieter and more suburban atmosphere compared to the nearby Smithfield and Trinity Beach.


Smithfield is a suburb located in the northern suburbs of Cairns, known for its residential and commercial developments, and is a bustling suburb that offers a range of amenities and services to its residents. One of the prominent features of Smithfield is the Smithfield Shopping Centre, a major retail hub in the area and James Cook University. This adds a dynamic and convenient destination to reside in. 

Yorkeys Knob

This coastal suburb located approximately 13 kilometres north of Cairns, is named after a hill that resembles the “knob” on a sailor’s sea chest, and is known for its relaxed atmosphere and proximity to the Coral Sea. The main feature of Yorkeys Knob is its picturesque beach, which stretches along the coast and offers a tranquil setting. Yorkeys Knob is also home to a marina that provides opportunities for boating and fishing.

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach is a charming coastal suburb, known for its laid-back atmosphere and serene beachfront. The beach provides a relaxing setting for sunbathing, swimming, and leisurely strolls along the water’s edge. Holloways Beach is primarily residential, featuring a mix of housing options such as houses, apartments, and holiday accommodations.

Machans Beach

Known for its simplicity and relaxed, coastal atmosphere, Machans Beach offers a peaceful escape from the busier tourist areas. The beach is complemented by a recreational park and picnic areas, adding to its community-friendly appeal. The suburb is predominantly residential, featuring a mix of homes, some of which offer picturesque views of the ocean.

Caravonica is a suburb known for its residential character and natural surroundings, and is situated on the western shore of Lake Morris. One of the notable attractions in Caravonica is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which starts in Smithfield and passes through Caravonica before reaching the village of Kuranda. While Caravonica itself may not have a bustling commercial center, it is close to Smithfield, which offers shopping and dining options.


Kuranda is a picturesque village located in the rainforest approximately 25 kilometers northwest of Cairns. Nestled in the Barron Gorge National Park, Kuranda is renowned for its lush tropical surroundings, vibrant arts and crafts scene, and unique attractions. The village has a relaxed and eclectic atmosphere, with a variety of cafes, restaurants, and galleries lining its streets.


This residential suburb is positioned along the Barron River and is characterised by its natural surroundings and proximity to the rainforest. One notable attraction in Kamerunga is the Kamerunga Conservation Park, which features walking trails and picnic areas along the Barron River. While Kamerunga itself may be predominantly residential, it benefits from its proximity to Smithfield and Redlynch, which offer commercial amenities, shopping centres, and services.

Redlynch is known for its residential character, natural beauty, and family-friendly atmosphere, and is situated near the foothills of the Lamb Range and offers a mix of housing options. One of the key features of Redlynch is its proximity to the Redlynch Valley and Crystal Cascades, providing residents with opportunities to explore walking trails, lush rainforest, and scenic landscapes. Redlynch is known for its community-focused atmosphere and family-oriented facilities, including schools and parks.