Cairns

Suburb Profile

Overview

In Far North Queensland, Cairns offers an unbeatable urban lifestyle by the water’s edge. Laidback, cosmopolitan and all within easy reach of some of Australia’s most stunning natural attractions – namely the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, two world heritage-listed sites, plus an abundance of national parks, beaches, rivers and inlets that are a veritable playground for outdoor activities.

With year-round summer vibes, Cairns not only caters well to the local crowd, but it’s also one of Australia’s most in-demand holiday destinations. The multicultural foodie scene delights at every turn with on-trend cafes and casual eateries to themed-cocktail lounges and late-night bars. And the vibrant foreshore precinct delivers waterfront dining and bars in spades. Then there is world-class shopping, parklands, and the swimming lagoon, and when you need to feel the sand beneath your feet, the Northern Beaches are within easy reach.

Tourism operators are in abundance, offering cruises, diving and snorkelling expeditions of the area’s incredible reef system, as well as tours of the Daintree Rainforest. There are also plenty of opportunities to get the heart rate up with white-water rafting, canyoning, skydiving, trekking, abseiling, bungy jumping and quad biking.

Along with being a tourism hub, Cairns is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional centres. With an international airport, a line-up of state and private schools (including a campus for James Cook University), transport links, world-class sporting facilities and convention and entertainment facilities. With balmy weather year-round, Cairns offers a lifestyle of ease and leisure with all the perks of city convenience.

Schools servicing the Cairns area:

Aloomba State Primary School

Balaclava State School

Cairns West State School

Caravonica State School

Edge Hill State School

Freshwater State School

Gordonvale State P-7 School

Hambledon State School

Parramatta State School

Trinity Beach State School

Woree State School

Cairns Adventist School

Good Counsel Primary School

Holy Cross School

Mother of Good Counsel School

Our Lady Help of Christians School

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School

St Anthony’s School

St Augustine’s School

St Clare’s School

St Frances Xavier’s School

St Gerard Majella’s School

St John’s School

St Joseph’s School

St Michael’s School

St Rita’s School

St Teresa’s School

St Thomas’ School

Bentley Park College

Cairns State High School

Gordonvale State High School

Redlynch State College

Smithfield State High School

Trinity Bay State High School

Woree State High School

Good Counsel College

Mount St Bernard College

St Augustine’s College

St Mary’s Catholic College

St Monica’s College

St Stephen’s Catholic College

Freshwater Christian College

Peace Lutheran College

St Andrews Catholic College

Trinity Anglican School

James Cook University

Martin College

Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE

Distance

6km from Cairns Airport

Transport

As a key transport hub in Far North Queensland, Cairns is well serviced by roads, rail, sea and air

For drivers, the Bruce Highway, Captain Cook Highway, Kennedy Highway and Gillies Highway connect Cairns to major towns in the region as well as the state

There are also many public transport options

Marlin Coast Sunbus and TransLink operate bus services throughout the city

Queensland Rail offers regular train services

Cairns Taxis has a strong presence in the area

Cairns International Airport is located 7km north of Cairns CBD

While Cairns Seaport docks boats that travel to the reef

Amenities

Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns Hospital

Cairns Private Hospital

Cairns Central

Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre

Smithfield Shopping Centre

The Pier Cairns

Cairns Showgrounds

Barlow Park

Parramatta Park

Cazaly’s Stadium

Cairns Hockey Centre

Cairns Museum

Local Listings

CAIRNS CITY, QLD

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CAIRNS CITY, QLD

908/99 Esplanade

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CAIRNS CITY, QLD

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CAIRNS CITY, QLD

20902/99 Esplanade

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CAIRNS CITY, QLD

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CAIRNS CITY, QLD

15/1 Marlin Parade

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$775,000