Suburb Profile


Thanks to its cosmopolitan feel, relaxed lifestyle and year-round tropical climate, Cairns is one of Australia’s fastest growing regional centres. Along with being a tourism, business and property investment hub in itself, it is close to tourist destinations such as Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns is unique in that it has a small-town feel, but boasts world-class facilities and services. It is home to several shopping centres, including Cairns Central and Stockland Cairns, and sporting grounds like Barlow Park and the Cairns Convention Centre. Cairns Hospital has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, expanding the job market for residents.

With a huge number of primary and high schools, Cairns is a great place for families to build a life. The Esplanade Foreshore is family-friendly, and also offers high-end shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Cairns has an excellent public transport system plus easy road links to its northern and southern suburbs. It is also close to the Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria regions. The city has a linear layout, making it easy for drivers to navigate the CBD and its surrounds. In addition, Cairns International Airport is just ten minutes from the CBD.

Its reputation as the capital of Far North Queensland makes Cairns the obvious choice for high profile sporting, cultural and business events.

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


6km from Cairns Airport


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


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


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30304/99 Esplanade

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Offers Over $400,000


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1106/99 Esplanade

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Offers Over $355,000


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20801/99 The Esplanade

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$599,000 Negotiable