Cairns

Area

The Cairns area is a local government area (LGA) in Queensland. This area is home to 98 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Cairns area is located approximately 1389kms from the capital Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Cairns

Area
Cairns Esplanade lagoon pool at sunrise

Cairns

Urban CBD

Population: 2180 | Cairns

As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses...

Babinda Boulders

Babinda

Urban

Population: 1068 | Cairns

The small blue timber building on the corner of Bruce Highway and Monro Street clearly indicates...

Cooya Beach

Urban

Population: 544 | Cairns

Craiglie

Urban

Population: 1032 | Cairns

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree

Urban

Population: 146 | Cairns

Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton's Peak,...

Goldsborough

Urban

Population: 713 | Cairns

Sugra cane fields with the mighty Pyramid mountain looming overhead

Gordonvale

Urban

Population: 6214 | Cairns

Gordonvale, historically a sugar town, is today a quintessential Australian country town. It has courteous storekeepers,...

Mossman Gorge

Mossman

Urban

Population: 1732 | Cairns

Mossman is a picturesque little township nestled at the foot of the mountains among bright green...

Oak Beach

Urban

Population: 207 | Cairns

Sunset at Rex Smeal park Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Urban

Population: 3205 | Cairns

Port Douglas is the gateway to the World Heritage wonders of Tropical North Queensland. It is...

Aeroglen

Suburb

Population: 403 | Cairns

Barron

Suburb (Unbounded)

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Bayview Heights

Suburb

Population: 4150 | Cairns

Bentley Park

Suburb

Population: 7420 | Cairns

Brinsmead

Suburb

Population: 5234 | Cairns

Bungalow

Suburb

Population: 2165 | Cairns

Cairns North

Suburb

Population: 4444 | Cairns

Caravonica

Suburb (Unbounded)

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Clifton Beach

Suburb

Population: 2980 | Cairns

Earlville

Suburb

Population: 3853 | Cairns

Edge Hill

Edge Hill

Suburb

Population: 3874 | Cairns

The leafy inner city suburb of Edge Hill is one of Cairn’s oldest and most popular...

Edmonton

Suburb

Population: 9934 | Cairns

Finlayvale

Suburb (Unbounded)

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Freshwater

Suburb

Population: 2104 | Cairns

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach

Suburb

Population: 2283 | Cairns

Gently swaying coconut palms line the golden sandy foreshore at Holloways Beach. Just 10 minutes’ drive...

Kamerunga

Suburb

Population: 926 | Cairns

Kanimbla

Suburb

Population: 2366 | Cairns

Sunset at Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach

Suburb

Population: 5299 | Cairns

Set like a jewel between rainforest and reef, Kewarra Beach is prized by locals for being...

Machans Beach

Suburb

Population: 941 | Cairns

Manoora

Suburb

Population: 5688 | Cairns

Manunda

Suburb

Population: 4964 | Cairns

Mooroobool

Suburb

Population: 6815 | Cairns

Mount Sheridan

Suburb

Population: 7994 | Cairns

The perfect spot to hang a hammock at Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Suburb

Population: 1658 | Cairns

Relax under a coconut palm, paddle around a Great Barrier Reef island, enjoy a spa treatment...

Parramatta Park

Suburb

Population: 3226 | Cairns

Portsmith

Suburb

Population: 229 | Cairns

Redlynch

Suburb

Population: 8645 | Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Station

Smithfield

Suburb

Population: 3707 | Cairns

More of a suburb than a separate entity, Smithfield is 4.5 kilometres north of Cairns on...

Stratford

Suburb

Population: 1109 | Cairns

The view over Trinity Beach north Cairns

Trinity Beach

Suburb

Population: 4734 | Cairns

Trinity Beach is a relaxed beachside suburb, only a 15-minute drive north of Cairns Airport. Its...

Trinity Park

Suburb

Population: 2459 | Cairns

Westcourt

Suburb

Population: 3906 | Cairns

White Rock (Cairns)

Suburb

Population: 4490 | Cairns

Whitfield

Suburb

Population: 4176 | Cairns

Woree

Suburb

Population: 4826 | Cairns

Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob

Suburb

Population: 2766 | Cairns

Hidden away behind a headland poking out into the Coral Sea, lies one of Tropical North...

Aloomba

Locality

Population: 433 | Cairns

Bamboo

Locality (Unbounded)

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Bartle Frere

Locality

Population: 361 | Cairns

Bellenden Ker

Locality

Population: 475 | Cairns

Bloomfield

Locality (Unbounded)

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Bonnie Doon

Locality

Population: 321 | Cairns

Bramston Beach

Locality (Unbounded)

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Cape Tribulation rainforest meets the reef

Cape Tribulation

Locality

Population: 330 | Cairns

Stepping straight on to the beach from the rainforest is a very special experience at Cape...

Cassowary

Locality (Unbounded)

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Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation

Cow Bay

Locality

Population: 309 | Cairns

After crossing the Alexandra Range visitors encounter the first bit of 'civilisation' north of the Daintree...

Dagmar

Locality (Unbounded)

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Dedin

Locality (Unbounded)

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Deeral

Locality (Unbounded)

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Degarra

Locality (Unbounded)

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Diwan

Locality (Unbounded)

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East Russell

Locality (Unbounded)

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East Trinity

Locality (Unbounded)

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Ellis Beach

Locality (Unbounded)

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Eubenangee

Locality

Population: 132 | Cairns

Fishery Falls

Locality

Population: 284 | Cairns

Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island

Locality (Unbounded)

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Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due...

Forest Creek

Locality (Unbounded)

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Glen Boughton

Locality (Unbounded)

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Green Hill

Locality

Population: 498 | Cairns

Green Island aerial

Green Island

Locality (Unbounded)

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Green Island is a coral cay north-east of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. The island boasts...

Killaloe

Locality (Unbounded)

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Kimberley

Locality (Unbounded)

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Lamb Range

Locality

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Little Mulgrave

Locality

Population: 233 | Cairns

Lower Daintree

Locality (Unbounded)

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Snorkelling, Low Isles

Low Isles

Locality

Cairns

Situated 15 kilometres north-east of Port Douglas, the Low Isles comprise a four acre coral cay...

Macalister Range

Locality

Population: 18 | Cairns

Miallo

Locality

Population: 426 | Cairns

Mirriwinni

Locality

Population: 484 | Cairns

Mossman Gorge

Locality (Unbounded)

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Mount Peter

Locality (Unbounded)

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Mowbray

Locality

Population: 331 | Cairns

Newell Beach

Newell

Locality (Unbounded)

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Tucked away between glamorous Port Douglas and the vast wilderness of the World Heritage listed Daintree...

Noah

Locality (Unbounded)

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Packers Camp

Locality (Unbounded)

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Rocky Point (Cairns)

Locality (Unbounded)

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Shannonvale

Locality

Population: 359 | Cairns

Stewart Creek Valley

Locality (Unbounded)

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Syndicate

Locality (Unbounded)

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Thornton Beach

Locality (Unbounded)

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Upper Daintree

Locality (Unbounded)

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Wangetti

Locality (Unbounded)

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Waugh Pocket

Locality (Unbounded)

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Whyanbeel

Locality

Population: 414 | Cairns

Woopen Creek

Locality (Unbounded)

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Wooroonooran

Locality

Population: 6 | Cairns

Wrights Creek

Locality

Population: 274 | Cairns