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Yorkeys Knob is a coastal suburb of Cairns, in Cairns Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 13 kilometres north of the centre of Cairns, and is the third beach suburb after Machans Beach and Holloways Beach.


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1 - Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 census, Trinity Beach had a population of 5,488.

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2 - Barron Gorge National Park

   7 km away

Barron Gorge National Park is a protected area in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is predominantly within the locality of Barron Gorge.

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3 - Kayaking Tours in Palm Cove

   9 km away

Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Come on our Kayak Turtle Tour.  Tours operate daily from the south end of Palm Cove and paddle out to Double Island from there.  Once we are at Double Island, it's an incredible experience.  There are mangroves to explore, coral reefs to paddle over and even a cave to explore if the conditions are right. More often than not, the water is crystal clear.  There is an abundance of small rays and turtles swimming  through the water, and it's even possible to see dolphins, dugongs or whales on the tour, but you have to be very lucky. Kayaks, life jackets, juice, water and fruit is provided.

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4 - Rainforestation Nature Park

   7 km away

Rainforestation Nature Park is situated five minutes from Kuranda in Far North Queensland, Australia. Set on 100 acres in the midst of World Heritage rainforest, the park opened in 1976. The site had previously been used as a coffee and orange plantation.

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5 - Clifton Beach

   7 km away

Clifton Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. The population of the suburb recorded at the 2016 Australian Census the suburb was 3,146.

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6 - Scuba Diving in Cairns & the Tropical North

   14 km away

If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.

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7 - Barron Falls

   8 km away

The Barron Falls is a steep tiered cascade waterfall on the Barron River located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia.

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8 - Kuranda Koala Gardens

   9 km away
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9 - Rafting in Cairns & the Tropical North

   14 km away

Enjoy an outdoor adventure in Queensland with a 2-hour white-water rafting tour in Barron Gorge National Park. This experience is a suitable introduction to river rafting for first-timers, providing an exhilarating time with a rafting guide. Take in rainforest views along the Barron River as you navigate rapids up to grade III. When booking, you have the option to include pickup in Cairns and the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas, or drive yourself to the starting point.

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10 - Palm Cove

   10 km away

Palm Cove is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is 27 kilometres north of the city of Cairns. It is named after the palm trees that line the beach.

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11 - Birdworld Kuranda

   10 km away
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12 - Shore Excursions in Cairns & the Tropical North

   14 km away

Marvel at the natural beauty of Cape Tribulation and its surrounding attractions on a day trip from Cairns and Port Douglas. Get ready for a day of native culture and UNESCO World Heritage–listed wonders, as this guided tour delivers it all: coastal drives, a rainforest walk, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest, an indigenous 'Welcome to Country' event and smoke ceremony, and a river cruise, if selected when booking (the river cruise is an optional upgrade). Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included.

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13 - Ellis Beach

   12 km away

Ellis Beach is a coastal locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Ellis Beach had a population of 24 people.

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14 - Cairns Aquarium

   12 km away

Cairns Aquarium, the first public aquarium built in Australia in 18 years, is home to more than 16,000 specimens and 10 ecosystems.

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15 - Sightseeing Cruises in Cairns & the Tropical North

   14 km away

Cruise to Green Island from Cairns and find a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll spend either four or five hours at Green Island, with plenty of time to snorkel or scuba dive, tour the reef on a glass-bottom boat or view coral from a semi-submersible submarine.

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16 - Trinity Inlet

   13 km away

The Trinity Inlet is an oceanic inlet which serves as the port for the city of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The city centre is on the western bank where the inlet meets the Coral Sea.

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17 - Cairns City

   13 km away

Cairns City is a coastal suburb at the centre of Cairns in the local government area of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It can also be referred to as the Cairns Central Business District.

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18 - Cairns

   13 km away

Cairns is a city in Queensland, Australia, on the east coast of Far North Queensland. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland, and 14th in Australia.

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19 - Copperlode Dam

   18 km away

Copperlode Falls Dam or Lake Morris is a fresh water reservoir dam in Lamb Range, Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia, servicing the city of Cairns. The dam is located in the range immediately west of Cairns.

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20 - Cape Grafton

   22 km away

Cape Grafton is a cape located to the north-east of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The cape was named by Lieutenant James Cook during his first voyage of discovery in 1770.

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21 - Edmonton

   23 km away

Edmonton is a town and suburb in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Edmonton had a population of 10,753 people.

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22 - Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

   24 km away

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a 10-hectare wildlife sanctuary and ecotourism park located between Cairns and Port Douglas at Wangetti in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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23 - Green Island

   28 km away

Green Island is a marine island and locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Green Island had a population of 25 people.

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