Cairns Hotels near Yorkeys Knob
Yorkeys Knob is a northern beach suburb of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. One story attributes its name to a Yorkshire-born fisherman whilst others mention a Norwegian fisherman living on a hill. However the suburb got its name, there is no disputing it is a quaint and peaceful holiday destination. The sandy beach is fringed with palms and tropical trees, and stinger nets help make the warm waters safe for swimming. Ideal wind conditions help make Yorkeys Knob a popular spot for windsurfing and kite-surfing, and the abundant fish like black marlin attract many deep sea fishermen. ... Read more »
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- Practice some challenging golf swings at the Half Moon Bay Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course considered to be one of the best in the Cairns area and features fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities between holes.
- Go for a swim in the warm waters or try kite-surfing when lying on the sandy beach gets too hot, or head into the nearby café, bakery, or supermarket for a cool refreshment.
- Stroll along the Yorkeys Knob Marina nestled in Half Moon Bay to look at the boats and stop for a meal at Driftaways for a meal or drink on a deck overlooking the Coral Sea.
Yorkeys Knob is north of the city of Cairns and Cairns Airport, through the suburbs of Machans Beach and Holloways Beach. Yorkeys Knob is close to popular attractions such as the Skyrail and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and is a convenient base from which to explore the heritage rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors who land at Cairns Airport will find taxis, shuttles, and car hire agencies for the trip to the suburb. In the suburb, most places can be reached on foot.« Hide