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Things to Do in Yorkeys Knob

There are many things to do in yorkeys knob

Yorkeys Knob BeachThings to do in Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob beach is a wide golden palm-fringed beach. It is patrolled regularly and has a swimming area surrounded by stinger nets in the summer season. All sorts of water sports are indulged in including swimming, sailing, wind-surf, kite surfing. You are only minutes away from the Great Barrier Reef with snorkeling, diving or viewing through a glass bottom boat are all for the taking. Alternatively you could simply relax in one of our two lap pools at Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment So refreshing after a day of sight seeing!

Things to do in Yorkeys KnobYorkeys Knob Boat Club

The Yorkeys Knob Boat Club is one of my favorite places for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is an alfresco style dining area overlooking a 197 berth marina and the Coral Sea. A great place to meet up with friends or a spot with poker machines if that is your thing.

Half Moon Bay Golf ClubThings to do in Yorkeys Knob

Half Moon Bay Golf Club located in Yorkeys Knob has a par 70 all-weather-course overlooking the Coral Sea. Half Moon Bay Golf Club features sweeping views looking west to rainforest clad mountain ranges.

Kite Surfing

Kite Surfing is undertaken at Yorkeys Knob directly opposite Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment. Yorkeys Knob is the perfect location for kite surfing as it offers perfect conditions for kite surfing, safe shallow waters, good wind and thanks to the reef, no waves – great conditions for surfers of all skill levels.

The kite surfing season is best from May to October. Have the time of your life with Kite Boarding Cairns.

Hartley Crocodile Adventures

Located just 20 minutes north of Yorkeys Knob Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Cairns. Boardwalks and pathways lead you through woodlands and rainforest where you can see crocodiles beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park enables guests to experience traditional Tjapukai culture with authentic music, dance and storytelling by the Tjapukai people. The world’s oldest living culture is brought to life by Aboriginal performers who engage guests with interactive activities such as didgeridoo playing, face painting and boomerang throwing and educate them about Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef’s traditional rainforest people.

Cable sky Cairns

If you enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding in the warm temperatures of the tropics try Cable Ski Cairns. Beginners to Advanced are all catered for. Cable Sky Cairns is located just past the turnoff for Yorkeys Knob.

Cairns Kart Hire

Cairns Kart Hire’s 450 metre outdoor circuit operate seven day’s a week including night racing, weekly leagues, racing tuition, private functions, corporate nights as well as birthday and Christmas parties. All ages and all levels of experience are catered for. Cairns Kart Hire is located right before the turnoff for Yorkeys Knob.

Muddy’s Playground on the Esplanade is an award-winning children’s attraction

Muddy’s on the Esplanade is a paradise for children of all ages. It is located about half way along the foreshore on the corner of the Esplanade and Minnie Street. It features a range of both wet and dry equipment, including the colourful “Muddy” the Mudskipper. The playground has special facilities for children in wheelchairs as well.
The playground is popular with both tourists and locals alike and is a short walk from the large Esplanade Skate Park. Adults can supervise their children from the comfort of shady trees surrounding the playground.

Rusty’s Market

One of my most favourite places to do my weekly shop for fruit and vegetables is Rusty’s Market. It has a carnival atmosphere, colourful stall holders, sumptuous displays of exotic fruit, vegetables, exotic flowers, bric-a-brac, delicatessens, specialty products & an excellent selection of food & beverage stalls.
Rusty’s is named after the late Emrys “Rusty” Rees, who developed & expanded the market. Rusty’s Market is now an established Cairns tourist icon & certainly worth a visit. When in Cairns why not drop in any Friday to Sunday. IT is located in the CBD between Grafton & Sheridan Streets.

Cairns night market

The Night Markets is comprised of an available 130 stalls and has evolved from a temporary open air market into a permanent airconditioned centre.
There is also a 200 seat food court with 13 food outlets many self serve style choices of very good including Fresh Australian Seafood.

Cairns Esplanade Market

The Cairns Esplanade Market has local, quality stalls selling jewelry, woodcraft, pottery, locally made
handcrafted goods, clothes, skincare and more.
8am – 4pm every Saturday.


The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 20km northwest of Yorkeys Knob and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors can travel to Kuranda on Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway or by car or bus, via the spectacular Kuranda Range Road or over the rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest encompasses an area of approximately 1,200 square kilometres, from the Daintree River north to Cooktown and west to the Great Divide, representing the single largest block of tropical rainforest in Australia.
This tropical rainforest ecosystem is one of the most complex on earth with diverse plant and Australian flora.
The landscape includes magnificent scenery, mountain ranges, fast flowing streams and waterfalls, deep gorges and dense rainforest.

The Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.

Lake Placid

Go for a picnic or a paddle on a kayak. Lake Placid is a large natural lake formed by the Barron River. Access to the lake is free and there are BBQ facilities and shady trees and picnic tables. Beware of swimming as Crododiles may be present.


I have just touched on the many things to do in Yorkeys Knob. There is a myriad more for you to explore