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Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Holiday Apartment Compendium

Welcome to Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment

Thank you for choosing to stay at Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment. The apartment is directly opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in Tropical North Queensland and a world renowned kite surfing location – a spectacular sport to participate in or simply to observer.

This compendium has been put together as an easy reference guide to answer questions you may have about the apartment or the region generally.

If there is anything about the apartment that needs attention please let us know and we will endeavour to rectify to ensure your continued enjoyment of your stay.

I hope you have a wonderful time in Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment.

Kind regards

Judy Klerks

Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment Information

Air Conditioning


  • May we suggest that there are often afternoon sea breezes that naturally cool the apartment
  • Unit can be switched between lounge room and bedroom
  • Set the TEMPERATURE (UP or DOWN) – ideal is 23 degrees
  • Please ensure that all windows and doors are closed before turning the air-conditioners on and air conditioners are turned off whenever leaving the apartment

Do not operate air conditioners below 20 degrees as this may cause the air conditioners to freeze up and fail.


Alcove TV and DVD use

To use TV

1) Using the TV remote press the power button (top centre of remote).

2) Press power “on” on the set top box remote.

3) To change channels press arrows up and down on the set top box remote.

4) Alter volume via TV remote.

5) Ensure TV input is AV1 using “input” button ( second down top left on the TV remote control).

To watch a DVD

1) Using the TV remote press the power button (top centre of remote).

2) Ensure TV input is AV2 using “input” button (second down top left on the TV remote control).

3) Then take DVD player remote con troll and press power “on” (top left hand side of the remote).

4) Then press “open close” button on the DVD remote (centre top).

5) Insert DVD

6) Alter volume via TV remote.


Apartment Servicing & Cleaning

Unless you are on a pre-arranged special conditions package which may not include any apartment servicing, the following schedule of apartment servicing will apply:

  • 1 to 7 night bookings – departure clean only
  • 7 night plus bookings – receive one per week, mini service

Daily servicing can be provided upon request. However, a service fee applies

Car Parking

Limited onsite parking is available at the complex on a first come basis. There are street car parks at the front of the complex and numerous parks directly across the street on the beach.

Check-Out Time

To assist us in accommodating newly arriving guests, please be aware that check out time is 10am. If you would like a later departure time, please contact Anna the afternoon prior and she will try to assist you. An extra fee may apply. Subject to availability.

Cleaning Guidelines

Bench Tops

A damp cloth removes spills and greasy spots. Rub with a clean, dry cloth to bring back brightness. To remove heavy build up of dirt use a spray cleanser. Please do not use abrasive powders, crème or paste cleansers, scouring pads, steel wool, or scrubbing brushes or sharp objects.

Stove Hot-Plates

First remove any burnt-on deposits or spilled food from the cooking surface. When the cooking surface has finally cooled down, wipe with a paper towel or clean soft cloth. Finally, rinse well with water and dry with another paper towel or soft cloth. Please do not use abrasive powders, crème or paste cleaners, scouring pads, steel wool, scrubbing brushes or sharp objects.


Please ensure the BBQ is left clean or extra charges may be incurred

Departure Cleaning

On departure, our housekeeping staff effect normal apartment servicing functions however, management reserves the right to charge a cleaning fee from your security deposit if the apartment is left in an unsatisfactory condition on departure. Charges will vary depending on time taken to clean the apartment.

Drying Clothes

A clothes airer is provided for your use. If you use the clothes dryer please check and clean the lint filter if necessary. Please leave laundry door open while dryer in use and do not leave clothes dryers unattended.

Electricity supply

The electrical current in Australia is 240 volts, 50 cycles.

Fire Alarms

Smoke detectors are installed in all apartments. In the event of a fire, you will need to dial “000” and ask for the Fire Department and then contact Anna. Please be aware that the burning of food may cause the smoke detectors to activate.


The local post office has computers with internet access and a printer.


Please note that a $120.00 charge will apply if a room key or tag is lost or damaged. A maximum of 2 keys are provided for each apartment.


Full laundry facilities are located in the apartment

Lost Property

Management accepts no responsibility or liability for lost items or items left in an apartment on departure.

Parties or Excessive Noise Policy

Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited.

For the comfort, peace and consideration of residents and other guests in the complex please keep television and music noise levels to a minimum. If you are sharing drinks on your terrace please move inside after 10pm.


No pets are allowed.

Photocopying, Fax Service and Mail

Photocopying, faxing and mail can be done at the Post Office in Varley Street, Yorkeys Knob.

Power Blackout

Candles and a torch can be found in the pantry.

Rubbish/Waste Disposal

Rubbish and recycle bins are located in the car park near the main gate.

Safety & Security

We advise all guests to ensure the front door and terrace doors are locked both at night as well as during the day when your apartment is left vacant.


This is a non smoking apartment. Smoking on the terrace is ok providing you close the glass sliding doors and the timber louvres. An ashtray can be found under the sink in the kitchen.

Swimming Pool

Pool hours are 7am to 9pm. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children who must be supervised at all times. Please abide by pool rules at all times and no glassware.

Television –Free-to-Air

There are many digital stations these days multiplying the offering of the Free-to air stations: ABC, SBS, Win Television, Seven Network, Southern Cross (Ten) Network.

Vacating the Apartment

  • Remove all rubbish
  • Ensure the dishwasher is empty
  • Ensure the BBQ is clean
  • Check that door and windows are locked and all lights,appliances and air conditioners are turned off
  • Remove your vehicle from the apartment carpark before leaving your keys
  • Keys and removes can be left on the bench. Please ensure the apartment is left locked


Washing Machine

Please do not overload washing machine. Should you require further directions, please contact Anna.


It’s hard to resist, but please never feed the birds and other animals or leave scraps for them. Native birds and other animals that eat human food can…

  • Bite, scratch or threaten visitors
  • Become sick
  • Over populate the area
  • Cause damage to property


Yorkeys Knob Local Information

Banking & Shopping

Shopping and major banks are located within Smithfield Shopping Centre. Drive out from Yorkeys Knob to the Bruce Highway (main road out of Cairns) turn right at the roundabout and take the first roundabout left. An ATM machine is located at the IGA in Yorkeys Knob

Church Services

The following is a list of the local Church telephone numbers

Uniting (07) 4055 6157

Anglican (07) 4053 2019

Emergency Contact

Should you require emergency assistance please contact

  • Anna on 0427 779 737
  • Police on 4055 7599 (Yorkeys Knob) or 4057 1900 (Smithfield) or 4030 7000 (Cairns)
  • Medical emergency call “000”

Advise location: Unit 1, 33 Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

(nearest cross street, Sims Esplanade & Wattle Streets)

Local Shopping in yorkeys knob

  • IGA (open 7 days 6.30 am to 9pm)
  • Yorkeys Knob Bottle Shop (open Mon to Sat 10am to 10pm & Sunday 10am to 9pm)
  • Yorkeys Knob Video Shop (open 7 days 10.30am to 9pm)
  • Bakers Dozen (open Monday to Saturday 6am to 4pm)


Medical Services

A doctor’s surgery, dentist and chemist are all located within easy driving distance of Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment.

  • Dial a doctor (House Calls & bulk bill) Ph: 1300 030 030
  • Smithfield Medical Center Ph: 4057 7300
  • Amcal Chemist 8am to 8pm Ph: 4057 8944
  • 24 hour medical center (cnr Florence & Grafton St Cairns) Ph: 4052 1119
  • Dentist Smithfield 4057 9282
  • Cairns Base Hospital (Esplanade Cairns) Ph: 4050 6333

Should you require urgent medical attention where an ambulance is necessary, you will need to dial 000. Talk to the Ambulance service before contacting your Manager.

Advise location: Unit 1, 33 Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob (nearest cross street, Sims Esplanade & Wattle Streets).

For other after hours medical emergencies, please call The Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre on 07 4052 1119 or CAIRNS HOSPITAL on (07) 4050 6333

Public Transport

  • Black & White Taxis, phone 131 008
  • Sunbus 4057 7411
  • International Coaches (airport transfers) 4057 7411
  • Limo Hire Cairns – Cairns Luxury Limousines. Ph (07) 4033 6557


Rental Cars Yorkeys Knob

The hire car companies are:

  • Avis (Ph 136-333)
  • Budget (Ph 13 27 27)
  • Europcar (Ph (07) 4034 9088)
  • Hertz (Ph 13 30 39)
  • Redspot (Ph 1300 668 810)
  • Thirfty (Ph 1300 367 227)


Swimming at Yorkeys Knob Beach

  • The beach is patrolled by qualified lifeguards trained in first aid
  • Only swim in the stinger enclosures from November to May to avoid being stung by a Box Jellyfish
  • Treatment for marine stings from the jellyfish is vinegar located along the beachfront
  • Please wash off all sand before entering the apartment complex

Tours, Attractions & Activities

Whatever your tastes you will not be disappointed by what Cairns has to offer. The lush green Islands and white sandy beaches and the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Daintree are renowned the world over. We hope you enjoy your stay at Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment!


Sail, Cruise, Swim, Snorkel or just simply relax and enjoy!

Great Barrier Reef • Green Island • Atherton Tablelands • Daintree Rainforest


Enjoy Your Stay

Yorkeys Knob Beachfront Apartment