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Cairns, QLD

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    Tropical North Queensland
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  • April Temp °C
    29 / 22

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.



Living in regional Australia gives you access to a wealth of community services, such as hospitals, libraries, bars and eateries.

Data source: Department of Health Commonwealth declared hospitals [2021], Australia Post. Google [2021]

Amenities within 50km of Cairns

Doctors & Allied Health
Post Office
Bars & Eateries
Groceries & Convenience


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Attached Dwelling Median Price


Data source: ABS, [2019], LGA updated [2021], Corelogic [2024]

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    Data source: ABS [2016, 2017]

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    Number of Institutions


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    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Wikipedia, 4icu.

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    Schools And Universities in Cairns

    Education within 25KM of Cairns

    83 Childcare Centres
    water street child care and kindergarten
    cairns regional family day care pty ltd
    just kids education house
    st. joseph's - parramatta outside school hours care
    parramatta state school after school care
    pelicans in the city - centre two
    pelicans in the city - centre one
    cairns community kindergarten
    boopa werem community kindergarten & preschool
    pelicans in the park early learning & child care centre
    mother of good counsel - north cairns outside school hours care
    c&k white rock community kindergarten
    pcyc cairns - cairns west school age care
    goodstart early learning manunda
    st. francis xavier's - manunda outside school hours care
    cairns kids early learning centre
    nq family day care
    balaclava after school and vacation care
    edge hill child care centre
    kindy zone
    c&k balaclava community kindergarten
    butterflies early learning & childcare
    cubby care mooroobool
    our lady help of christians - earlville outside school hours care
    sunshine day care centre
    pcyc cairns - whitfield school age care
    woree state primary school out of school hours care
    bayview heights community kindergarten
    family day care south cairns community kindergarten
    goodstart early learning bayview heights
    st. gerard majella - woree outside school hours care
    goodstart early learning brinsmead
    genius childcare - sheridan gardens
    goodstart early learning forest gardens
    freshwater outside school hours care
    machans beach outside school hours care
    st. andrew's catholic college outside of school hours care
    redlynch state college outside school hours care
    busy bees at redlynch
    genius childcare - sheridan meadows
    catholic childcare and community kindergarten redlynch
    kindy zone mount sheridan
    c&k holloways beach community kindergarten
    redlynch daycare & early childhood development centre
    peace lutheran college outside school hours care
    peace lutheran community kindergarten
    little world
    junior world
    childs world (bp1)
    childs world (bp3)
    childs world (bp4)
    childs world (bp2)
    mount sheridan early education centre
    cairns early years kindergarten
    p&j murray daycare service
    st. therese's bentley park outside school hours care
    caravonica outside school hours care
    sanctuary early learning adventure
    pcyc hambledon outside school hours care
    yorkeys knob outside school hours care
    yorkeys knob community kindergarten and preschool
    catholic early learning & care, mount peter
    mackillop catholic college, mount peter outside school hours care
    early learning centre smithfield 1
    smithfield child care centre
    mount peter early learning
    smithfield village early learning centre
    holy cross - smithfield outside of school hours care
    johnny crows garden child care centre
    trinity beach state school p & c association outside school hours care
    trinity beach community kindergarten
    bluewater village early learning
    goodstart early learning trinity beach
    tas oshc kewarra beach
    kuranda community kindergarten
    barefoot brainchild
    just kids gordonvale
    genius learning - clifton beach
    st. michael's - gordonvale outside school hours care
    gordonvale community kindergarten
    kuranda oshc
    the learning cove early education
    cairns hinterland steiner school
    7 High Schools
    St Monica's College
    Cairns State High School
    St Augustine's College
    The BUSY School
    Woree SHS - SchoolTech Campus
    Trinity Bay State High School
    Holy Spirit College - Manoora Campus
    3 Universities
    cq university
    james cook university
    james cook university

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