Leave the city behind and embark on an adventure on the Great Barrier Reef Drive.
Just north of the Cairns CBD visitors will find the first of many beaches to stop and admire the tropical surrounds. With golden sandy beaches and the calm waters of the Coral Sea, you'll be able to take your pick and explore one or more of a number of secluded beaches popular with locals and visitors alike.
Try stopping in at Yorkeys Knob, only 15 minutes from the Cairns CBD and home to many Cairns residents and is also where a number of cruise ships disembark each year due to the deep water off the coast. It is a popular spot for water sports like kite surfing, wind surfing and jet skiing. Yorkeys Knob has a range of accommodation and some food and dining establishments. Further north is Trinity and Clifton Beaches, before luxurious Palm Cove.
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