Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob is one of the beach suburbs of Cairns, the regional capital of Far North Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 13km north of the centre of Cairns, and is the third beach suburb after Machans Beach and Holloways Beach.

There are a number of small shops at Yorkeys Knob, near the centre of the suburb. There's a supermarket, post office, bottleshop, bakery, and a variety of other stores. There's a newsagent and store on the beachfront, near the main swimming area.

Three are three restaurants at Yorkeys, including at the Half Moon Bay marina, which has an over-the-water deck looking across Half Moon Bay to Double Island and Haycock Island (also known as Scout's Hat due to its shape).

The golf club is a very good bird-watching location, with masked lapwings, bush stone-curlews, a range of kingfishers, rainbow lorikeets and sea eagles fairly easy to find. Between the 12th and 13th holes lies Ray Howarth Park, which is home to a huge colony of flying foxes, which you can see heading out searching for food in the early evenings. During the day they hang upside down from the mangroves trees, and make an almighty din. When the melaleucas are in flower you will find them gorging on nectar in the trees at the northern end of Sim's Esplanade.


32 °C

Clouds, overcast clouds

Wind2.57 m/s
Cloudiness90 %
Temperature (min/max)31/33 °C
Pressure1001 hpa
Humidity70 %
Last update: 03 Feb 2023 @ 02:05

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