Yorkeys Knob is one of the Cairns
’ Northern beaches located between Smithfield
, Holloways Beach
and Trinity Park
and is approximately 15km north from the Cairns
CBD. Predominantly residential, Yorkeys Knob also includes tourist and conservation areas in the north, and rural areas in the south. The postcode for Yorkeys Knob is 4878.
Yorkeys Knob is named after George Lawson
(1839-1907), known as 'Yorkey’, was a fisherman who lived on the hill known locally as ‘the Knob’.
Facilities in Yorkeys Knob include a IGA supermarket
, post office, bottle-shop, bakery, and a variety of other shops. A newsagent, restaurants and a small convenience store are on the beachfront, near the main swimming enclosure. Major features of the area include Half Moon Bay Golf Club
, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Half Moon Bay Marina
, Yorkeys Knob Boat Club
, Yorkeys Knob Community Centre, Ray Howarth Park, Haling Park, Goodwood Park, Cairns Golf Centre
, Cairns Go-Kart Hire Track
There is a state primary school
at Yorkeys Knob and the adjacent suburb of Smithfield offers a state high school
and a catholic primary school
. There are also a number of schooling options in Redlynch, about 17mins drive south-west. The Cairns Sunbus
public transport service also runs throughout the area with multiple stop overs in the suburb.