Redlynch is located on the western edge of Cairns
backing onto the Barron Gorge National Park
and borders Kamerunga
and as far south as Bayview Heights
. Redlynch is approximately a 15-minute drive west of the Cairns
CBD. Redlynch is one of the largest and fastest growing suburbs in Cairns
and is made up of a mixture of residential and farmland. The postcode for Redlynch is 4870.
Redlynch is characterised by separate houses on larger blocks, and some remaining rural activities. There are a large number of housing developments in Redlynch designed for first-home buyers, and the suburb has a population which includes many young families.
Redlynch has an expanding shopping centre
with a Coles
bakery, chemist and newsagent. There are various takeaway food outlets and other small convenience stores in the area. The closest major shopping centre is Cairns Central Shopping Centre
located in the city centre providing access to most major outlets including Coles
and JB Hi-Fi
.St Andrew’s Catholic College
(Prep-12) is currently developing a district level sports facility in partnership with the Cairns City Council
for Redlynch. This facility will eventually have an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a mountain bike track and other sports grounds. There is also a recently built state primary and state middle school
in the suburb. The nearby suburbs of Freshwater
have primary schools and a Christian college
. The Cairns Sunbus
public transport service also runs regular routes through the suburb.