Concealed behind a peninsula poking out into the temperate Coral Sea, lies one of the tropical North Queensland's best kept secrets, Yorkey's Knob
. Yorkey’s Knob is an ideal destination for those travellers seeking seclusion and relaxation. Its cordial, mellow atmosphere is the epitome of travel harmony
and only 13 km away from Cairns
. Locals confess that the best time to visit Yorkey’s Knob is during the hot and dry season from April to September. Therefore, book a vacation rental accommodation before October to avoid the humidity of this region.
Spend the day away from your vacation rentals and drift into the clouds. Cairns was once the ballooning capital of the world
and this legacy has not left North Queensland which offers astonishing hot air balloon tours of the area. You will be amazed of the thrilling panoramic views you receive floating through Atherton Tablelands
, Crystal Cascades, Palm Cove
or Flecker Botanic Gardens. The view from above is truly unbelievable. Make sure you spend the day in the clouds above your lodging accommodations.
Several of Cairns attractions are within minutes from Yorkey’s Knob. It is best to book a condo rental accommodation in the quiet tranquility of Yorkey’s Knob than in the hustle and bustle of chaotic Cairns.
Many tourists rave about their experience at Tjapukai Cultural Park
. This park is owned and operated by Australia's
Aborigines who want to teach the world about Tjapukai culture. Daily shows express the aboriginal culture through authentic music and dance, didgeridoo playing, boomerang throwing and much more
. The park is home to the World Heritage Rainforest, which you can view above the canopy via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You will definitely want to spend the entire day away from your vacation rental to immerse yourself in the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture
The beaches of Yorkey’s Knob are encompassed by the magnificent Great Barrier Reef
. This conglomeration of colourful corals is an excellent spot to swim, snorkel, sail, and dive. Devote a day exploring the beauty of this natural wonder of the world and then return back to your accommodations, whether condo rentals or vacation rentals, to enjoy a restful sleep.