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Area Profile

Smithfield is a vibrant suburb located approximately 15 kilometres north of Cairns’ city centre. Known for its scenic beauty and proximity to nature, Smithfield offers a perfect balance between modern amenities and tranquil surroundings. The suburb is home to the popular Smithfield Shopping Centre, providing residents with a range of retail, dining, and entertainment options. With access to James Cook University and the Northern Beaches Leisure Trail, outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in various recreational activities. Smithfield is also a gateway to the breathtaking rainforests of Kuranda, offering residents and visitors a unique tropical living experience. Nearby suburbs of Caravonica, Kamerunga, Redlynch, and Freshwater are also fiercely popular for their similar rainforest-clad backdrop.


A charming blend of serene living and modern conveniences is offered in the suburb of Smithfield. This sought-after locale is known for its proximity to beautiful beaches, lush surroundings, and nearby amenities.Smithfield and surrounding suburbs, cater to a variety of housing preferences, ensuring there’s a perfect home for everyone. It features a mix of older properties with character, ideal for renovators, as well as contemporary homes with modern amenities. For those seeking luxury, prices typically begin at higher price category. Whether you seek an established or modern home, Smithfield has something to suit.To learn more, visit our Residential Properties For Sale here.


Smithfield presents a unique opportunity for land seekers. Vacant land within this region offers a sleuth of attractive features, making it an ideal destination for those envisioning their dream new coastal home. To learn more, visit our Land Properties For Sale here.


For those seeking an apartment, Smithfield and surrounding suburbs offers a delightful array of apartment living options for those seeking a blend of modern comforts and scenic beauty. In a centrally located and convenient position, you can find one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments at a reasonable starting price. For those in need of more space, there are options for two-bedroom apartments, which typically start at a higher price point, as well as three-bedroom apartment choices at varying price ranges.

Nearby suburbs of Redlynch and Freshwater additionally offer a greater array of apartment and duplex options, with equal proximity to essential and major amenities. To learn more, visit our Apartments For Sale here.


Shopping Centres

The heart of retail, the Smithfield Shopping Centre, is a vibrant hub for everyday shopping needs. Anchored by supermarkets like Coles and Woolworths, this centre provides everything for groceries and daily essentials.


At the heart of the community, Smithfield State School services the Smithfield community. For tertiary education, James Cook University (JCU) is a world-class institution of higher learning opportunities.


The Northern Beaches Family Medical Centre is a central medical hub in Smithfield. The Cairns Private Hospital is also easily accessible, and in case of emergencies, residents can rely on Cairns Base Hospital.


Smithfield Veterinary Services serves as a trusted and friendly veterinary clinic.

Public Transport

Sunbus operates regular bus services that connect Smithfield to the Cairns city centre and other surrounding suburbs.

Tourist Spots

When visiting Cairns, there is a delightful array of tourist spots that capture the essence of Tropical North Queensland’s beauty and charm. With approximate travel times by car, you can reach:

  • Port Douglas in 45 minutes
  • Daintree in 120 minutes
  • Mossman in 55 minutes
  • Kuranda in 35 minutes
  • Atherton in 70 minutes
  • Ellis Beach in 30 minutes

From scenic beaches and lush rainforests, you can find out more information on some of the best that Far North Queensland can offer at:

Whether seeking relaxation, adventure, or a place to reside, visitors and locals alike are sure to be captivated by the region’s abundant attractions.