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Kewarra Beach

Just a few miles from Cairns, Kewarra Beach has become one of the most sought after locations for property purchases in Queensland in recent years. With the Coral Sea to the East and Kuranda National Park to the West, it is within commuting distance of the main city of Carins and a great place to set up home and with plenty of job opportunities in the surrounding area.

Often seen as a holiday location because of the great scenery and amenities, Kewarra Beach is also home to more than 5,000 residents and has plenty to attract those who want to settle down in a location with more than enough to keep them busy.

Where is it?

Just 12 miles north of Cairns, you can expect high temperatures during the summer and comfortably warm days during winter. People move to the area because of its vibrant atmosphere and the stunning views of the sea and locations such as the national park.

While you’ll have to get used to the tourists who like to visit all year round, the local scenery and the great standard of living more than make up for it.


Like nearby Trinity Beach and other suburbs of Cairns, Kewarra Beach was only recently developed and leans towards holiday accommodation. It was originally used for growing sugar cane and is connected to Cairns via the Captain Cook Highway.

Proper development of the Kewarra Beach we know today only truly began in the 80s and 90s. Since then, it has become a popular location to set up a home and now boasts a population of just over 5,000.

What’s So Great About Kewarra Beach?

If you like golden beaches and clear blue seas, then Kewarra Beach is the perfect place to settle down. Just a few miles from the busier Cairns city where there are plenty of job opportunities, there are numerous places to walk including the popular Pelican Park that is close to the beach. With the Barrier Reef nearby as well as Kuranda National Park, there’s a lot to keep active families and young professionals occupied.

Shopping in Kewarra Beach can be limited but with Cairns just a 30-minute trip away along the Captain Cook Highway, you have access to all the major stores you could want. There are some great restaurants and cafes in the area and they are normally very busy, catering to the visiting tourists and locals.

There are 7 schools in the region and they offer all levels of education which makes this a great location to bring up a family. Various sports clubs cater for people of every age, including the Trinity Beach Sports Club that has an onsite bar and restaurant. If you’re looking for a location that is laid back but also family orientated, Kewarra Beach has much to offer.

House Prices

The median house price in Kewarra Beach is $493,000 and you can expect to pay around $391,000 for a unit. It’s also a great place to invest in property if you want to rent out with plenty of holidaymakers looking for accommodation all year round and with average weekly prices of $495.