It is mostly
known for its Boat Club
in Half Moon Bay
that is a popular
hang out, have a few drinks and a lunch or a dinner.
And it is a nice place too.
Boat Club. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
Like other Cairns
Yorkeys Knob is a
small community with a shopping
... with a small supermarket, bottle shop, bakery, a cafe, a pizza shop, car
dresser, a post office, a
estate agencies and a tourist information centre.
at the sign. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
If you don't
turn in the Yorkeys Knob
driving, you come to the beach,
which is a nice one.
beach. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy It's not
palm-tree beach, but a casuarina
but it is long enough for a half decent stroll and is popular with
locals walking and enjoying all kinds of beach activities.
beach. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
There is a
beach front park
and picnic tables but no camping. There is other nice accommodation
camping. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
Behind the park is a rocky
headland nice for fishing.
headland. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
On the other side of the headland is Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
And if you drive up the hill above the bay, there are a few views. It's not a
lookout point though, just a local street.
Views. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy
In late May/early June the Yorkey's
Knob Festival is held at the community centre parklands.
Accommodation in Yorkeys Knob
It's a quiet residential
community with a nice beach, a shopping
centre, a few places to stay and a lively boat
Sands Yorkeys Knob
Golden Sands has self contained units with kitchenettes, mini
bars, TVs, DVD
There is a bar, a restaurant, a swimming pool, a spa, a private beach,
tennis courts, a gym and a fitness room; room service, a tour
desk, parking and laundry service.
York Beachfront Apartments
These apartments are on the Esplanade in Yorkeys Knob.
They have fully
equipped kitchens with stove, oven, dishwasher, and of course fridge
and freezer; and fully equipped laundry in each apartment.
There is a
saltwater lap swimming pool, spa, a BBQ area and off-street
Villa Marine is a block back from the
beachfront of Yorkeys Knob Beach.
It has self contained apartments
with air conditioning, kitchenettes, TVs, and guest laundries.
a swimming pool in the lush tropical rainforest gardens.
this 50 pages
guide totally for FREE.
contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my partner
Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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