Pick a Topic of interest from those below and explore
anchorage you will come to is in Trinity Inlet across from Marlin
Marina and The Pier shopping complex. The anchorage is very
large, but also can be very crowded during the cruising season.
Holding is good. You can dinghy over to Marlin Marina, but be
very careful coming through the the breakwater entrance as tour boats
and fishing boats are constantly coming and going and the breakwater
is too high for them to see you coming in.
Next anchorage is further upstream opposite the
entrance of Smith Creek.
Marina This marina is located on the east side or Trinity Inlet and
is the first one you will see upon entering the harbor. It is part of the
Pier Shopping complex.
||Yacht Maintenance Yard
||Receive & Hold Mail
||Chandlery on premises
|Power and Water at berth
||Pump Out Facility
The marina is reluctant
to receive mail, so it is best make other arrangements.
Cairns, QLD 4870
(61) 7 4052 3888
- Located very close to the town center and all
- Located at the Pier shopping complex which has
restaurants, cafes, and gift shops.
Most of the tour boats for the Great
Barrier Reef are located within the breakwater of the marina, so it is
a bit noisy and boat wakes sometimes rock the boat.
No Laundry facilities
The showers and toilet are somewhat far
from the marina berths.
Other Marinas in the
|Cairns Cruising Yacht
Squadron - This marina is located on Smith Creek and has a
large haulout facility and yacht maintenance yard. The disadvantage
is that it is located far from most cruising amenities such as grocery
stores, banks and such.
Half Moon Bay Marina - Yorkey's
Knob. This marina is new, and very sheltered although it is somewhat
far from Cairns CBD. We believe there is bus service to the city.
|Grocery Stores - Woolworth's located in the center of town on
Self-Service Laundry - The only self service laundry is a
broken down place located at the Mobil petrol station about a 5-minute walk
along the waterfront past the Marina.
Internet Access - Esplanade and Grafton Sts. near
the backpacker places
Shopping Centers - The Pier is the closest shopping area to Marlin
Marina. This has mostly tourist and clothing shops, a few
restaurants, but no grocery store.
- The Pier Shopping complex
- All over the town center.
Postal Services - Town center
|Buses - The bus system services
most of the area. Ask at the Tourist Information Centre at the Pier
complex for schedules.
||Taxis - Taxi service is plentiful
- BNP Marine 128 Lyon St., Cairns
- Above Board Marine 64 Reservoir Rd., Cairns
- Farfor Marine, 26 Aumuller St., Cairns
- Quay Marine, 134 Buchan St., Cairns
- Swinton Marine Electronics, Shop 5, 193 Hartley St.,
The following are services or places visited and recommended by Bob and
Judi. We can only say that our experience was a good one and we hope that
you will also have a favorable experience.
- Night Markets - Abott
St. This is a food court where the vendors prepare
your food fresh while you wait. Very good and
inexpensive. Licensed so you can get beer and wine.
- Many others around town and at the Pier
- Lonely Planet Guide - Australia
- Cruising the Coral Coast, Lucas, Alan
|Liquor Store - Town center, also next to
Things to See and Do -
- Sea Quest -Take a
dive/snorkel boat to the outer reef on the Great Barrier
Reef. This boat is small and fast and the people were
- Visit Tjabukai Aboriginal Culture
Centre - well worth it for the music, souvenirs and theaters.
- Take cable car and/or train up the escarpment to Karanda.
- Visit Daintree Rainforest
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