Yorkeys Knob Accommodation

Yorkeys Knob is always remembered by visitors to Far North Queensland because of its unusual, and almost comical name! Named after a local fisherman, Yorkey, who lived on the rocky hill, otherwise known as the Knob, adjacent to Half Moon Beach in the late 19th century.

According to The Knob, A History of Yorkeys Knob by Mary T Williams, "the Knob itself is the first headland north of the Harbour of Cairns, a cheeky headland layered in rock with a fuzz of timber. Its boulders tumble into the sea in arrow fashion forming a calm bay on its northern side and giving the surf full play to the south. The bay is called Half Moon Bay because of its crescent-shaped white beach and cradles a tidal river running up to and fed by the massive range. On earth level at any angle or off-shore, the lumpy and picturesque Knob invites an explanation why a man nicknamed Yorkey gave to this Knob a meaning."

So, now you won't giggle everytime you hear the name Yorkeys Knob!

Only 15m north of Cairns, Yorkeys Knob has a gorgeous beach which is rarely trodden by the tourism masses. Still a sleepy beach village, many love Yorkeys Knob for its inexpensive accommodation and relaxed, casual surrounds. The beach is a calm and safe one for swimming, a world class marina of 200 berths is sheltered behind the knob, and a magificent 18 hole golf course prides itself on stunning ocean views.

Accommodation in Yorkeys Knob is affordable and comfortable, with holiday apartments, bed & breakfast establishments and beach condos in plentiful supply. A wonderful place to take your family, Yorkeys Knob accommodation is often self contained (or self cater as some prefer to call it) and safe destination for children with little traffic, and a small community.

If you are looking for a casual beach holiday, then accommodation at Yorkeys Knob is unbeatable value!

Yorkeys Knob Apartments

Golden Sands Resort

From $136 per night

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A boutique resort style hotel providing one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartments Yorkeys Knob. Resort complex features include direct beach access, a large lagoon pool, garden restaurant and tennis court. The resort apartments are spacious and cool through their unique design, but use striking tropical decor. The rooms feature a full Kitchen, large fridge & freezer, microwave, hot plates, internal laundry, dining & lounge suite with sofa which folds out to a double bed for extra guests.

One of the few absolute beachfront resorts in Far North Queensland, Golden Sands Resort is a good accommodation choice for those with young childen who want to enjoy the beach and avoid the dangers of crossing the road.

The York Beachfront Apartments

From $140 per night

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The York Beachfront Apartments are a 4 star luxury Yorkeys Knob accommodation complex set directly on the beach. All holiday apartments are fully self-contained with fully equipped kitchens; microwave, full size stove & oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, rangehood & garbage disposal unit. All apartments have private balconies with stunning beach views over Yorkeys Knob.

Well suited to people travelling with children or those who like to keep their holiday costs down by cooking their own meals. Priced between $99 - $112 per night, The York Beachfront Apartments are very affordable! If you have any questions about this Yorkeys Knob accommodation property, please ask us. Luxury apartments priced this well are hard to find, and any traveller would be overjoyed with their accommodation choice to stay here.

Yorkeys Knob Resorts

Half Moon Bay Resort Yorkeys Knob

Half Moon Bay Resort

From $109 per night

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Resort style apartments on the northern beaches of Cairns and adjacent to Half Moon Bay Golf Club at Yorkeys Knob. A delightful, tranquil location on the Northern Beaches of Cairns, just 10 minutes north of Cairns International Airport. 19 fully self-contained one bedroom luxury apartments with full self catering facilities. All apartments are fully airconditioned with ceiling fans, and each apartment has its own private balcony.

If you love golf, then accommodation on course priced from $104 per night must be a great option. Half Moon Bay Resort also attracts abundant birdlife, and the gorgeous rainbow bee eater is especially common on the resort.

Yorkeys Knob Promotion Bureau

The Yorkeys Knob Promotion Bureau have an wide selection of information about Yorkeys Knob including beach information, a range of beachfront accommodation and resorts, restaurants, shopping information, yacht club and marina facilities on their website. It also has a lengthy extract on the history of Yorkeys Knob, and detailed information on the services available in the town. If you are planning on visiting Yorkeys Knob, the Yorkeys Knob Promotion Bureau website is well worth a look.

Yorkeys Knob Beach Holiday Rentals

Detailed information on a selection of Yorkeys Knob's best holiday accommodation with the ability to book your accommodation online. Yorkeys Knob Beach Holiday Rentals includes a range of luxury beachfront apartments as well as family-style 2- and 3-bedroom self-contained apartments for the perfect beach getaway.

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