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Escape, relax and unwind at one of Queensland's best kept secrets - Yorkeys Knob

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18 nights, 8 ports
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  • Discovery Princess
  • Asia, Australia
  • 18/11/2025 - 06/12/2025
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Yorkeys Knob Cruises

Yorkeys Knob is a suburb, located on the northern coast of Cairns, Queensland. The suburb is famous for its stunning beach that lies right in between Cairns and Palm Cove.

Small and secluded Yorkeys Knob is the perfect place to escape the tourist crowds that fill Cairns at high season. The local infrastructure is well developed, so you will not want for anything:

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Parks

The Best Time to Cruise to Yorkeys Knob

The high season in Yorkeys Knob and the Cairns area in general is winter, so June to August. The region is swamped with tourists, meaning the prices are higher and even the usually tranquil beach of Yorkeys Knob is full.

We recommend you book your cruise holiday for the months of March to May, there are several reasons for that:

  • Warm weather and comfortable temperatures – the highs range from 27℃ to 31℃
  • Prices are not as high as in winter
  • Although rain is common in March until mid-April (7 to 14 days a month), it becomes dry towards the end of April

Things to Do in Yorkeys Knob

Being a beach area, Yorkeys Knob has heaps of outdoor activities on offer. Whether you are an active traveller or a beach bum, we’ve got you covered with our top picks:

  • Yorkeys Knob Beach is the ideal place to relax and unwind, whether you prefer to sunbathe, go for walks in the sand or cool off in the water. There are public BBQ picnic areas and playgrounds available for families. Cafes and restaurants are just a short walk away, along the Sims Esplanade.
  • Kite Surfing is fantastic in Yorkeys Knob, so much so, that many enthusiasts come from all over the world to open their kite surfing schools here.
  • – Go fishing at the Half Moon Bay Marina and you can catch a mangrove jack, flathead, trevally or a barramundi – great fun for the whole family or a group of friends. Hire one of the boats and you can spend a day fishing in the open sea.
  • – Keen bird watchers will love Yorkeys Knob. Masked lapwings, bush stone-curlews, kingfishers, rainbow lorikeets and sea eagles are very easy to spot here.
  • Yorkeys Knob Boat Club is a beautiful place to spend the evening, viewing the yachts, enjoying delicious dinner and listening to live music.

Top Cruise Lines

You will find Yorkeys Knob on heaps of local itineraries that are operated by great cruise lines, check some of these popular ones out: