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Aeroglen is a suburb in the north of Cairns in tropical Far North Queensland. It has a population of around 500 people.
The suburb earns its name from its location directly adjacent to the Cairns Airport.
Aeroglen things to do
There is heaps to do in Aeroglen. You can enjoy a coffee and meal at the local cafe or visit one of the local parks. There are a number of walking trails allowing you to enjoy the environment and get some healthy exercise. It is a leafy suburb with a relaxed vibe, so enjoy!
Poco Cafe is a neighbourhood cafe located in a character filled shop in Aeroglen. It offers an all day breakfast, brunch and lunch menu with a Spanish twist, hence the name ‘Poco.’
All dishes are made on site (including cakes and pastry items), using local produce where possible. Think baked eggs with crispy serrano and chorizo, empanadas, a range of tortas, slow cooked shredded beef cheek nachos with pumpkin seed salsa, Portuguese tarts… Poco Cafe also has amazing coffee!
Aeroglen Touch Fields
There are many council parks in the area, the most well known of which is Touch Park. Touch Park is the spiritual home of touch football (rugby league) in the Cairns region. It is also home to the Cairns Pirates Touch Football Association.
In addition there is an ‘off-lead dog park’ at the south end of Touch Park. This is a great place to come and give your dog a run (just as long as it gets on with other pooches).
The Yellow Arrow
South of Touch Park is the Yellow Arrow walking track, which winds its way through Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, behind the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
The Yellow Arrow is a walking trail up Mount Whitfield. Indeed Mt Whitfield is a 300ha forested mountain range, home to rainforest, eucalyptus forests and grasslands.
Consequently, car parking and toilets have now been provided at the base of the trail (south of touch park) accessed from Aeroglen Drive.
This suburb is in Division 5 of the Cairns Regional Council local government area. Furthermore, it lies within the state electorate of Cairns and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.
The population is approximately 500 people.
The postcode is 4870.
There are no schools in this suburb.
Closest Schools to Aeroglen
Lastly, there are no schools in the suburb. Indeed, the closest state primary schools are Edge Hill State School and Freshwater State School. Furthermore, the closest secondary school is Cairns State High School in Cairns North.
Aeroglen was named because of the proximity of the aerodrome, which was purchased by the Australian Government in 1937. The area was previously known as Quarry due to the quarry located there.