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Brinsmead: Your Ultimate Guide to this Suburb

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Brinsmead Guide

Welcome to Brinsmead – discover the hidden charms of this unique suburb set against a tropical backdrop of rainforest and mountain ranges!

Follow this guide to unlock the beauty of Brinsmead and make a lasting impression. From its picturesque parks to its countless activities available right in your backyard including camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, and more – there’s something here for everyone. Come explore life in the suburb of Brinsmead and never look back!

Set within a stunning backdrop of tropical rainforest and mountain ranges, the small suburb is a unique place to explore. From its vibrant community life to its many hidden gems, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Brinsmead Community Centre
Community Centre

Brinsmead Map

Brinsmead to Cairns

It is just 9.4 km to Cairns if you go via the Cairns Western Arterial Rd (past Raintrees) and use Gatton Street to get into the city.

Brinsmead Shops

There are two small shopping precincts in the suburb. The most noticeable is at 105-115 Brinsmead Road.

Brinsmead shops
Brinsmead Shops

Get Acquainted with Nature

The nearby rainforests and mountain ranges are breathtakingly beautiful and provide the opportunity to explore some of nature’s finest offerings, such as towering peaks, trickling creeks and lush greenery. Lace up your hiking boots for a relaxing adventure through some of the area’s most brilliant terrains.

Local Parks

Two local parks popular with nature lovers are Goomboora Park and Glenoma Park. With a proximity to some of the area’s most stunning locales, you’ll be able to experience nature and leisure activities all in one place.

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or looking to dip your toes in for the first time, these parks are a perfect way to enjoy life in Brinsmead without ever having to leave!


What is the council for Freshwater?

The local government authority for the suburb is Cairns Regional Council. It is part of Division 6.

Brinsmead History

The suburb is located in the traditional lands of the Yidinji people.

This gap was named after Horace George Brinsmead, a sugar farm owner from Freshwater who ran guided tours of the Barron Falls, making him one of the first tourism operators in the region.

The suburb was formally named in 1975 after the Brinsmead Gap in the Mount Whitfield hills. This is a geographical feature between the hills of the Whitfield Range (which lies west of the intersection of Hillview Crescent and Fogarty Street).

The Cairns Christian College was established at Brinsmead in 1983 and the census population in 2006 was 5022.

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