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Edge Hill is a suburb in Cairns in Far North Queensland. Indeed just four kilometres north west of the Cairns CBD, it is a well known residential area bordering on the Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.
The suburb contains cafes, restaurants a number of assorted shops, as well as the Cairns Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes.
Edge Hill Cairns Map
Edge Hill State School
Current enrolment is 1060 students and the Edge Hill State School is close to its capacity. Generally students are drawn from the suburbs of Edge Hill, Cairns North and Manoora.
Cairns Botanic Gardens
The Cairns Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise, renowned as one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. Explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture.
Centenary Lakes, located in Edge Hill is a tranquil oasis for visitors to enjoy. In addition, it contains consists of a number of interconnected artificial lakes with a combined surface area of seven hectares. It also offers facilities including barbecues, playgrounds, picnic areas and walking trails set within peaceful parklands and gardens for all to enjoy.
Soak up the natural beauty of Cairns’ Centenary Lakes, a tranquil oasis located in the heart of the tropics. Enjoy walking the paths which traverse the recreational parkland and the lowland swamp forests.
Edge Hill Cairns History
Edge Hill was one of the earliest townships to be established outside the city after settlement in 1876. The area was used for primary industry, including a Chinese market garden and over time the population grew.
By the 1930’s sufficient families lived in Edge Hill to warrant the building of a school. Later, in 1940 Edge Hill State School opened with 31 pupils, a single teacher and one classroom. The original school building still stands today as a reminder of the school’s rich past.
In 1973 the suburb of Whitfield was formally named, consuming the western part of the existing suburb of Edge Hill.
Edge Hill Restaurants
Collins Avenue has developed a bit of a reputation for fine dining. There are a number of restaurants between the roundabout and the botanic Gardens. Some of them include spicey bite, noa’s, osmosis and the Haruka Japanese Restaurant.
Edge Hill Cairns Crime
Edge Hill is a low crime suburb. The main traffic areas are busy and well ‘activated’, which reduces crime. Many long term residents and neighbours who know each other also leads to less crime in this suburb.