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Whitfield: Your Ultimate Guide!

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Looking to find out more about Whitfield in Cairns? Get all the information you need in this comprehensive guide. Learn about this suburb at the base of Mt Whitfield, its attractions, activities, transportation, and more!

Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, local attractions, or cultural activities, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Explore what the suburb has to offer and find helpful tips for getting around!

Whitfield Cairns

The suburb includes Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. This means it borders with the suburbs of Edge Hill and Manoora to the east and the suburb of Kanimbla to the west.

The suburb offers travellers plenty of options for getting around town. The most popular option is by car, as well as public transportation such as buses and taxis.

Those looking for an eco-friendly way to get around the suburb can take advantage of the extensive bike route system on a bike or electric scooter. Additionally, those wanting to explore further afield may want to consider booking a rental car.

Whitfield State School

The only school in the suburb is Whitfield State School. The school is one of the larger schools in the Cairns area. The school is on a large site with ovals, beautiful gardens and a tropical rainforest plot.

There are no secondary schools in this suburb. The nearest state secondary schools is Trinity Bay State High School in Manunda.

Whitfield School
Whitfield School

With a population of approximately 5000 people, this suburb has an older than average population. There are a lower proportion of children (under 18) and a higher proportion of persons aged 60 or older than Cairns.

Things to do

There is a lot to do in Whitfield, including nature walks, parks, a cafe and restaurants.

Whitfield Cafe

There are two sets of shops in the suburb. The most well known are on McManus Street.

The McManus Street shops include The Nest Cafe as well a real estate broker, a disability service provider and a hairdresser.

Whitfield shops
McManus Street Shops

Whitfield Restaurants

The Woodward Street shops, located at the five-way round-a-bout include a restaurant and two other retail outlets.

In the evening, the Woodward St. Bakery is also now home to Cairns’s newest and only lasagne restaurant, The Lasagna King.

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Woodward Street Shops

Whitfield Kindy

Whitfield Kindy, also known as Whitfield Community Kindergarten, is an early childhood education centre located in the suburb of Whitfield in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. This kindergarten is known for its nurturing environment, experienced staff, and strong community involvement.

This Kindy offers a warm, engaging, and educational environment for young children. With its focus on play-based learning, experienced staff, and strong community ties, it provides an excellent foundation for children’s early education. Families in the area looking for quality early childhood education will find Whitfield Kindy to be a supportive and enriching choice for their children.

Whitfield Accommodation

There are a number of accomodation options in Whitfield, including rentals and share houses. The suburb also has a thriving real estate market with many houses and apartments for sale.

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