Table of contents
- Living in Woree Cairns
- Woree Cairns Map
- Woree Cairns History
- Things to do in Woree Cairns
- Woree Cairns Sports
- Woree Cairns Restaurants
- Woree State Schools
- Woree Cairns Public Transport
- Woree Cairns FAQs
- Other South Cairns Suburbs
Living in Woree Cairns
Woree Cairns is a suburb in the South Cairns area. This suburb lies in the traditional lands of the Yidinji people, who call Cairns ‘Gimuy’.
Woree Cairns Map
Woree Cairns History
This suburb is located in one of Cairns earlier settled (or stolen) areas. Initially, arriving Europeans converted the area to sugarcane cultivation. However, today this land has overwhelmingly been taken up for residential use.
In the 1930s, apart from being used to grow sugarcane, the suburb was also home to the Cairns Motor Cycle Club and Speedway.
Things to do in Woree Cairns
The suburb is located within the Cairns Regional Council local government area. Indeed it is located in Division 3 and the local representative is Cr Cathy Zeiger. This area also falls within the federal electorate of Leichhardt. Read on for some of the many things you can do in this modern south Cairns suburb.
Woree Cairns Sports
The suburb has great sporting facilities. In addition to an Olympic length swimming pool, there are numerous sporting clubs. So these include Saints Hockey Club, Brothers Hockey Club and Leichhardt soccer, all located in Woree Cairns.
Cairns Woree Golf
Cairns Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course located on the east side of the highway. In addition, the driving range is open every day to the public. It is great for a bit of fun individually or as a group. Neat & tidy casual attire is requested.
Jeff Pezzutti Park
Jeff Pezzutti Park, located in Windara Street is home to a number of the sporting groups. Consequently, these include Saints Hockey Club and Leichhardt Soccer Club (juniors). There are also swings and a skate bowl in the park.
Calanna Park is another important council park in the area. It is home to Brothers Hockey Club and the park is also used by a junior soccer club.
Woree Cairns Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants in the suburb, most of which are located in the shopping complex at the end of Charlotte Close.
Woree State Schools
Woree in Cairns is well served by a quality public education system. It has both primary and secondary state schools separated by Rigg Street. Both Woree State School and the nearby Woree State High School have dedicated teachers providing exceptional outcomes for students.
In addition, Woree offers excellence in special education. Indeed Cairns State Special School in Windarra Street provides a comprehensive eduction. It offers a multidisciplinary approach. The school provides educational, vocational, medical and other support services that maximise educational outcomes for students.
The suburb is also the home of St. Gerard Majella Primary School and St. Mary’s Catholic College, both on Anderson Road. Both these schools are run by Catholic Education.
Woree Cairns Public Transport
The suburb is well serviced by the state funded bus service. Indeed there are numerous bus stops in the suburb.
Cycle and Pedestrian Access
The suburb is also very well services by ‘shared pathways’. Consequently, these pathways support cycle and pedestrian access. In addition these pathways get you to the Cairns Southern Access Cycleway. Indeed this cycleway provides safe off-road cycle access into Cairns CBD or south all the way to Gordonvale.
Woree Cairns FAQs
The pool is known officially as the Woree Sports and Aquatic Centre. Indeed it is located at 1 Pool Close in Woree.
The traditional owners of Woree are the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people.
The postcode for Woree in Cairns is 4868.