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Yorkeys Knob Visitor - Cruise Ship Shore Tours

Yorkeys Knob is one of the popular ports of call for cruise ships that ply the waters of the Great Barrier Reef where passengers alight to enjoy Cairns shore tours and excursions.

Passengers disembark the cruise ship and enjoy the local shore tours and attractions such as tours to Kuranda, helicopter scenic flights and half day tours to the Great Barrier Reef or a full day on Green Island dependant on the cruise ships schedule. 

As the cruise ship arrivals and departures vary, The Tours Specialists team in Cairns plan bespoke shore excursions and tours for the cruise ship passengers to ensure they are able to disembark and embark according to the cruise ship schedule.

Are You  A Cruise Ship Passenger?

Should you be a cruise ship passenger, please contact our office and we will personally plan your shore excursions and tours for you and your fellow passengers to ensure you can see the highlights of Cairns in the time your Great Barrier Reef cruise ship is in port at Yorkey's Knob. 

All bookings are on line with live availablity and we have an encrypted payment system with Stripe to ensure your bookings are secure and you have peace of mind.   

The Yorkeys Knob cruise ship port is a quick 10 minutes drive north of the Cairns International Airport along the Captain Cook Highway and this quaint Cairns Beaches destination has everything to offer holiday makers safe swimming beaches (patrolled during the school holidays), restaurants, convenience stores, holiday accommodation, yacht club and marina with boardwalk restaurant and a golf club that overlooks the ocean.

For your next holiday take a peek at the accommodation we have on offer at Yorkeys Knob along with all of the local tours and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Swim, wind-surf, snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef, or visit the World Heritage Daintree Rainforests and Cairns City — do it all while you are staying in Yorkeys Knob

Getting to Yorkeys Knob from Cairns

Travelling north from Cairns city, or Cairns Airport, continue across the Barron River bridge and through the Machans Beach and Holloways Beach roundabouts past the Cairns Go-Cart Track and just past golf driving range you come to the signposted Yorkeys Knob roundabout a few hundred metres south of Skyrail and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Turn right at the roundabout and continue for about 5kms.

Yorkeys Knob Accommodation Options

Accommodation in Yorkeys Knob is affordable and comfortable, with holiday apartments, bed & breakfast establishments and beach condos in abundant supply.

A wonderful place to take your family, Yorkeys Knob accommodation is mainly self-contained apartment style; it is a small community with not too much traffic.

For those who wish to stay and experience the delights of Yorkeys Knob, a variety of high quality accommodation is available to suit all budgets.

Dining in Yorkeys Knob

Nestled in the cove of Half Moon Bay is the Yorkeys Knob Boating Club serving bistro meals in an open air setting with expansive views of the marina and the ocean from the covered balcony, and a courtesy bus is available.

The Half Moon Bay Marina offers 200 sheltered berths for vessels to 30 metres.

Choose from one of the restaurants and experience al fresco dining in the tropics, or relax at home and dial up fish & chips from Yorkeys Knob  Takeaway or a pizza from Krokodillos.

All tastes are catered for at this Cairns beach paradise.

Other Yorkeys Knob Information

The picturesque Half Moon Bay Golf Club overlooks the Boating Club and Marina providing magnificent views across the Coral Sea.

Sustaining a myriad of birdlife, the course features undulating fairways and beautiful greens that will test any level of golfer. The fully licensed Club House features bar, meals, snacks, and showers.

The well stocked Pro Shop is open daily for all your golf needs, and lessons with the PGA Golf Pro are available.

Half Moon Bay Golf Club is membership based with public access. Visitors are most welcome.

Yorkey's Knob Cruise Ship Port Tours and Excursions

Luxury cruise ships from the P&O line call into the Yorkey's Knob port several times a year and the passengers disembark to enjoy some of the local tours and attractions of the region.

As the timing of the cruise ship docking varies The Tour Specialists plan for bespoke tours to be timed to co-ordinate with these cruise ship arrivals and departures.

Contact our Tour Specialists team to plan your shore tours and attractions for yourself and other cruise ship passengers.