Suburb Profiles

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Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach is one of the Cairns northern beaches. It is a local residential community with some small commercial development that services the needs of local people. Holloways Beach is about 18mins drive north of Cairns CBD.

The People
The population of Holloways Beach consists of families who choose the suburb for lifestyle reasons. The beachfront properties are very highly prized and priced, with other sections of the suburb tending towards lower-income accommodation. There are a few holiday options for visitors. 

General facilities
Holloways Beach has a beach-side restaurant and cafe, a boating club, an SES hall and a community hall, located at Sydney Granville Park. There is a stinger net enclosure on the beach. Sydney Granville Park provides a sports field; the Wistaria Sports Reserve has a clubhouse and sports grounds; and the Poinsettia Street Reserve has an environmental school. The closest library is at Stratford, about 10mins drive south. The nearest swimming pool is Tobruk Memorial Swimming Pool in Cairns North, about 15mins drive south. The Smithfield swimming pool is about 15mins drive north.

There are no medical facilities in Holloways Beach. The closest GP is in the suburb of Stratford, about 5mins drive south. The nearest hospitals are Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital, about 15mins drive south. 

There is a convenience store and small specialty stores at Holloways Beach. The nearest supermarket and shopping centre is at Cairns Central, about 15mins drive south. There is also a butcher, a deli and a newsagent at Stratford, about 10mins drive south. 

There is a kindergarten and preschool at Holloways Beach; with other child care options available at adjacent suburbs of Machans Beach and Yorkeys Knob, about 10mins drive way.

There is no school at Holloways Beach. The closest schools are a state primary school at Machans Beach or Yorkeys Knob, about 10mins drive away. Other schools in adjacent suburbs include Caravonica, Freshwater and Smithfield for high school.

Public Transport
Sunbus provides a public transport service in the area and taxis are available.

Source:, Pricefinder & our own in house research
Last updated 21.06.2017