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Parramatta Park

Nearby Suburbs
Cairns City
Cairns North
Westcourt


Parramatta Park is an inner suburb of Cairns City. It has a mixed population of ages and cultures. It is also mixed in terms of the range of housing types available. There are a range of commercial and recreational lands uses and activities in Parramatta Park. Parramatta Park is about 5mins drive from Cairns CBD.


The People
The population of Parramatta Park changes over time, as many people residing in the area are international students and workers. There are a number of newly built apartment complexes alongside some beautifully renovated Queenslander-style homes and buildings. There is also some lower-income housing. The community is quite multicultural.


General facilities
There are metropolitan level sport and recreational facilities like Barlow Park Sportsfield, Little Barlow Park, and the Cairns Showground in Parramatta Park. The nearest library is the Cairns City Library, about 5mins drive away; the nearest swimming pool is the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and the Tobruk Memorial Pool, also about 5mins drive east. Parramatta Park is also close to all Cairns city facilities including Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns Convention Centre, bars, restaurants, clubs and art galleries.


Medical
There are a number of medical services in the nearby suburbs of Cairns city and Cairns North, only 5mins drive away. The nearest hospitals are Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital both about 5mins drive east. The full complement of Cairns city medical, dental and pathology services are about 5mins drive away.

Shopping
Parramatta Park has a number of convenience stores and is only 5mins drive from Cairns Central Shopping Centre with two supermarkets, Myer, Target and lots of specialty stores. The Cairns CBD shopping precinct of Grafton Street with Rusty’s Farmers Market is also only 5mins drive away.


Childcare
There are a number of child care centres within 5mins drive of Parramatta Park including a number on Mulgrave Road. Other options can be found in the adjacent suburb of Manunda.


Schools
Parramatta Park has a state primary school, a Catholic primary school and St Augustine’s College, an all-boys Catholic boarding high school. St Monica’s all-girls Catholic school is nearby in Cairns city, about 5mins drive east. Trinity Bay State High School is in the adjacent suburb of Manunda, about 5mins drive west.


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


Source: cairns.com.au, Pricefinder & our own in house research
Last updated 22.06.2017