Nearby Suburbs Freshwater Kanimbla Brinsmead Redlynch is an outer western suburb of Cairns that is growing rapidly.

Redlynch, Cairns Redlynch is an outer western suburb of Cairns and has recent grown rapidly. Redlynch stretches behind Freshwater and Bayview Heights, adjoining the Barron Gorge and Lamb Range. There is a large number of housing developments in Redlynch and is popular with first-home owners and families.

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The people
Redlynch has a population which includes many young families. There is also an older population due to the two retirement villages in the suburb and some older family homes.

General facilities
Redlynch has many community facilities and services, including local level recreation facilities. The Redlynch Community Sports Facility, Redlynch Commercial Hub, Redlynch Central Sports Stadium, and aquatic centre, Skate Park and an Equestrian Reserve are spread throughout the expansive area.  There are also multiple swimming areas like The Rocks, Oasis Swimming Hole and Crystal Cascades, as well as dog off-lead areas on Gamburra Drive, Harvey Road and at Goomboora Park. The closest library is in Stratford, and the nearest public pool is Tobruk Memorial Pool.

There are two medical centres in Redlynch, as well as a pathology, physiotherapist, dental and podiatrist clinics. The nearest hospitals are Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital about 19mins drive north-west.

Redlynch has a shopping centre with two supermarkets, post office, butchers shop, chemist, newsagent, hairdresser & beauty, cafes, takeaway shops, vet surgery, liquor shops, and tobacconists. There are various takeaway food outlets and other small convenience stores in the area. The closest major shopping centre is Smithfield Shopping and the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

There are two childcare centres in Redlynch: Redlynch Kindergarten and Busy Bees. There are also two childcare centres in nearby Brinsmead. 

The state school catchment Redlynch is Redlynch State College which provides junior, middle and senior education, as well as outside school hours care (OSHC). Two nearby private schools provide junior, middle and senior schooling. Both St Andrews Catholic College and Freshwater Christian College provide kindergarten, prep, primary and secondary education, and OSCH.

Public transport
Sunbus services this area and taxis are available.

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