Things To See And Do
Yorkeys Knob is central to all major attractions including Kuranda, Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Mossman, and the Tablelands.
We are just 45 minute south of Port Douglas, while an approx 3 hour drive will take you north to Cape Tribulation (crossing the famous Daintree river where you can spot crocodiles out in the wild) or south to Paronella Park (a Spanish Castle and gardens built at the turn of the century) via the townships of Gordonvale and Innisfail.
Within 1.5 hour west and southwest is the scenery of the beautiful waterfall circuit on the Cairns Highlands, the Tablelands towns of Atherton and Mareeba, and the waterfalls and gorges of the Palmerston Valley including Josephine Falls and The Boulders.
The other Northern Beaches centres of Palm Cove and Trinity Beach are just minutes away, while Skyrail and Tjapukai are a few 100 metres north of the Yorkeys Knob roundabout on the Captain Cook Highway north.
For those going out onto the reef, the Reef Fleet Terminal and the Cairns City centre are a 15-20 minute drive.
Once you arrive at Half Moon Bay Resort (Holiday Apartments) we can give you a map of the region and go through it with you in detail to point out all of the tourist spots and attractions that you are able to drive yourself to at you own pace during your stay with us. We have available at our Tour desk discount vouchers for a variety of tours including distillery, coffee works and crocodile farms. Otherwise we can arrange the tours for you, where the tour operator will pick you up at our front gate in the morning and drop you off at the end of the day.
Our tour desk at reception has many brochures for you to peruse at your leisure. We have over 250 tours available to you so there is no need for you to prebook your tours before arrival. Upon your arrival we will go through the tour brochures with you and find out your wants and needs and to select the most appropriate tour for you.
We also get a daily weather and reef report, so if you intend going out to the Great Barrier Reef we can make sure that you get the best day possible during your stay. All of this costs you no extra as it is a free service that we offer and we can direct you towards the best operators and give you the benefit of our knowledge.
Our tour desk can also organise car rental. We deal with all major companies as well as 3 or 4 local rental car companies. Please contact us to discuss your rental car requirements and we will work on getting you the best deal of the day. There are certain advantages with dealing with the local rental car companies for instance the insurance excess is substantially less than the larger companies and they don't charge you airport taxes. Our local companies also offer at no extra charge baby seats, booster seats for your children's safety.
Within easy walking distance is Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Yorkeys Knob Boat Club / Restaurant, Yorkeys Knob Shopping Centre which contains Take Away, Restaurants and Bars, an IGA Supermarket, Bottle Shop, Bakery, Hairdressers and Beauticians.