Northern Beaches Leisure Trail

The Northern Beaches Leisure Trail is being designed and constructed in a staged approach to deliver on Council’s vision to connect Palm Cove to Cairns city.

Once complete, the shared path will provide a continuous walking and cycling link for locals and visitors alike.  It will offer a unique recreation and tourism experience that showcases the region’s beautiful beaches and island views, as well as providing an important active transport alternative to the car.

Foreshore paths

The concept design features a series of foreshore paths; two have already been constructed in Palm Cove and Clifton Beach South; with plans to start the construction of the next section at the Kewarra Beach foreshore in late June.

These areas are considered to be the focal point of the trail that will provide improved access and enhanced recreational opportunities.

Planning for the additional sections of foreshore paths at Clifton Beach North and Holloways Beach is currently being undertaken and is expected to be constructed in the 2018/19 financial year.


Our project team are consulting with the community and stakeholders to help identify the most viable alignment option.  We will continue to consult with stakeholders throughout various stages of the project to ensure we build a leisure trail that will prove to be an iconic drawcard for our beautiful region.

To provide feedback or find out more, please call 4044 3303 or email

The Northern Beaches Leisure Trail is a priority of the Cairns Cycling & Walking Strategy 2010–2030

It is supported by the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants program.

Last updated: 28 June 2018