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

Three have been constructed in Palm Cove, Clifton Beach South and Kewarra Beach. The additional sections of foreshore paths at Clifton Beach North and Holloways Beach are in the planning stages, with construction expected 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 appropriate 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 request to be added to our project update subscription list, 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: 13 August 2018