BEACHES SOUTH OF CAIRNS
If you want to escape the crowds but still enjoy absolutely beautiful beaches, then you have to head down. Bramston Beach and Russell Heads offer white sandy beaches and a tropical atmosphere but in a much more relax way. And you can still visit all the different places and attractions that Tropical North Queensland offer but without the hustle and bustle of other destinations.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT BRAMSTON BEACH AND RUSSELL HEADS. TO GO BACK TO CAIRNS OR TO THE NORTHERN BEACHES, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS ON THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN.

BRAMSTON BEACH

We've included Bramston Beach on this page, even though it is some distance from Cairns (about 80km) because it is the first accessible beach south of the city, and we believe it offers something different. Bramston Beach is a quiet beachside haven just ten minutes from the Bruce Highway through canefields, banana plantations and rainforest. It seems to have been all but forgotten in the rush to develop the beautiful coastline flanking the Great Barrier Reef. Bramston provides the ideal location for family getaways, and is also popular with older travellers wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle of Cairns.

Beautiful Bramston Beach, in Tropical North Queensland. Bramston Beach community is somewhat of a 'retirement village' with a much older population, who are predominantly Anglo-Australian 'empty nesters'. It's a fairly self sufficient community, with a focus on beachside lifestyle. There is a picnic area and a caravan park and campground. Bramston has little in the way of community infrastructure, including no public transport service in the area, but the unspoilt beach stretches for kilometres and you can swim all year round because of the stinger net. There is also a lifeguard on duty during holiday periods.

The area around Bramston is a nature lovers paradise, the ideal haven for fishing, boating, swimming and relaxing. Local wildlife includes Cassowaries, wallabies and many tropical birds. Bramston Beach is the perfect seaside destination to base yourself for visiting Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland's highest mountain, the Babinda Boulders, Paronella Park, Josephine Falls and Eunbenangee Swamp National Park.

ACCOMMODATION - BRAMSTON BEACH

BRAMSTON SEASIDE HAVEN
1 Dawson Street, Bramston Beach
Phone (07) 4067 4139
Bramston Seaside Haven offers motel accommodation with ocean and island views, kilometres of pristine beach and tropical gardens. There are semi self-contained units with barbecue facilities, air conditioning, ensuite, TV, direct dial phones, queen beds. Breakfast to units if required.

BRAMSTON BEACH PLANTATION CARAVAN PARK
Evans Road, Bramston Beach
Phone (07) 4067 4133
Bramston Beach Plantation Caravan Park has absolute beachfront camping and campervan parking sites... it's the perfect place to stay on your driving holiday. Whether you have a large RV or motorhome, a caravan or tent, you will find a quiet private space amongst the many parking areas and tent sites.

DINING - BRAMSTON BEACH

BRAMSTON SEASIDE HAVEN
1 Dawson Street, Bramston Beach
Phone (07) 4067 4139
Bramston Seaside Haven offers a licensed restaurant and bar onsite.

RUSSELL HEADS


NOTE: RUSSELL HEADS IS NOT ACCESSIBLE BY ROAD. ACCESS IS BY BOAT, HELICOPTER OR SEAPLANE.

Russell Heads is a sleepy little fishing village located 45 kilometres south of Cairns. You will find a beautiful deserted beach surrounded by the Rainforest, mountains and rivers, with access to the Great Barrier Reef. But no restaurants, souvenir shops or crowds. Only nature and animals at their best.

ACCOMMODATION - RUSSELL HEADS

SUNRISE BEACH LODGE
Russell Heads, Cairns
Phone (07) 4067 5022 / (07) 4067 5033
Mobile 04 2872 2725
Sunrise Beach Lodge is a modern air-conditioned, fully screened holiday home with magnificent views. and some of the most spectacular sunrises that you will ever see. The quiet surroundings attract many of the local wildlife.

GETTING TO BRAMSTON BEACH

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Cairns Unlimited offers you the best deals on car rentals.There is no public transport that will take you to Bramston Beach, so we strongly recommend that you rent your own car to have the freedom to explore the nearby communities of Innisfail and Babinda as well as some interesting attractions such as Paronella Park. Please visit our CAR HIRE page, where we will offer you the best deal available on a rental car or campervan in the whole city of Cairns and surrounds. Could you ask for more?
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One of most popular attractions in Cairns is the Great Barrier Reef.

Relaxing in Tropical North Queensland. Sunrise in Trinity Beach, north of Cairns.
The Coral Sea, in Tropical North Queensland.


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