Ella Goddard-Profiling our Cairns Athletes

  Easily one of the best swimmers to come out of Far North Queensland in a long time, Ella’s list of achievements is impressive. She has demonstrated State and National success in distance swimming, and solidified her dominance in the endurance events with State medals in the IM, Freestyle and distance Butterfly. She has also…

Jacinta Kome-Profiling Cairns Athletes

Watch this super athlete FLY! She might be only 12 years old, but she’s swimming out of her skin at the moment, earning herself a Bronze medal  in the Short Course Queensland Championships 400m IM! Jacinta Kome, has only recently increased her commitment to swimming, and she is getting better and better and better… Club:…

Sam Tress-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  Name: Sam Tress Age: 16 Sport: Swimming Story: Training with Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club at Woree Sports and Aquatic Centre, Sam is a Multi-FNQ Swimming Record Holder and Queensland State Championship Medalist. He is also a Michael Phelps MP- emerging athlete. He competed at this years Australian Age Championships and is currently training for…

Flynn Martin-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  NAME: Flynn Martin AGE: 15 Years SPORT: Swimming CLUB: TAS Swimming COACH: Duncan Todd ACHIEVEMENTS: Flynn, as Runner-up QLD champion in the 100 and 200m Breaststroke short course State Championships, and a Bronze medalist in the 400m Individual medley 2017,  will be competing in the Long Course Qld State Champs in Brisbane in December,…


There are plenty of these guys around nesting in Cairns at the moment. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a protective parent?

Backyard birdie

    What a lovely little critter. Does anyone know the name of this little buddy?    

The New Esplanade at Machans Beach

    Have you checked out the new Esplanade at Machans? A great place to walk the dog, or take a jog. Access to the beach is via the steps, as a rock wall has been established to protect the shoreline.