4.2 out of 10


-16.9898603714443 145.508813609536
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Childcare
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Not Enough Entertainment For Children"

Mareeba is a tiny town that is too far away from Cairns and too far away from the other towns that are also living on the Tablelands. Lack of public transport always all week long, properties are too cheap there because the location sucks and the town itself is never growing into anything new or lack of change to make the town a good place to live. There isn't much schools to choose from because it's limited to choosing a school near town or far away from town, children are always bored so they complain about it all day and have to spend 45mins wasting fuel to find some entertainment down in Cairns. This town needs to grow more of resources and entertainment, because I do not recommend it for raising a family.
  • None
  • Lack of transport
  • Lack of entertainment
  • Lack of choices in schools. Parks need to be safe for families to keep children happy and entertained...I could go on.
  • Wet season can sometimes temporarily flood some areas
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A great country town close to Cairns"

Mareeba is a great mid sized town, not too small and not too big. Perfect place to raise a family without the fear of the kids getting bored. Plenty of shops, schools, a public swimming pool, gyms, pony club, turf club, sport clubs etc... Fantastic for the horse lovers, with plenty of horse and acreage properties within minutes from the heart of town and excellent Rodeo Grounds Facilities where many horse events and Mareeba's iconic annual Rodeo is held. Very friendly bubbly place to live and only 45 minutes to Cairns. Also many beautiful water holes and rainforrest hideaways close by, makes it easy to get out of town and enjoy all the Tablelands beauty has to offer, without having to drive very far. Climate is ideallic, Summer months bring the wet season rains yet the temperature is not as hot or humid as Cairns being situated at a higher alttitude. Winter brings fine sunny days and cool nights. Spring and Autum... heavenly!
  • Country lifestyle yet close to Cairns
  • Plently of locally grown fruit & veg all year round
  • Close to tourist spots
  • Wet season can sometimes temporarily flood some areas
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
daniellet4 The winter is quite warm here. Very weird.
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