Cape York Girl Academy is located at Wangetti Beach, halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas. It is a peaceful bush setting with miles of space for children to play, and a short walk to the beach.

A home away from home

Mums and babies have their own room; close to open-plan family areas, kitchen facilities and lounges.

Health facilities

Nursing facilities are provided by registered Indigenous health workers day and night in the Academy’s Health Centre. Cairns Based Hospital is also within close proximity of the Academy.


Facilities include:

  • Purpose-built boarding facilities for mothers and babies
  • Early Learning Centre
  • Health Centre
  • Family rooms for sisters, aunties and grandmothers
  • Lounge areas, recreation and games room
  • Catering kitchen
  • Computer rooms
  • Library
  • Basketball court
  • Swimming pool


“It’s in a good spot, it has lots of open space, kids love space, young ones love to run. You can take your kids down to the beach-side for a walk or fishing.”
– Young Cape York mum
“The facilities are amazing, mothers and babies will have their own room. It’s away from everything, you are able to concentrate here.”
– Shaneen Cannon