Newell (+Rocky Point) Suburb Snapshot

Tucked away between glamorous Port Douglas and the vast wilderness of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park is the sleepy beachside community of Newell Beach.

Newell Beach is only one and a half hour’s drive north of the Cairns International Airport and just 10 minutes from Port Douglas.

The adjacent locality of Rocky Point is located south of Newell Beach and has 129 inhabitants (2016 census) with a surface of 20.2 km2 (7.8 sq mi). The Coral Sea forms the eastern boundary, and Saltwater Creek the southern.

LGA & Postcode:
Shire of Douglas, 4873

15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)

Population (census 2016):

Living in Newell Beach:
Newell Beach's iconic palm tree-lined shore is loved by visitors and locals alike. spread along the coastline with most houses only two streets from the beach, Newell is indeed a hidden gem, a very popular holiday spot enjoyed by many.

Approximately 20 minutes north of Port Douglas, this peaceful beachside suburb oozes old world charm

The town boasts spectacular views to Port Douglas in the south and the lighthouse on Low Isles to the east.

The two and a half kilometre beach is clean and pristine and is bordered to the north and south by estuaries. Not far to the west you’ll discover the crystal clear rock pools of Mossman Gorge National Park, picturesque Daintree Village, and the ancient world of the Daintree Rainforest.

Fishermen are well catered for with boat ramps at the northern end of the beach and at Saltwater Creek..

Newell Beach has a convenience store and for groceries, banks, post offices, hairdressers and for anything else, the sugar town of Mossman is just minutes up the road.

It offers many different property options from beach shacks to standard housing and high end properties (beachfront) for a lower price compared to Port Douglas.

Real estate market statistics:
The median sold prices over the last year (January 2022 - January 2023) is $598,000 for houses in Newell Beach. Based on one year of sales, Newell Beach has seen a compound growth rate of 30,6% for houses.

(Information retrieved from

The predominant age group in Newell is 50-59 years. Households in Newell are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $1400 - $1799 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, people in Newell work in a trades occupation. In 2011, 66.9% of the homes in Newell were owner-occupied compared with 69% in 2016.

(Information retrieved from CoreLogic, a leading property data provider)