Smithfield is a suburb about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi)
to the north of Cairns City, Queensland, Australia.
At the 2011 Australian Census the
suburb recorded a population of 3,707. The
Captain Cook Highway passes through Smithfield.
Smithfield was first established in 1876, and was a
rival for dominance of the area to Cairns at that
time. However, after a devastating flooding
of the Barron River on which the settlement was
situated during a cyclone, the original site was
Smithfield is now a suburb of Cairns, and is the
business and trade centre of the Cairns 'Northern
Beaches'. In the suburb's south is the lower
station of the Kuranda Scenic Railway.