At Discovery Rise all your needs will be catered for. You will be part of a knowledge precint with unique access to first-class university facilities, as well as having all of your everyday needs at your doorstep.Facilities include:

Town Centre

  • Medical Centre
  • Childcare facilities
  • Fresh Food Store
  • Newsagent
  • Cafes
  • Post Office
  • Travel Agent
  • Hairdresser

Indoor and Outdoor Sports Facilities

  • Sports fields - AFL oval/Cricket oval/Basketball courts
  • Sports and Recreation centre
  • Swimming pool


One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Our unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.

Open Space and Parkland

A comprehensive and integrated network of recreational facilities and public open space. Meeting the recreation and leisure demands of urban living, and supporting campus lifestyle.