Proudly sitting as Australia’s leading university for the tropics, James Cook University (JCU) has an exceptional global reputation for research and education. With impressive world-class facilities, a dedicated academic staff and career-focused courses, you’ll be privy to a range of learning opportunities.
Surrounded by superb natural wonders, JCU is the perfect place to combine study with adventure across a variety of campuses in Townsville and Cairns.
Travel Times and Transport Options
Forget being stuck in traffic or spending all your money on public transport; UniLodge JCU Halls of Residence is located on campus, so you’ll always be on time for lectures and tutorials. You’ll have more time to sleep in, plus it’s easy to duck back to your apartment to grab a textbook or have lunch.
There’s always something exciting happening at uni. Living on campus means you can truly experience the uni life and never miss out on an event or activity.
On days you don’t have class, you’ll want to see as much of Cairns or Townsville as possible. Getting around Tropical North Queensland is surprisingly easy as everything in the city is fairly close together. Plan your trips ahead of time with Translink journey planner to make exploring the city even easier.
Flaunting a relaxed, tropical lifestyle with friendly locals and gorgeous scenery, North Queensland is the true Australian experience. Offering something up for everyone, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained between uni breaks. Take a ride on the Cairns Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a scenic gondola ride over 7.5km of rainforest.
Get up close with phenomenal insects at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, where over 2000 butterflies live in a rainforest-like aviary. And of course, no trip is complete without seeing the Great Barrier Reef in person. There are endless options for how to experience the reef, whether it’s snorkelling, scuba diving, or sitting above the water in a glass-bottomed boat.
Even if you’re coming to JCU from the other side of the world, you’ll feel right at home at UniLodge. Choose between living in a studio or 6-bedroom multi-share apartment – both are equipped with all the necessary comforts to make them home for as long as you need.
Contact UniLodge today to enquire further about our JCU accommodation.