The Cairns Adventist College is situated just over 2km from the town centre of Gordonvale. Gordonvale is situated on the southern side of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland. Gordonvale, a sugar milling town, with a lovely town park and the buildings in the main street have a quiet historic charm.
Gordonvale was established on Yidinji tribal land, and initially was called Mulgrave and then Nelson. The name Gordonvale was settled on as a tribute to John Gordon, a pioneer in the district who was a butcher, dairyman and grazier and early director of Mulgrave Central Sugar Mill.
Only 30 minutes to the CBD of Cairns, Gordonvale is a community that is built on county values. A place where you will find old-fashioned service with a smile, where the shop keepers know your name, a town you can buy gifts from the florist, gift-wrapped for free, where the Post Office delivers your mail even if the address is incomplete. In today’s world of people leading more demanding lifestyles, it is a place to relax and soak up the country charm.