Horseshoe Bay, Queensland

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Horseshoe Bay
Queensland
Horseshoe Bay Stevage.jpg
Horseshoe Bay, seen from the top of the Forts Walk
Horseshoe Bay is located in Queensland
Horseshoe Bay
Horseshoe Bay
Coordinates 19°08′S 146°51′E / 19.133°S 146.850°E / -19.133; 146.850Coordinates: 19°08′S 146°51′E / 19.133°S 146.850°E / -19.133; 146.850
Population 484 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4819
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Horseshoe Bay:
West Point Coral Sea Coral Sea
West Point Horseshoe Bay Florence Bay
West Point Arcadia Arcadia

Horseshoe Bay is a village on Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia. It is considered the tourist strip of the island. From September 2006, Horseshoe Bay was undergoing a string of housing development behind the existing residential area to the southern part of the bay. It is also a major accommodation and recreation centre of Magnetic Island. At the 2006 census, Horseshoe Bay had a population of 484.[1]

Julian Assange resided here for a short while during his youth.

History[edit]

Horseshoe Bay Post Office opened by 1935 and closed in 1982.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Horseshoe Bay (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.