Hunchy, Queensland

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Hunchy
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Hunchy is located in Queensland
Hunchy
Hunchy
Coordinates 26°40′S 152°56′E / 26.667°S 152.933°E / -26.667; 152.933Coordinates: 26°40′S 152°56′E / 26.667°S 152.933°E / -26.667; 152.933
Population 524 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4555
Location 106 km (66 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast
Suburbs around Hunchy:
Flaxton West Woombye Woombye
Montville Hunchy Palmwoods
Maleny Landers Shoot Eudlo

Hunchy is a suburb in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Situated in the foothills of the Blackall Range, Hunchy was first called Hunchback.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 524.[1]

There is farming within the area with crops such as pineapples, lychees, macadamias, mangoes, bananas,[3] citrus, avocados and a small quantity of coffee beans grown. Some of the older settlers trialled Shiraz grapes in the region but it did not rate in James Halliday's Wine Companions. Livestock include cattle, alpacas and honey-bees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hunchy (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Eudlo, Hunchy, Dulong. Sunshine Coast Council. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ Palmwoods. Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 13 October 2014.