Peregian Beach, Queensland
|• Density||768/km2 (1,988/sq mi)|
|Area||3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) S of Noosa Heads|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
Peregian Beach is a small seaside town on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, at the southernmost point of the Noosa region. "Peregian" is an Aboriginal word for emu. The population is about 2200 and is a popular surfing location. The Wahoo Seafood Cafe in Peregian Beach is locally famous for its deep-fried Mars Bar. Peregian Originals is a popular community event held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the park behind the Surf Club showcasing original live music.
There is a village style shopping precinct and a Surf Club, Bowls Club, and recently built Hotel. The local skate park is popular amongst skaters in the region, but can be prone to short periods of flash flooding in the wet season.
The town of Peregian has recently been given an upgrade, with a new shopping precinct including several new restaurants, a medical centre, and assorted shops. Several other shops have recently been renovated.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peregian Beach (Noosa Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2008.
- Noosa Shire Historical Cultural Heritage - Marcus & Peregian Beach, July 2002 19 December 2006
- South East Queensland - Place Names 19 December 2006
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