Point Lookout, Queensland
Eastern wall of the North Gorge, as seen from the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout
|Population||678 (2011 census)|
Point Lookout is a headland and small coastal village located on the eastern coast of North Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland, Australia. To the north lies Cape Moreton and to the south the next major headland is Point Danger on the New South Wales/Queensland border. The other towns on the island are Dunwich and Amity Point. The point was first sighted by James Cook in 1770. Point Lookout is an excellent fishing spot, as is Jumpinpin Channel on the south of the island. At the 2006 census, Point Lookout had a population of 669.
The area is mostly residential houses and tourist apartments built close to the beach and atop nearby ridges to take advantage of sweeping Pacific Ocean views. There are a few shops and a caravan park at Point Lookout.
The public bar and hotel was redeveloped in 2006 / 2007 and there are now several other cafe's and restaurants in the area.
A lighthouse is situated in Point Lookout.
In the 2011 Census the population of Point Lookout is 678, 49.9% female and 50.1% male.
The median/average age of the Point Lookout population is 48 years of age, 11 years above the Australian average.
77.9% of people living in Point Lookout were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.5%, New Zealand 1.8%, United States of America 1.5%, South Africa 0.7%, Argentina 0.4%.
90.8% of people speak English as their first language 0.7% Croatian, 0.6% Russian, 0.6% Hungarian, 0.4% Tagalog.
Point Lookout has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- RACQ (1980) Seeing South-East Queensland (2nd ed.). pp 25. RACQ ISBN 0-909518-07-6
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