Point Lookout, Queensland

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Point Lookout
Queensland
NorthGorgeLookingEast.jpg
Eastern wall of the North Gorge, as seen from the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout
Point Lookout is located in Queensland
Point Lookout
Point Lookout
Coordinates 27°26′S 153°33′E / 27.433°S 153.550°E / -27.433; 153.550Coordinates: 27°26′S 153°33′E / 27.433°S 153.550°E / -27.433; 153.550
Population 678 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4183
LGA(s) Redland City

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.[1]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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.

History[edit]

The single greatest loss of life resulting from a submarine attack in Australian waters occurred off Point Lookout on 14 May 1943 when the hospital ship AHS Centaur was sunk by a Japanese submarine.

Heritage listings[edit]

Point Lookout has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Point Lookout (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Point Lookout Foreshore (entry 17063)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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