Sugar cane fields with mountains beyond, Lower Freshwater Road, Barron, 2018
|Population||42 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3.59/km2 (9.30/sq mi)|
|Area||11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)|
|State electorate(s)||Barron River|
Although Barron has been a suburb of Cairns rather than a locality since 2002, as at 2018, the principal land use is farming with little residential development; there were only 42 residents in the 2016 census.
The locality is bounded to the north-east by the Captain Cook Highway and in the other directions by Kamerunga Road (approximately). The Tablelands railway line also forms the southern boundary with Freshwater railway station serving the suburb.
The Barron River flows through the suburb as does Freshwater Creek with their confluence on the western boundary of the suburb. The land is flat and low-lying (less than 10 metres above sea level). The main crop is sugarcane and a network of cane tramways pass through the suburb to deliver the harvested sugarcane to the Mulgrave Sugar Mill in Gordonvale.
The Bunny Adair Park on Lower Freshwater Road (once in Freshwater but now in Barron) is named after politician and Freshwater Hotel publican, Bunny Adair. The park has equestrian facilities and is home to the Freshwater Pony Club.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Barron (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
- "Barron - suburb in Cairns Region (entry 48513)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
- Hodes, Jeremy. "Far North Queensland Place names bo – bz". Queensland History. Blogger. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Sport fields". Cairns Regional Council. 12 December 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
- "Freshwater Pony Club". Archived from the original on 24 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
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