Boreen Point, Queensland

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Boreen Point
NoosaQueensland
BoreenPoint.JPG
Main Beach, Boreen Point (Note dark Tannin discolouration of the water)
Population 264 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 660/km2 (1,710/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4565
Area 0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location 26 km (16 mi) NW of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Noosa
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Boreen Point:
Kin Kin Como Noosa North Shore
Cootharaba Boreen Point Noosa North Shore
Cootharaba Cootharaba Noosa North Shore

Coordinates: 26°17′06″S 152°59′35″E / 26.285°S 152.993°E / -26.285; 152.993

Boreen Point is a locality north of Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region).[2] At the 2011 Australian Census Boreen Point recorded a population of 264.[1] The town of Boreen is located within the locality beside the lake,[3] but the town name is rarely used with Boreen Point being the name in common usage.

History[edit]

The name comes from an Aboriginal word from the tribes around Moreton Bay which refers to the pathway that led between two bora rings.[4]

Boreen Point is home to the Apollonian Hotel, a historic inn that was moved from Gympie, Queensland and rebuilt in Boreen Point.

Geography[edit]

Stingray in shallows at Boreen Point

One of Boreen Point's major attractions is Lake Cootharaba, a very large, shallow lake that is recognised nationally for its fantastic weather for sailing and windsurfing. The lake leads from the Noosa River and also up to national parks.

Amenities[edit]

The Shire of Noosa operates a mobile library service on a weekly schedule in Orchard Avenue.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boreen Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 August 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Boreen Point - locality (entry 48538)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Boreen Point - town in Shire of Noosa (entry 3882)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  4. ^ South East Queensland - Place Names Archived 22 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine. 16 December 2006
  5. ^ "Noosa Mobile Library - Mobile Stops - Noosa Mobile Hours". Shire of Noosa. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 

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