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 small town 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). At the 2011 Australian Census Boreen Point recorded a population of 264.[1]

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.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boreen Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ South East Queensland - Place Names 16 December 2006

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