Caravonica, Queensland

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Caravonica and the suburbs to the south east
Caravonica is located in Queensland
Coordinates16°52′2″S 145°41′17″E / 16.86722°S 145.68806°E / -16.86722; 145.68806Coordinates: 16°52′2″S 145°41′17″E / 16.86722°S 145.68806°E / -16.86722; 145.68806
Population1,989 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)Barron River
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Suburbs around Caravonica:
Barron Gorge Macalister Range
Barron Gorge Caravonica Barron
Kamerunga Kamerunga Kamerunga

Caravonica is a suburb of Cairns in the Carirns Region, Far North Queensland, Australia,[2] approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the City Centre. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,989.[1]


Caravonica lies in the foothills of the Queensland tropical rain forests. The actual village itself is 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) in length from its most northern point to its most southern point. The boundary of the suburb can be found as far north as the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway's southern terminal is known as the Caravonica Terminal. The southern border aligns with the Barron River.


Caravonica was part of the Shire of Mulgrave and then the City of Cairns local government areas. Caravonica State School was established in 1927.[3]

Community groups[edit]

The Smithfield branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the CWA Hall on Kamerunga Road, Caravonica (16°51′05″S 145°41′44″E / 16.8514°S 145.6955°E / -16.8514; 145.6955 (Smithfield Country Women's Association Hall)). It is between the Caravonica State School and the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caravonica (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Carvonica - suburb in Cairns Region (entry 48562)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Caravonica State School". Department of Education, Training and Employment. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

External links[edit]

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