Clagiraba, Queensland

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Gold CoastQueensland
Little Clagiraba Reserve at Clagiraba, Queensland.jpg
Little Clagiraba Reserve, 2016
Clagiraba is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°59′29″S 153°14′34″E / 27.99139°S 153.24278°E / -27.99139; 153.24278Coordinates: 27°59′29″S 153°14′34″E / 27.99139°S 153.24278°E / -27.99139; 153.24278
Population561 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Clagiraba:
Mount Tamborine Guanaba Maudsland
Canungra Clagiraba Nerang
Witheren Advancetown Mount Nathan

Clagiraba is a suburb of City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast's hinterland. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 561.[1]

It is nestled between Mount Nathan and Witheren and also encompasses the southern end of Tamborine Mountain. Though zoned rural, it is a comparatively short (10-15 minute) drive to more populous suburbs such as Nerang, Oxenford and Pacific Pines. It is approximately a 30-minute drive to many of the Gold Coast region's beach destinations such as Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and the Spit.

Clagiraba is named from Clagiraba Creek, a tributary of the Coomera River. The name Clagiraba is derived from the indigenous name 'Kalagareebah' meaning young or single men's ground. This was a region where young indigenous men were taken during their initiation ceremony.

Clagiraba is also home to Miss Universe Australia 2010, Jesinta Campbell, who placed second runner up.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Clagiraba (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

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