Holloways Beach, Queensland

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Holloways Beach
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Holloways Beach
Holloways Beach is located in Queensland
Holloways Beach
Holloways Beach
Coordinates16°50′18″S 145°43′55″E / 16.8383°S 145.7319°E / -16.8383; 145.7319Coordinates: 16°50′18″S 145°43′55″E / 16.8383°S 145.7319°E / -16.8383; 145.7319
Population2,347 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density282.8/km2 (732/sq mi)
Area8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)Barron River
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Suburbs around Holloways Beach:
Yorkeys Knob Yorkeys Knob Coral Sea
Barron Holloways Beach Coral Sea
Barron Machans Beach Machans Beach

Holloways Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census, the suburb recorded a population of 2,347.[1] The town of Holloway Beach (note the different spelling) is within the suburb (16°50′00″S 145°44′00″E / 16.8333°S 145.7333°E / -16.8333; 145.7333 (Holloway Beach)).[3]


Beach looking south, 2018

Holloways Beach is a 12 minutes drive north of the centre of Cairns City.

The south west of the suburb is bounded by the Captain Cook Highway. In the east close to the beach the land-use is mostly residential while the west is predominantly farms.


Richard Holloway came to Cairns in 1910 and was farming in the area in 1926. The area was officially named Holloway in 1951, renamed Holloway Beach in 1971 and then Holloways Beach in 1981. In 2002, the area was gazetted as a suburb of Cairns rather than as a rural locality.[2]

Land was acquired in October 1951 for a school.[4] However, in December 1951, a school bus service was established to take the students to Cairns Intermediate School and Cairns North State School.[5] In October 1954, the Queensland Government allocated £2341 to relocate Woree's school buildings to Holloway's Beach and then repair and repaint the buildings.[6] Holloway's Beach State School opened in 23 May 1955. It closed on 13 June 1966.[7] School children now attend Machans Beach State School or other schools further away and Holloways Beach is in the catchment area for Cairns High School.[8]


Boat ramp into Richters Creek with "Be Croc Wise in Croc Country", 2018

The beach has a lifeguard for much of the year. There are a number of restaurants, including an Italian restraurant and coffee shop on the beach, a pizza shop and a fish-and-chip shop. Other amentieis include a sports club, convenience store, and a launderette.

There is a boat ramp into Richters Creek on the northern boundary of the suburb at Acacia Street.[9] There are warning signs about crocodiles near the boat ramp.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Holloways Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Holloways Beach - suburb in Cairns Region (entry 48672)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Holloway Beach - town in Cairns Region (entry 16003)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ "HOLLOWAY'S BEACH TO HAVE SCHOOL". Cairns Post (15, 476). Queensland, Australia. 15 October 1951. p. 5. Retrieved 6 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "CHILDREN'S BUS SERVICE". Cairns Post (15, 523). Queensland, Australia. 8 December 1951. p. 5. Retrieved 6 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "NORTHERN LOANS AND WORKS". Cairns Post (16, 410). Queensland, Australia. 15 October 1954. p. 7. Retrieved 6 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "School catchment maps". Department of Education. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Boating facilities in Queensland listed by district and local government area" (PDF). Queensland Government. 28 November 2016. p. 1. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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