Kawana Waters, Queensland

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Kawana Waters
Sunshine CoastQueensland
View over the canal at Kawana Island on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Winter 2011.jpg
View over the canal, 2011
Kawana Waters is located in Queensland
Kawana Waters
Kawana Waters
Coordinates26°45′22″S 153°05′46″E / 26.756°S 153.096°E / -26.756; 153.096 (Kawana Waters (urban centre))Coordinates: 26°45′22″S 153°05′46″E / 26.756°S 153.096°E / -26.756; 153.096 (Kawana Waters (urban centre))
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
Location95 km (59 mi) N of Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Kawana
Federal division(s)Fisher

Kawana Waters is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, between Caloundra and Maroochydore along the Coral Sea coast.[1] It was originally the estate development name and has passed into common usage, but it is not officially a town nor a locality. The official suburbs (listed below) are connected by the Nicklin Way arterial road. It is sometimes abbreviated to Kawana, which is a suburb of Rockhampton.

Many shopping and sporting facilities, including Kawana Shoppingworld are located in the Kawana Waters estate area.


Kawana Waters is a narrow urban area bounded roughly by Mooloolah River to the north and northwest, the ocean to the east and Currimundi Lake to the south.

The Kawana Waters urban centre consists of the following suburbs:


The area was officially named from 1 November 1968, having previously been known as Kawana Island.[1]

Along with a number of other regional Australian newspapers owned by NewsCorp, the Kawana/Maroochy Weekly newspaper ceased publication in June 2020.[2]


The suburbs within the Kawana Waters estate area are served by Sunbus Sunshine Coast, who operate a bus interchange at Kawana Shoppingworld. Bus routes 600–619 connect Kawana Waters with Caloundra, Maroochydore, Buderim, Landsborough and Nambour.[3]

Landsborough and Nambour stations on the Nambour / Gympie North Line offer regular services to Brisbane, operated by QR Citytrain. There are also coach services from Kawana Waters to Brisbane Airport.[4]


Census populations for the Kawana Statistical Local Area have been recorded since 1981 but covers more than just the area known as the Kawana Waters estate:[5]

Year Population
1981 5,261
1986 9,265
1991 14,393
1996 16,389
2001 17,041
2006 20,319
2011 22,593


  1. ^ a b "Kawana Waters – unbounded locality in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 17819)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Future is digital: News announces major changes". The Courier Mail. 28 May 2020. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  3. ^ Translink Queensland. "All bus timetables". Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  4. ^ Sunair. "Brisbane Airport Transit Stop". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  5. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Kawana".

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