Kewarra Beach

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Kewarra Beach
Queensland
Beach looking south towards Taylor Point, Kewarra Beach, 2018 03.jpg
Beach looking south towards Taylor Point, 2018
Kewarra Beach is located in Queensland
Kewarra Beach
Kewarra Beach
Coordinates16°47′15″S 145°40′35″E / 16.7875°S 145.6763°E / -16.7875; 145.6763Coordinates: 16°47′15″S 145°40′35″E / 16.7875°S 145.6763°E / -16.7875; 145.6763
Population5,652 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density844/km2 (2,185/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4879
Area6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)Barron River
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Localities around Kewarra Beach:
Clifton Beach Clifton Beach Coral Sea
Macalister Range Kewarra Beach Trinity Beach
Macalister Range Smithfield Trinity Beach

Kewarra Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 5,652.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kewarra Beach is bordered by the Coral Sea to the east and Kuranda National Park to the west. The Captain Cook Highway passes through the suburb from the south-west to the north.[3]

History[edit]

The area was primarily utilised for growing sugar cane until the suburb was developed in the 1970s and 90s.The western side of the highway was developed with a golf course (Paradise Palms) with housing to the north and south.[4]

Trinity Anglican School opened its Kewarra Beach campus in 2002.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Shopping centre, 2018

A small shopping centre is located on Poolwood Road.

Foreshore parkland, 2018

The foreshore reserve, Pelican Park, adjoins the beach. It has a swimming enclosure that excludes marine stingers at the north end.[4] Other reserves include Brolga Park and Crocodile Park.[6]

Tourist-oriented developments include Kewarra Beach Resort and Paradise Palms Country Club and Resort.[4][6]

Education[edit]

Trinity Anglican School is a private primary (Prep-6) campus at Poolwood Road (16°47′20″S 145°40′58″E / 16.7888°S 145.6829°E / -16.7888; 145.6829 (Trinity Anglican School)) of the Trinity Anglican School at White Rock (which opened in 1983).[7][8][9]

Transport[edit]

Kewarra Beach is 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Cairns via the Captain Cook Highway.[4] Sunbus bus route 111 originates on Cottlesloe Drive and terminates at Cairns Central Shopping Centre via Trinity Beach and Trinity Park. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kewarra Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Kewarra Beach - suburb in Cairns Region (entry 48697)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Kewarra Beach". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ a b "Kewarra Beach community profile". profile.id. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Trinity Anglican School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "About TAS". Trinity Grammar School. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Information about zones, fares, tickets, ticket types, ticket prices, concessions etc". Sunbus. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Kewarra Beach, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons