Kewarra Beach

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Kewarra Beach
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)
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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


  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". 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)

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