Kewarra Beach

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Kewarra Beach
Queensland
Kewarra Beach is located in Queensland
Kewarra Beach
Kewarra Beach
Coordinates 16°47′15″S 145°40′35″E / 16.78750°S 145.67639°E / -16.78750; 145.67639Coordinates: 16°47′15″S 145°40′35″E / 16.78750°S 145.67639°E / -16.78750; 145.67639
Population 5,299 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4879
LGA(s) Cairns Regional Council
State electorate(s) Barron River
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Localities around Kewarra Beach:
Clifton Beach Coral Sea Coral Sea
Macalister Range Kewarra Beach Coral Sea
Macalister Range Smithfield Trinity Beach

Kewarra Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is bordered by the Coral Sea to the east and Kuranda National Park to the west. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 5,299.[1]

Facilities[edit]

A small shopping centre is located on Poolwood Road. The foreshore reserve, Pelican Park, adjoins the beach. It has a swimming enclosure that excludes marine stingers at the north end.[3] Other reserves include Brolga Park and Crocodile Park.[4] Trinity Anglican School, which opened in 1983, has a campus for years Prep to 7.[3][5] Tourist-oriented developments include Kewarra Beach Resort and Paradise Palms Country Club and Resort.[3][4]

Transport[edit]

Kewarra Beach is 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Cairns via the Captain Cook Highway.[3] Sunbus runs a bus service between Cairns City Mall and Palm Cove that includes Kewarra Beach on its route.[6]

History[edit]

The area was primarily utilised for growing sugar cane until the suburb was developed in the 1980s and 90s.The western side of the highway was developed with a golf course (Paradise Palms) with housing to the north and south.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kewarra Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Place Name Search: Kewarra Beach". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Kewarra Beach". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Kewarra Beach community profile". profile.id. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "About TAS". Trinity Grammar School. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Information about zones, fares, tickets, ticket types, ticket prices, concessions etc.". Sunbus. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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