Kingscliff, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||7,464 (2016 census)|
Kingscliff is a coastal town just south of Tweed Heads in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and is a beach community offering a variety of holiday accommodations. Together with the villages of Chinderah and Fingal, it is a tourist destination that provides beach and estuary access for swimming, surfing, fishing and water sports.
Its main street, Marine Parade, contains many cafes, shops and accommodation located directly across from Kingscliff beach and creek. The town also has two primary schools and a state high school.
A scene from the film Aquamarine was filmed on Marine Parade in late 2007.
The main Kingscliff beach has been severely affected by erosion, with portions of the caravan park and beachside carparks being threatened or reclaimed by the sea. In December 2014, the state environment ministry announced it would split the $300,000 cost with Tweed Shire of an environmental impact study for a plan to build a 500-metre seawall and fill in the beach with imported sand.
In March 2016 work began on the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation Project which will be rolled out in 3 stages. Stage 1 involves building a new seawall to save the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park and Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club from erosion. Stage 2 is to refurbish Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park, meaning a roll back of camping facilities with a focus on cabins. Stage 3 will be focused on creating a more community orientated space for tourists and locals alike with the development of Kingscliff Central Park which is anticipated to become the new social hub of Kingscliff and make the transition from the main street to the beach more streamlined. This stage will also mean far better beach views for businesses on Marine Parade.
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 7,464 people in Kingscliff.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.
- 78.9% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 4.5% and New Zealand 2.6%.
- 90.3% of people spoke only English at home.
- The most common responses for religion were No Religion 29.0%, Catholic 24.7% and Anglican 19.7%.
Sport and recreation
A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Cudgen Hornets, the local rugby league club who play home games at Ned Byrne Field. In September 2009, Kingscliff hosted a stage of the World Rally Championship.
Kingscliff Wolves Soccer Club is an Australian soccer club founded in 1968. The club's home ground is the Walter Peate Oval. The club competes in the Gold Coast Premier League, where it has been one of the leading sides for the past few decades.
There are many bike paths for local cyclists through the parks along Kingscliff's beaches. The neighboring town of Salt is accessible via a bike path.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kingscliff (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
- Tracee Hutchison (1992). Your Name's On The Door. Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Enterprises. p. 42. ISBN 0-7333-0115-0.
- Jonathan Atkins (11 August 2013). "Kingscliff battles beach erosion". ABC. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "Kingscliff seawall study funded", Echo Daily
- "Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation". Your Say Tweed. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Kingscliff Wolves FC | Football (Soccer) Club". kingsclifffootball.com.au. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
- Media related to Kingscliff, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons