Twin Waters, Queensland

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Twin Waters
Lagoon, Twin Waters resort, 2010.jpg
Lagoon at Twin Waters resort, 2010
Twin Waters is located in Queensland
Twin Waters
Twin Waters
Coordinates26°38′01″S 153°04′53″E / 26.6336°S 153.0813°E / -26.6336; 153.0813 (Twin Waters (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 26°38′01″S 153°04′53″E / 26.6336°S 153.0813°E / -26.6336; 153.0813 (Twin Waters (centre of suburb))
Population2,687 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density584/km2 (1,513/sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Area4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Maroochydore
Federal division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Twin Waters:
Pacific Paradise Mudjimba Mudjimba
Pacific Paradise Twin Waters Coral Sea
Maroochydore Maroochydore Maroochydore

Twin Waters is a coastal suburb of Maroochydore in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Twin Waters had a population of 2,687 people.[1]


Twin Waters is bounded by the Maroochy River to the south and the Coral Sea to the south-east.[3]

Much of the river frontage is preserved within the Maroochy River Conservation Park (26°38′11″S 153°05′37″E / 26.6364°S 153.0936°E / -26.6364; 153.0936 (Maroochy River Conservation Park)), which covers 174 hectares (430 acres) is managed primarily for nature conservation.[4]

Due to the L-shape of the suburb, there are three distinct areas: north-west, south-west, and south-east. The south-eastern part of the suburb is predominantly occupied by the conservation park and the Twin Waters Resort (with its own lagoon). The north-west is occupied by the Twin Waters Golf Course with some residential development. The south-west has its own lagoon connected to the Maroochy River and is a mixture of residential development and the conversation park along the river front.[3]

There is a sandy surf beach along the coast with a narrow coastal reserve immediately behind it with a public access road.[3]


The Maroochy River Conservation Park was established in 1992.[4]

Twin Waters was originally part of the suburb of Mudjimba and contains a significant canal estate. It was officially named and bounded as a separate suburb on 9 May 2003.[2]

At the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 2,542.[5]

In the 2016 census, Twin Waters had a population of 2,687 people.[1]


There are no schools in the suburb. The nearest primary school is Pacific Paradise State School in neighbouring Pacific Paradise to the north-west. The nearest secondary school is Maroochydore State High School in Maroochydore to the south.[3]


There is a boat ramp and floating walkway at Nojoor Road on the north bank of Maroochy River (26°38′19″S 153°05′16″E / 26.6386°S 153.0878°E / -26.6386; 153.0878 (Nojoor Road boat ramp)). It is managed by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.[6]


The Twin Waters Resort is at 270 Ocean Drive (26°37′53″S 153°05′50″E / 26.6315°S 153.0971°E / -26.6315; 153.0971 (Twin Waters Resort)). It features 373 rooms situated around a lagoon with conference and reception facilties.[7]

Twin Waters Golf Club is at 151 Ocean Drive (26°37′43″S 153°05′07″E / 26.6285°S 153.0852°E / -26.6285; 153.0852 (Twin Waters Resort Gold Club)). It is an 18-hole par-72 championship course. It was designed by champion golfers Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge in 1991.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Twin Waters (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Twin Waters – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48911)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Maroochy River Conservation Park Management Plan" (PDF). Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. November 1999. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Twin Waters (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Recreational Boating Facilities Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Twin Waters Sunshine Coast". Novotel. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Home". Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  9. ^ "TOP-100 SPOTLIGHT: Twin Waters Golf Club". Golf Australia. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2022.

External links[edit]

  • "Twin Waters". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.