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Kewarra Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Kewarra Beach is 5,845, with a population density of 10.50 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Kewarra Beach is bounded by the Captain Cook Highway and the suburb of Clifton Beach in the north, the Coral Sea and the suburb of Trinity Beach in the east, the waterway, Centenary Park, Moores Gully and Moore Road in the south, and Smithfield Conservation Park and Kuranda National Park in the west.

Name origin

Kewarra Beach is named from an Aboriginal word meaning "at the foot of the rainbow".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1800s, with land used mainly for sugar cane growing. Population was minimal until the 1980s. Rapid growth took place from the early 1990s, with the population nearly quadrupling between 1991 and 2011 as large numbers of new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Kewarra Beach is a recent residential area, with continuing development.

Major features

Major features of the area include Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club, Kewarra Beach, Moore Lake, Brolga Park, Crocodile Park, Pelican Park, Sunbird Park, Kewarra Beach Community Centre, Sun Pacific College and one other school.