Wongaling Beach, Queensland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Wongaling Beach
Queensland
Cassowary Statue.jpg
Cassowary Statue
Wongaling Beach is located in Queensland
Wongaling Beach
Wongaling Beach
Coordinates17°54′52″S 146°05′50″E / 17.9145°S 146.0972°E / -17.9145; 146.0972Coordinates: 17°54′52″S 146°05′50″E / 17.9145°S 146.0972°E / -17.9145; 146.0972
Population1,245 (2016)
 • Density80.84/km2 (209.4/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4852
Area15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
LGA(s)Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s)Hill
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Localities around Wongaling Beach:
Djiru Mission Beach Coral Sea
Tam O'Shanter Wongaling Beach Coral Sea
South Mission Beach South Mission Beach Coral Sea

Wongaling Beach is a tropical beachside coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1][2] In the 2016 census Wongaling Beach had a population of 1,245[3], making it the most populated suburb in the town of Mission Beach.

Geography[edit]

A 14 km stretch of wide golden sands make up Mission Beach and link its four coastal towns, including Wongaling Beach. Mission Beach (locally known as North Mission) and South Mission Beach sit either side of Wongaling Beach.[4]

Wongaling Beach with Dunk Island in view.

History[edit]

The suburb takes its name from its beach where the town allotments were surveyed in 1973. Wongaling is an Aboriginal word meaning pigeon.[1]

Wongaling Beach Library facility was given a major refurbishment in 2002.[5]

Climate[edit]

Wongaling Beach has a tropical climate; the nearest Bureau station with monthly weather statistics is in South Johnstone which is located 35.4km from Wongaling Beach.

Climate data for South Johnstone, Queensland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.2
(88.2)
30.8
(87.4)
29.9
(85.8)
28.2
(82.8)
26.3
(79.3)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75.0)
25.2
(77.4)
27.1
(80.8)
29.0
(84.2)
30.5
(86.9)
31.2
(88.2)
28.1
(82.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73.0)
22.1
(71.8)
20.5
(68.9)
18.4
(65.1)
16.0
(60.8)
15.2
(59.4)
15.5
(59.9)
16.7
(62.1)
18.8
(65.8)
20.6
(69.1)
21.8
(71.2)
19.2
(66.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 525.5
(20.69)
570.5
(22.46)
611.7
(24.08)
387.9
(15.27)
267.9
(10.55)
156.1
(6.15)
111.7
(4.40)
88.4
(3.48)
83.8
(3.30)
98.3
(3.87)
147.2
(5.80)
260.8
(10.27)
3,283.8
(129.28)
Average precipitation days 14.3 15.2 16.7 15.6 13.8 10.2 9.1 8.1 7.2 6.8 8.3 10.3 135.6
Source: Bureau of Meteorology [6]

Education[edit]

Despite its name, Mission Beach State School is located in Wongaling Beach; the school has provided education since 1955. In 2018, 314 students between Prep and year 6 attend the school.[7]

Sport[edit]

Cassowary Coast Multisports Club organise an annual 5 km, 10 km and 21 km run along the beach, beginning and ending in Wongaling Beach.[8]

Facilities[edit]

Wongaling Beach contains a Woolworths supermarket, the largest supermarket within a 42 km radius; the suburb also features two medical centres, Mission Beach Police Station, Mission Beach Fire Station, Mission Beach Ambulance Station, local primary school, library and skate park.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council operates Wongaling Beach Library at Tully-Mission Beach Drive, Wongalling Beach.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wongaling Beach - town in Cassowary Coast Region (entry 37927)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Wongaling Beach - locality in Cassowary Coast Region (entry 45770)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Wongaling Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 23 October 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Welcome To Mission Beach". Mission Beach Business & Tourism. 2018. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 12. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Climate statistics for Australian locations". 3 May 2018. Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  7. ^ Queensland Government (2018). "Mission Beach State School". Mission Beach State School. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Beachruns@Mission". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Wongaling Beach Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 19 December 2017. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • "Wongaling Beach". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.