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Kinka Beach is located in Queensland
Kinka Beach
Kinka Beach
Location in Queensland
Population 621 (2016 census)
 • Density 39.30/km2 (101.8/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4703
Area 15.8 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Shire of Livingstone
State electorate(s) Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Kinka Beach:
Causeway Lake Causeway Lake Causeway Lake
Tanby Kinka Beach The Keppels
Tanby Emu Park Emu Park

Kinka Beach is a coastal rural locality in the Livingstone Shire, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Kinka Beach had a population of 621 people.


Kinka Beach is the traditional land of the Darumbal Aboriginal tribe, as is all of the Capricornia region.

The land including the settlement was originally part of a pastoral lease, but limited development took place after a coastal road linking Emu Park and Yeppoon was made during the 1930s. It was not until the 1960s, however, that substantial residential development took place.

Prior to Local Government Amalgamations in 2008, the Capricorn Coast was administered by Livingstone Shire Council. From 2008 to 2013, it became part of Rockhampton Region. From 2014, the Shire of Livingstone was re-established and now administers Kinka Beach.


Today, Kinka Beach consists of about half a dozen streets lined mainly with modern homes wedged between the Scenic Highway and the beach.

Most Kinka Beach residents enjoy pristine and unimpeded views of the world-renowned Great Keppel Island. Their unspoilt beach is just metres from their modern homes.

The area is entirely residential except for one small shop. There is also a caravan park and three motels (Kinka Palms Beachfront Apartments / Motel, Sunlover Lodge, and Kinka Kippa). Many of the residents are retired, whilst others commute to work in Emu Park, Yeppoon or Rockhampton. Kinka Beach is linked to all three centres by a bus service which runs every day including weekends.

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