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Kinka Beach
Queensland
The Big Whale (Kinka Beach).jpg
The Big Whale
Population 621 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 4703
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Livingstone
State electorate(s) Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia

Kinka Beach is a small coastal settlement on the Capricorn Coast in the Australian state of Queensland. It is situated on the banks of Kinka Creek, about six kilometres north of Emu Park and seventeen kilometres south of Yeppoon. It is within the local government area of Shire of Livingstone (between 2008 and 2013, it was within the Rockhampton Region). At the 2006 census, Kinka Beach had a population of 621.

History

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.

Community

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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