Kippa-Ring, Queensland facts for kids
|Population||9,929 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Moreton Bay Region|
|Region||South East Queensland|
|State electorate(s)||Murrumba, Redcliffe|
Kippa-Ring is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is at the center of the Redcliffe Peninsula, approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-northeast of Brisbane, the state capital. Designated as the commercial, retail & financial centre for the Redcliffe region, Kippa-Ring houses the bulk of the commercial and retail sectors on the peninsula including the largest shopping centres.
The suburb's name is a combination of the Kabi indigenous word "kippa", meaning young uninitiated man, and ring, a reference to a bora ring.
Attractions and features
Kippa-Ring is home to two of the Redcliffe Peninsula's largest shopping centres - Peninsula Fair & Kippa-Ring Village, both of which are side by side. Peninsula Fair houses one of the first Kmart stores in Queensland and the only multiplex cinemas on the Redcliffe peninsula. Kippa-Ring station is the location of the terminus of the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line. The suburb is home to the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens which hosts a multitude of native flora and fauna and is home during the day to the regions fruit bat population.
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