Queenscliff, New South Wales facts for kids
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Sydney, New South Wales
Manly Lagoon, dusk
|Population||3,049 (2006 census)|
|Location||16 km (10 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||Northern Beaches Council|
Queenscliff is a beachside suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Queenscliff is located 16 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region.
Queenscliff is famous amongst the Australian surf beaches for its "heavy" waves (bomboras) that break out at sea. The stories recounting how Dave Jackman dared to ride one in 1961 gave rise to big wave surfing in Australia.
Manly Lagoon was originally called Curl Curl Lagoon and the name Curl Curl appears to be the original Aboriginal name for the Queenscliff, Manly Vale area, Manly Creek was originally Curl Curl Creek and Queenscliff Headland was originally Curl Curl Headland.
Queenscliff Surf Lifesaving Club
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