kids encyclopedia robot

Toogoom facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Toogoom
Queensland
Toogoom-Beach 03.jpg
Toogoom Beach on Hervey Bay, 2017
Population 2,178 (2016 census)
 • Density 133.6/km2 (346/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4655
Area 16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s) Maryborough
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Localities around Toogoom:
Burrum Heads Coral Sea Coral Sea
Burrum Heads Toogoom Coral Sea
Beelbi Creek Takura Craignish

Toogoom is a coastal town and rural locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 census, Toogoom had a population of 2,178.

Geography

Toogoom-Beach 13
Beelbi Creek, 2017

The locality is bounded to the west by Beelbi Creek, to the north by Hervey Bay and to the east by O'Regan Creek. The town centre is at the most northern area where Beelbi Creek enters Hervey Bay with the residential area extending along Beelbi Creek and along the sandy Hervey Bay coast.

Toogoom Lake (25°15′02″S 152°40′30″E / 25.2505°S 152.6749°E / -25.2505; 152.6749 (Toogoom Lake)) and a reservoir (25°15′10″S 152°40′24″E / 25.2527°S 152.6733°E / -25.2527; 152.6733 (Reservoir at Toogoom)) are to the south of the residential area.

There is a boat ramp into Beelbi Creek at the end of Toogoom Road (25°14′51″S 152°39′57″E / 25.2474°S 152.6658°E / -25.2474; 152.6658 (Toogoom boat ramp)).

History

Toogoom1313 33
Kangaroos, Toogoom, 2017

In 1877, 11,000 acres (4,500 ha) of land was resumed from the Toogoom pastoral run to establish smaller farms. The land was offered for selection on 17 April 1877.

Toogoom State School opened on 30 January 1918 but closed in late 1923 due to low student numbers. It reopened on 30 January 1934 but closed finally in 1939.

At the 2016 census, Toogoom had a population of 2,178.

Attractions

Toogoom-Beach 05
Tawny frogmouths, Toogoom, 2017

The area is known for its sandy beaches. The bay, Beelbi Creek, and Toogoom Lake are all popular for fishing and watersports. Beelbi Creek is good for crabbing.

The area is popular with birdwatchers.

kids search engine
Toogoom Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.