Wangetti, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWangetti
Gatz balancing rocks, Wangetti Beach, 2017
|Population||50 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.70/km2 (1.8/sq mi)|
|Area||71.7 km2 (27.7 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Douglas|
Wangetti is a coastal town and a locality in the Shire of Douglas, Queensland, Australia.
The Captain Cook Highway runs through the locality from south to north mostly hugging the coastline.
The land is mostly undeveloped and, apart from a small area of freehold land around the town of Wangetii, the vast majority of the locality is part of the Macalister Range National Park. There is no public access to the national park because it is an important cassowary habitat and part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
The Southedge-Wangetti Road, also known as Quaid Road is a road that was completed by the government in 1989 with no public access linking Wangetti to Southedge.
In the 2016 census, Wangetti had a population of 50 people.
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is a zoo and farm featuring crocodiles and other Australian animals. They were the first place in Australian to breed crocodiles.
Cape York Girl Academy is a private secondary (7-12) boarding school for young Indigenous mothers at 4099 Captain Cook Highway (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 21 students with 3 teachers and 7 non-teaching staff (6 full-time equivalent). Teenage pregnancies often cause a young Indigenous women to drop out of education, so the school was established with the specific aim to enable young Indigenous mothers to complete their education while raising their babies in a supportive environment.
Wangetti, Queensland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.