kids encyclopedia robot

Wongaling Beach, Queensland facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Wongaling Beach
Queensland
Cassowary Statue.jpg
Cassowary Statue
Population 1,245 (2016 census)
 • Density 80.84/km2 (209.4/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4852
Area 15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s) Hill
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Wongaling Beach:
Djiru Mission Beach Coral Sea
Tam O'Shanter Wongaling Beach Coral Sea
South Mission Beach South Mission Beach Dunk

Wongaling Beach is a tropical beachside coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Wongaling Beach had a population of 1,245, making it the most populated suburb in the town of Mission Beach.

Geography

A 14 km stretch of wide golden sands make up Mission Beach and link its four coastal towns, including Wongaling Beach. Mission Beach (locally known as North Mission) and South Mission Beach sit either side of Wongaling Beach.

Wongaling Beach with Dunk Island in view.

History

The suburb takes its name from its beach where the town allotments were surveyed in 1973. Wongaling is an Aboriginal word meaning pigeon.

Wongaling Beach Library facility was given a major refurbishment in 2002.

Climate

Wongaling Beach has a tropical climate. The nearest Bureau station with monthly weather statistics is in South Johnstone which is located 35.4 km from Wongaling Beach.

Climate data for South Johnstone, Queensland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.2
(88.2)
30.8
(87.4)
29.9
(85.8)
28.2
(82.8)
26.3
(79.3)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
25.2
(77.4)
27.1
(80.8)
29.0
(84.2)
30.5
(86.9)
31.2
(88.2)
28.1
(82.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73)
22.1
(71.8)
20.5
(68.9)
18.4
(65.1)
16.0
(60.8)
15.2
(59.4)
15.5
(59.9)
16.7
(62.1)
18.8
(65.8)
20.6
(69.1)
21.8
(71.2)
19.2
(66.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 525.5
(20.689)
570.5
(22.461)
611.7
(24.083)
387.9
(15.272)
267.9
(10.547)
156.1
(6.146)
111.7
(4.398)
88.4
(3.48)
83.8
(3.299)
98.3
(3.87)
147.2
(5.795)
260.8
(10.268)
3,283.8
(129.283)
Avg. precipitation days 14.3 15.2 16.7 15.6 13.8 10.2 9.1 8.1 7.2 6.8 8.3 10.3 135.6
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Education

Despite its name, Mission Beach State School is located in Wongaling Beach. The school has provided education since 1955. In 2018, 314 students between Prep and year 6 attend the school.

Sport

Cassowary Coast Multisports Club organise an annual 5 km, 10 km and 21 km run along the beach, beginning and ending in Wongaling Beach.

Facilities

Wongaling Beach contains a Woolworths supermarket, the largest supermarket within a 42 km radius. The suburb also features two medical centres, Mission Beach Police Station, Mission Beach Fire Station, Mission Beach Ambulance Station, local primary school, library and skate park.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council operates Wongaling Beach Library at Tully-Mission Beach Drive, Wongalling Beach.

kids search engine
Wongaling Beach, Queensland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.