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Wonglepong
Queensland
Tamborine Mountain 3.jpg
Wonglepong and surrounds including the foothills of the Teviot Range in the background
Postcode: 4275
LGA: Scenic Rim Region
State District: Beaudesert
Federal Division: Wright
Suburbs around Wonglepong:
Boyland Boyland Tamborine Mountain
Biddaddaba Wonglepong Tamborine Mountain
Biddaddaba Benobble Benobble

Wonglepong is a rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Wonglepong recorded a population of 367.

Wonglepong straddles a valley upstream from where Canungra Creek joins the Albert River. Development is centered along Beaudesert Nerang Road which passes through the lowest elevations. In the east the slopes of the valley rise sharply towards the Tamborine Mountain plateau.

History

The name Wonglepong was the name of the local railway station name from 1927 (previously known as Sarah Vale). Wonglepong is believed to be an Aboriginal name possibly meaning either forgotten sound or referring to some feature of Mount Tamborine.

There was a station at Wonglepong along the Canungra railway line, which operated from 1915 to 1955.

Heritage listings

Wonglepong has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 2779 Beaudesert-Nerang Road: Wonglepong QCWA Hall
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