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Introduction to White Rock
White Rock in Cairns suburb in Far North Queensland. Located in South Cairns, it draws its name from a large rock in the mountain range opposite the suburb. The suburb lies in the traditional lands of the Yidinji people, the original inhabitants of the region.
Today the suburb has a population of approximately 7 000 people.
The suburb lies within Division 3 of the Cairns Regional Council local government area. There are a number of Council parks in White Rock in Cairns. Two of the best are:
White Rock School
This suburb has a large state funded primary school, White Rock State School. However, there is no secondary school in the suburb, with older students having the option of crossing the highway to attend Bentley Park College to the south or Woree State High School to the north.
White Rock Cairns is well serviced by a state funded bus service. Hence, there are a number of Council bus stops in the suburb.
Cycle and Pedestrian Access
The area has many ‘shared pathways’. Consequently, these pathways support cycle and pedestrian access. Consequently, these pathways get you to the Cairns Southern Access Cycleway. Indeed this cycleway provides safe off-road cycle access into Cairns city or south all the way to Gordonvale.
White Rock Cairns rises from the mangroves in the east. Hence the suburb (by and large), slopes up to the highway on the west boundary of the suburb. As a result of climate change, those areas on the edge of the mangroves are increasingly subject to flooding.
White Rock FAQs
The post code is 4868.
The main road in White Rock is Progress Road. Hence many of the other significant connecting roads come off Progress Road.
Skeleton Creek is the southern boundary of the suburb of White Rock. To the south of the creek, lies the suburb of Bentley Park.
Interestingly couples in White Rock in Cairns are more likely to have children. The percentage of families without children is 23.90%. compared to 26.8% in Regional QLD overall.
- Bentley Park
- Cairns Flooding
- Cairns History Pictures
- Mount Sheridan
- South Cairns
- Wrights Creek