Mudjimba is a coastal suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, and forms part of the Maroochydore urban centre.[2]

History

Mudjimba gets its name from the local plant, the Midyam (Austromyrtus) bush.[2][3]

Geography

Mudjimba Island sits about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) off the coast. (26°36′53″S 153°06′53″E / 26.6147°S 153.1147°E / -26.6147; 153.1147 (Mudjimba Island)).[4] The island forms part of the suburb and is protected as part of the . The island is known as Old Woman Island, and is associated with an Aboriginal legend of two women who stranded on the island who gathered the Midyam berries as food.[4]

This[clarification needed] is arguably the best surf break in the Sunshine Coast Region.

Transport

Sunshine Coast Airport is located adjacent to the suburb; the Sunbus depot is near the airport.

Attractions

Recently the ex-HMAS Brisbane was scuttled five kilometres off the coast.

Amenities

Mudjimba is home to the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club.[5] The club was founded in 1996.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mudjimba (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mudjimba (entry 48793)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Midgen Berry". Amber Leaf Landscaping. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Mudjimba Island - island in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 23297)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club". Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

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