Gunnawarra, Queensland

Gunnawarra is a rural locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Gunnawarra had a population of 13 people.[1]

Gunnawarra Homestead, from the west, 2001
Coordinates17.8902°S 145.0722°E / -17.8902; 145.0722
Population13 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.0136/km2 (0.0352/sq mi)
Area956.2 km2 (369.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location207 km (129 mi) SW of Cairns
LGA(s)Tablelands Region
State electorate(s)Hill
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Suburbs around Gunnawarra:
Munderra Mount Garnet Innot Hot Springs
Forty Mile Gunnawarra Innot Hot Springs
Forty Mile Minnamoolka Glen Ruth


Gunnawarra is 207 kilometres (129 mi) south-west of Cairns via the Bruce Highway, Gillies Range Road, Lake Barrine Road, State Route 25, State Route 24, the Kennedy Highway and Gunnawarra Road. From further west it can be accessed via the Kennedy Highway.


The name Gunnawarra comes from the pastoral property established by Walter Jervoise Scott and his brother Arthur Jervoise Scott, and is derived from Aboriginal words gunnaya meaning camp and warra meaning small.[2]

Heritage listings

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


Gunnawarra is the start and end of two sections of the Bicentennial National Trail.[4][5]


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gunnawarra (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. "Gunnawarra - locality in Tablelands Region (entry 48666)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. "Gunnawarra Homestead (entry 600544)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. "Section One – Cooktown to Gunnawarra". Bicentennial National Trail. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  5. "Section Two – Gunnawarra to Collinsville". Bicentennial National Trail. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
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