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21 Jul 2011 Cairns South 0 Comment

The South of Cairns consists of 5 large suburbs: Mount Sheridan, White Rock, Bentley Park, Edmonton and Gordonvale. Our offices are located on the Bruce Highway in Edmonton. It’s located 13 kilometres South of Cairns and is the designated centre for the Southern corridor. In 1911 the name was changed to Edmonton after a village in England. Even though this new name has been in place for almost 100 years, the name Hambledon remains enshrined in a number of local institutions such as the local school (Hambledon State School), hotel (Hambledon Hotel) and mill (Hambledon Mill – now closed).

Edmonton has experienced rapid growth in new housing estates in recent years resulting in consequent population growth and solid capital gains for investors. As part of it’s preparation for future population growth the Cairns Regional Council has affirmed a new Edmonton Town Centre as one of its planning priorities.In the next 10 years we may expect further rapid growth in residential and commercial developments and a new vibrant town centre.

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Edmonton’s main attraction is – a leisure park offering visitors a cool respite from the tropical heat with it’s waterslides, pools and parkland area.
Sugarworld was originally constructed by CSR on 17 acres of the Hambledon Estate after the demolition of the old Hambleton Mill in 1991.
Swallow Park is a botanical garden feature and is contained within the Sugarworld complex was named in memory of Thomas Swallow, who in October 1881 selected the first blocks of sugar land and named the property Hambledon Plantation after his birth place. Sugarworld has just been recently refurbished to include  waterslides, a pool, a licensed bar, kiosk and a large gardens/parkland area (Swallow Park) where visitors can have a picnic or barbecue. The gardens are open daily while the play facilities are available 10:00am to 4:30pm every weekend, public holiday and school holiday.

The most famous landmark near Gordonvale is Walsh’s Pyramid (also known as Pyramid Hill), a free standing volcanic mountain shaped remarkably like a man-made pyramid. Every August the Pyramid Race takes place where hundreds of competitors race up to the peak, all 922 metres of it, then back again in the quest for the $5000 prize money. For a more sedate approach, there is a walking track to the summit which can be accessed from a rather hard to find parking area. Edmonton’s main attraction is – a leisure park offering vsitors a cool respite from the tropical heat with it’s waterslides, pools and parkland area. Sugarworld was originally constructed by CSR on 17 acres of the Hambledon Estate after the demolition of the old Hambleton Mill in 1991.

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