Canungra is a very small town encounted when travelling the Beaudesert and Gold Coast Road. Canungra is a pretty valley town that has easy access to the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Canungra services a rich hinterland rural community.

Canungra, also called the "Valley of the Owls", is situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The origin of the town's name comes from the Aboriginal word for small owls, "Caningera". It is widely believed that the most notable owl found in the area is the Southern Boobook Owl, which appears in various logos & symbols associated with Canungra.

Canungra owes its existence to the timber industry and once boasted one of one of the largest stands of timber in the colony. By the 1940s most of the timber had been cut and sawmills were closing.

Following this era there was beef cattle and dairying.

Today Canungra's population of approximately 2500 people according to Scenic Rim Region offers eateries, wineries, accommodation and shops to its visitors. The historic Lahey's Tramway. Tunnel is the only existence of the past sawmilling activities in the area.

Canungra’s growth is recent and there are no remaining old buildings, but the Canungra Hotel being an exception.

The Canungra War Memorial is located within the townships very pretty central park.

There is just this pretty Anglican Church.

Whilst Canungra is a pretty town, there is no need to make the diversion.

Heritage diary

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course