Wamuran Schools & More

Wamuran is a rural suburb located in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland, Australia. Situated west of Caboolture and southeast of D'Aguilar, Wamuran offers a picturesque setting at the foothills of the Glasshouse Mountains. The town is known for its fertile soil, making it ideal for small crop farming. With its friendly community and down-to-earth atmosphere, Wamuran provides a laid-back lifestyle for its residents. Wamuran’s population was 3,374 as of the 2021 census.

History of Wamuran

Wamuran is named after local Aboriginal man Menvil Wamuran, also known as Jacky Delaney. The area was settled by timber cutters and selectors in the 1880s, and new selectors moved into the region in the early 1900s, planting bananas. The opening of the railway line in 1909 improved access to Brisbane markets and led to the district being named Wamuran. The town experienced growth in the fruit-growing industry, particularly with bananas. Today, Wamuran is known for its fresh strawberries and pineapples, which visitors can purchase directly from selected farms.

Wamuran Historical Photo: farmer on a tractor ploughing his farm circa 1935
Fred Gamgee on a tractor ploughing his farm, circa. 1935. Image courtesy Moreton Bay Regional Council (reference number CLPC-P0462).

Schools in Wamuran

Wamuran State School is the primary school serving the local community. As a government school, it provides education for students from Prep to Year 6. While there are no secondary schools in Wamuran, the nearest ones can be found in Caboolture, just a short distance away.

For families seeking P-12 Christian education, Australian Christian College - Moreton is a reputable and affordable choice. Ensuring students are well known, well loved and well taught, ACC Moreton’s dedicated team of Christian teachers are only a short drive or bus ride for Wamuran residents.

The Natural Assets of Wamuran

Wamuran is blessed with natural beauty and is surrounded by stunning landscapes. The town lies below Mount Mee in the D'Aguilar Range, offering breathtaking views of the Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay. Small sections of the Beerburrum West State Forest can be found in the north of Wamuran, providing opportunities for outdoor activities such as bushwalking and birdwatching. The Caboolture River marks parts of the southwest boundary, adding to the scenic charm of the area.

Activities and Interests of Residents in Wamuran

With its rural setting and natural surroundings, Wamuran attracts residents who enjoy outdoor activities and a relaxed lifestyle. The Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail from Wamuran to Caboolture offers a great opportunity for both seasoned cyclists and families to get active and enjoy the all the delightful scenery the area has to offer. Some other popular hobbies and interests among residents may include:

  • Gardening and farming
  • Bushwalking and nature exploration
  • Horse riding and equestrian activities
  • Fishing and boating in the nearby Caboolture River
  • Supporting local community events and initiatives
A couple mountain biking along the Rail Trail in Wamuran
Mountain biking on the Wamuran section of the Caboolture - Wamuran & Loop Rail Trail (source: www.railtrails.org.au).

Local Attractions in Wamuran

Wamuran offers a range of attractions that showcase its agricultural heritage and natural beauty. Some notable attractions include:

  • Roadside stalls selling fresh produce from local farms, including strawberries, pineapples, and other seasonal fruits
  • The Caboolture to Wamuran Rail Trail, a shared pathway for bikers and walkers, providing an opportunity to explore the scenic countryside
  • Views of the Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay, offering stunning vistas and photo opportunities
  • The local shopping centre, public hall, and primary school, which serve as community hubs and gathering places

Local Economy of Wamuran

Wamuran's economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with a focus on small crop farming. The town is known for its fresh strawberries and pineapples, which contribute to the local economy. The farming industry provides employment opportunities for residents and supports the wider region's agricultural sector. Additionally, the presence of a local shopping centre and other businesses in Wamuran creates further job opportunities and contributes to the local economy.

Wamuran Transport Options

Wamuran is conveniently located near major transport routes, making it easily accessible for residents and visitors. The town is situated on the D'Aguilar Highway, a short distance from Caboolture. It is approximately 45 minutes from the Sunshine Coast and 40 minutes from Brisbane International Airport. There are regular bus services, and the nearby Caboolture train station provides access to Brisbane and other destinations via the Queensland Rail network. Additionally, the Rail Trail offers a direct route right into the heart of Caboolture for cyclists.

ACC Moreton also offers a private school bus service to Wamuran on school days. See the map below for options.

  1. 1Jocelyn St, Caboolture
  2. 2Patrick St, Beachmere
  3. 3Dixon Ct, Beachmere
  4. 4Biggs Ave, Beachmere
  5. 5Main St, Beachmere
  6. 6Blaney St, Beachmere
  7. 7Campbell Pde, Beachmere
  8. 8Muldoon Pl, Ningi
  9. 9cnr Peel Rd & Bribie Island Rd, Ningi
  10. 10Bestmann Rd near Seeana Ct, Ningi
  11. 11cnr Bestmann Rd & Corrimal Pl, Sandstone Point
  12. 12Bestmann Rd E near Eimeo Pl, Sandstone Point
  13. 13Bestmann Road E, Sandstone Point
  14. 14Lakeside Cres, Ningi
  15. 15Water Gum Cres, Ningi
  16. 16Espanade, Godwin Beach
  17. 17ACC Moreton
  1. 1Elkhorn Ave, Bellara
  2. 2Warrigal St, Bellara
  3. 3cnr Pectoral Pl & Marina Blvd, Banksia Beach
  4. 4Raptor Crt, Banksia Beach
  5. 5Beagle Ave, Banksia Beach
  6. 6Miramar St, Bongaree
  7. 7Ottiwell St, Woorim
  8. 8Eden Cres. Woorim
  9. 9Morris St, Bongaree
  10. 10Allamanda Dr, Bongaree
  11. 11ACC Moreton
  1. 1Xanadu Dr, Bellmere
  2. 2Bellview St, Caboolture
  3. 3cnr Hillcrest Ave & Park St, Caboolture
  4. 4cnr Afton St & Smiths Rd, Caboolture
  5. 5Tullawong Primary School
  6. 6cnr Central Springs Pde & Speedwell St, Caboolture
  7. 7Smiths Rd, Caboolture
  8. 8Old Gympie Rd, Caboolture
  9. 9Old Gympie Rd, Caboolture
  10. 10cnr Hammond Rd & Halcot Crt, Caboolture
  11. 11cnr Markwell Rd & Spring Ln, Caboolture
  12. 12cnr Markwell Rd & Limburg Ave, Caboolture
  13. 13cnr Markwell Rd & Cathy Crt, Caboolture
  14. 14Alcock Rd, Elimbah
  15. 15Breadsell Dr, Caboolture
  16. 16cnr Murrimbah Dr & Lyndhurst Tce, Caboolture
  17. 17Smiths Rd, Elimbah
  18. 18ACC Moreton
  1. 1Logrunner Dr, Upper Caboolture
  2. 2Tinney Rd, Upper Caboolture
  3. 3Darley Rd, Upper Caboolture
  4. 4Mackney Rd, Upper Caboolture
  5. 5Dobson Ln, Upper Caboolture
  6. 6Foodworks Parkridge Dr, Upper Caboolture
  7. 7Olympic Crt, Upper Caboolture
  8. 8cnr Lincoln Ave & Olympic Crt, Upper Caboolture
  9. 9Minimbah State School
  10. 10Cresthaven Dr & Crestwood Ave, Morayfield
  11. 11Torrens Rd & Carob Ct, Caboolture South
  12. 12River Dr at Lotus Ave, Bellmere
  13. 13Belle Air Dr near Riverside Cct, Bellmere
  14. 14Daintree St, Bellmere
  15. 15cnr Daintree St & Tara Gr, Bellmere
  16. 16Swann Road, Bellmere
  17. 17cnr Piggott Rd & Hind Crt, Bellmere
  18. 18cnr Kendall Rd & Cisticola Ct, Bellmere
  19. 19Ulster Drive, Bellmere
  20. 20King St at Caboolture Swimming Pool
  21. 21cnr Watt St & Jade St, Caboolture
  22. 22ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Bigmor Dr & Remor Crt, Elimbah
  2. 2cnr Bigmor Dr & Sammor Dr, Elimbah
  3. 3Shak St, Caboolture
  4. 4cnr Hodgskin St & Conte St, Caboolture
  5. 5McMillan St, Caboolture
  6. 6cnr Central Lakes Dr & Reddy Dr, Caboolture
  7. 7cnr Seeney St & McCorley Ct, Caboolture
  8. 8St Columbans Ct, Caboolture
  9. 9Joyner Cct, Caboolture
  10. 10cnr Boyland St & Crawford St, Caboolture
  11. 11McAndrew St, Caboolture
  12. 12Lloyd St, Caboolture
  13. 13Male Rd, Caboolture
  14. 14cnr Scribbly Gum & White Ash Crt, Caboolture
  15. 15ACC Moreton
  1. 1Carnarvon Dr, Beerwah
  2. 2Sahara Rd, Glass House Mountains
  3. 3Sugar Coast Dr, Glass House Mountains
  4. 4Summit Close, Glass House Mountains
  5. 5Wattle St, Beerburrum
  6. 6Carawatha Rd, Elimbah
  7. 7Brushwood Place, Elimbah
  8. 8Beerburrum Rd near Kirsty Crt, Caboolture
  9. 9ACC Moreton
  1. 1Coach Stop William St, Kilcoy
  2. 2cnr Mary Smokes Rd & D'Aguilar Hwy, Royston
  3. 3Woodford Memorial Park, Woodford
  4. 4Pates Rd, Wamuran
  5. 5ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Woodsmoke Crt & Homestead Rd, Morayfield
  2. 2cnr Sauvignon Dr & Williamson Rd, Morayfield
  3. 3cnr Williamson Rd & Excelsier Dr Morayfield
  4. 4Oakey Flat Rd, Morayfield
  5. 5cnr Creekside Dr & River Oak Way, Narangba
  6. 6Stone Ridge Bvd, Narangba
  7. 7cnr Tadorna St & Venus St, Burpengary
  8. 8Rosehill Rd, Burpengary
  9. 9cnr Hedges Ave & Pitt Rd, Burpengary
  10. 10Busoni Cres, Burpengary
  11. 11Hauton Rd, Burpengary
  12. 12cnr Lakeview & Oakey Flats Rd, Morayfield
  13. 13Greenbury Crt, Morayfield
  14. 14Oakey Flat Rd, Morayfield
  15. 15ACC Moreton
  1. 1cnr Princess St & Sunseeker St, Burpengary
  2. 2Cobb Rd, Burpengary East
  3. 3cnr Normanby Cres & Moreton Bay Blvd, Morayfield
  4. 4Graham Rd, Morayfield
  5. 5Laver St, Morayfield
  6. 6Coach Rd W near Lomandra Dr, Morayfield
  7. 7cnr Jack St & Graham Rd, Morayfield
  8. 8Market Dr near Suter Dr, Caboolture South
  9. 9Kevin Grove, Caboolture South
  10. 10Caboolture Train Station
  11. 11ACC Moreton
  1. 1Windsor St, Woodford
  2. 2Woodford Memorial Park, Woodford
  3. 3Scotts Ln & D'Aguilar Hwy, Woodford
  4. 4cnr Mt Mee Rd & Newman Ln, Delaney Creek
  5. 5cnr D'Aguilar Hwy & Mount Mee Rd, D'Aguilar
  6. 6cnr Bell St & D'Aguilar Hwy, D'Aguilar
  7. 7cnr Cash St & Hartley Dr, D'Aguilar
  8. 8Akoonah Way, D'Aguilar
  9. 9cnr Patanga Pl & Akoonah Way, D'Aguilar
  10. 10cnr Rucker Rd & Campbells Pocket Rd, Wamuran
  11. 11cnr Forestcreek Pl & Mountaintrack Dr, Wamuran
  12. 12cnr Bye Rd & D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran
  13. 13cnr County Dr & D'Aguilar Hwy, Wamuran
  14. 14cnr Machinery Pde & Commercial Dr, Caboolture
  15. 15ACC Moreton

Local Businesses in Wamuran

Wamuran is home to various businesses that cater to the needs of residents and visitors, including:

By supporting these local businesses, residents help foster the growth and development of the community.

Suburb Snapshot

  • The drive time from Wamuran to ACC Moreton is approximately 12 minutes.
  • Before and after school care is available for students of ACC Moreton through SmartPlay Caboolture (onsite).
  • Efficient kiss and drop zone operates along the front of ACC Moreton.
  • Bell times: 8.30am to 3.00pm
  • 2023 term dates:
    • Term 1: 23 January - 31 March
    • Term 2: 17 April - 16 June
    • Term 3: 10 July - 15 September
    • Term 4: 3 October - 29 November