Parrearra is a suburb located within the Kawana Waters urban centre. It contains the locality of Kawana Island. The name of the suburb was one of several proposed in 1967 by the Kawana Waters developer, Alfred Grant, drawing on an unattributed reference by Justine Kenyon in her book on Aboriginal words, denoting a length of river.
Canal living, access to beaches and parklands
Kawana Shoppingworld shopping centre is located nearby, which is one of the largest shopping centres on the Sunshine Coast and features over 100 stores including Big W, Woolworths and Coles.
Parreara, situated approximatley 10km south of Mooloolaba, is home to Kawana Island, a master planned community surrounded by beautiful waterways and canals. Unique land and street scaping features have helped set Kawana Island apart from other Sunshine Coast suburban areas. Kawana Island provides a resort-style atmosphere, with a diverse selection of premium home sites. Tranquil waterways surround the island, enclosing the neighbourhood with a unique sense of community and providing locals with water access to the ocean. Kawana Island is conveniently located, with the university and Kawana Shoppingtown only a five minute drive and, with the opening of Kawana Road directly linking Kawana Island to the Sunshine Motorway, Brisbane Airport is an easy one hour commute. Even closer is the beach which stretches for 12km from Point Cartwright in neighbouring Buddina to Dicky Beach. A 10 km walkway along the beachfront gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy water living, whether or not they live on the water.
Post Code 4553, Distance to Brisbane CBD = 93km