Elanora / 6 posts found

Noisy Miner

HoneyEaters & Figbirds seen in Elanora, QLD

by ianw3
Noisy Miners are probably the most common HoneyEaters seen in Elanora. They are common in most of Eastern Australia and are aggressive and boisterous. They will mob larger birds including Kookaburras that share their territory.   Less frequently seen are the BlueFaced Honeyeaters that seem to  pass through my area only at certain  times of the year. Like the noisy miners, they seem to appear fairly noisily in groups, but they seem quite shy and do not remain for long near my house.     The juveniles are sometimes seen and have a yellowish-green patch around the eye.   Figbirds […]

Medium – Large Birds commonly seen in Elanora

by ianw3
Probably the most well known Aussie bird, the Laughing Kookaburra, is common in Eastern Australia. These birds, if not seen, can often be heard ‘laughing’ around day break. They have a varied diet including lizards, snakes and will happily pinch goldfish from gargen ponds. The Australian Magpie is common over most of Australia. The Pied Currawong is generally found on the Eastern side of Australia.                       The Pied Butcherbird is common throughout most of Australia. These birds are certainly not shy – with their juveniles, picture to follow, they will […]

Parrots commonly seen around Elanora

by ianw3
The parrots illustrated below are commonly seen and were photographed in Elanora, QLD. Australia. Getting them to smile is not always guaranteed — they are wild and free. The first featured is probably the best known Rainbow Lorikeet. They are a favourite in the local wildlife parks and are fairly used to being around people. Some locals attract them to their verandahs by regularly putting out small trays of seeds. My favored local supplier of pet needs and advice is Enrique of Pets Wonderland in Currumbin Creek Road. The Galah is common throughout Australia. They have a reputation for clowning […]
Kids Workshop


FREE SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS! Join us for two weeks of free workshops outside Woolworths. Week One: Build & Decorate a Money Box Come along and build your own money box with small hammers and screw drivers. Then paint and decorate it to take home! Choose your own design from Piggy, Doggy and Owl money boxes. This is really fun and easy. Dates: Monday 24 to Saturday 29 September Times: 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm daily (bookings essential).             Week Two: KarmaKids workshops Join in the fun of The Australian Animal Yoga Show. Learn about your […]
Merlin the wizard

A bit of history – About Elanora

by Kitty Jellinek

Merlin the wizard

Elanora, an Aboriginal word for “home by the sea”, was
originally named as a platform on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922.
The original location of the rail platform was within the now named “Palm Beach” suburb where Palm Beach avenue and the Gold Coast Highway intersect today. A local landowner sold most of Elanora to a developer, the Palm Beach Company Ltd, Brisbane, and subdivided allotments were put up for sale. The subdivision (1923) was known as Palm Beach.The rail line was closed in 1964.

Palm Beach Liestyle

4221-au Elanora & Palm Beach, QLD

by John Carlyle
  Latitude -28.176      Longitude 153.870   bounded by Tallebudgera Creek at the northern and Currumbin Creek at the southern end. The Coral Sea abuts Palm Beach and the reefs provide the best fishing opportunities along the Gold Coast.The Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club [the NEPTUNES] was the first female only Surf Life Saving Club in Australia and still continues patrolling to this present day. Tallebudgera Creek was the first declared  Fish Habitat Area in Queensland. The Elanora wetlands area is a small reserve area in the upper reaches of Talebudgera Creek. Laguna Lake is located on the south […]