Nerang lies between the ocean and the mountains and between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and sits on the river that carries its name.
It was settled in 1863 and its name is said to come from the Aboriginal term meaning 'little'. Today Nerang and nearby Carrara are far from little, as they move towards their destiny and become busy commercial and retail centres of the Gold Coast.
The Hinze Dam is 600 metres long and holds 163,500 mega litres of water. Apart from its practical use in supplying the growing Gold Cost region with fresh water, it's a popular picnic spot.
At the Gold Coast War Museum, you can see tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery, firearms, and memorabilia from every war in which Australia has played a part.
Shopping can be done locally at the Nerang River Plaza or further afield at one of the larger centres such as Australia Fair, Southport.
There are some restaurants locally, mostly of the takeaway variety. More choice can be found at Southport and Chevron Island.
The nearest cinema is the Nerang Cinema Complex located in Earle Plaza, Cnr Price and White St’s. With larger complex’s located at Australia Fair, Southport and Robina Town Centre, Robina.
For a complete list of what's on in Nerang, see www.queensland-holidays.com.au
Surfside Buses service the Gold Coast region. Information including timetables is available at http://www.surfside.com.au Other private bus contractors service the Canungra and Hinterland areas.
The Nerang railway station is on the Robina/Gold Coast line. Travel time for the 76 km journey to Brisbane is between 66 and 75 minutes. The journey south to Robina takes about seven minutes.
The nearest hospitals are:
Gold Coast University Hospital Southport
1300 744 284
Pindara Private Hospital
(07) 5668 6000
Several pre-schools operate in and around Nerang, including:
William Duncan Pre-School
Local primary schools include:
William Duncan Primary School
Nerang Primary School
Numinbah Valley State School
Gaven Primary School
The secondary schools in the area include:
St Michaels College
Nerang High School
Nerang is well serviced by sporting facilities.
Carrara Sports Stadium contains sporting fields including one for polo crosse. There are also pony clubs, rugby and soccer clubs, and horse riding trails in the area. Golf courses in the area include internationally renowned Emerald Lakes and Palm Meadows.
Visitor Information Centre
48 Nerang Street Nerang QLD 4211
(07) 5502 2955 Hours of Operation 9:00am - 3:30pm