About Maroubra

  • Postcode: 2035
  • Population: 29,594
  • Municipality: Randwick Council
Maroubra is one of the largest suburbs in the Randwick municipality. Maroubra remains the most under-commercialised surfing beach in the Eastern Suburbs. Crowned Australia’s second (to Bells beach) National Surfing Reserve, the beach is just spectacular and is the last point on the popular Bondi Coastal Walk. With expansive park areas and family picnic facilities, Maroubra is great place for the family or the young singles. Maroubra has an eclectic mix of demographics. You can find families that have lived in Maroubra for 3 or more generations and includes the highly populated local of Maroubra Junction here you can find Pacific Square a recently renovated shopping centre. Our Maroubra office is situated on Maroubra road.

History
Maroubra is a local Aboriginal word meaning place of thunder. In 1861, the first house was built in the area by Humphrey McKeon. A number of other settlers arrived on the land in the 1870s to work on the wool scouring works located at the northern end of the bay. The Hereward ship wrecked at the northern end of Maroubra Beach in May 1898. Hereward Street at Maroubra Beach is named after the event.

Major residential development only began in the 1910s after Herbert Dudley, a real estate developer, subdivided the land into residential blocks. He also lobbied for the extension of the tramline to Maroubra Junction in 1912, where he had built Dudley's Emporium and more crown land was released for residential use in the 1920s and in 1921 the tram line was extended further to Maroubra Beach.

Between 1925 and 1934, the Olympia Motor Speedway was located in South Maroubra at the corner of Anzac Parade and Fitzgerald Avenue. However, due to the dangerous nature of the concrete track, a number of deaths occurred and it was closed after only nine years of operation. Coral Sea Park and surrounding estates was announced on the site in 1947 and formally completed in 1961. The estates and park was given its namesake from the 1942 battle; The Battle of the Coral Sea.

In 2006, Maroubra Beach became the second Australian beach to be named a National Surfing Reserve (the first beach being Bells Beach in Victoria). It is also an incredibly popular place for people learning to surf due to its beginner-friendly conditions.

Architectural Style
Maroubra has a mix of Californian Bungalows, Federation houses, historic and Art Deco apartments in contrast to brand new architecturally designed residences.

Schools
St Spyridon College, Lycée Condorcet (The International French School Of Sydney), Maroubra Bay Public School, Maroubra Junction Public School, Mount Sinai College, South Sydney High School
St Aidan's Primary School, St Mary St Joseph Primary School, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood, Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary School

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2035 / Maroubra returned 37 results, with an average cost for child care around Maroubra of $107.42/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Pavilion Beachfront, Chia Bar, Sushi Train, Maranello's

Km’s from CBD
10

Km’s from Airport
6.3

Public transport
Regular bus services run from Maroubra Junction to the city including route numbers 394, 399, 396 and 397. The 394 and 399 originate from La Perouse and Little Bay (respectively) while 396 and 397 originate from Maroubra Beach and South Maroubra, respectively. The 400 and 410 run from Maroubra Junction in two directions; Bondi Junction, Randwick and Waverley to the north and Eastgardens, the airport, Rockdale and Burwood to the south.

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