8.9 out of 10

Mundingburra

-19.2979641667645 146.788270723346
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A real gem of a place to live"

The name developed from Mun-dine-bo-ro which was the local Aboriginal name for the Rising Sun
district recorded by Charles Price in 1885.
Mundingburra is a residential suburb four km south-west of central Townsville. Its southern boundary is the Ross River, and its eastern boundary is the main road between central Townsville and the Ross River bridge. The road is lined with motels.

Mundingburra was named when an area between the motels strip and Wood Street was subdivided in 1877. It was mostly rural land, with the Rising Sun hotel (1875) on Ross River Road near Charters Towers Road. A rural primary school was opened just east of the hotel in 1884 and an Anglican church was opened just east of the hotel in 1902.

With the gradual urbanisation of Mundingburra it was transferred from Thuringowa shire to Townsville City in 1918. In 1936 St Joseph's Catholic primary school was opened next door to the State school. Housing in Mundingburra is pre- and postwar, with several modern designs being built in the 1960s, including butterfly roofs in Launder Street. The Cathedral School, formerly on a site next to St Anne's Anglican church, North Ward, transferred to the west of Mundingburra in 1958.

Mundingburra has supermarkets and shops in Ross River Road and Charters Towers Road. Parklands are extensive, including riverside reserves and Anderson Park with the botanic gardens and the 'Kokoda' swimming pool.
Pros
  • Lovely tree lined streets
  • Close to everything
  • Close to golf course and great for runners, dog walking & bike riding
  • Lots of wildlife if you're lucky enough to live along the river
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Peaceful Suburb - yet close to everything."

I lived in a unit overlooking the river at the end of Hodel St for 5 years and absolutely loved it. It has views of the city and was so peaceful and quite overlooking the river that a friend called it 'The Ranch' as across the river are the grazing pastures for cattle owned by the DPI and at night all you could hear was their mooing. The bike-way runs along the river and around near the golf course (1 street away) so is fantastic for those who like to exercise. Hodel St is also just off Queens Road with quick access to the city and strand (5 minutes) and Charters Towers Rd that takes leads you onto Castletown Shopping Centre or down Ross River Rd to Stockland. Also 2 minutes down Hodel St is Coles, Brumby's, newsagent and the Rising Sun Hotel & drive through bottle shop. Ten minutes drive from Lavarack Barracks, the hospital, primary school and JCU with access to bus stops just down the road. Great suburb for unit living - especially if close to river or golf course.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Lots of wildlife if you're lucky enough to live along the river
  • Close to golf course and great for runners, dog walking & bike riding
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students