The name was originally derived from the Bundjalung word “Boonow”, meaning bloodwood tree. The name was perpetualised in 1870 when a pioneer named Robert Muir used the name for his sugar plantation on the northern bank of the river.
There are 3 distinct areas to Benowa. Established Benowa located on the northern side of Ashmore Road, Benowa Hills and Benowa Waters. Benowa is attracting a fair amount of attention from renovators with some of the original homes being built around the 1980s, due to its great proximity to Surfers Paradise, and Broadbeach and with so many great facilities within the area. Benowa is renowned for its canals with easy access to the Nerang River.
- Post Code: 4217
- Population: 8,741
Things to do in Benowa
- Royal Pines Golf Club and Resort
- Sir Bruce Small Park
- Benowa Tavern – bistro, gaming, and bar – benowatavern.com.au
- Gold Coast Botanic Gardens