The township of Nerang was surveyed by Martin Lavelle in June 1865. Lavelle named a street after himself and others after local pioneers like William White the local squatter, and Edmund Price the local planter. Nerang has focused very much on the river crossing and the head of navigation. Land was first sold here in 1871.
Like other Gold Coast hinterland towns, Nerang began to change from being a service centre for agriculture to becoming increasingly residential suburbs for workers in the coastal tourism industries. This was officially recognised in 2003 when Nerang was re-designated a suburb rather than a locality. Recent years have seen the early Nerang flourish as an administrative centre for the growing Gold Coast.
- Postcode: 4211
- 16,864 (2016 census)
Things to do in Nerang
- Nerang National Park
- Stunt Park Experience
- Slideways Go-Karting
- Nerang Fair Shopping Centre – 4/98 Beaudesert Nerang Rd
- Earle Plaza – shopping and cinema – 52 Price St
- Nerang RSL & Memorial Club – bistro, gaming, and bar