Alexandra Headland Town - Alexandra Headland, QLD

122 kms north of Brisbane

A twin resort to Mooloolaba, Mecca of game fisherman; adjoins Maroochydore and and Maroochydore. The town with its laid back atomosphere and beautiful beaches has become a popular spot for surfers. The rocky headland has some of the best surf on the Queensland coast. Swimmers can also enjoy the rolling beaches as there is a patrolled swimming area provided by the surf club.

The headland has spectacular views to Mount Coolum and north along the sweeping beach to the Maroochy River.

Potts Point was the original name given to the rocky headland after John Potts, William Pettigrew's (prominent land owner and businessman) overseer. It was renamed Alexandra Headland in honour of Queen Alexandra.

The area was formerly part of William Pettigrews 330 acre property. The land was purchased in 1864 at the first land sale in the Maroochy District. Over the next 30 years it was used as Pettigrew's base for his timber business.

The area was fenced as a paddock for the bullocks used to haul logs from Cotton tree across Potts Point to the timber depot at Mooloolaba

Location

Alexandra Headland, QLD, 4572