Balmoral is a breath-taking suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It’s located 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) east of the Central Business District (CBD) on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, but it is 5.5 kilometers by foot.
There are 4 ways to get from Circular Quay ferry wharf to Balmoral Beach by bus, ferry or taxi.
Balmoral ferry is a heritage-listed ferry wharf located south of the Brisbane River, and it serves the Brisbane suburb of Balmoral in Queensland, Australia. Ferry transport is run by CityCat services, owned by RiverCity Ferries. CityCat services were added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 2003. The suburb is also serviced by buses 25B, 25L, 64, and OUT, on routes 230 and 9b. The suburb is only 16 minutes and 47 minutes (by foot) away from Kingsland and Newmarket train stations.
Balmoral shopping malls and centres are on different streets, including Balmoral Centre, Waverley Market, Union Square Shopping Centre, and many more. Some cafes include Balmoral Cafe, Beach House, Balmoral Restaurant & Cafe, among others.
The suburb has several parks, such as Braemar Caravan Park, Cairngorms National Park, and Ballater Caravan Park, among others.
The 2011 Census recorded 3,827 residents in Balmoral, of whom 51.8% were female, and 48.2% were male. The median age was about 35 years; two years less compared to that of Australia.
The census established that 74% of the people living in Balmoral were born in Australia. Common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 4.2%, Scotland 0.8%, Ireland 1.1%, and India 0.8%. Approximately, 88.4% of people only spoke English at home.
Health, Education, and Schooling
Balmoral has a well-developed education system with several schools. St Peter and Paul’s is a mixed Catholic primary school, located at 33 Alexandra Street. Balmoral State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at the corner of Thynne Road and Lytton Road. Balmoral has great public transport and makes it easy for school kids to commute.
The suburb has good healthcare facilities, including Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre, Wimmera Health Care Group, and Western District Health Service, among other healthcare and medical facilities.
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