Residents know it, but for visitors there’s definitely more to Kawana Forest than meets the eye.
- It’s part of Oceanside Kawana, the new central Kawana region on the Sunshine Coast which includes the new Health Hub:
The Oceanside Health Hub is one of the largest development projects to occur within Australia over the next 10 to 15 years
- It’s home to the Pacific Lutheran College, a coeducational Kindergarten to Year 12 independent private school of the Lutheran Church of Australia, serving the Caloundra, Kawana and Hinterland communities on the Sunshine Coast.
- It’s also home to the Meridan Fields Sporting Complex, which currently boasts the following facilities:
- Two hockey fields – one lit
- Six soccer fields – two lit
- Six change rooms – three referee rooms and first aid room
- Community building with space for meetings and events
- Spectator viewing and seating
- Undercover spectator viewing
- Ample car parking across complex
- Bus set down/pick up
- Three beautiful parks, each with play equipment for children can be found within Kawana Forest: Woodlands Park, Kurrajong Park, and Forest Park.
- A walking trail was officially opened on Friday the 15th of October 2004 by Councillor Danny O’Kearney. The trail can be found just off of the footpath that follows the Northern boundary of the forest.
- The area now has its own shopping complex, and at the time of writing features a Real Estate Agent, a Convenience Store, and a Hairdresser. It also boasts the Kawana Forest Meeting Place, a community centre with various facilities available for hire to the public.