Nerang is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, that lies upon the Nerang River, 72 kilometres south of Brisbane. Nerang, population 7333, is the gateway to the Gold Coast Hinterland's many farm stay resorts and the region's world heritage listed national parks and nature reserves.
Nerang meaning 'little' was the euphonious name given to the beautiful river flowing through the scenic and fertile country of Ward, by its Aboriginal inhabitants.
Nerang, like Mudgeeraba, is the very remnant of those townships that characterise the rural hinterland of the Gold Coast. Together with Advancetown and Tallebudgera its settlement was brought together with the construction of the Gold Coast railway in the later years of the 19th century. It was not until this century that the coastal lands became dominant. Subdivision was conventional and buildings were traditional rural or rural commercial.
The construction of the 'new' Pacific Highway on the old railway reserve has helped to focus development in the town in a manner which has extended and indeed largely swamped the early township. Its character is however still dependent upon the river and the early subdivision and commercial centre survives. Nerang is a regional and transportation hub, containing several shopping centres and Nerang (railroad) Station.
|The Nerang Railway Station|