Where Is Banya?
Banya is a relatively newly established rural locality in Queensland in the Sunshine Coast Region. Historically, it was situated in the GubbiGubbi (Kabi) traditional Aboriginal country. The suburb’s name was derived from GubbiGubbi and Butchulla (Badtjala) languages meaning bunya nut. It comes under the state of Caloundra.
On 14 June 2019, the government decided to excise parts of the suburbs of Bells Creek and Meridan Plains to create Banya, spread over an area of 3.4 km2. The idea was to accommodate future suburban growth in the Caloundra South Priority Development Area.
Sharing a distance of about 330km south-southeast of Adelaide, Banya is one of the southernmost coastal localities in South Australia- at an elevation of approximately 16m above sea level.
Some of the nearby suburbs include:
- Sunshine Beach
- Noosa Heads
- Rainbow Beach
- Bells Creek
- Coochin Creek