is a suburb of Brisbane
located 5 km south-west of the Brisbane CBD
. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighbourhood among the students of University of Queensland
and the Queensland University of Technology
because of its proximity to the universities and to the Brisbane city
Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.
The name Taringa is made up of two Aboriginal words: tarau
(stones) and nga
(made up of). Together, they mean "place of stones".
Taringa is also a home of student accommodation, built on the site of the old Taringa primary school, Taringa State School.
The Taringa Scout Den
is the home of the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group. It is also used as a GoJu Karate
training facility and for Yoga
Taringa is the home of the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club
, Taringa Station
is part of the Citytrain
network, on the Ipswich railway line
providing travel to the Brisbane CBD
By Bus, Taringa is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore.
By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.
- Gwen Harwood, an Australian poet, was born in Taringa.
- Clement Lindley Wragge, a meteorologist, lived in Taringa in a house named Capemba in the 1890s.
- Chris Morrell, a singer/songwriter and member of the Brisbane band "Death By Monday" lived in an rented flat in Taringa for a brief period of time.
- Richard Gailey, Irish-Australian architect after whom Gailey Road, Taringa is named.