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Merrimac QLD


Postcode: 4226

Merrimac is one of the newest suburbs on the Gold Coast. Located five minutes west of Mermaid Waters, Broadbeach Waters and Clear Island Waters, this area is fast becoming a popular destination for new home owners, holiday makers and families looking for a enjoyable day out.

With new housing and building developments are well underway with new shopping plazas, restaurants, and practical stores.

Merrimac also situates Merrimac State High School, a public school that is a main draw card to the area. Merrimac has very easy access from other regions being located just off the Pacific Motorway.

One explanation documented about the place name Merrimac, records that Mrs Stephens named the dairy after an American Indian word meaning ‘Merrily running waters’. A descendant of William Stephens wrote, ‘ To a man who had spent years making and maintaining drains to run water across from the swamp, the meaning of Merrimac seemed most appropriate .