Centaur Park is a beautiful local park with a playground, electric barbecue and picnic table.
History behind the name
The park is named after the Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur", its remains were discovered in December 2009. The ship sunk in 1943 after a torpedo attack from the Japanese, killing 268 non combatants and leaving 64 survivors clinging to the ship for survival for 36 hours. Two men from Cairns had been deployed on Centaur, and both lost their lives: L/Cpl Robert Law and Pte Cyril Richardson. The park has been named to remember the sacrifices that service men and women made for their country during World War 2.