Historical Feature

Rocks that are a historical feature, surrounded by a log fence and a plaque placed in front of it

Located in the Wamuran Basin, the spot where the first settlers used their camp oven remains. If it wasn’t for the plaque, you’d be forgiven for walking by it without noticing. At most, you might see an odd pile of rocks. The Anderson Family used this site before 1907. There isn’t any further information I … Read more

Scenic Lookout (Dahmongah Park)

Scenic view of green grass farmland, blue skies, distant mountain peaks, bench set in the foreground to observe the view, taken at Dahmongah Park, Mt Mee Lookout

On the way to Mt Mee along the Mt Mee Scenic Drive, Dahmongah Park showcases the stunning panoramic views over the Glasshouse Mountains and the coastline of the Sunshine Coast. The stop has some parking space and a rotunda shelter with information about D’Aguilar Range and the early days of Mt Mee and Dahmoungah. A … Read more

Dead Man’s Pass

Walking track across a creek, creek is running high almost over the ford, taken at Dead Man's Pass in Gawler, South Australia

Riverside shared pathways is a feature of Gawler with a series of trails called the River Path, or Tapa Pariara. Dead Man’s Pass is along the South Para River with paths connecting through to Clonlea Park on North Para River and Gawler River. Deadman’s Pass is a popular spot for picnics, strolling or cycling along … Read more

The Valley Rattler

Steam engine venting steam, Class C17 Amamoor at Gympie's Mary Valley Rattler

The Mary Valley Rattler is a railway museum with an operating rail fleet for railway journey experiences. Located at the historic Gympie Station, the building also contains the Rusty Rails Cafe. 7 days a week, the museum and cafe are open for a look around and getting a coffee fix. We dropped in for coffee … Read more

Lake Borumba

Borumba Dam on Lake Borumba looking from above the boat ramp towards the dam wall

Lake Borumba is formed by Borumba Dam, located west of Imbil and roughly between Amamoor and Kenilworth. It is an un-gated dam built in 1963 and upgraded in 1997, primarily to provide water to the Mary Valley irrigation scheme. The lake is a stocked impound, which means fish are supplied into the dam to provide … Read more

Imbil Lookout

Imbil Lookout is located at the top of a steep climb from next to the town’s IGA store with views over the area, in particular towards the coast and the north. The lookout is only 800 metres from the main road through Imbil but you climb up quite high providing great views of the surrounding … Read more

Rail Trail (Imbil)

Proud Mary, steam locomotive located at the Rail Trail park in Imbil

Imbil was once where The Valley Rattler used to travel from Gympie. The Rattler closed after damage to the railway line which was later repaired through to Amamoor, never making it back to Imbil. Imbil hasn’t completely lost the historical memory of the railway era when locomotives steamed through the town, now a little quieter. … Read more

Big Pipis

Three Big Pipis on North Stradbroke Island

The Big Pipis sits at the start of the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah). The structure is of three pipis sitting upright on their side, one white, one sandy and the third a red-brown colour. They replace an old information board but unsure of exactly when, perhaps some time in … Read more

Brewery

Hemingway's Brewery FNQ in Port Douglas

Hemingway’s Brewery FNQ is an independent craft brewery at the marina in Port Douglas. It is the first of their brewpubs, with another located in Cairns. If you haven’t heard of what a brewpub is, it is a restaurant or eatery selling beer they have brewed on the premises. Artisan or craft beer is typically … Read more