Entrance to the Raintrees Resort near Moffat Beach Caloundra

Raintrees Resort is tucked in behind Moffat Beach with a short walkway to shortcut through to the beach. Options of two or three bedroom apartments, the resort is suitable for couples, families, or groups. Accommodation on offer is what you would expect from typical apartment-based resorts with self-sufficient indoor amenities. The kitchens have full-sized fridge, … Read more

Moffat Beach

Moffat Beach at Caloundra Sunshine Coast

When visiting Caloundra, you are gifted with a choice of beaches to select from. Moffat Beach is between the the apartment centre of Caloundra where Kings Beach is located, and the caravan park centred Dicky Beach . This doesn’t save it from the summer months popularity bringing many to the beach during the holiday season. … Read more

Air Museum

CAC CA-22/25 Winjeel training aircraft from the 1950s, at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra

Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or not, the Queensland Air Museum is sure to be an experience to interest everyone. The collection of aircraft is impressive with a combination of enclosed display areas, covered displays, and open air displays. Most of the really large aircraft are understandably in the open air, except for the … 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

Borumba Deer Park

Entrance to Borumba Deer Park near Imbil in Queensland

Borumba Deer Park is a family-owned and operated campground near Imbil, 4 kilometres before reaching the Lake Borumba picnic area . As the name hints, the park is set within a deer farm. It resides downstream from Borumba Dam along Yabba Creek which flows through Imbil and into the Mary River. You can find turtles … 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