Gympie Visitor Information Centre

Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre at Lake Alford Recreation Area

Gympie Visitor Information Centre is at the southern end of Gympie on the Bruce Highway next to the Lake Alford Recreation Area. The visitor information centre can provide details about local attractions and places of interest as well as further out in the Gympie region, Sunshine Coast region, and Fraser Coast region. Lake Alford is … Read more

Theebine Hotel

Historic Theebine Hotel

Theebine Hotel is the original building built 1909, although it was originally known as the Kilkivan/Theebine Junction Hotel. Theebine is a small railway station town north of Gympie along the North Coast railway line. The old Kingaroy/Nanango railway line branched at Theebine with the Dickabram railway station just before the Dickabram Bridge crosses over the … Read more

Caloundra Golf Club

Caloundra Golf Club entrance sign

Caloundra Golf Club is a popular championship course. The par 71, 18-hole course is set away from the beach surrounded by bush and is a popular venue for weddings and private functions. The bush surrounding the golf course brings an abundance of wildlife. Daily feeding of lorikeets takes place in the afternoons at 4pm. See … Read more

Ben Bennett Park

Bushland with BBQ shelter at the Ben Bennett Bushland Park in Caloundra

Ben Bennett Bushland Park is a reserve with a number of habitat types and ecosystems, only a few minutes from the main street of Caloundra. The park was once known as Ben Bennett Botanical Park but was renamed at some point, although I’m not sure when this occurred. The park has been around for over … Read more

Dicky Beach

Dicky Beach, surf beach in Caloundra with lagoon water running out

Dicky Beach is a surf beach in Caloundra named after an iron steamboat that ran aground in 1893, the SS Dicky. It was refloated before heavy seas sent it back onto the sand permanently. From the parking area, the beach is accessed via a short walking track through the coastal vegetation, which hides much of … Read more

Kings Beach

Kings Beach in Caloundra with a crowd of beach goers at the patrolled beach section

Caloundra is well known for its beaches and Kings Beach is one of the most popular with a beach, saltwater swimming pool, cafe, playground, BBQs and picnic tables, and accommodation all within a few moments of each other. With everything so close together, it is a terrific spot to take the family and have something … Read more

Dularcha To Ewen Maddock Circuit

Railway tunnel in Dularcha National Park

We conducted Dularcha To Ewen Maddock Circuit in two stages, the first visiting the Dularcha National Park and later riding the Dularcha To Ewen Maddock Circuit the signs are there for, as a guide to navigate parts of the circuit. Our first visit started from Mooloolah Valley, parking near the Dularcha National Park entrance on … Read more

Booloumba Creek

Set of small waterfalls flowing into a large waterhole, taken at at Booloumba Creek Falls

Booloumba Creek in Conondale National Park, accessible only by four wheel drive, is a showcase of stunning scenery in the rugged Conondale Range. It is filled with lush rainforests, boulder-strewn creeks, and the highlight, the Booloumba Falls. Booloumba Creek is accessible from Maleny Kenilworth Rd, a short way from the Fig Tree Walk and the … Read more

Pioneer Cottage (Buderim)

Buderim Pioneer Cottage, built around 1882 and restored since the 1960s

The Pioneer Cottage is a small museum within one of the oldest surviving houses in Buderim. Built around 1882, the heritage listed Pioneer Cottage was built for John Kerle Burnett and his family, sometimes called the JK Burnett residence. Pioneer cottage started with four rooms off a central hallway, a parlour and bedroom at the … Read more