Queensland Zoo at the Big Pineapple

Queensland Zoo (at the Big Pineapple) – Woombye

Queensland Zoo (at the Big Pineapple) : 76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye QLD 4559

The Wildlife HQ is open every day of the year except Christmas Day

Opening Hours:   Every Day Monday to Sunday – 9 am to 4 pm – Last Entry is from 3 pm

Click here to see what animals are at the Qld Zoo.

About Wildlife HQ on the Sunshine Coast

Wildlife HQ is a boutique zoo of native and exotic animals on the Sunshine Coast QLD. The story of Wildlife HQ is akin to the story of Noah’s Ark. Zoo owner, Julie Seabrook and her team of dedicated Keepers, undertook the mammoth task of moving 200 animals from Alma Park Zoo to their new home at Wildlife HQ. If you thought moving home was tough, try packing a herd of Indian Blackbuck, Red Pandas, troops of South American monkeys, a bearcat, and pack of dingos.

When Alma Park Zoo closed in March 2014 to make way for a housing development in the area. Julie negotiated with owners of the Zoo to assume the ownership of the animal collection. Julie established the new Wildlife HQ in Woombye to accommodate the 200 animals safely in their new permanent home at the Big Pineapple.

Whilst it was devastating to see Alma Park Zoo close after 45 years, keeping all the animals with their Keepers at the new Wildlife HQ was the best possible outcome.

For the animals with complex and multifaceted social relationships, maintaining their social bonds by staying together rather than being dispersed to other Zoo’s was the best solution for their continued health and well being. This solution also provided Keepers with the opportunity to continue to develop the bonds they had established with animals they have worked with for a number of years. The move to Queensland Zoo was a win-win for both unique animals and talented people.

Julie and the team at Wildlife HQ are now embarking on a new era. Julie is focused on providing lifetime care of animals of Wildlife HQ whilst educating families and children about animals, the environment and conservation.

For more information, click HERE to go to the official Queensland Zoo website.


Koala Rescue

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website. http://maleny.qld.au/discover-community/.

This weeks featured group is the Koala Rescue.


Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue operates a 24 hour volunteer run koala rescue service Queensland wide. With a pair of qualified tree climbers specialising in high tree climb koala rescues, our services are regularly requested by koala rescue groups statewide.

Phone number: 0423 618 740 /

Address: Moffat Beach, 52 William St, Caloundra QLD 4551 / 

For more information, click here to go to the official Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue website.

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SCAM Alert – looks like Telstra

SCAM Alert – looks like Telstra :  Today I received an email purporting to come from Telstra.  The email address even looks real – but be very aware – this is a SCAM.  Telstra gives the following advice on this ie We are aware that these emails are being circulated.  If you receive one, it would be greatly appreciated if could you please take the time to report it here:  (click on this link:   Report Misuse of Service 

Landsborough Museum


The Landsborough Museum warmly welcomes you as an individual, family school or group.  The Landsborough Museum was established in 1976.  It is one of the largest community museums in south east Queensland and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the local region. A dedicated group of volunteers staff the Museum and work to research and provide visitor access to the community’s collections and stories.  The Museum is open Wednesday to Friday and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm.

A quick visit to the Museum can take up to one hour but with so much to see several hours can be spent browsing the collection of farm machinery, domestic life in the last century, the local historic tobacco and farming communities, and many other items of interest from the one-legged shovel to the Caloundra lighthouse light.

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Landsborough Museum Brochure 1

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The Pioneers:  Our Pioneers were men with strong backs and endless ambitions, women with strong spirits and trust in family values.  They were people with the determination to build a future from nothing but courage, daring and persistence.  To share their stories, the Landsborough Museum has become the place where you can discover or heritage “from the mountains to the sea”.

The Building:  The Landsborough Shire Chambers were opened in 1924.  The last council meeting held in the old building was on the 24th July 1968, thereafter the council moved to new premises in Caloundra.  The Shire of Landsborough Historical Society Incorporated was formed in 1973 and opened the Landborough Museum on the 3rd April 1976.

The Township of Landsborough:  The township was originally named Mellum Creek but was renamed Landsborough in honour of the explorer William Landsborough who was chosen to lead a search for the missing explorers, Burke and Wills.  While searching he learnt that Burke and Wills had perished but continued and became the first explorer to cross the continent from north to south.

The Collection:  There are many items of historical significance in our collection including photos and items donated to the museum which details the rich history of the area.  We have also developed an intensive and informative data base which records the facinating family history of our pioneers.  This is accessible in our “Stan Tutt Reading Room”.

Key Permanent Exhibitions:

  • William Landsborough Collection
  • Sir Frank Nicklin Collection
  • Caloundra Lighthouse Display
  • Social History Displays
  • Printing Press
  • Tabacco Industy
  • Timber Industry
  • Phones of Yesteryear; plus
  • many more interesting displays; family history / documents / photos

Book Shop

For more information, click here to go to the featured website.


Maleny Players

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website. http://maleny.qld.au/discover-community/.

This weeks featured group is the Maleny Players.

Maleny Players

Are an amateur theatre group. Under the auspices of Catherine Steer, BA Hons. Performing Arts, PGCE (a qualified drama teacher, Blue card holder, First Aid certified and with over 25 years’ experience in theatre) they put on regular plays throughout the year. The Maleny Players are usually to be found at The Playhouse, Maleny Showground, Maleny. As you enter the main entrance to the Showground bear right and it is the first building on the right with a fenced parking area in front of it. It is a simple, wooden raised building but we have exciting plans to extend and smarten it up and make it more user friendly both for the public and the performers.

PO Box 142, Maleny, Qld 4552 /

Phone: 07 5494 3381 /

Email: malenyplayers@gmail.com

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Beerwah Charity – Photography Competition 2017

Beerwah Charity – Photography Competition 2017

  Entries close 3 pm Friday 25th August 2017.  Entry fee is $2 per entry.


Beerwah Charity Sports Annual Photography Competition
– Supporting the Cancer Council of Queensland
  ($27,500 was raised through Charity Sports Day activities in 2016

Photography prizes total $1,400 in value in 2017 (all prizes generously donated by local businesses from Beerwah, Landsborough, Maleny, Caloundra, Caboolture, Nambour & Beerwah Lions Club).

Collection points for entry forms and lodgement of entries:  Glasshouse Mountains Pharmacy, Beerwah Amcal Pharmacy, Mooloolah Pharmacy and Maleny Newsagency.

Full details are on the entry forms or telephone Gary Bradford on 07 5496 9169 or Bob Banner on 07 5494 9080.

(Major Sponsors:  Lions Club of Beerwah Inc., Australia Zoo, Beerwah Flowers & Gifts, Val Thomson, Qld Air Museum, Beerwah Amcal Chemist, Caboolture Sports Club, Jewellery Artist Creations, BS & NM Enterprises, Maleny Botanical Gardens, Aussie World, Maleny Dairies, Bellingham Maze, Landsborough Museum, Bunnings, and Buderim Ginger Factory.
Please support these generous sponsors by giving them your business.

Maleny District Indoor Aquatic / Fitness Centre Project

Maleny District Indoor Aquatic / Fitness Centre Project

We need your help to drive this project.  Contact your local Councillor and voice your support.  Email Division5@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

The project includes:

  • 25 x 25 metre Indoor Pool with disability access
  • Hydrotherapy & Learn to Swim Pool
  • Maleny Community Gym
  • Squash (multipurpose) Courts
  • Specialists’ rooms
  • Kiosk / Cafe
  • Open all day, every day

Plus:  Drop off / Kiss & go Zone for the Maleny State School.

Community Lunch

Community Lunch.
Every Second Thursday, from 12:30pm.
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny.

Held at 17 Bicentenary Lane every Thursday from 12.30pm. The food is prepared in our kitchen by volunteers and we cater for vegetarians and meat-lovers. We ask for $5 donation if possible. The lunch offers an opportunity for all members of the community to socialise.

Contact: 5499 9345

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Abbey Museum


Abbey Museum at 1-63 The Abbey Place (off Toorbul Point Road), Caboolture.  Telephone:  07 5495 1652

The Abbey Museum near the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane educates the young and old as they journey through the centuries from prehistoric hunters, the age of bronze and gold, Rome’s iron legions, fierce Saxon and Viking invaders, plague-ridden towns, knights and manors, the clash between church and state, Europe’s golden age of Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and distant empires. And that is just Western history. See why scholars and students chase history at the Abbey.

A world of treasures in a veritable national treasure – the Abbey Church and Museum

Do you prefer to browse collections at your leisure, or roll up your sleeves and explore ancient worlds for yourself? The Abbey Museum near Brisbane caters to the curious, the contemplative and the ‘can’t sit still’! Perfect for travellers, local historians and school groups looking for a more involving way to explore history. Some of our premium experiences are:

  • See the Queensland sunshine dapple through our beautiful 13th Century stained glass in the nearby Abbey Church. Our medieval glass collection is world renowned
  • Get active on our Environmental Heritage Trails through the beautiful Pumicestone Passage and dramatic Glass House Mountains, rich in Aboriginal legend and historical heritage
  • Senior school history students can excavate an Egyptian tomb or Roman dig site while learning how to set up a grid, excavate, record and assess the artefacts found
  • Find unique treasures at the Abbey Museum Brisbane Shop. Our historical jewellery Collection offers hand-crafted designs created by the Museum or based on originals in other institutions. We also offer illuminated calligraphy, coasters, T-shirts, spoons, games and replicas for children, ceramics, greeting cards and postcards

If you want things to do near Brisbane our school holiday program, regular immersive historical banquets and award winning Abbey Museum Medieval Festival provide your Brisbane, or Sunshine Coast family with a truly unique educational experience.

The Abbey Museum’s vision is to change people’s lives for the better, through stories created from our collection.

The Abbey Museum aspires to be a leading museum by:

  • Preserving its collections in accordance with best practice principles
  • Promoting an impartial view of world history
  • Providing quality cultural and educational experiences

We do this through:

  • Preserving, displaying, interpreting and acquiring objects that tell the human story from prehistory to the 19th century
  • Conducting a broad range of quality public programs that engage visitors of all ages
  • Maintaining a vibrant volunteer program providing ongoing training and up-skilling, rewarding opportunities and recognition for participation
  • Financing the Museum’s ongoing development and sustainability
  • Sustaining our status as an accredited, award-winning museum with recognised charity status

 We believe in:

  • Responsible custodianship of the Abbey Museum collections entrusted to our care
  • Scientific and professional objectivity in our work
  • Promotion of ethical cultural values and the recognition of multiple world views
  • Respect for cultural diversity and in particular, acknowledgement of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and Indigenous peoples worldwide
  • Legally and ethically obtained acquisitions
  • Excellence in all we do

The Abbey Medieval Festival:

Each Winter the Abbey Museum hosts its famous Abbey Medieval Festival attended by thousands of visitors, performers and re-enactors from Australia and abroad.

The Festival begins with an authentic and entertaining Medieval Banquet and culminates with the two day highlight event – the Abbey Medieval Tournament.

The Tournament thrills with spectacles of jousting, mock combats, music, archery, dancing and medieval markets.

For more information visit:  www.abbeytournament.com

Museum admission:

Adults             $8.80
Pensioners    $6.00
Children         $5.00 (over 4 and under 16)
Family            $19.80 (2 adults / up to 4 children)
Groups           $5.50 per person (minimum of 15 people)

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Abby Museum Brochure Front & Page