Mapleton Falls Walks

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1.3 km / Class 2 track – Easy / 34 min return – Walks – Mapleton Falls

Mapleton Falls in Mapleton Falls National Park.  The falls tumble 120 metres down the escarpment from Pencil Creek.

This circuit track winds through rainforest and eucalypt forest.  Wayside signs provide information about features.  The Peregrine Lookout provides an excellent view of the Obi Obi Valley.  Listen for the Wompoo fruit-dove calling “wallock-a-woo” and “book-a-roo”.

Excellent views of Mapleton Falls and the Obi Obi Valley are highlights for visitors to this small but significant remnant of the forests that once covered the sunshine Coast hinterland.

Remember:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad reception.  Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

For more information, click here to go to the QLD Governments National Parks website.

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Fig Tree Walk

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1.1 km return / Class 2 track – Easy – Wheelchair Accessible – Walks – Fig Tree Walk

6.5 km south of Kenilworth on the Kenilworth –Maleny Road lies one of the jewels of the Hinterland walks.  This easy 1.1 km return wheelchair friendly walk explores the riverine rainforest near the junction of Little Yabba Creek and the Mary River.  This walk was completed in 1994 by the Youth Conservation Corps.

Walk quietly and you may hear a Wompoo pigeon, see skinks basking in the sunshine, and glimpse birds flitting about the forest’s understorey and foraging in the leaf litter.

Beware of the Giant Stinging Tree.  Lookout for the heart shaped leaves on the track and railings.  When touched they can cause pain that will last for weeks.  Dried leaves can still sting.  If stung use sticky tape or hair removal wax was to remove the fine stinging hairs.

You will enjoy some wonderful interpretive signs strategically placed around this delightful circuit where you will learn more about the rainforests of the Hinterland.

There are delightful picnic areas in the car park and across the road from the boardwalk entry.

REMEMBER:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption.  Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

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Obi Boardwalk

Obi Boardwalk850 metre return / Easy – wheelchair Accessible 20-30 minute return.

This delightful boardwalk illustrates the beginning of a long-term process of re-creating a subtropical rainforest.  The gentle Obi Obi boardwalk in Maleny is both  wheelchair accessible and pram friendly,  providing a calm and tranquil experience for all, and even the chance to see the elusive platypus early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Enter opposite Bicentenary Lane – a superb rehabilitation project from Barung Landcare.

The Community Co-operative Walk Project was initiated in 1996, when directors of the Maleny Queensland Dairy Co-operative donated the land below the store to Caloundra City Council for the community.

Barung Landcare took on the project – extending the existing re-vegetation planted during the 1989-1991 Maleny Folk Festivals at the Showgrounds to the Boardwalk site.

Remember:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption.  Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

For more information, click here to go to the Obi Boardwalk Facebook page.

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Gardeners Falls

Gardners_Falls walking map800 metre/ Easy / 15-20 minute return

Drive to the car park on the banks of the Obi Obi Creek –  a short level walk downstream to the falls.  Gardners Falls is a popular picnic spot with a large pool at the base of the falls. 

There is something truly magical about freshwater swimming. The cool water is refreshing, the surroundings are peaceful and somehow the whole experience is more special and secluded than your average dip in the ocean.

Freshwater swimming spots are like hidden treasures. Gardener’s Falls at Maleny is like a little jewel in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, just waiting to be discovered.

Remember:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption.

Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

For more information, click here to go to the Gardeners Falls Facebook page.

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Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre

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Howdy Pardners!  So you wanna be a cowboy and go horse riding in the mountains…!  You wanna stay in a star-spangled guest house and enjoy a true blue country holiday….!  COME… visit… Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre, King Road, Mooloolah Valley.  Telephone:  0408 224 668

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It’s an Aussie dude-ranch… Fantasy style!  By day… don your hat and boots and saddle up your bronc… by night… discover an exotic world and sleep amidst starry romance.

Come explore Mooloolah Valley with us … expert Aussie horse riders with a sense of fun and adventure … 2-hour treks depart daily from 10 am to 2 pm.  Safe horses, kids ponies, ‘bonza’ tourist trails, expert guides, and friendly hosts.

Directions – from Brisbane:  At the Caloundra Intersection on the Bruce Highway take the Landsborough Exit onto Steve Irwin Way.  Two (2) kilometres south to BP Roadhouse, Turn Right at the traffic lights then five (5) km to Mooloolah, cross railway lines, third (3rd) Left into King Road and one (1) more km to the Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre.

Nutworks

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Mouth-watering chocolate treats and handmade confectionery made fresh on-site every weekday by our in-house Chocolatiers and Confectioners.

Please note that macadamia processing is seasonal, and kernel processing can only be viewed weekdays from April to November. However our chocolate coating and flavouring/roasting rooms are staffed all year around on weekdays, so come on in and see how it is all done.

Address: Nutworks, 37 Pioneer Road, Yandina Q 4561.

Telephone: (07) 5472 7777.

Opening Hours: Nutworks’ Retail Shop, Café, and Macadamia Information area open 7 days from 9am to 5pm.

CLOSED – Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (25th, 26th Dec and the 1st Jan).

For more information, click here to go to the official Nutworks website.

Candy Addictions

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Candy Addictions
Shop 7, 171-183 Main Street, Montville.

Candy Addictions winner of the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Award. We have over 65 different Rock Candy products available! Candy Addictions is open 7 days a week, from 9 am till 5 pm. Come and see live demonstrations of Candy being made right before your eyes. Taste the candy still warm, as it comes off the production line.

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

Australia Zoo

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AUSTRALIA ZOO – As wild as life gets!  Home of the Crocodile Hunter, is where you’ll experience wildlife like nowhere else in the world.  With over 1,200 animals and free interactive wildlife shows daily – from tigers to otters to koalas, and everything in between – it’s a full day of wildlife interaction!.  Don’t miss the slithering, swooping and jaw-snapping action of the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors show in the world famous Crocoseum.  We will bring you face to face with our free-flight birds, slithering snakes, and get your adrenalin pumping as you watch a massive crocodile launch a strike from the water’s edge!  Australia Zoo is your ultimate wildlife destination – so come on – go wild with us!

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

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Pioneer Village

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Priscilla Cottage was the original home of the Bryce Family, early settlers in the district.  The cottage was built in 1903 and the family lived there until the 1980’s when they donated the farm to the community for the Erwol Retirement Village.  The cottages and furnishings are all original items from the family home, making this one of the few authentic displays.

The second cottage is now an Art Gallery.  Out buildings include farm machinery, a working steam engine and a black smith shop.

Bryce Lane is off McCarthy Road as you near the Maleny township from Landsborough.

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Lawley House
This historic house was built by Sam Sallaway for Edward Lawley in the late 1890′s – early 1900 at the top of Teak Street, where Cloudwalk is today.  The land was purchased from the Thomas Dixon estate in 1890. Sometime after  Edward’s death in 1940 his second son Edgar (Walter’s Dad) sold the house and land on the southern side of North Maleny Road  to Charles H Porter.  The house was tented for many years and in 2008 was about to be demolished as part of the development.  The Society rescued the house and removed it to the Historical Village where it features as Art Gallery.

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For more information, click here to go to the Maleny Pioneer Village website.

The Durundur Railway

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From Brisbane, head north to Caboolture.  Woodford is is 27 km west of Caboolture on the D’Aguilar Highway.  When you arrive at Woodford, simply turn at the water tower and look for our station in Margaret Street.  Picnic and BBQ facilities available on site.

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May not open when Easter or New Year’s Day occur on the 1st or 3rd Sunday – call or check the web site.

Note:  Our museum and exhibits are still in the developmental stage.  Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society (ANGRMS) reserves the right to substitute a heritage diesel loco or cancel the service due to fire bans, loco failure or other things beyond our control.

Phone our recorded information service on 07 5496 1976 or for further information phone 07 3848 3769 daily between 7 pm and 9 pm.

The official Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society website – 

Welcome to ANGRMS and its services, including The Woodford Railway which we operate at Woodford, Queensland.

On the site you’ll find a short profile of the Society, details of our open days, photographs and information on our collection, the latest news of Society activities, sales, bridal train and industry information, links to other sites of interest, and an open invitation for you to visit ANGRMS one Sunday at our steam site in Margaret Street, Woodford.

Passenger are on first and third Sundays of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Last train departs 3:45 pm). The Woodford Lions Country Market also occurs on the third Sunday of each month.

Brisbane Bus Lines provide Sunday services to Woodford on their Brisbane-Murgon Service… arriving Woodford 9:35 am and returning 4:15 pm.

ANGRMS member, Bill Blannin, has contributed 40 years’ worth of photos, memories of many events in ANGRMS’ history.

Visit the Storey Brook Cottage for tea, lunch or an overnight stay – located at the end of our line in Woodford.

Recent Books

  • Built by Bundaberg Foundry, ANGRMS’ latest book, was written by John Browning and Brian Webber. Order from Sales Department at PO Box 428, Clayfield, QLD 4011 for AUD $22.50 plus P&P.
  • Westerner newspaper article celebrating 100 years of rail in Woodford and the launch of Brian Weber’s book:The Railways of Caboolture, Woodford and Kilcoy. Order from Sales Department at PO Box 428, Clayfield, QLD 4011 for AUD $19.95 including P&P in Australia.

For more information, click here to go to the ANGRMS’ website.