Aussie World

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*Check website for latest up-to-date information.  Tickets can be purchased on-line or from the front entrance.

Rides:  Bizzy Buggies,  Booma Zooma,  Carousel,  Ferris Wheel,  Redback,  Giant Slide,  Giggle Go Round,  Mozzi Musta,  Octopus,  Platypus Ponds Mini Golf,  Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel Dark Ride,  Space Shaker Swining Ship;  Stockshed Speedway Dodgems;  Tin Lids Tea Party;  Tykes Trolley;  Plunge;  Voyager Simulator;  Wild Mouse Rollercoaster.

Attractions:  Crazy Mirrors,  Funnybone Flicks;  Leak’n Logs

Games:  Barry Mundy’s Remote Boats,  Games Zone,  Side Show Alley,  Water Wars

Rides and Attractions Height Restrictions:  For your fun, safety and comfort there are height restrictions on some rides and attractions.

  • You must be over 130 cm to be able to experience the following rides and attractions:  Redback, Wild Mouse Rollercoaster, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel, Octopus, Stockshed Speedway Dodgems Driver, Platypus Ponds Mini Golf (unaccompanied), Water Wars (unaccompanied).
  • You must be over 120 cm to be able to experience the following rides and attractions:  Giant Slide (unaccompanied), Plunge (unaccompanied).
  • You must be over 100 cm to be able to experience the following rides and attractions: Ferris Wheel (unaccompanied), Space Shaker Swinging Ship, Mozzi Musta, Booma Zooma, Voyager Simulator, Bizzy buggies Driver, Stockshed Speedway Dodgems (passenger), Plunge (unaccompanied).
  • Children under 100 cm can experience the following rides: Tykes Trolley, Tin Lids Tea Party, Carousel, Giggle Go Round, Bizzy Buggies (accompanied), Ferris wheel (accompanied), Mini golf (accompanied), Giant Slide (accompanied), Leak’n Logs (accompanied).

Children riding unassisted must be able to display upper body control and must be able to comprehend simple instructions given by our ride operators.

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

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Horizon Festival – Art St Maleny

Art St Maleny – part of the amazing
Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture

There are events covering the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland from 25th August to 3 September 2017.  Click here to find out more about Art St Maleny.

 Art St Maleny is a collaborative  celebration that, together with Maleny Music Festival, will bring art into public space through local cafes, parks and venues to celebrate the creative energy of the Maleny community.  Art St presents a series of events, workshops, public art installations and opportunities for visitors to engage their senses.

From Friday to Sunday 1st to 3rd September, 2017 : –

Maleny Music Festival – at the Maleny Showgrounds.  Maleny Music Festival website

Eat Our Art! – Local cafes celebrate food as a medium for creativity making delicious signature arty dishes using food as a paintbrush and the plate as the canvas.

Traditional Maori Basket Weaving Workshop with Alice Spittle – daily at Tesch Park, Coral Street,  10 am to 4 pm Cost $69 (includes materials).

Forest Art Trail – Designed to educate children about native wildlife, follow the map along a wonderful forest walk to discover 15 art features created from nature’s gifts, recycled materials and other creative recourses – daily on the Obi Boardwalk connecting Maleny Showgrounds to Coral Street.  Cost – Free.

Pick up a fabulous A4 black brochure from the Maleny Visitor Information Centre and check out our comprehensive Events Calendar (covering the whole of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland)  Click here to check out the Maleny Visitor Information Centre’s Events Calendar.  

If you can’t get a hold of the Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture brochure you can see it online Click here to see the brochure which covers all the events, and includes, days, dates, times, location, and cost(s).

This is a huge Arts and Culture Festival – there has to be something to suit you!

The Horizon Sunshine Coast is presented by the Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. 

 

 

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The Original Eumundi Markets

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The Original Eumundi Markets:  Step into a wonderful world of original design at the best art and craft market in Australia and meet the artists face-to-face.  You’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, all guided by our ethos of “we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll especially love our market …laksa, calamari, thai, paella, quality coffee, chocolate, great cakes, old fashioned lemonade, and more. We have a wealth of fresh produce – including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts.

And, when you need a break from the shopping, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the groove. There’s plenty of local talent to keep you entertained, with world-music sounds, country tunes or tribal rhythms.

You can also have your palm read or indulge in a vast array of services offered by our many health and well-being practitioners.

Market Hours: Wednesdays 8 am – 1.30 pm & Saturdays 7 am – 2 pm

The Original Eumundi Markets are open rain, hail or shine every Wednesday and Saturday.

Over the years, several independent organisations, including the Eumundi and District Community Association, have also set up other market operations adjacent to The Original Eumundi Markets, making the overall Eumundi Markets now the biggest art and craft market in Australia.

Our market community has now grown to more than 600 stalls and boasts an annual visitation of 1.6 million people!

The Original Eumundi Markets continue to focus on handmade products, with the ethos of “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.

The philosophy of locally handmade products and services has served the Eumundi Markets well over the last 30 years and it is the originality and uniqueness of the stallholders and their creativity that has customers coming back for more year after year.

Eumundi Markets is a vibrant, ever-evolving collaboration of many talented people seeking to share their gifts with the world. We play a pivotal role in supporting and promoting young local creative talent. We also recognise our responsibility in nurturing new businesses in their formulative years by providing a cost effective alternative for test marketing and trialling of new products and services, unique to this region.

We are also seeking to create the best sustainable shopping experience anywhere on this planet by changing our own practices to ensure our green credentials are pure. In conjunction with our local school, we have created a worm farm to process all compostable waste generated by the market and for the school to resell the organic fluids and castings to raise much-needed funds. The market is now plastic bag free and all packaging materials used are fully compostable.

In the future, we will be installing our own solar power generation and water harvesting to become self-sufficient with our energy needs, with the long-term aim of exporting any surplus energy within the community.

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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.

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Abbey Museum

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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)

Click to open the brochures:

Abby Museum Brochure Front & Page

Berganns Lane Walk

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2.2 km return / Easy / 40-60 min return: Bergann’s Lane Walk  is a Sunshine Coast Regional Council managed walkway, approximately 9 km from Maleny.  It is a 30 metre wide road reserve, traversing rolling green farmland to either side.  At the Bergann’s Road end there is a section of uncleared remnant rainforest that is a reminder of the original forest cover of this area.

In 2005 Caloundra City Council opened the Bergann’s Lane Walk to the public after extensive weed control and re-vegetation works (including over 5,000 plantings) undertaken by Brush Turkey Enterprises.  The re-vegetation works are already providing valuable habitat linkage for native birds and fauna to move through the farmland.  Bird watchers will enjoy the work for it variety of habitats.  Enjoy this easy stroll along grassy walkways and through forest tracks.  “Note wheelchair accessible”.

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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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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