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)

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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.

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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Mystic Mountain Tours

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Mystic Mountain Tours conducts many tours within and beyond the Maleny, Blackall Range & Surrounding districts.  Owners Andrew & Lynn Fallon have a flexible, friendly and fun approach to their tours which provides a relaxed & memorable experience. Ask about our Adventure, Eco, Heritage & Cultural Tours. Below are some of the local tours that this company can take you on.  Contact Details:  Lyn & Andrew Fallon, Telephone:  0400 086 877;  Email: info@mysticmountaintours.com.au

Blackall Range Wine Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 

Often described as the Calm behind the Coast the area offers spectacular views, rainforest walks & waterfalls, fresh local produce, stunning local vineyards, arts, craft & shopping in unique mountain villages. Join our regular tour or come any day by appointment (subject to bookings).

Visiting Maleny Mountain Wines & Flame Hill Vineyard. Optional stops to Maleny Cheese, Colin James homemade ice-cream, Montville Chocolate Country, Castle Glen Liqueurs & coffee overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains.

Group bookings are available for any event.

 Regular destinations include:

• Mary Valley Rattler
• Australia Zoo, Beerwah
• Parrots in Paradise, Glasshouse Mountains
• The Mapleton Observatory
• Bribie Island & the Abbey
• Kenilworth
• Other Museums include Landsborough, Caboolture
• Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Hinterland Walking Trails
• Glasshouse Mountains Scenic Lookouts.

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

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.

Discover Eumundi

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Discover Eumundi – Heritage & Visitor Centre : Corner of Memorial Drive & Gridley Street (near the Post Office).

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm;  Saturday 10 am to 2 pm; and Sunday 10 am to 1 pm.

Free Entry – Displays of Eumundi History – History of the Eumundi Markets – Tourist Information

Wan’din’in – arts space – Old Police Cells and more …

The Eumundi and District Historical Association:

• comprises a management committee and members

• owns a not-for-profit company – Original Eumundi Markets Ltd

• is one of three member associations forming ECCO – Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd

• Has three main physical assets:

• Discover Eumundi – Heritage and Visitor Centre CLICK HERE

• The Eumundi School of Arts Hall (trustees of the hall) CLICK HERE

• Canecutters Building and market site in Memorial Drive, Eumundi

Kenilworth Country Foods

Welcome to Kenilworth Country Foods, where cheese has been a tradition for over sixty years!  The factory was the subject of an employee buy-out in 1990 and went from multi national ownership to being locally owned and was converted from a bulk manufacturing plant to a boutique hand-crafted operation, where traditional cheese-making methods are now employed.

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The factory has won numerous gold medal awards throughout the country at agricultural and industry shows, including Royal Melbourne, Sydney and champion Cheese at the Brisbane Ekka.

Our award winning gourmet range of cheese and LITE 4U Natural Probiotic Yoghurts are all Kenilworth originals.

Come visit us and shop for your favourite local products, including a wide range of locally made jams, chutneys and sauces.

Open 7 days:  Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm;  Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10:30 am to 3 pm.

45 Charles Street, Kenilworth.  Telephone:  07 5446 0144  Email:  kenilworth_cheese@bigpond.com

Light Meals

  • Kenilworth Homemade  Ice-cream
  • Expresso Coffee
  • Our own (to die for) Chocolate Mousse

Award Winning Cheese

  • Australia Fetta
  • Marinated Fetta
  • Garlic & Cracked Pepper
  • Queensland Swiss
  • Red Malling vintage
  • Roma Malling Vintage
  • Tuscany Romano
  • Vintage Cheddar
  • Vintage Club
  • Ricotta
  • Smoked Cheese
  • Top-Dog Oldbitey
  • Non-Animal Rennet cheese

Probiotic Yoghurts (Acidophilus, Bifidus, l casei)

  • Natural Yoghurt
  • LITE 4U Yoghurt
  • Fruit Yoghurt
  • Greek Style Yoghurt
  • Frozen Yoghurt
  • Drinking Yoghurt

Dairy Desserts – Our premium desserts use fresh cream and quality Belgian chocolate.

  • Belgian Chocolate Mousse
  • Black Forest Mouse
  • Strawberry Mousse
  • Desert Lime Cheesecake
  • Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Passionfruit Panna Cotta
  • Pistachio & Panna Cotta Apple Crumbles

For more information, click her to go to the Kenilworth County Foods website.

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Maleny Dairies Tours

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Maleny Dairies – its all about taste.

Maleny Dairies is a family owned business situated in the picturesque hills of Maleny. We are proud of our heritage and want to share our story with you. Dairy farms have struggled greatly since the deregulation of the milk industry in 2002.  To combat this, our family decided to build a milk processing plant of our own, right here on the family farm. 

This cuts the food miles and keeps our carbon footprint low.  Other local dairy farmers benefit from having our processing plant close by.  We pay them a fair price for their milk keeping agriculture sustainable for future generations. So when you purchase Maleny Dairies products you are helping to support local farming families.  You are buying products that are as close to nature as you can get, real milk made the old-fashioned way.  No permeate, no additives just pure milk!

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Bring the Family for a picnic and enjoy the view…

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TOUR TIMES:  Monday to Saturday at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. (Times can vary for bus groups etc).

COST:  $11 per person for anyone 2 years and over.

CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.  NO TOURS ON THESE DAYS.  SORRY

BOOK:  To book a tour, phone us on 5494 2392.

What’s involved in a tour?

A tour guide will take you up to the baby animal pen to pat the baby calves.

We will give you a brief history of the farm and the reason why we started Maleny Dairies.  You will then be shown how hand milking is done using our cow ‘Sweetpea’ or ‘FairyBell’ or ‘Millie’.

A walk down into the pit of the dairy to see where the cows get milked. (At the 2.30 pm session you can see the cows being milked).  Then we go to the factory so see where the milk is processed and bottled.

See the coldroom and drystore.  Watch a 10 minute DVD showing the process of milk from the cow to the bottle and everything in between.

At the conclusion of the tour you will get to try some of our dairy deliciousness.

(If time permits for school children grades 3 and up, we will have a question and answer session and play a game.)

For more information click here for the link to the Maleny Dairies website.

Renting a Motorcycle to see the Hinterland

Renting a Motorcycle to see the Hinterland

Renting a Motorcycle to see the Hinterland.

Renting a Motorcycle to see the Hinterland :  We are very passionate about motorcycles and the Goldwing in particular and realize there are a lot of others like us who travel interstate and internationally who would like to be able to enjoy our magnificent country aboard the fabulous Goldwing.

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is the gateway to some truly amazing local coastal and hinterland day rides, and is the half way point on the east coast of Australia between Cairns in the north to Melbourne in the south. The Australian outback is also only a day’s ride to the west.

We are a small family business and our bikes are all GL1800’s that are well maintained and well equipped with all the usual Goldwing features as well as GPS, wet weather gear, top box racks and bags, plus puncture repair kits and compressors. All our bikes are fully insured and covered by a national roadside assist programme.

Our bikes and prices are inclusive of the following (however, we are happy to accommodate additional items where possible)

  • National Roadside assist program
  • Full comprehensive insurance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Puncture repair kit & compressor
  • GPS – pre-programming available on request
  • Pannier inner bags
  • Luggage rack & bag

Optional inclusions available by arrangement

  • Helmet
  • Wet weather gear
  • Jacket
  • Sun block
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Insect repellent
  • Picnic blanket & kit
  • Passenger floor board risers

Our Rental Periods are: 

Daylight hours (pickup & return same day);

One Day (24 hours)

2 to 6 Days

7 to 14 Days

14 Days and Over

 Check our website for the Daily Rental Rates www.goldwingrentalsaustralia.com

Please note:  A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total rental amount is required to confirm your booking.

A further 40% of the total rental amount is payable 30 days prior to pick-up with the balance payable on collection of the motorcycle.

A Bond/insurance excess of $1,000 is Payable On All Rentals and will be refunded on return of the motorcycle in good condition complete with all inclusions.

International residents:  the bond (AUD$1,000) will be withheld in the event camera/parking fines or tolls have been incurred during the rental period and will be refunded after fourteen days should no such fines be presented.

Please read out Terms & Conditions for full details pertaining to hiring our motorcycles.

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