Saturday, June 25, 2022
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Woombye Town Walk

Discover the hidden gem of the hinterland with this delightful 3.6km circuit through the charming town.

This walk (or ride) is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Woombye is a rural township in the eastern foothills of the Blackall Range, established in the early 1870s as ‘Cobb’s Camp’.

Cobb’s Camp was established by Cobb & Co, which ran a coach service between Brisbane and the Gympie goldfields in late 1867.

The walk will take you right through the centre of town, before embarking on a journey through the residential township.

You will note the history of the ‘Cobbs Camp’ is still very much present in the town, with several buildings, including the amenities a mural backdrop and reminder of the town’s early beginnings.

The main street is picture perfect with its sweeping mountain views and quaint old shops, yet behind this sleepy façade is every convenience you could possibly need.

There are plenty of iconic buildings, from the local pub (that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2000), the beautiful School of Arts (including a library) and the War Memorial located in the centre of town. Keep an eye out for charming old properties and beautifully restored homes.

If you’re taking the family on the adventure, there are plenty of local parks to enjoy along the way.

Spend some time getting to know the locals by enjoying a coffee or meal at one of the local establishments.

The nearby CWA Park is home of the Light Horse Regiment Woombye Memorial Troop. It also features picnic and playground facilities.

Woombye is also close to major attractions including the Big Pineapple and Wildlife HQ.

The township of Woombye is located off the Bruce Highway, west of Maroochydore. Take the Nambour Connection Road exit off the Bruce Highway, and travel east for approximately 5 minutes before you see the sign to Woombye. Turn left into Blackall Street, the main street of Woombye. The walk begins on the corner of Hill Street, opposite the Woombye School of Arts. There is plenty of parking available.


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