Palmwoods Travel Guide

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Palmwoods Things to Do

  • The Lane by night and day

    Well what a great idea which has brought some real life to Palmwoods. Friday night and Saturday morn you will find some great happenings in The Lane....On Friday night the twinkling lights and smell of delicious cooking draw you in to the little tables scattered in the laneway and in the surrounds.The dress shop is open..as is the fresh veg and...

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  • Palmwoods Heritage Tree Walks

    In Kolora Park, not too far from the toilet block, there is a stone with a plaque set into it.This plaque shows the details of several Heritage tree walks in the area.

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  • History in the park

    Kolora Park has quite a few of these displays mounted.They give a potted history of Palmwoods and the region in general.Well worth a read and general look

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  • Kolora Park Drinking Fountain

    This drinking fountain, apart from providing a well needed service, also marks the spot during the 2nd World war, that the water tankers filled up to provide water for the Military Camps in the area.

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  • Kolora Park walking track

    There is a delightful walking track at Kalora Park.It is fully paved and wheelchair friendly.A delight to wander and observe the bushland here.

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  • Kolora Park

    Kolora Park, on the outskirts of Palmwoods, is a lovely place to visit.There is a freshwater lake, BBQ spots, picnic tables all provided as well as things for the kids to do.Also there is a lovely little walk round the precinct.The lake here, used to provide the water requirements for the military camps in the area, have a look at the drinking...

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  • Choose from Two Coffee Places

    You will find two coffee shops almost opposite each other in Margaret Street ,Palmwoods.One is organic...this is "Milk and Honey", the other Cocoa Tree Cafe has a nice little patio and umbrellas.Both are very pleasant and serve nice coffee and food but if you prefer organic you know where to go.Milk and Honey closes 3.30pmCoffee Tree closes 3.30pm...

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  • KOLORA PARK WALKING TRAIL

    Located on the edge of the park, is a paved walking trail that took me through rainforest past some small ponds, quite a nice relaxing walk. It is wheelchair friendly.A nice way to walk off the lunchtime meal!

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  • HISTORY OF PALMWOODS

    Located in Kolora Park is where you find the history of Palmwoods.I thought this was a great idea. Scattered along the pathway were interpretive boards, with old photo's and information on all the history of Palmwoods. There was information on War time, People, Industry and Farming, maybe more. I read them all, and found them to be very...

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Palmwoods Restaurants

  • Back to the past

    "Meet you at Rick's ...Anytime....for the Best of Times'Well you are the Sunshine Coast....Palmwoods in the Hinterland actually, Queensland Australia and you want a touch of Elvis times?....you want a milkshake?...you want some Rock and Roll gear?....or even some mechanical work on your car???.....but sorry no petrol for sale!!! (new...

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  • Across the road from each other

    You are in Queensland Australia...Sunshine Coast Hinterland...in Palmwoods.Some excellent choices for coffee in a quiet little spot......but getting busier!This all gets to be a bit of a trick....where to put these tips so you will find them....I started off in 'Things to do' because I figured theses places are not really restaurants but maybe I...

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  • Hidden Away in Palmwoods

    You can choose an inside or outside table but it might be an idea to book. They also do take-away.You can look across to the footpath of plaques (see tip in Dara5 pages) or the Palmwoods Hall.Not far away is the refurbished pub if you want to BYO.Open from 6pm. May be closed Tuesday /Wednesday...best to phone first. We love their vegetable...

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  • The Cocoa Tree

    The Cocoa Tree serves a variety of snacks and light meals and is open for breakfast on Sundays. The atmosphere is relaxed and you can enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee either indoors or out. They make fantastic raspberry and coconut muffins.

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  • The best steaks in town

    Generally well cooked and presented food with a good price. The Palmwoods Pub has a reputation for excellent steaks. The steaks are of course a little more expensive than the rest of the menu. I love the 200g grain fed rib fillet with the reef extra (prawns and calamari in a garlic sauce) - also the chef's special Chicken Enchilada.

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  • A Taste of Asia

    This small restaurant is run by a native Malay who is both chef and manager. The cuisine is mixed Asian and the menu takes you on a trip throughout South East Asia. It has a leaning towards Thai but Indonesian, Vietnamese and Malasian are well represented.The mains include stir fries, curries and noodles.The restaurtant is BYO and has seating...

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Palmwoods Nightlife

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    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    Well other than dancing which has been mentioned any number of times there is really very little else going on at night in Palmwoods town.

    There used to be a bus going to Nambour RSL but now that only goes from a neighbouring town Woombye. Funny that with all the extra houses built where I used to ride my horse.

    So that means you need to make your own fun and that is not such a bad thing to do. Perhaps a local will invite you for dinner or a game of cards. So the name of the game is get to know a local.

    There are the places to eat we have mentioned in other tips and Palmwoods pub has the inevitable poker machines.

    Still the same in 2011

    Dress Code: You can be quite casual at the eating places.....once in a while dress up a bit for the dance

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Palmwoods Transportation

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    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    Palmwoods is right on the train line that goes from Brisbane to the north of the state which makes Palmwoods a good place to live for ease of transport.
    Though there is a bottleneck under the railway bridge and this spot has been known to flood there are a number of alternative routes which lead in different directions out of town so you are never trapped..
    Sometimes too there are train/bus excursions in "Ye Olde Steam Train" and this is a real highlight to remind us of days gone by.

    And something of train buff interest is still buried still under some of the structures near the rail. Is it something from the old tram? A mystery for you to solve.

    PS. and this was the Buderim Tram ... not a train but I cannot explain why.

    Palmwoods to Buderim Tram

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Palmwoods Shopping

  • for life's little pleasures

    This delightful little shop is a brand new venture (2014) and besides an array of gifts to please you will enjoy the coffee and home made baking...absolutely delicious and straight from the oven.Over the years there have a number of different businesses housed in this part of Palmwoods just opposite the Hall....yes that's right where the famous...

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  • Palmwoods alive

    2014.....more coffee and gift shops...the petrol station transformed into a diner....and The Lane (see must see the review on this page about the lane)....the Post office has an assortment of extra goodies as wellAt the time of writing ..2011 ..Palmwoods was not the most exciting place to shop. Well there was a new modern post office...you know the...

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Palmwoods Local Customs

  • Mirror in Mens Toilet.

    What a funny experience for the men. When doing their business they looked through clear glass and could see us sitting at the table enjoying our meal...... but we could not see them. Can you imagine how they felt...it was a wonder they did not high tail it out of there.So we girls hightailed it to the ladies but no such luck...no one way mirror...

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  • Palmwoods Residents remembered.

    Ten Years ago at the beginning of the Year 2000 The Palmwoods Progress Association organized the installation of special footpath plaques to remember those families who had lived in Palmwoods and, at the same time, a couple of politicians had their names in lights as well... naturally! You had to buy your spot of course. And there are still a few...

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Palmwoods Warnings and Dangers

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    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    Two things about the underpass. Maybe more. Given a lot of rain there can be water in this low lying spot and it can be quite deep.
    So be wise heed the warnings and do not attempt to go through the water until you check that it is not too deep.

    And if you are a trucker beware...many a high load has been snared by the bridge above.

    If you are on horseback your horse may spook if you are passing under as a train goes over and what if a train derails while you are there. Not a nice thought.

    The deep water photo(photo2) is not the underpass but now the right one is there after all. But as Alice said "What is the good of a book without pictures?"

    Still a problem 2011

    Do not drive straight in. Deep Water
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Palmwoods Tourist Traps

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    by wise23girl Updated Mar 28, 2014

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    The road is now open...direct route to south side of Montville but I still prefer the Razorback

    Well the windy scenic drive to Montville is suffering from wet weather blues as a slip on the road has it closed...for how long?

    Pity the poor souls living just downside of the slip...a long detour for them.

    Still not open 2011

    So heed the detour signs as you cross the little bridge as you leave the township. You follow aHunchy Road untill you come to The Razorback...how fortunate it has been upgraded in recent years. it was a bit of a horror.

    You will emerge in the centre of Montville. It is probably more of a trap for those looking for a way down to Palmwoods as it is hidden away a bit. You need to watch for the sign carefully.

    Unique Suggestions: Check out your route and enjoy the different approach to Montville.

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Palmwoods Favorites

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    by wise23girl Updated Sep 23, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Well my favourite thing about Palmwoods was that you could ride horses there. And today in 2010 you still can to a degree, but it has greatly changed in the last 10 to 15 years.
    There were many ways to go from where we lived. And because we "did the right thing" the land owners allowed us to short cut through their properties.

    My friend Duncan with his little horse Playmate showed me the places to ride in Palmwoods. My first horse was Honda and later on a grey 3/4 Arab mare named Kiri. Kiri is now over 20 years and lives on Buderim.
    We actually rode to nearby towns such as Eudlo, Mooloolah Valley and once an all day ride to Beerwah. A bit tricky today to do that.

    Fondest memory: If you take the road leading to Montville and turn into Macdonald Road once you could find the beautiful property Mr Macdonald owned.
    It was the sort of place where you felt you were a million miles from civilization. There were trees and dams and up and down hills. There were birds everywhere and a few koalas in the gum trees. He kept beef cattle so there was the excitement of meeting the bull whom I thought it wiser to avoid most times. My cattle dog "Mitzie" was always with me.
    And if you knew the way you could ride(your horse) to the neighbour's gate and pass through an easement, out to a very quiet road and do a round trip back home. You did eventually come to Hunchy Road but it was still pretty safe in those days.
    I loved it out there and until Mr Macdonald died took my grandchildren out there regularly for picnics and adventure.
    But now I "am not too old to ride horses but too old to fall off" and you can guess that the land is not the same out there now anyway.

    Marg on Kiri.

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