Pomona Things to Do
The Old Pomona Railway Station Gallery, operated by Pomona Progress Art Tourism Inc (formerly the Pomona Chamber of Commerce) opened in March 2001.We walked in and we were given such a warm welcome ....well it is like that in Pomona.......The complex is set in beautiful cottage gardens, and on display is a rich variety of works from local artists...more
Cinema PomonaBy popular demand, screenings are now held on Tuesday evenings - Doors are open from 6.15pm. Tea and coffee are available, so come and relax with fellow film lovers before the film. Stay on for informal discussion and feedback after the film.The Committee is called "ReelHeads" so that should enlighten you as to what it is all...more
Located about 7kms from Pomona, is another small town called Cooran, and a magnificent lookout.I am not sure of the name of this scenic lookout. It was signposted from the Queen street.The road climbed its way up a steep mountain to the lookout. The views were way down to the coast and Lake Cootharaba, and of all the surrounding volacanic plugs....more
A nice drive that we have done a few times, is the round trip on the Gympie/Kin Kin road to Wolvi Mountain and onto Gympie, and then returning back to Pomona via the Bruce Highway.Mt. Wolvi is about 42kms from Pomona. The signpost to it, is not that good, so check your odometer when around the 40km mark. The drive is up a steep dirt Mountain road...more
MOUNT COOROORA, 439metres high............ If people can run up and down it, then surely I could climb it!Well, years ago I did reach the top of this Mountain, but on my second attempt many years later, I only managed to make it three quarters of the way to the top. It is not an easy climb as it has many loose stones, rocks to walk over, and in...more
Located in POMONA, is the MAJESTIC CINEMA.............the oldest continuously running SILENT MOVIE CINEMA IN THE WORLD.Built as the Majestic Hall in 1921, it was originally used for social and sporting events and silent movies. 'Talkies' were introduced briefly in 1931, but the cinema reverted back to silent movies and today shows a variety of...more
A Touch of the Past Antique Dealers & Coffee Shop: Choose a Coffee Shop
We were in the so friendly and pleasant town of Pomona for a special visit just to explore the town.
Which coffee shop to choose?
Well you can walk everywhere in Pomona so that is what we did but once we found 'A Touch of the Past Antique Dealers and Coffee Shop' we were sold. What a wonderful collection of wares and what interested us, at this point in time, a collection of home made food....there were even cornflake cookies
Being a 'good girl' I settled for a toasted sandwich....Coffee was good and the price very affordable.
Now Pomona is the sort of place you chat to folk. Met a couple from further down the track who told me that once a month there is a meeting of plant and seed enthusiasts in this very cafe who are trying to preserve original seeds and plants and keep away from the hybrid varieties.
(2nd Thursday of the month 9am to 12md)
Just an aside David is trying to find some old fashioned watermelon seeds that still have the thin skin...so much more tasty than the thick skinned variety which were bred for easier transport....of course no seedless for him!
And in the antique section there were some old fashioned 'retro cannisters' for the kitchen selling for a few hundred dollars....well I left them there. ....But I could have been tempted by the wonderful collection of teddy bears
Open 7 days from 6.30 am till 5pm.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
La Mode De Fabienne: A surprise find
"Come and visit the store " they say "and if we dont have it we'll find it"
This is a special boutique with lots and lots of choice and not one you would expect to find in a little country town...but then Pomona is no ordinary country town as you will see if you read my page and the other reviews.
They have a Facebook page as well
What to buy: Now I found a quaint white cap with a white flower and a delicate black stitching around the edges.
But they also have jewellery...lots of fashion accessories and a wide range of fashion garments to tempt you .
What to pay: I thought the prices were reasonable....you do not really want cheap and nasty do you?Related to:
- Road Trip
- Women's Travel
Pomona Warnings and Dangers
CLIMBING MOUNT COOROORA
The climb to the summit of Mount Cooroora is not to be taken lightly.
A read of the notice board at the start of the track gives you an idea of how rough the climb is, especially when it states "serious injury or death could result in leaving the track!"
Please take heed of the warning, as it is the truth. The track is extremely steep, rough, has loose stones and rocks, sometimes you clamber over sheer rockface with nothing to hang onto. One slip, and a fall may result in a long tumble down the Mountain and broken bones.
Do not climb if you have a heart condition.
Just be careful, take your time, and enjoy the fantastic views along the way to the summit!Related to:
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing