Blackall St is the main street in Woombye.
It is where everything that occurs here happens.
A typical friendly, small town main street, with a good array of businesses and things to look at..
It runs from the start of Woombye proper to the railway station, and includes a small park down one end.
The big pineapple is a park of sorts on the main road to Woombye.
It was closed a few years ago for a few years, and has now re opened.
Things are not fully opened yet unfortunatly, but hopefully this icon (from the past,) will regain it's former glory.
Currently there is little to do, and the venue is being used for concerts etc. There used to be some great food outlets and general shopping places here, lets hope the all come back.
There is an all weather saturday market here open 6:30am.
Please stop if you are driving through Woombye..it is such a pretty town and has lots to offer the visitor..apart from the friendly locals and the famous pub..have a look at the Memorial Park Gardens....you will be more than surprised at the beautiful and well kept trees and plants.
Please note:This pic is compliments of vt member wise23girl.
If you want somewhere you can park, buy a paper, and find a coffee shop all close together make this little detour. You can stroll down to the Railway station and look at the drawings in the waiting area. You might even find something in the hardware store...my friend did!
If you are travelling through and want to restock your groceries there is a large supermarket that sells just about everything you could need. You can fill up with petrol as well.
Then stroll around look at the shops..a really nice gift shop will delight you....altogether a pleasant interlude.
It is very relaxing to sit in the Clubhouse and watch the games. See the players in their white/red/blue colours while sipping a cup of coffee. Another spot to meet the locals.
It is only a short stroll or drive back to town. Just go under the railway bridge.
If you read a bit more on Woombye you will realize why the teams are known as the snakes...have a look at their emblem. Guess what the name "Woombye" means.
The family of Karl and Mary Stumpf were one of the first to settle in the Woombye area. on the 10th August 1980 descendents of Karl and Mary unveiled a statue of a pioneer woman in honour of the early Stumpfs.
I like the simplicity of the statue.
The first pub in Woombye (then called Cobb's Camp) was established in 1867 as a place of accommodation when the Gympie gold rush was at its peak. A licence to sell liquor was granted in 1877 but by 1880 patronage dwindled. However, by 1881 fortunes had changed and the owner bought some and in 1900 the Criterion Hotel was built on the spot where the hotel now stands.
The hotel is built in the typical Queensland style with broad verandahs and a high pitched roof to keep the place cool in summer and a central fireplace for winter.
The pub is well known for its restaurant, its live bands and other social functions.
Have a cold one in the Woombye Pub...a great place to meet with a few locals. A real favourite on the Coast and in 2011 was voted "the best pub" by the listeners of a local radio station.
You can have a meal , listen to live bands or afternoon jazz.....just give them a call to select a time. to find your favourite entertainment.
There is a small gaming area and a bottle shop out the back.
Another nice thing about the Pub they sponsor the local football club (soccer) named very aptly The Woombye Snakes as the name Woombye comes from the Aboriginal word for black snake.
My husband and I have not been to Woombye since the mid 1980's and from reading a vt members page about it..it reminded me of the old pub where we stopped and had a beer and a pub squash. It is an old pub by Australian standards and I loved the veranda that wrapped around the building.These veranda's were mainly used to sleep on during the QLD heat or to have a few beers after a hard days work.
Since then we have found out the real name of the pub is The Criterion Hotel but actually known as 'Woombye Pub'
The Woombye war memorial is in the form of a broken column with a laurel wreath and the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Badge. A WWI plaque with the title 'They died that we may live' lists 21 names and another lists the names of 45 returned soldiers. That is a lot from a community that has today only 2,000 citizens. WWII plaques list 12 names killed in action, 10 Missing and 121 returned.
Other fields of combat include the Korean War 1950-1953, Vietnam War 1962-1972, Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966, Malayan Emergency 1948-1960, Japan (British Commonwealth Occuping Forces) 1945-1954, Gulf War 1990-1991, Somalia 1992-1994, Peace Keeping 1947-present.
Established 25 April 1924.
As in all towns in Australia ANZAC Day services are held each 25th April at the war memorial.
As with all small Australian towns the School of Arts hall is the entertainment centre of the town. It was built in 1898.
The Woombye hall is the home of a reasonably extensive Library. The complex has two halls which are hired out to many different groups.
You can enjoy ballroom dancing, indoor bowls, arts and crafts and garden clubs; the local branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia holds classes and training sessions.
The hall is very popular for private functions.
The murals of Woombye were painted by Brian Tisdall. The project started in 2002 with the Cobb & Co mural near the original bakery (1900) and continued over ther next few years. They depict the history of the town from its days as a staging camp for the Cobb & Co coaches.
If you have some media transfer jobs here is the place for you.
Slides to DVD,audio reel to CD, records to CD and so on.. ...
There is also an internet cafe and coffee and drinks available.