Woombye Travel Guide

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Woombye Things to Do

  • Take a stroll along Blackall Street

    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.

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  • The Big Pineapple

    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...

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  • The gardens of Woombye

    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.

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  • Stroll around Woombye

    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...

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  • Media Transfer

    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.

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  • Watch the kids play football (soccer)

    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...

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  • Statue of the pioneer woman

    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.

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  • Enjoy the hospitality of the local pub

    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...

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  • Have a cold one...

    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...

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  • Have a beer at the pub

    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...

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  • Woombye War Memorial

    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...

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  • Scool of Arts Hall

    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...

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Woombye Restaurants

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    by stevemt Written Apr 20, 2013

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    This is what bakeries were like in days gone by. Fantastic fresh pies, rolls, bread, cakes, buns, you name it they make it

    This bakery is one of those. :)))))))))))))

    and they have very friendly staff as well :)

    Favorite Dish: Everything

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Woombye Shopping

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    by wise23girl Updated Sep 30, 2011

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    Well this little gift shop has been there as long as I can remember....not sure how many times it has changed hands...but what a lovely array of gifts they have now. And lovely flowers.

    What to buy: But what are really special are the hand made...in Australia...plates and bowls of Turkish design. They are really beautiful and add to any 'international' room decor you might have...and 'make up' for having to leave all those beautiful things behind on your travels.

    What to pay: A large plate costs around $60 Australian...2011.

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Woombye Local Customs

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    by wise23girl Written Oct 18, 2012

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    Sunshine Coast near Nambour.

    Yes there is now a proper barber in Woombye. Sometimes the guys just do not want to have their short back and sides in a ladies hairdresser....well ladies hairdressers do not do 'short back and sides' as far as I know.

    So pop along...not far from the coast and just line up...that is what the men do.

    From what I can see the coffee shop is no more but there is still the baker just along the road...next to the gift shop and a mighty fine IGA (grocery store)

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Woombye Warnings and Dangers

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    Pink and Purple Day

    by wise23girl Written Sep 23, 2011

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    The Blackspot is where drivers coming from Nambour make a right hand turn into Woombye. If another car is travelling north at speed a collision is almost inevitable as there is insufficient vision.

    Grace and Jessica and their grandmother Denise "Mimi'' Mansell, 60, were killed in a car crash at the intersection on May 8, 2009,as well as the driver of the other car.
    Since then some changes have been made ...but not enough say the locals.
    Woombye residents have campaigned for the intersection on Nambour Connection Rd to be upgraded to include traffic lights

    In an effort to the reduce road toll the "pink and purple" day has been introduced.

    A small but passionate group of walkers hit the pavement recently in memory of the girls on what has come to be known as Grace and Jessica's Road Smart Day.

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Woombye Off The Beaten Path

  • THE BIG PINEAPPLE

    Once a famous Queensland icon, it is still there, but now is a Farmers Market and is indoors, so good place to come on a wet day. A farmer's market means produce, but there are gourmet food and arts.The Pineapple is all nicely painted and looks good, it still can be climbed.The Animal Farm is open.. SAT 8 - 3PM SUNDAY 9 - 3PM Admission $4.The...

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  • WOOMBYE MURALS

    This tiny sunshine coast town, had a few nice Murals on a couple of buildings, and on the Town’s Public Toilets. The Murals, depicting the heritage of the town were very well done and worth a look at. Woombye is only about 1km off the Old Bruce Highway near Nambour and a short 5 -10 mins from Palmwoods.

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  • Ye olde train station

    Lucky for Woombye the town is on the main railway line between Brisbane and Nambour....The Sunlander does not stop here though...you have to alight in Nambour.The waiting room is worth a look .......see the photo attached.

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Woombye Sports & Outdoors

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    by Dara5 Written Sep 14, 2011

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    Lots of good bowling happens here and they are very friendly to visitors...will even lend you a set.

    There is a well stocked bar...a few' poker' machines and very nice meals.

    Equipment: Bowlers traditionally wear white but do not worry they will still welcome you as long as you are not wearing a bikini.

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