About an hour and a half north of Brisbane, lies a quaint town, with a big heart. Woombye is located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The town was established in 1868 after gold was discovered in Gympie. Cobb & Co coaches carried passengers and goods between Brisbane and set up “Middle Camp” staging depot halfway along the route. What was once a halfway stop for travellers, is now the country community we call Woombye.
Despite the sights of gold being well in the distance, there are still plenty of treasures to be found in this beautiful country town and Blackhall Street is a great place to start.
The Woombye Pub has been a cornerstone since 1900. The pub was voted the best pub on the Sunshine Coast by Mix FM listeners in 2011. It’s a favourite for its great food, friendly service and of course, thirst-quenching beer!
Kimnat Little Market and Café prides itself on serving “food for everybody”. They offer an extensive range of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options but it’s also plenty for those who don’t want or need these options. The café also stocks a variety of local artist’s works, so you can pop in for a sneaky shop too! How’s that for the best of both worlds.
If you’re looking to do more shopping, Saint Margaret’s Op Shop is always good for a bargain! Diana, the Op Shop manager, is famous for dressing most of the community for any occasion.
The Woombye Bowls Club is yet another great community hub. Social, competition and barefoot bowls games are organized throughout the year.
Woombye is certainly one of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s best-kept secrets and well worth the visit!