Landsborough

Population 2807

Landsborough is just north of the magnificent Glass House Mountains in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It was named after the explorer William Landsborough and was originally a logging town for the rich woodlands of the Blackall Ranges.

Visitor Information

Historical Museum, Maleny St; (07) 5494 1755

www.landsboroughtown.com.au

Nearby national parks

  • Glass House Mountains National Park

    On the coastal plain north of Brisbane sits a collection of dramatic sheer-sided volcanic peaks that rise up out of verdant green forests...more

  • Kondalilla National Park

    Kondalilla, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘rushing waters’, is an apt name for this national park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland,...more

  • Noosa National Park

    The natural delights of Noosa National Park include spectacular coastal scenery, wildlife and wildflowers. Rocky headlands protect quiet...more

Nearby towns

  • Maleny

    A steep road climbs from the coast to Maleny, at the southern end of the Blackall Range. The surrounding area is lush dairy country,...more

  • Buderim

    Buderim is just inland from the Sunshine Coast, high on the fertile red soil of Buderim Mountain, a plateau overlooking the surrounding...more

  • Caloundra

    This popular holiday spot at the southern tip of the Sunshine Coast was once a retirement haven. It now boasts a diverse population of...more

In Town

Historical Museum: this excellent local museum documents the history of the shire through memorabilia, photographs and artefacts; open 9am–3pm Thurs–Mon; Maleny St.

De Maine Pottery: award-winning clay pottery by Joanna de Maine; open Thurs–Mon; Maleny St.

Nearby

Glass House Mountains National Park This park protects 8 rugged volcanic mountain peaks. These 20-million-year-old crags, the giant cores of extinct volcanoes, mark the southern entrance to the Sunshine Coast. (Read more) Glass House Mountains Road leads to sealed and unsealed routes through the mountains, with some spectacular lookouts along the way. The open eucalypt and mountain-heath landscape is a haven for many threatened and endangered animals. Three tracks lead to mountain lookouts that provide panoramic views of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. There are picnic grounds, and challenges aplenty for rockclimbers, but only experienced walkers should attempt climbing to any of the summits. (07) 5494 3983; 13 km SW.

Australia Zoo Once a small park, this zoo was made famous by 'The Crocodile Hunter', Steve Irwin, who was tragically killed by a stingray in 2006. Originally developed by Irwin's parents, the complex is now over 20 ha and home to a wide range of animals. See the otters catching fish, the birds of prey tackling the skies, the ever-popular crocodile demonstrations or feed the kangaroos by hand in the Kids Zoo. The complex also has important breeding programs for threatened and endangered species; 4 km S.

Dularcha National Park: scenic park with excellent walks. 'Dularcha' is an Aboriginal word describing blackbutt eucalyptus country; (07) 5494 3983; 1 km NE.

Big Kart Track: largest outdoor go-kart track in Australia, open for day and night racing and includes the 'Bungee Bullet'; 5 km N.

Beerburrum State Forest: short walks and scenic drives to lookouts; access from Beerburrum; 11 km S.

Fishing spots near town

Mooloolaba 21 km

It’s 6am on the Mooloolaba waterfront behind Kawana Waters Hotel. The temperature is mild enough to be wearing shorts and a shirt. All is quiet amid the moored boats except for the eager anglers sitting around the... Find out more


Eco-friendly activities around town

Cycling the Sunshine Coast and hinterland 12 km

Join a half-day or longer guided bike tour with Bicycle Tours of Queensland, particularly the popular Sunshine Coast ride or Maleny to Glass House Mountains. A back-up bus is included if it all gets too much.... Find out more


Golf courses around town

Pelican Waters Golf Club 13 km

It took 54 years for his dream to be realised, but when Pelican Waters Golf Club finally opened for play in 2000, not even the visionary behind the original idea could have imagined it would turn out as good as it... Find out more


Twin Waters Golf Club 23 km

By the end of the 1980s, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast had a handful of good member clubs. In the ’90s, as the region became home to Australia’s fastest growing population, more golf courses and more... Find out more


Nearby breweries

Sunshine Coast Brewery 17 km

Queensland’s longest-running microbrewery has been operating from an industrial estate on the outskirts of Maroochydore since 1998. It was established by Jim Robinson and Queensland craft-beer pioneer Graham Howard... Find out more


Campsites around town

Coochin Creek camping and day-use area 10 km

A great find for those who enjoy fishing and boating, this flat and grassy site beside Coochin Creek is on Roys Rd, 3 km upstream from the Pumiceton Passage. Access is 9 km east of Beerwah and 4 km east of the Bruce Hwy.... Find out more


Ocean Beach camping area 19 km

Bribie’s biggest camping area, the 64 sites are set behind sand dunes and reached via defined tracks. Access is 4WD only from the Eighth Ave carpark off North St, Woorim, but you’ll need to check tide times... Find out more


Mission Point camping area (boat-based camping) 22 km

Accessible only by boat from Pumicestone Passage, there are 12 numbered sites at Mission Point, along with toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces; bring your own drinking water and firewood. Mission Point is north of... Find out more


Poverty Creek camping area 24 km

Poverty Creek campsite is a popular family area, with 12 numbered sites and a group camping area suitable for camper trailers. Bring your own drinking water and firewood. Access is via White Patch Espl (navigable by 4WD... Find out more


Gallagher Point camping area 27 km

One of Bribie’s smallest campsites, with just 6 numbered sites, this camping area is typically popular with backpackers who can easily access the grounds, just 3 km north of White Patch Ranger Headquarters. There... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Ocean View Caravan Park 3 km

High above the coastal plain with views to the sea, this park is being improved and further developed. Situated midway between Maleny and Landsborough, it is well located for those exploring the hinterland. Bookings are... Find out more


BIG4 Forest Glen Holiday Resort 13 km

This award-winning park is set on over 19 ha of parkland. There is a large pool, tennis court, squash court, minigolf and a licensed restaurant. The Bruce Highway is close by and the Sunshine Coast beaches are just 15... Find out more


Glasshouse Mountains Tourist Park 15 km

Set in a subtropical treed area, close to the picturesque Glass House Mountains, this park has all the basic requirements and is well located for those wanting to spend some time at Australia Zoo. Bookings are required... Find out more


Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park 18 km

This is a popular beachside park adjoining a busy patrolled swimming beach. The park is across the road from a small shopping strip and a few minutes from the centre of Caloundra. For us, this is a great beachside base... Find out more


Big4 Maroochy Palms Holiday Village 21 km

Across the road from the Maroochy River, this very good quality park has much to offer. Book in here and enjoy the facilities, including the kids club, tennis court and pool, or relax and enjoy a cappuccino from the park... Find out more


Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park 21 km

This park is split over two locations. The main section is in Parkyn Parade, while the smaller section is at Mooloolaba Beach. We think the beachside section has the best outlook of any park in Australia: it overlooks... Find out more


Cotton Tree Holiday Park 22 km

Located along the waters edge at the mouth of the Maroochy River, this large council park has more than 400 tourist sites. It has a selection of eateries and shops immediately opposite the park entrance and is within... Find out more


Mudjimba Beach Caravan Park 25 km

A quality council-operated establishment, this is a neat and well-laid out park in a quieter area just a short stroll from the beach. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies.... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Glass House Mountains Eco-Lodge 13 km

The simple, down-market rooms here include the use of old train carriages for a communal kitchen and group area. An old church has also been recycled, and all greywater and blackwater is used on site to irrigate the... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Landsborough park area 8 km

T/O 83km N of Brisbane (L) or 85km S of Gympie (R)

Under shady trees 500m off the highway via the Landsborough exit.


Coochin Creek camping area 12 km

T/O 95km S of Gympie (L)

In a bush setting in Beerburrum State Forest. Located 5km (partly unsealed) east of the highway via Bells Creek and Roys rds. For southbound only. Bookings required.


What's on around town

Market: School of Arts Memorial Hall; Sat.

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