Nambour visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Nambour is a mecca for arts, nifty thrift stores and funky op shops. Rummage through the racks, shelves and baskets full of pre-loved goodies and you’ll be sure to discover your very own treasures.


Nambour was settled in the 1860s by miners disappointed after the poor returns from the goldfields at Gympie. From 1890’s the town was home to the Moreton Sugar Mill Company and the town thrived. After the mill closed in 2003, the town suffered to a degree losing its prime industry but today it is considered a thriving rural community and home to number of points of interest for visitors. Small quirky shops and cafes dot the street between government buildings and the town is also home to a number of events. 

All the stores are centrally located in or near Nambour’s main street, so why not make a day of it? Also worth checking out the Old Ambulance Station in Nambour now fitted out with incubator rooms and gallery/workshop space where regular theatre and exhibitions are held.

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show
Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show

Nambour is also the gateway to the hinterland and there are a number of hidden gems in this region that will inspire you to explore further, Wappa Falls, Cilento Park and more. 

A range of accommodation choices is available in Nambour. CBD motel and motor inns and camp and caravan sites will see you close to all Nambour has to offer or there is other lodging options nearby at Woombye or Yandina. 

Nambour comes alive frequently as the host community to a number of events including the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show and nearby Big Pineapple Music Festival.

A gateway to the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland and an emerging cultural hub, Nambour is fast becoming a place to visit on the Sunshine Coast.