Known for many things, Nambour is also a renowned stop for all bike enthusiasts. One of the few places where leisure motorists feel welcome to pull up and stay a while.
Whether you prefer two or four wheels, you will appreciate the stunning drives and trails in and around Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and hinterland region.
Take the road less travelled and explore more of what this beautiful tropical hinterland has to offer. Opt for the scenic route every time and you’ll never be disappointed.
Scenic Hinterland roads
Because of Nambour’s perfectly central location, there are so many roads to explore and discover. We took a recent tour to some of our favourite spots for a sunday drive on any day of the week.
The perfect place to start and finish your journey? Nambour of course! Central and surrounded by some of the best scenic drives in Queensland, it boasts natural beauty and great cafes to pull in for a bite with friends. Whether you have a couple of hours, a full day or a weekend, you can choose from a number of different roads and loops, all with breathtaking hinterland views and variety for all levels of experience.
If you want to make a full day of it, The Nambour - Imbil - Traveston - Cooran - Pomona - Cooroy - Eumundi - Nambour loop is a 142km loop of stunning scenery for the adventurous. Check out the map here to plan out your day.
If you prefer something a little closer to town, then the ride up to Dulong Lookout above Nambour will not disappoint you. With views of the entire coastline, this is an amazing spot to take a breather or have a picnic for the morning before you set off on another drive.
Whether you are driving in from the coast or the hinterland, Nambour is the place you will find it easiest to pull in for a day. A town accustomed to the weary traveller, it is more welcoming to motorists than most and has some truly unique things to see.
Farrows Customs Motorcycle Mechanics
If your two wheeled steed needs a tune up, look no further than Farrows Customs Motorcycle Mechanics, located on Arundell Ave. A family team of experienced mechanics, specialising in custom design and service, creating rideable art for motor enthusiasts.
This passionate team has a loyal following - their commitment to providing the highest quality service, detail and workmanship is widely recognised.
Undoubtedly one of the quirkiest places to pull-in on the Sunshine Coast is Rick’s Garage & Diner in Palmwoods. Just outside of Nambour, Rick’s is the quintessential rock n roll diner and a “must do” if you are on the road and have worked up a serious appetite.
Ricks Garage, Palmwoods
Wall to wall with vintage memorabilia and serving up the classics, this pit stop has something for everyone and is family friendly too. You will love the unapologetic decor and atmosphere here, and best of all, it is so easy to pull up out the front & take off into some stunning local scenery through Hunchy, Eudlo, Mapleton or back into Nambour.