Kandanga Farm Store
Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered in this guide of where to eat, stay, shop and play in the Mary Valley.
Be sure to check out Wild Vine Café and Restaurant if you’re travelling through the delightful country town of Imbil. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you'll find an array of moreish favourites like garlic prawn linguini, chargrilled eye fillet and flash-fried calamari on offer.
If you need a meat pie fix, or something sweet for your after-lunch fix, head over to the Imbil Town & Country Bakery. This place is a legend amongst locals for its famous vanilla slice, so don’t drive away without purchasing some goodies for the ride home.
A trip to the Mary Valley isn’t complete without a visit to Dingo Creek Vineyard. Yes – you heard right – we also produce wine on the Sunshine Coast! At the lush grounds of Dingo Creek Vineyard, you can choose to enjoy a picnic basket from the Cellar door (along with a premium bottle of wine), sit down for a light meal, or enjoy a wine tasting. Bespoke functions can also be arranged here, so if you’ve got something special in mind, be sure to reach out to the team.
Dingo Creek Vineyard, Mary Valley GourMay 2023
When it comes to finding a spot to rest your head, the Mary Valley knows how to do countryside comfort in style. Soak in the lagoon-style pool and enjoy the serenity at Amamoor Lodge, or kayak up the stunning Yabba Creek while staying at Imbil Country Cabins. Immerse yourself in a charming 1920s Queenslander house at Imbil Bridge Farm and Homestead, complete with a riverside verandah – perfect for platypus-spotting.
If you feel like camping under the stars, we suggest checking out Borumba Deer Park. Here, you’ve got the choice between cosy cabins, or pitching your tent right along the creek. Grab an inflatable tube and float down the stream, or handfeed the array of deer, pigs and goats who love to graze in the nearby meadow.
Kandanga Farm Store
For a taste of Queensland’s Sunshine Pantry, be sure to pay Kandanga Farm Store a visit. Fill your basket up with veggies, grass-fed beef and sausages. We also recommended saving a bit of extra time to enjoy one of their famous sausage rolls.
Replenish your fridge with pasture-raised chicken and pork from Forage Farms, where animal care and regenerative farming practices take high priority.
You can also shop fresh, local ingredients from Bunya Grove Produce, such as beef lard, pork mince and eggs at their farm store online, as well as pick up their products from the Noosa Farmers Markets or Amamoor Farm Store.
A trip to the Mary Valley also isn’t complete without a journey on the Mary Valley Rattler. Jump aboard the iconic heritage steam train and traverse the spectacular countryside surrounding the quaint townships of Dagun and Amamoor.
Mary Valley Rattler