What The Locals Love
❤️ Grab a coffee and flaky pastry from Nambour Social.
❤️ Lose time while marvelling at the vibrant street art on Howard and Queen Streets.
❤️ Create your own work of art at The Pottery Studio.
❤️ Head to Rick’s Garage for $1 finger lickin’ good wings on Wednesdays.
Nestled in the leafy foothills of the Blackall Range you’ll find Nambour, a hinterland town with a whole lot of charm. One of the first things you’ll notice here is the tram tracks running through the town’s centre, serving as a sweet reminder of Nambour’s sugar mill past. Charm offensive aside, there’s plenty of other reasons to add this local haunt to your Sunshine Coast bucket list.
Nambour is renowned for its artistic flair and is home to an array of uber talented creatives. Learn more about the local legends behind the paintbrushes as you wander the laneways lined with street art, vintage boutiques and record stores that make up the village streets. There’s sculptures to be marvelled at and vibrant, thought-provoking murals covering various buildings throughout the CBD. Pop Howard, Queen, Lowe, Price and Currie Streets in your phone’s GPS, as well as C-Square and Civic Way for the best culture hit - you can thank us later.
Along the way stop for a caffeine hit and food refuel at one of Nambour’s top notch cafes. Add Nambour Social, Mill Street Kitchen and Husk & Honey to your hit list.
Selfies at the Big Pineapple, Woombye
Finish the day with wine and clay, at The Pottery Studio, where you can get your hands dirty and unleash your inner art buff with a wheel throwing or hand-building sculpture class – complete with a glass of wine. Bonus points if you reenact the iconic scene from Ghost.
TreeTop Challenge, Woombye
While you’re in Nambour, it would be rude not to pay a visit to the neighbouring town of Woombye, home of The Big Pineapple, one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic attractions. Within The Big Pineapple precinct you’ll find the spine-tingling TreeTop Challenge, a 10 acre adventure park in the rainforest that will give you the chance to take on 120 exciting high ropes games while gliding along 12 ziplines set up high in the tree canopy. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, get up close and personal with the cuddly creatures at Wildlife HQ, where you’ll find a whole range of native and exotic animals. And be sure to stop in at Sunshine & Sons Distillery and Diablo Co, which are open to visitors for a tour and tasting.
Ricks Garage, Palmwoods
From Woombye, step back in time at the nearby Rick’s Garage in Palmwoods, a retro diner where the walls and ceiling are plastered with old school posters and classic memorabilia and vintage cars are parked out front. New kid on the dining block, Piggyback, is also worth a visit for their tasty, hawker-style eats.
Major events in the area include the Queensland Garden Expo and Big Pineapple Music Festival.