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Nestled in the foothills of the Blackall Range, you’ll find a hinterland town with a whole lot of charm.

Nambour was once known for its sugar mill, with purpose-built tram tracks transporting the sweet commodity through the town’s centre.

Today the historic tracks are being restored to their former glory paying homage to the region’s past, but there’s plenty of other reasons to add Nambour to your Sunshine Coast bucket list.

The town is known for its artistic flair and talented creatives. Here visitors can follow the street art trail, or stop in to one of the many retro, vintage fashion or record stores in town.

Lovers of a good coffee will not be disappointed, with a number of vibrant cafes to explore. Make sure to add Nambour Social, Mill Street Kitchen and Husk & Honey to your list, or if you prefer hops to beans, a cold beer at Stalwart Brewing Co is a must.

Finish the day with wine and clay, at The Pottery Studio, where you can get your hands dirty with a wheel throwing or hand-building sculpture class – complete with a glass of wine.

While here make sure to visit the neighbouring town of Woombye, which used to be called Cobb’s Camp due to the fact that it was a staging post for the Cobb & Co coaches in the 1800s.

Today, Woombye is known as the home of the Big Pineapple, one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic attractions. Located within The Big Pineapple precinct is a number of things to see and do, including the TreeTop Challenge and Wildlife HQ, where you’ll find a whole range of native and exotic animals. There’s also producers, such as the proud makers of Sunshine & Sons Gin and Vodka CAVU Distillers, which is open to visitors for a tour and tasting.

From Woombye, take a trip down memory lane 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. For the modern-day traveller, it’s the perfect trip down memory lane.

Major events in the area include the Queensland Garden Expo and Big Pineapple Music Festival.

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