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Kin Kin

Kin Kin is a quaint town located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, 40 minutes' drive from Noosa Heads. It's an area well known for its art scene and great food and the drive there will give you a feel for the wonderful scenery surrounding the area.

Kin Kin is an aboriginal word referring to a small black ant that was common in the area. So common they named it twice!

Kin Kin began its days as a timber town and was famous because of its much sought after cedars and eucalypts. In later years it became a perfect area for dairy farming.

Nowadays many artists reside in the area including an artist who makes all his pieces from recycled metals. Kin Kin is also an area that has become synonymous with health and wellbeing with a well known health retreat and a massage school calling the area home.

Kin Kin tea (a herbal drop) is also produced in the region.

Kin Kin: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mothar Mountain Rockpools


Looking for a relaxing, sheltered place to while away some hours, you can't go past the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located in the Woondum National Park, about a 20 minutes, 16 kilometres drive from Gympie's Central Business District, the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic. Tables, wood fire barbecue, water and public amenities are all provided for your use on site. On a hot day immerse yourself into the pools to cool off.

Set amongst a mixture of tall Eucalypts and rainforest you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind to the sound of water gently flowing over ancient granite outcrops. Or if you are feeling more energetic, enjoy one of the nature walks. There is a short 500 metre (20 minute) forest walk or a rather more serious 3.5 kilometre (2 hour) walk to explore.




Noosa Road
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 11.8K from Kin Kin

Noosa Everglades


The Noosa Everglades are one of only two Everglades in the world. For the ultimate in serene tranquility, the area is best explored on an eco-cruise or in a kayak. Marvel at the reflections of the flora on the banks of the water that appear like a mirage. There are banksias, tea trees, melaleucas, reeds and water lilies. Or spot some of the forty-four percent of Australian bird species that visit or live in the area from pelicans, ducks, cormorants, eagles or a rare jabiru.




Harrys Hut Road
Como, QLD, 4571

Located 14.9K from Kin Kin

Woondum National Park


Woondum National Park is a popular retreat in which tall, wet eucalypt forest and subtropical rainforest surround rocky creeks. Parts of the national park are regenerating after being logged as recently as the late 1990s. Some areas formerly used as banana farms are being reforested with eucalypt plantations. Picnic beside cool rock pools, among granite boulders and shady green forests, where Boulder and Woondum creeks meet. Stroll along a short walk featuring large turpentine trees and involving a rock hop across Boulder Creek. Explore diverse forest types on the four wheel drive forest road. Learn more about the areas timber industry at the Woodworks Museum on the Bruce Highway at Gympie.




Woondum National Park
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 15.5K from Kin Kin

Tewantin National Park


Distinctively-shaped Mount Tinbeerwah (265 metres) stands out in the Tewantin National Park, which protects ancient flooded gum forests, wallum heaths and cabbage-tree palms. It also offers great views to the popular Noosa coast and lakes. Wooroi day-use area, set among she-oaks and bloodwoods, has picnic tables, barbecues and drinking water. (The butcherbirds and noisy miners are cheeky but please don't feed them). Walk along Wooroi Creek track and cool Palm Grove track. Head towards Cooroy and stop at Mount Tinbeerwah lookout. A 500 metre track leads to a lookout with 360 degree views over the Noosa River system, lakes and surrounding forests. About 130 metres along the walk, a lookout with coastal views is suitable for assisted wheelchair access.




Tewantin National Park
Tewantin, QLD, 4565

Located 19.4K from Kin Kin

Owen Guns Museum


Owen Guns Museum is located on the southern fringe of Gympie just off the Bruce Highway and is the largest gun museum in the southern hemisphere.

Housing in excess of 3,000 firearms from Waterloo, The Wild West, the Boer War. Also guns from the 55 days at Peking, the American Civil War, the Zulu Wars and guns from all the way back to when those Americans rebelled against the Crown in 1775.




24 McMahon Road
Monkland, QLD, 4570

Located 19.7K from Kin Kin

Lake Alford Recreational Park


Lake Alford Recreational Park is located at the southern entry into Gympie. At the entrance to the park is the "Goldminer's Monument" which commemorates the gold miners who saved Queensland. Gold was discovered in Gympie in 1867 at a time when Queensland was in severe economic depression.

The park has wonderful facilities including all abilities playground, barbecue facilities, public amenities, Visitor Information Centre, off the leash dog park, and plenty of off street parking for caravans and RVs.

An abundance of bird life at the park is evident with feeding of the ducks a favourite activity for the kids. On the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month the Gympie Museum Markets are held. Located on the north eastern edge of the park is the Gympie Gold Mining Museum which also has a cafe attached.




Bruce Highway
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 19.9K from Kin Kin

Gold Panning, Deep Creek


In 1867 a discovery of alluvial gold in a gully near the Mary River began the first major gold rush in Queensland and resulted in the establishment of the mining town of Gympie.

Today visitors to the region can still visit and try their luck in the gold-bearing gully in the town at the Deep Creek Fossicking Area. Located at the southern entrance to Gympie between the Bruce Highway and Brisbane Road. From Brisbane Road turn into River Road and Graham Street and turn right into Victoria Street.

Fossicking Licences are available online or at the Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre. Equipment hire is also available from the Centre (picks/shovels and pans).

A great family activity at minimal cost.




Victoria Street
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 20.7K from Kin Kin

Kin Kin: Activities

Kin Kin is also close to a series of tracks and trails called the Noosa Network Trail. Hikers, mountain bike riders and horse riders are all able to use the tracks.

Kin Kin: Events

Australian Body Art Festival


Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas.

The body art at this event is amazing with brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects full body art as well as some of the most intricate face painting you will ever see. There is so much more to see also with wearable art (funky fashions from recycled items), photography, street performers, market stalls, music and parades each day with finished artworks.

The theme for this year's competitions is "Wild Things" which will provide a wealth of inspiration for artists. Come along as a competitor or a spectator - you'll be amazed!

Located in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy, it will be worth your while staying for the weekend or even a week to check out all that the region has to offer!


Event Dates
2018
      7th Apr
      8th Apr


Corner Marara and Maple Street
Cooroy, QLD, 4563

Located 17.2K from Kin Kin

Kin Kin: Travel Tips

Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre - Puma Roadhouse, Kybong


Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre (Kybong Roadhouse) is located at Kybong on the Bruce Highway 11 kilometres south of Gympie.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Destination Gympie Region Kybong Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do, where to stay, and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans and collect maps or brochures.




Bruce Highway,
Kybong Roadhouse
Kybong, QLD, 4570

Located 16.3K from Kin Kin

Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre - Lake Alford, Gympie


Destination Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre (Lake Alford) is located at the southern entry to Gympie on the Bruce Highway.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information:
- including maps, brochures
- free wi-fi internet access.
- an extensive range of Gympie regional produce available for sale
- souvenirs
- light refreshments (incl tea/coffee)
- Gold Fossicking Licences for the state of Qld available for purchase
- Qld National Parks booking kiosk enabling visitors to book camping and vehicle permits on line
- book exchange facility for visitors.

Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Lake Alford Visitor Information Centre provides advice on the things to see and do in the Gympie Region including Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola National Parks, Fraser Island, Kilkivan, Goomeri and the Mary Valley.

Lake Alford provides a wonderful rest stop for drivers with ample parking, all abilities play ground, barbecue and picnic facilities, toilets and an off the dog leash park.




24 Bruce Highway, Lake Alford
Gympie, QLD, 4570

Located 19.7K from Kin Kin

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