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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

Apallonian Hotel


Set on large rolling lawns, the historic Apallonian Hotel is a great place for kids to run and play while Mum and Dad sit back and relax. Set on three and half acres the hotel was named after the Greek God of Music and Theatre. First licensed in 1868 in Gympie the hotel was moved in 1987 to Boreen Point. It provides a poker machine free environment, accommodation, beer garden and the restaurant attracts people from all over the country serving crocodile, emu and kangaroo and seafood.




Laguna Street
Boreen Point, QLD, 4565

Located 11.9K from Kin Kin

Wolvi and District Recreation Hall


The Wolvi and District Recreation Hall was built in 1923 and is of significant historical and social significance to the local community. Wolvi started out as a timber milling township and today has a proactive school. Next to the Hall is the Stanton - Eaton Playground where the kids will be amused for some time. There is also an amenities block and grassed picnic areas so this is a great spot for a rest stop.




Kin Kin Road
Wolvi, QLD, 4570

Located 12.3K 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

Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park


In Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park you can experience the majesty of nature's sculpture in sand. Massive dunes, towering cliffs of coloured sands and wide ocean beaches have been etched by wind and water. Tall forests, fragrant wildflower heaths and paperbark swamps decorate the sands. Water features abound, including surf, freshwater lakes and the undisturbed upper Noosa River.

Walk one of the scenic tracks to highlights such as the historic Double Island Point lighthouse. Pack a tent for the two to four day Cooloola Wilderness Trail. Drive along the beach or take the Cooloola Way and Freshwater Road through tall open forests and heathlands. You will need a four wheel drive vehicle with high clearance to enjoy driving the sand tracks or the beach at low tide. Canoe the Noosa River.

Camp in a variety of areas: from formal campgrounds with facilities to wilderness camps. Visit information centres at Tewantin and Rainbow Beach.




Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park
Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567

Located 17.6K 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

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

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

Noosa Festival of Water


The Noosa Festival of Water takes place on the last Sunday in June each year at the Noosa Botanic Gardens on Lake Macdonald in Cooroy, it's a free family event to improve community awareness of some of the special features of the Noosa region which make it such a great place to live.

Everyone is invited to come along to listen to music in the Grecian style Amphitheatre overlooking the Lake, wander the gardens taking in community displays, enjoy the food and join in activities for all interests and age groups while learning more about this beautiful region.

The Amphitheatre will showcase some incredible local talent including Lyndon Davis and the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers and music from up and coming young multi instrumentalists Phenix and some jazz inspired soul from Sommer Rd. Festival favourite, Martin Fingland and his native animals will round off the program.

A free boat trip will take people across the Lake to the Gerry Cook Hatchery where the breeding program for the endangered Mary River Cod will be on display. A tour of the Noosa Water Treatment Plant will also originate from Mary River Cod Park.




Lake Macdonald Drive
Cooroy, QLD, 4563

Located 14.7K 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, and offers free wi-fi internet access. An extensive range of Gympie regional produce is also available for sale, along with souvenirs and light refreshments. Fossicking Licences for the state of Queensland can be purchased at the Centre. They also provide a 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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