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Sometimes there is more to little country towns than first meets the eye. About 3 km from the Bruce Highway, Cooran is one country town that offers more than holiday makers might think. Close to the Sunshine Coast towns of Pomona, Nambour, Cooroy and popular surfing beaches at Noosa, Cooran is a pretty hamlet in a lush valley. However, for those touring the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane, which is less than two and a half hours drive away, there is much more to discover about Cooran than just its beauty. The town has a well-stocked general store and an interesting restaurant for anyone keen on a delicious and inexpensive meal. Overlooking Cooran are the Cooran Tablelands and Mothar Mountain State Forest areas that have walking tracks and swimming holes. Take care, as access to these often requires a four-wheel drive. From the Cooran Tablelands Lookout, the scenic view along the Sunshine Coast is magnificent. In addition, for lovers of the bush, Noosa Council has established the Noosa Trail Network that includes trails around Cooran. For example, Trail two or The Scenic Trail is 26 km one-way and starts at Tablelands Road, Cooran and moves along to the Cootharaba Views Lookout. This trail takes approximately 5 hours to complete on horseback and 2 days to walk one way. There are four lookouts along the trail providing fantastic views of the hinterland and coastal areas. Be warned, the steep hill climbs along the trail require courage and a high level of fitness. Locals say it is worth camping overnight at either Middle Lookout or Cootharaba Views Lookout and leave a car at each end of the trail. If curiosities get the blood flowing, then look at Cooran Lagoon, not far from the train bridge on James Street. When it was full, the Aboriginals used the lagoon as a source of Water-lily bulbs and Muscles for food and called it Guran. In 1870, the lagoon was also the site of the Half Way Hotel on the original Tewantin-Gympie Coach route. Sadly, only a faded plaque marks the site now.

Alaya Escape - Sunshine Coast

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Alex Seaside Resort - Alexandra Headland

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Alexandra on the Pacific - Alexandra Headland

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Anchor Motel Noosa - Noosaville

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Aqua Vista Resort - Maroochydore

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Aquarius Resort - Alexandra Headland

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Beachfront Towers - Maroochydore

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Bermuda Villas Noosa - Noosaville

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BreakFree Alexandra Beach - Alexandra Beach

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Caboolture Motel - Caboolture

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Cooran

Cooran: 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 10.6K from Cooran

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 17.9K from Cooran

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 18.2K from Cooran

Apollonian Hotel


Set on large rolling lawns, the historic Apollonian 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 pokie machine free environment, accommodation, beer garden and the restaurant attracts people from all over the country serving crocodile, emu, kangaroo seafood and the famous Pig on the Spit Roast.




Laguna Street
Boreen Point, QLD, 4565

Located 19.3K from Cooran

Cooran: 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 the 2019 event is "Other Worlds" 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!


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2019
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Corner Marara and Maple Street
Cooroy, QLD, 4563

Located 13.6K from Cooran

Gympie Music Muster


The Gympie Music Muster is Australia's favourite outdoor country music and camping festival.

Held in the beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, this iconic Aussie music festival brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other. The 2018 Gympie Music Muster will be held over four days from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August in one of Queensland's most beautiful National State Parks, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities, plenty of hot showers and toilets, and a central entertainment precinct.

Located just 40-kilometres south-west of Gympie, it's an easy drive two hours north of Brisbane, and only 45 minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island.

Make 2018 the year you must do the Muster! and remember "There are no strangers at the Muster, just friends you haven't met yet".

Please see website for ticket prices, as they vary each day.


Event Dates
2018
      23rd Aug
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Amamoor Creek Road
Amamoor, QLD, 4570

Located 15.0K from Cooran

Cooroy Mountain Spring Festival


The once a year opportunity to climb Cooroy Mountain courtesy of Cooroy Mountain Spring Water is back.

Come and have some fun and some exercise too! (Sorry - No dogs).

Climbing Cooroy Mountain requires a moderate level of fitness taking approximately two hours return when done at a leisure pace with rest stops.


Event Dates
2018
      19th Aug


314 Cooroy Mountain Road
Cooroy Mountain, QLD, 4563

Located 17.2K from Cooran

Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival


Spot the scarecrow in Mary Valley Country, South East Queensland, every year in October!

The annual festival encourages people to plan a day out in Mary Valley Country, and see if they can find the variety of serious and not so serious straw creations along the way.

A Google map can be downloaded to let you know where all the entries are. The community art organisation Mary Valley Artslink auspices the scarecrow festival.


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Imbil, QLD, 4570

Located 17.7K from Cooran

Mary Valley Art Festival


The Mary Valley Art Festival is held on the first weekend each July in Imbil, Mary Valley Country, and showcases entries from talented artists throughout South-East Queensland in a competition offering more than AUD7,000 in prize money.

Each year the artwork on display is testament to the creative abilities of individuals residing in their communities, while visitors attending the festival share the privilege being able to view or buy the results of many hours of intense effort and passion.


Event Dates
2018
      6th Jul
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Edward Street
Imbil, QLD, 4570

Located 18.9K from Cooran

Cooran: Travel Tips

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 18.0K from Cooran

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