Kilkivan is a small rural township located approximately 110 kms north-west from Noosa Heads.
This historic township heralded Queensland’s first gold discovery in 1852 and subsequent findings escalated into a gold rush in the 1860s.
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Learn more about the local history and heritage of the Sunshine Coast by visiting the Kilkivan Shire Museum. This extensive museum features a comprehensive display of mining related exhibits and artefacts. Both science and history lovers will love this unique museum venue as it features many varieties of mineral samples and metals.
There are also a number of historical buildings within Kilkivan which show the towns prominence in the late 19th century. You will find a few antique stores within the township, as well as a cafe and the towns original bank.
Kilkivan is also known for the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride which is held every April. During this fun event, over 1,000 horses and riders ride between 20-30kms along parts of the National Trail and into town for a grand parade.
Mudlo National Park is located only a short distance from Kilkivan, so make sure to stop by on your journey through the hinterland. The 22-sq.km park provides excellent views and enjoyable walking trails for sightseeing enthusiasts. The park is one of the few areas in the world protecting native pine rainforests, the tall pine trees that once covered much of the surrounding coastal ranges.
You will also find some accommodation venues within Kilkivan including cottages and B&B’s. Click on the link below to find the best accommodation deals.