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Mary Valley Scenic Drive

The Mary Valley Scenic Drive is a breathtaking journey past verdant farmlands, rolling hills, and stunning macadamia farms.

It’s one of the best ways to explore the rural hinterlands as you take your time.

Mary Valley Scenic Drive, Tourist Stops, Country Map, Tourist Drive 42, Qld

To start, take Exit 244 out of the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, also known as the Mary Valley Tourist Drive 42 exit. From here, turn left on the Kenilworth Skyring Creek Road.

You’ll pass through more Mary Valley Scenic Drive signs and follow the roads as the scenery changes from grazing pastures to the forest. Go left and make your way towards Imbil, one of the town centres in the valley situated on the Yabba Creek banks, on the way to Borumba Dam. While here, take time to enjoy Imbil, home to one of the last few Hoop Forests in the country. It’s a favourite getaway for horse riding and other outdoor activities, including biking and hiking.

Visitors can also opt to take a leisurely ride or walk through the rail trail and Brooloo. Not to be missed is the spectacular timberman’s walk beneath the majestic Jacaranda trees in the town centre as you learn about how timber contributed to the region’s history and economy. The Borumba Dam is just 15 minutes away as you walk through green pastures, and from here, you can spend time water skiing, fishing, or having a meal.

Below the Borumba Dam is a beautiful camping spot, great for visitors who want to spend a night by the water. Make your way back to Imbil, from where you can head up to Kandanga and savour the local produce for lunch. Check out the Railway Bridges for its rich history or explore the Kandanga Canoe Trail point. These stops are followed by Amamoor, and if you head east, you’ll find the Amamoor State Forest. Head back south through the Mary Valley Link Road or Gympie.

With so much to experience, the Mary Valley Scenic Drive gives you a reason to return to this region.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Sunshine Coast Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited the Sunshine Coast many times and seeing a lot of the region), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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