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Diddillibah is a rural suburb located to the west of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast.

Its name comes from dhilla, an Aboriginal word that translates to “carpet snake” or “coarse grass”.

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It’s one of the lesser-known towns in the region, and in fact, not many people know about it. However, it’s just a few minutes away from Maroochydore, which makes it ideal for a day trip for those keen to explore something new or off-the-beaten-track. The area still has that bucolic charm, and it’s safe and clean no matter where you go.

Unlike the rest of the towns on the Sunshine Coast, Diddillibah doesn’t have any amenities, shops, town water, or anything else. Because of that, you can be assured it’s incredibly peaceful and quiet. Its history dates back to the 1860s when Petrie Creek developed the first farms. By the 1880s, sugar mill plantations were up and running as well as a local railway. In the early 20th century, the town saw the development of more sugar plantations, a sawmill, fruit farms, timber plantations, and much more.

A major highlight here is the Eudlo Creek Conservation Park, which draws many tourists each year for its tranquil countryside atmosphere and lush rolling hills. Back in the 1860s, it served as a crossing for visitors making the trek from Brisbane to Gympie. A decade later, the construction of a bridge made getting around much easier, and farms began to develop.

Today, the Eudlo Creek Conservation Park is home to many important flora and fauna species that are protected. It’s also popular among bird watchers, bushwalking enthusiasts, and just about anyone who wants to spend the day in nature. There are some campsites situated by the park that is ideal for resting after a day of exploration.

Diddillibah is a unique attraction on the Sunshine Coast that you should include in your itinerary. Make sure you check out the range of accommodation choices nearby, including some holiday houses, bed and breakfasts, cottages and retreats.

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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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