The Sunshine Coast Hinterland also houses the small township of Landsborough, which is nestled towards the northern end of the Glasshouse Mountains.
This small township is approximately 80 km from Brisbane and has grown over the years to be a popular tourist destination as it is often regarded as the gateway to the hinterland Tourist Trail.
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Landsborough is known as a historic town as it played a large part in the famous Gympie gold exploration during the mid 1860s. Visitors can explore some of this history at the Landsborough museum where you will be able to see local artefacts and historic exhibits.
Visitors often stay at Landsborough because of its proximity to a range of attractions. Ewen Maddock Dam is a popular recreation destination for locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Along with boating and fishing, the multi-use trails are very popular, accommodating walkers, horse and bike riders.
Landsborough is also within short driving distance to the Glasshouse Mountains. This national park boasts many extinct volcanoes, with these formations said to be about 25 to 27 million years old. The highest peak of the ranges is Mount Beerwah, which sits at 555m (1,821ft) above sea level. The second highest peak is Mount Coonowrin, followed by Mount Tibrogargan. With such peaks, the Glasshouse Mountains National Park offers a number of breathtaking lookouts and walking trails.
One of the most popular attractions on the Sunshine Coast is Australia Zoo, and Landsborough is located within a 5 minute drive. Australia Zoo is jam packed full of fun and adventures and makes for a great day out for the whole family. Go for a walk around Africa and see one of the best open range exhibits in Australia. Hop aboard the free Africa Safari Shuttle and keep your eyes peeled for giraffe, zebra and rhinos. Watch the animals interact as they would in the wild in this open enclosure. Stop off at the world famous Crocoseum where you can see how crocodiles live and behave in the wild.
Landsborough also has a huge range of accommodation options including retreats and motor inns. Click the link below to find the best accommodation deals on the Sunshine Coast.