368 Kandanga-Amamoor Rd
Amamoor, Qld 4570
Email: stay@amamoorlodge.com.au
Call 07 5484 3500



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Amamoor, Gympie and Sunshine Coast Attractions

With it's perfect position just 15 minutes from Gympie and 40 minutes from Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, there are stacks of great local attractions in the Amamoor, Gympie, Cooloola, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast areas. Top that with the fantastic Queensland weather, and you'll be able to stay out in the sun having fun all day long. Discover all that Gympie and surrounds has to offer.

Take your pick from our long list below and if you'd like to suggest another for the list, please feel free to email us!

The Mary Valley Rattler
At present the historic "Valley Rattler" steam train from Gympie is not operating through the Mary Valley due to major track work. It is operating short journeys from Gympie station. Funds have been made available by the Queensland government and a major upgrade will commence shortly. For further details   

Kandanga Tourist Information Centre Find out what's on, where to go and what to do in the Mary Valley at Kandanga Information Centre. Local arts and crafts available. Call in and say hi! Kandanga Phone (07) 54884605.

Amamoor State Forest Parks
Have a picnic and watch the platypus at play at Amama or take a bush walk at Cedar Grove and view the large Cedar trees. See where the Gympie Music Muster is held each August.http://epa.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/parks/amamoor_state_forest_and_forest_reserve.html

Equathon Horse Riding Tours See the real Australian Outdoors. Equathon offer award winning horse riding tours on the Noosa Trail Network, the beach at Noosa North Shore and the best trails of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Tours are led by triple Olympian, Alex Watson and feature beautifully trained and presented Australian Stock Horses. Tours can include personal instruction from Alex Watson and are designed for all levels of riding ability. Part day, day and overnight tours with luxurious unique regional accommodation and meals available at competitive prices.


Mary Valley Adventure Trail Riding Gympie

Enjoy trail riding with Mary Valley Adventure Trails. They provide horse rides for the learner and experienced rider alike. Travel through lush farmland and un-spoilt rainforest. Visit mountain lookouts with glorious views. They provide quality horses, comfortable saddles, safety helmets and tack. www.adventuretrails.com.au/

Imbil Kayak and Bike Hire Kayak the beautiful Mary River, Yabba Creek or Lake Borumba in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The river winds through rainforest, eucalypt forest and open farmland. As you drift along, look out for the timid platypus, endangered lungfish, Mary River cod and turtles along. If you have your own kayak or bike we can pick you up and drop you off where you like. http://www.imbilkayakandbike.com/index.html

Terry's Gympie Regional Tours Terry will take you on a guided tour of Gympie and surrounds. Find out the history of Gympie and the local area with Terry's indepth knowledge.www.gympietours.com

Gympie Cooloola Tourism Gympie Cooloola Tourism promotes the attractions, businesses and events 
for the Gympie Region, which includes Gympie, 
Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, the Mary Valley, Kilkivan and Goomeri in Queensland Australia.http://www.cooloola.org.au/

The Mary Valley (Mary Valley Incorporated) Discover the magic of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, located in South East Queensland, less than one hour from Brisbane. The Mary Valley is one of the finest examples of country hospitality and rural Australian country living.http://www.themaryvalley.com.au/content/

Gympie Online Gympie Online is the premier online information and business directory for Gympie and the Cooloola region. Gympie Online is the prime place to find information on what is happening in Gympie and Cooloola including, local markets, upcoming events as well as a comprehensive list of locally based businesses and services. As the heritage and cultural centre of the Cooloola Region, Gympie boasts a tradition that few areas in Queensland can offer. A city of 17,000 people with a catchment of over 35,000, Gympie offers the warm hospitality of a country town with all the modern conveniences. http://www.gympieonline.com/

Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum
See artifacts of the 1867 Gympie gold discovery. Gympie is noted as being 'The Town that saved Queensland'.

Wood Works Forestry and Timber Museum
View the timber industry of yesteryear on the north side of Gympie. Gympie Cooloola information centre also housed at the Wood Works Museum.

Tourism Sunshine Coast With miles of pristine coastline and lush hinterland, superb cuisine, action and adventure or just the perfect piece of sand on which to sit and ponder? The Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland's premier holiday destinations. From Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast to the Mary Valley near Gympie, this is the perfect combination for a dream holiday. The weather is picture perfect throughout all seasons. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and average temperatures ranging from 21 t o 29 degrees Celsius – the Sunshine Coast is an enticing destination with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sunshine.http://www.tourismsunshinecoast.com.au/

Gympie Pub - Amamoor, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Gympie Pubs
Explore the historic town and pubs of Gympie. There are many Gympie pubs to see and try the cuisine while you are there!

Heritage Walk through historic Gympie buildings dating back to 1868.


Mothar Mountain, Gympie, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Mothar Mountain 
Swim in the spectacular rock pools or go for a short walk through the cool moist forest.www.epa.qld.gov.au/projects/park/index.cgi?parkid=227

Deep Creek Gold Fossicking Area
Visitors can fossick for gold using the basic implements of pan, pick and shovel. Approximately 1/2 hr north of Gympie. Why not try your luck?www.nrw.qld.gov.au/mines/fossicking/pdf/deep_creek.pdf

Lake Borumba & Borumba Dam
The perfect spot for picnics, barbecues, swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing and camping. See the beautiful Mary Valley along the way.

The Noosa Everglades Boat Cruise and Coloured Sands safari 
Cruise the magical tranquil river systems of Noosa with lunch included, or take a safari to the famous Coloured Sands.


Noosa National Park - Sunshine Coast Attractions

Noosa National Park 
Explore this wild coastline jutting into the ocean along five tracks ranging from one klm to eight klm and catering to all fitness levels. 


Kenilworth Cheese Factory

Taste delicious cheeses and enjoy generous ice creams. Open 9.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Fri 10.30am - 3.30pm Sat, Sun and public holidays.


Rainbow Beach 
See the amazing coloured sands at Rainbow Beach.


Rainbow Beach skydive 

Skydive at Rainbow Beach. Check out the awesome views over Fraser Island, Double Island Point and the spectacular Coloured Sands.


Feed the dolphins Tin Can Bay


Fraser Island
Fraser island is a place of exceptional beauty and is the largest sand island in the world, with its long white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, and over 100 freshwater lakes. Ancient rainforests grow in sand along the banks of fast-flowing, crystal-clear creeks. 

Maleny / Montville
Visit the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and enjoy the views of the Blackall Range. Maleny and Montville offer arts and crafts as well as plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. Maleny market, Sun 8am - 2pm in the Community Centre.
Australia Zoo

Visit Australia Zoo, the home of the late Steve Irwin, the 'Croc Hunter'. An interactive, informative and fun day for the whole family.


Underwater World

Visit the largest tropical oceanarium in the southern hemisphere, where you will have the ideal opportunity to see the wonders of the Barrier Reef without getting wet!

Forest Glen Sanctuary, Sunshine Coast, deers

Forest Glen Sanctuary
Drive through natural bush land and hand feed hundreds of free-roaming deer and Australian native animals.

Phone (07) 5445 1274

Ettamogah Pub 
Bruce Highway. Stop and enjoy a local beer at an Aussie pub.


The Big Pineapple 
Nambour. Ride on the sugar cane train and see over 100 varieties of plants and fruits growing.

The Ginger Factory 
Free to enter, and then pay per attraction, watch crystallised ginger being made, take a tasting tour, or just enjoy the exquisite shops. 


Car Hire from Maroochydore and Brisbane airports
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Heritage Walk through historic Gympie buildings dating back to 1868.



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