Towns in Australia

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Landsborough QLD


Postcode: 4550

Landsborough is a small town on the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. It is situated north of the Glasshouse Mountains just off Steve Irwin Way, 82km north of Brisbane. It is also situated on the main railway line from Brisbane and there are several services daily southbound to Brisbane and northbound to Nambour and Gympie. It is one of the main rail/bus interchanges for TransLink bus services to the Sunshine Coast.

Landsborough was named for the British born explorer William Landsborough who was the first European to cross Australia north to south. The earliest European settlers arrived in the area in 1871. Originally called Mellum Creek (“mellum is Aboriginal for “volcano”), it dates from 1871 when Isaac Burgess erected a slab hut with bark roof as “port of call” for Cobb and Co coaches stopping for refreshments and a change of horses.

Generations ago, Landsborough was one of the larger towns of the Sunshine Coast having a large logging industry. Beachside Caloundra was a mere fishing villiage to its east, as opposed to the larger popular tourist destination it is today.

There are many natural and scenic attractions in the Landsborough area. It is also a town steeped in history. In Landsborough you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while taking pleasure in the modern conveniences and shopping facilities that are a far cry from the early beginnings of the town.