Towns in Australia

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Woombye QLD


Postcode: 4559

Woombye is a town on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 100km north of the Brisbane CBD. The name is derived from words from the local Aboriginal language – a place (wumbai) of black snake or (wambai) black myrtle or axe handle made from black myrtle.

The town is centred around its railway station on the North Coast railway line with numerous rail services departing for Brisbane daily.

This is Big Pineapple country in the stunningly-beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland, just 90 minutes or so north of Brisbane.

Woombye used to be called Cobb’s Camp, due to the fact that it was a staging post for the Cobb & Co coaches. The local pub, appropriately named The Woombye Pub, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2000, and is certainly worth a visit.

Myriad delights await the visitor to Woombye. It is home to the Big Pineapple, a theme park which certainly makes a feast of the luscious sub-tropical fruit, and the more laid back but no less popular Macadamia Nut Factory. The macadamia, of course, used to be known as the Queensland nut until some generous soul introduced Hawaiians to its taste and growth potential.