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Sunshine Coast (Queensland) > Nambour
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Nambour is a town in southeast Queensland about 100 km north of Brisbane, with a population of approximately 12,000 people. It is located at the foot of the Blackall Ranges in Maroochy Shire. This part of Queensland is called the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Industries include tourism, sugar, tropical fruits and macadamia nuts. Nambour is more of a business and services centre than a tourist town.

Get in and around

By air

The nearest and most convenient airport is the Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola, near Maroochydore. Tel: +61-7-5453-1500. Next closest is Brisbane International Airport.

By public transport

Nambour falls into Zone 17 of South-East Queensland's TransLink integrated public transport system. More information on this system can be found at their [1].

By train

Nambour is serviced by Queensland Rail [2] CityTrain and TravelTrain services on the North Coast Line. In Australia, phone 13 16 17. is centrally located and most bus service pass the station. Nambour is on the northern most point of the Brisbane metropolitan train. You don't need a reservation to get this train to Nambour, and serves depart every hour or so.

By bus

Sunbus [3] runs various routes between Nambour and Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, one via Eumundi.



  • Golf, +61-7-5441-2049. At the Nambour Golf Club - Nambour Connection Road. Public 18 hole, par 68 course with pro shop. Open daily.
  • Thrill Hill Fun Park, +61-7-5442-1033. Nambour Connection Road. Rides for the kids near the Big Pineapple.


  • Centenary Square Shopping Centre, +61-7-5441-5766. Currie Street. Standard kind of Queensland shopping complex in the centre of town.
  • Nambour Central Mall - Cnr Lowe, Short & Ann St
  • Nambour Plaza - Ann St. Largest shopping centre in Nambour. Contains Woolworths and Big W.


  • D & Ks Cafe and Takeaway, 1/5 Coronation Ave, +61 7 5476-1551. Nambour.
  • Silver Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, 89 Howard Street, +61-7-5441-5177.



  • Nambour Motor Inn, +61-7-5441-5500. Corner of Coronation Avenue & Rigby Street.
  • Nambour Rainforest Holiday Village, +61-7-5442-1153. Bruce Highway. Caravan park.

Go next



The town of Eumundi, 20 km west of Noosa, is about a 30 minute drive from Nambour.

  • Eumundi Markets, +61 7 5442-7106. One of Queensland's leading tourist attractions since 1979, held every Saturday and Wednesday. Arts, crafts, music, street entertainers, food, atmosphere.


Yandina is about a 20 minute drive from Nambour.

  • Buderim Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, +61 7 5446-7096. Unusual theme park based on ginger. Cane Train through rainforest, a boat ride with animated characters, various rides and features to entertain children. Claims to be biggest selection of ginger products anywhere in the world. Café for meals & snacks. Home made ginger ice-cream in various varieties. Free admission, but charges for the train rides, boat rides, and tours.

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