2008 trip day 8 – The Sunshine Coast

I stared the day up on the Blackall range and headed inland.

2008-11-02 track

But first, I stopped by at the Kondilla National Park and Lake Baroon.

Lake Baroon

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Passing through Malaney, I stopped at a cafe at Witta to have some lunch. A group of local vintage car enthusiasts turned up add added their vintage cars to the queue.


After a brief stop in Kenilworth, I continued around the loop tourist drive.


Down in Tewantin, I was greeted by road closures by the dozen. Still I managed to get into Tewantin, which surprised a woman in the house of shells. I wanted to visit the house of bottles, with it’s giant stubby, but she explained that it had been closed about a decade before and cleared for housing a few years before.

House of Shells

Avoiding Noosa, where it turns out they were holding an iron man rally, I headed back inland. I stopped at the top of Mount Timbeerwah, and disturbed an outside broad cast technician packing his OB equipment as the race was over.

Mt Tinbeerwah

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I then headed south again, along the new road, to the budderium ginger factory, which owing to a lack of space in Budderim to expand is now in Yandina near Nambour.

hot dog with onions in ginger


I stopped for a short time at the Big Pineapple. It is sad to see how rundown it has become. It opened in the year before we first went to the sunshine coast.

At the Big Pineapple

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After a detour to that scary place called Bribie Island, where when I was young you could be arrested by mysterious government agents, or bashed up by wild bikie gangs…

Bribie Island

I headed off into Caloundra. I stopped at Dicky Beach to take a photo of the ship wreck and ended staying at Moffat Beach as there was a cheaper place there.

Dicky Beach

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Unfortunately my grandparents old house is now a block of flats.


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