The Mary Valley, adjoining Noosa’s hinterland, is a patchwork of green hills, forest trails, farm paddocks, fresh produce, historic villages and outdoor adventure.
Take a stroll through the country town of Imbil in the MaryValley, with its pretty Memorial Park and the heritage railway station in William Street. Pick up supplies to enjoy morning tea at the lookout or by the lake later on. Country markets are on every Sunday morning.
A flat 4.7km ride each way between Imbil and Brooloo, this is an easy, scenic ride through part of the former Mary Valley rail corridor. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders share the trail through State Forest with birds and wildlife. Ride on Mary can help you with bike hire (see below).
Have a picnic by Lake Borumba, 12km from Imbil, at the Borumba Dam Picnic Grounds. At this waterfront recreational playground you can kayak, water or jet ski, fish and swim.
Pedal and paddle through the Mary Valley, from bush to stunning waterways–you may even spot a platypus. Ride on Mary ... Kayak and Bike Bush Adventures have bikes and kayaks so you can explore, either by yourself or on a guided tour, with a range of tours to suit everyone.
Take a guided horse riding tour with Mary Valley AdventureTrails through scenic rainforest and farmlands to mountain lookouts with breathtaking views. There are horses and trails to suit riders from beginners to experienced, and fun days during school holidays.
Enjoy rainforest walks, picnics and camping in Amamoor State Forest. Walk by the creek to a waterfall and spot birds, frogs and other animals. Amama Day Use area is a short walk to a viewing platform where you might even see a platypus.If time allows, see Amamoor Creek or Cedar Grove trails.
The Mary Valley Rattler’s restored heritage steam train and railmotor take you back in time across historic bridges, winding through country towns, green hills, farms and waterways. From Historic Gympie Station, the steam train chugs to Amamoor and back, or take the Tasting Train railmotor.
08 WESTERN LOOP 11 Gympie Gold Mining Museum 8 GYMPIE The historic city of Gympie has heritage-listed buildings, some from the 1800s Gold Rush, now home to galleries, boutiques and antiques. Cafés and restaurants serve fresh farm produce and if there's more time, see the Gold Mining and Historical Museum, Lake Alford and Mothar Mountain Rock.
Relax in the picturesque surroundings of this 26 acre vineyard with a cellar door open for wine tasting and lunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, (closed public holidays). Enjoy a wine with a grazing platter or buy a bottle or 2 to take home.