Between 1869 and 1892 the Mill Point Settlement boasted a ‘state of the art’ timber milling operation and supported a small township. Situated on the shores of Lake Cootharaba, it had a tramway system for transporting timber to the mill before being floated or towed across water down south to Tewantin.
Mill Point is part of the Cooloola National Park and this walk will be about 5 kilometres and take three and a half hours. Historian, Elaine Brown, will lead this walk.
Meet at the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service office at Elanda Point at 1.00pm. To get to Elanda Pt from Noosa, go to Tewantin, turn right at Werin St (Tewantin State School on corner), follow directions to Boreen Pt which direct you to turn left at Cullinane St/McKinnon Drive. At Boreen Pt, turn left just before entering town and follow directions to Elanda Pt.
It is recommended you wear long sleeves and long pants/slacks, bring mosquito repellent and wear footwear that can deal with boggy patches. Also bring some warm clothing in case it gets cold late afternoon.
Tues. 22 July Mill Point Heritage Walk
Stephen Nichols - Meet at the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service office at Elanda Point.
Other Heritage Walks
Wed. 23 July Pomona Heritage Walk
Gary Thompson - Meet at the Noosa Museum at 29 Factory Street, Pomona. There will be historical displays and refreshments provided at the Noosa Museum at end of walk.
Thu. 24 July Eumundi Heritage Walk
Wendy Birrell - Meet inside Discover Eumundi - Heritage & Visitor Centre corner of Memorial Drive and Gridley Street. – refreshments provided at the end
Fri. 25 July Cooran Heritage Walk
Gary Thompson & Phil Moran - Meet at Car Park near Cooran Recreation Club, Bridge St. There will be historical photographic displays by the Noosa Museum and refreshments provided at conclusion of walk
Sat. 26 July Cooroy Heritage Walk
Historian Betty Sutton - Meet at the Cooroy Library at 12.30pm for 1 pm start. Telephone 5442 5570. Complimentary refreshments at end of walk
Sun. 27 July Kin Kin Heritage Walk
John News - Meet at the Anglican Church behind the School of Arts Hall at the Main St roundabout. Complimentary refreshments at end of walk
Sat. 19 July Gubbi Gubbi Heritage Walk
Gubbi Gubbi people including Dr Eve Fesl - At river mouth, meet on path on left hand side of road just before the end of The Spit near River Mouth.
Sun. 20 July Tewantin Heritage Walk
George Pearce - Meet at old swimming baths site next to Noosa Harbour Town, Tewantin. Complimentary afternoon tea after walk and photographic display.
Mon. 21 July Hastings Street Heritage Walk
Emma Freeman - Meet in the Lion's car park opposite Halse Lodge. Walk will end at historic Halse Lodge where there will be complimentary refreshments.
All walks begin at 1.00pm. There is no need to book. Simply turn up.
There is no charge. These are free Noosa Long Weekend Festival events.
For further information contact John Woodlock on email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 5474-0334, 0421 074 491
Elanda Point, Boreen Point
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