Free guided Heritage Walks for the Noosa Longweekend

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  • Location: Noosa Shire, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

A range of our new free guided Heritage Walks through our beautiful hinterland heritage towns, including Noosa, Tewantin, Pomona, Cooran, Cooroy, Kin Kin


DATE    Walk                 Coordinator/Presenter

Sat 19  Gubbi Gubbi   Gubbi Gubbi people including Dr Eve Fesl 
This will be a walk in the Noosa National Park
Sun 20  Tewantin        George Pearce
Complimentary refreshments after walk at Parkyn's hut and photographic display and sales of cards etc
Mon 21  Pomona          Mary Smith
Tue 22   Mill Point         Elaine Brown
Afternoon tea c/- EPA on lake foreshore, Elaine will have copies of her books for sale. Also photographic exhibition at Parks office.
Wed 23  Hastings St   Emma Freeman
Walk will end at Halse Lodge where people can buy afternoon tea. Emma's books for sale after walk.
Thu 24   Hastings St   Emma Freeman
Walk will end at Halse Lodge where people can buy afternoon tea. Emma's books for sale after walk.
Fri 25   Cooran             Phil Moran
Sat 26  Cooroy             Dr Ruth Kerr

Complimentary refreshments at mid point.
Sun 27  Kin Kin             John News
Complimentary refreshments at end of walk
Gubbi Gubbi Walk
Gubbi Gubbi people will lead this walk through parts of the Noosa National Park and point out plants and trees of importance to Noosa's traditional indigenous people and give insights into Gubbi Gubbi customs and food gathering practices. Allow one and a half hours.

Meet at information display board in front of Noosa National Park Information Centre next to the car park.

Tewantin has a rich history as the bustling commercial hub of the early timber industry with riverside mills supplying timber to paddle steamers from Brisbane . Local resident, George Pearce will guide you through history to the Cobb and Co gateway to the Gympie Goldfields.

Enjoy complimentary refreshments at historic Parkyn's Hut and peruse the collection of early photographs. Allow one and half hours.

Meet at Harbourside Computers at Noosa Harbour Town , Tewantin.

Pomona has a rich built environmental heritage, including the Majestic Theatre, the Cooroora Masonic Lodge, the former Noosa Shire Chambers, the Pomona Hotel and the Pomona Courthouse.  On our walk, historian, Mary Smith will give us an insight into Pomona 's heritage and the challenges ahead in protecting it.  Allow two hours or so.

Meet at the Noosa Shire Museum at 29 Factory Street , Pomona

Mill Point
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. Local historian, Elaine Brown, the guide for this walk will bring this scene of yesteryear to life.

Mill Point is part of the Cooloola National Park and this walk will be about 5 kilometres and take three and a half hours. Complimentary afternoon tea, courtesy of the Environmental Protection Authority, will be served on the historic shores of the lake

Meet at the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service office at Elanda Point.

Telephone 54471131.

Hastings St
View the disused coal-mine site as well as the reclaimed land of Hays Inlet.

Walk eastward along Hastings Street and Morwong Drive to border of the former Hacks Farm.

Retrace our steps down Morwong Drive to the Main beach to view the beachfront buildings, rock wall and groins then on to the bar and The Woods area.

Along Hastings Street comparing the businesses of today with the homes and shops from the past. 

At Hay's corner on the corner of Hastings Street and Noosa-Tewantin Road we will walk to Halse Lodge and view this heritage building were we will partake of refreshments.

Allow one and a half hours.

Meet in the Lion's carpark opposite Halse Lodge

Cooran is situated in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Noosa Hinterland. It was a thriving railway town when Cooran was the southern end of the railway line, with transportation between Cooran and Yandina being serviced by Cobb &Co. It still has its original community hall and the largest trading post in the shire. This is a gentle stroll of about one and half hours.

Meet at Car Park near Cooran Recreation Club, Bridge St .

Cooroy is a heritage town in the heart of the Noosa hinterland, which has retained much of its built environment while economic change has occurred in the town's commercial base. The is walk is approximately 3km and will proceed at a leisurely pace into the town centre via the railway pedestrian bridge. There will be a refreshment stop halfway.

The main street townscape has been retained intact since World War One, some buildings having been lost to fire and being rebuilt in similar form. There are a number of interesting buildings in Cooroy, including the public buildings, police, post office and Memorial hall that survive as built and the Shire's only surviving butter factory building is in the main street.

Historian, Dr. Ruth Kerr, and members of the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group will act as guides on the walk.

Allow two hours.

Meet at Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group, The Guide Hut, 41 Miva Street , Cooroy. Telephone 5442 5570

Kin Kin
Kin Kin is a small town nestled in the picturesque hills of the Noosa Hinterland.  Previously a centre of the timber and dairying industries, it boasts an historic hotel and one of the original timber mills still working today.  Local mango farmer and environmentalist, John News, will introduce you to the charm and history of Kin Kin.

Kin Kin Development Association will provide complimentary tea and coffee after walk Allow two hours.

Meet at the School of Arts in Main St and park opposite in oval car park.

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