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Landsborough is a town in Queensland's Sunshine Coast Hinterland, at the foot of the Blackall Ranges and near the Glass House Mountains.


Landsborough, gateway to the Blackall Range and to the Mary Valley, is one of the historic townships of the Sunshine Coast. From 1868, it grew behind the wheels of Cobb and Co. coaches as they followed the tree line blazed by Tom Petrie to Gympie gold, discovered by James Nash in 1867. The historic town bears the name of one of Australia's most successful explorers, William Landsborough.

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By car[edit]

From Brisbane go over the Gateway Bridge and through the toll leading north onto the Bruce Highway. Follow the signs to the Sunshine Coast. After 10 km take the Glass House Mountains exit on the left. Look for the big brown sign mentioning Beerburrum, Maleny and Landsborough.

By train[edit]

There's a train station in town [2]. Queensland Rail (QR) Tel: 13 16 17.

By air[edit]

The nearest and most convenient airport (about a 25 minute drive from Landsborough) is the Sunshine Coast Airport [3] at Marcoola, near Maroochydore. Tel: +61-7-5453-1500. Next closest is Brisbane International Airport [4], less than an hour away by road.

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Glass House Mountains

  • Landsborough Galleries, 27 Caloundar St., Landsborough 4550, 61-7-5439-9943, [1].  edit

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  • Sunshine Coast Skydivers, [5].
  • Go Karting [6].

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Travel wholesale hotline: 61-1800-815-378

Get out[edit]

  • Australia Zoo, in nearby Beerwah, at the foot of the Glass House Mountains, Tel: +61-7-5436-2000, [7]. Run by the family of the late, much-loved ecologist and entertainer Steve Irwin, 'the Crocodile Hunter.'
  • Buderim Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina. Tel: +61-7-5446-7096, [8]. Unusual (free) theme park based on ginger. Cane Train through rainforest and various rides and features to entertain children. Claims to be biggest selection of ginger products anywhere in the world. Cafe for meals & snacks.
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk [9] - 58 km walk through the Blackall Ranges, about a 30 minute drive from Landsborough, starting from Lake Baroon near Montville. Subtropical rainforest, tall open eucalypt forest and picturesque waterfalls. Entire walk takes 4-6 days. Tel: 13 13 04 to book campsites, which have water, toilets and platforms.

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