Nambour

Nambour-Rail-Lines-Wikimedia-Commons-ModifiedAs the historic centre of the Sunshine Coast, Nambour combines a semi-rural environment with all of the facilities and comforts of a bustling regional centre.

Just over 100kms from Brisbane, Nambour lies at the foot of the Blackall Range in the sub-tropical hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

The greater Nambour region includes surrounding suburbs such as Burnside, Coes Creek, and Perwillowen, and has an estimated population of 15,550 according to Wikipedia.

As an ‘old sugar cane town’ Nambour thrived on the sugar industry until the Nambour Sugar Mill closed in 2003 leaving the long-term future of the industry in doubt.

While the Big Pineallple closed as a daily tourist attraction in 2010 it currently operates in a limited capacity, hosting weekly markets.

In recent years the Big Pineapple Music Festival has attracted thousands of visitors to Nambour.