Located in the lush, green Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Nambour has many places to explore. If you drove through town, a quick, first impression may be quite deceptive as Nambour is not readily known for its natural beauty. We say… take another look. With Nambour the best part is discovering it; the hills & valleys, the sweeping panoramic vistas where green bushland meets blue ocean in the distance, the cool, tranquil waterfalls & creeks, the native wildlife that still abounds – all this & more can be found on bushwalks throughout this interesting town. (Of course, the locals have known this all along!)
In the heart of Nambour you’ll find Petrie Park with footbridges spanning Petrie Creek. Be alert, you might see a water dragon, terrapin or even a platypus! (This is a great place to park if you are towing a caravan) Also in the CBD is Quota Park, a haven for families with THE best adventure playground on the Sunshine Coast. Petrie Park, Quota Park & Koala Park are all ideal for picnics, BBQ, bushwalking or bike rides. Near the Nambour Hospital is Cilento Park, a lovely tranquil spot with a short stroll through bushland opening out to a waterfall. (At it’s best just after the rain)
Heading west out of town via Mapleton Road, on your way up the range, make sure you stop off at Kanyana Park Lookout to gaze at the panoramic vista of Nambour in the valley with the ocean as backdrop. What a view! It’s only a short scenic drive up the Blackall Range where you can enjoy the village atmosphere in the hinterland towns of Mapleton, Montville & Maleny, or turn off at Mapleton, see the Mapleton Falls, then venture further west along the Obi-Obi Rd to the picturesque hamlet of Kenilworth.
If you’re into sun, sand & surf, from Nambour it’s easy to cruise across to Maroochydore & Mooloolaba on the Coast for a day at the beach. Nambour is very central to everything the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
For those looking for a ‘treechange’ Nambour fits the bill nicely as one of the Sunshine Coast’s most affordable real estate areas. There’s so much choice from historic old Queenslanders to brand new modern brick homes, lush acreage properties to units & townhouses. There’s plenty of land releases opening up new estates close to town where you can still build your dream home only 20 minutes from the beach. Nambour is undergoing a quiet revitalisation with many new units, apartments & townhouses popping up, replacing older homes on large blocks, catering for the ever-growing population.
Nambour is still very much ‘renovator’s heaven’ for those willing to roll up their sleeves, put in the hard yakka & reap the rewards that come with transforming an ‘ugly duckling’ into a ‘beautiful swan.’ As our fine Nambour Real Estate Agents will tell you, living in Nambour means enjoying all the benefits of a semi-tropical, rural environment with the facilities & comforts of a regional town – minus traffic jams, pollution & parking problems. Where else on the Coast can you find such easy access by car, bus & train – even plane! After all, the Sunshine Coast Airport is only 15 minutes drive away.
Nambour is very well regarded as an educational hub with plenty of Schools & Colleges to choose from to suit all needs, as well as a major TAFE campus & easy access to the Sunshine Coast University. Add to the mix, 2 major hospitals, specialists & all the essential services plus great 7-day shopping—At the end of the day, few towns can match Nambour’s overall appeal with its unique blend of business, pleasure, laidback lifestyle & strong community focus. Nambour has long been known as the “Green behind the Gold” & now it can proudly claim to be the “Hub of the Hinterland.”