Fraser Coast Hinterland
The Fraser Coast Hinterland is comprised of the towns, villages and areas of Tiaro, Bauple, Gundiah, Antigua, Gootchie, Miva, Talegalla Weir and Glenwood.
Browse galleries and craft shops, dine in historic hotels and enjoy the country hospitality this region offers.
The beautiful Mary River winds its way through the Tiaro area and activities include camping, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.
The roads are quiet and the scenery is picturesque. The area is ideal for mountain biking, horse riding and bush walking.
In the restored railway station on the Bruce Highway, you will find the Tiaro Visitor Information Centre and Craft Cottage. Friendly volunteers will help you with maps, tour routes and information about the area. Also, you can buy some homemade jams, pickles, cakes and local art and craft.
Visit Tiaro Meats and Bacon, famous throughout Australia for the quality and variety of its meats and smallgoods. Seafood is a speciality at the Bush and Bay Café.
Two historic hotels reside in Tiaro, the Hideaway Station Hotel (c.1881) and the the Royal Hotel, both in the main street.
Stay a while in Tiaro, at the fully self-contained cabins at the Tiaro Tourist Stopover or the Tiaro District Motor Inn. There is free camping, (2 night maximum) in the heart of Tiaro behind the Royal Hotel and overnight camping at Petrie Park on the Mary River.
Bauple is the home of the Macadamia nut, or Bauple nut, which was first discovered by Europeans in 1858 and is a native to this area.
Mount Bauple provides a stunning backdrop to the town of Bauple and the surrounding farming and bushland. The mountain was a place of Aboriginal importance.
Step back in time at the Bauple Museum in the heart of town. The museum is open 7 days a week from 10am to 3pm and is set within gardens with picnic tables and free BBQs.
On display in the museum is a treasure trove of memorabilia, including old photographs, family histories, war records, rare coins and antiques and collectables.
The name 'Gundiah' comes from the local Aboriginal word 'Goondiah', which means goodbye. While in Gundiah, have a cold beer at the historic pub, the Prince Alfred Hotel (The Gundy), and catch up with the local news! From Gundiah, you can continue on to Munna Creek on the Woolooga Road.
At Miva, you will find the historic Dickabram Bridge that crosses the Mary River. Built in 1886, this structure is one of only two bridges of its kind in Australia that was traversed by both car and train.
There is a park beside the bridge with a picnic area overlooking the river.
The Glenwood Community Hall and Glenwood Park is the hub of the Glenwood area. Off the Bruce Highway, take the Aborten Road for about 1km. The shady areas of the park bring a variety of wildlife, such as kangaroos, wallabies, ducks and goannas.
Facilities in Glenwood include a service station, general store, BBQ area, shelter, playground and sports oval. The Glenwood Lions Botanical Gardens provide a picnic spot.
Mayne Street (Bruce Highway), Tiaro
Petrie Park, Tiaro
The 'Gundy' Pub