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In Blackall Range country behind the Sunshine Coast, Imbil is announced by orderly, hillside pineapple plantations on the 48 kilometre drive south-west from Gympie. A steep haul to the Imbil Lookout presents incomparable, near 360-degree views to Kenilworth, the mountains, and the Sunshine Coast. A 26 kilometre round-trip through forest and cultivated creek flats embraces Lake Borumba, which is perfectly tailored to swimming, boating, water-skiing and fishing. A nearby hatchery, which was opened in the early 1980s, breeds golden perch and silver perch, which are released into the local waterways as fingerlings.

Imbil is the terminus for the weekly Sunday run from Gympie by the famous Rattler. The beautifully restored steam locomotive No 45 and its carriages maintain the steam tradition on a railway line originally surveyed in the 1880s. On the 80 kilometre return journey, passengers are treated to some magnificent scenery as the train snakes its way through creek-networked valleys.

Activites and Experiences at Imbil

  • Off Road Driving
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Driving
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly
  • Hay rides
  • Horseriding
  • Animal Riding
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing – Water
  • Swimming
  • Train Ride
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Accommodation Bed and Breakfast, Host Farm and Hotel.
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Places of Worship
  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Mountain
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Pub Stay
  • Rainforest
  • Relaxation
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Tourism Sunshine Coast

Nearest Airport: Sunshine Coast Airport

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