April 27, 2001, Newsletter Issue #27: The Magic of Queensland!

Tip of the Week

NOOSA HEADS

POPULATION: 9,779 approximately

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Noosa Heads, set on the edge of Noosa National Park and Laguna Bay, is alive with international standard shops, restaurants and accommodation. This accommodation ranges from budget backpacker establishments, units and apartments to the Sheraton Noosa Resort. From Hastings Street, the centre of activity, visitors are only a short distance from the Noosa National Park, the Noosa River Everglades, Cooloola National Park and 4 Wheel Driving to Fraser Island can be organised.

DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 178 km

NAMBOUR

POPULATION: 24,110 approximately

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Nambour is Maroochy Shire`s administrative centre and principal hinterland town of the Sunshine Coast. The sugar mill is based in the middle of Nambour and the sugar cane trains can still be seen chugging across the main street to the mill.

DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 100kms

MONTVILLE

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Montville is a noted hinterland arts and crafts centre. There are many gift shops, galleries, potteries and eateries from traditional bush tucker to continental delicacies.

DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 121 kilometres

MAROOCHYDORE

POPULATION: 17,593 approximately

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Geographic centre of the Sunshine Coast, offering a blend of surf beach and the calm waters of the Maroochy River whose southern bank forms a virtually unbroken stretch of parkland and picnic spots. Ideal for boating, fishing and aquatic pastimes. Venue of major surf sport carnivals and largest commercial centre for the region. Ideal central base for exploring the coast`s attractions by car, coach or public transport.

DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 98 kilometres

MACKAY

POPULATION: 70,000 approximately

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Mackay is set on the Queensland Coast halfway between Brisbane and Cairns. With a high amount of natural beauty, Mackay has plenty to offer locals and visitors alike. From the Great Barrier Reef in the east to Eungella National Park - an Aboriginal word for land of the fallen clouds - in the west, there is plenty to do and see in this wonderful region.

DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE (State Capital): 992 kilometres

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