This is Big Pineapple country in the stunningly-beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland, just 90 minutes or so north of Brisbane.
Woombye used to be called Cobb’s Camp, due to the fact that it was a staging post for the Cobb & Co coaches. The local pub, appropriately named The Woombye Pub, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2000, and is certainly worth a visit.
Myriad delights await the visitor to Woombye. It is home to the Big Pineapple, a theme park which certainly makes a feast of the luscious sub-tropical fruit, and the more laid back but no less popular Macadamia Nut Factory. The macadamia, of course, used to be known as the Queensland nut until some generous soul introduced Hawaiians to its taste and growth potential.
Woombye also boasts the Sunshine Coast Antique Centre where you can browse among a wide collection of antiques and collectibles. Toss in nature's bountiful gifts packaged in a series of national and forest parks and this part of the Sunshine Coast hinterland has a very broad canvas to offer the visitor.