Queensland Garden Expo

Nambour, Sunshine Coast Area

 8 – 10 July 2016 

Queensland Garden Expo is a three day celebration of gardening. The event attracts over 35000 green thumbs and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate. Held at Nambour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, it is ideally situated to showcase all the best of subtropical gardening.

An extensive Lecture and Demonstration Program, Landscape Display Gardens, over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries, a Giant Kitchen Garden Feature and a Gardeners and Gourmets cooking stage are just a few of the things visitors can enjoy at the Expo.

Great food, entertainment and a range of free children's activities all combine to make Queensland Garden Expo a great day out for all the family.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
8 – 10 July 2016

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $18.00 8 – 10 July 2016 Adult single day entry.
Adult $40.00 8 – 10 July 2016 Adult three day entry pass.
Adult $30.00 8 – 10 July 2016 Adult two day weekend pass.
Concession $16.00 8 – 10 July 2016 Aged Concession.
Group $16.00 8 – 10 July 2016 Per person in groups of 10 or more.
Vehicle $7.00 8 – 10 July 2016 All Day Parking within Showgrounds.


  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Child Activities
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Entertainment
  • Pets not allowed

Other Information


There is access for guests with a disability.

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Wattle Gully Retreat

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$190.00 - 725.00
Wattle Gully Retreat is a haven of 50 acres of native bush land and rainforest with a beautiful mountain creek winding through the property. Located in the picturesque Blackall Ranges with the Glasshouse Mountains as its neighbour, this private retreat boasts a beautiful waterfall, cascading rock pools, a bush haven for native animals with wallabies and koalas a regular sighting, and abundant birdlife for the avid birdwatcher. From couples to small families or large groups, they invite you to enjoy their beautiful property. Misty mountain mornings are stirred by the morning calls of the local bird life. Spirals of smoke rise from the chimneys on cold winter mornings. Enjoy a beautiful rainforest walk or relax with a picnic beside the rock pools along the mountain creek. For a farmstay experience there are animal feeding and other activities. Fishing in the creek makes for a relaxing afternoon. You can enjoy privacy at your cabins or join in the activities - the choice is yours. They are pet friendly.

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$190.00 - 350.00
Wittacork is a modern working dairy farm on 300 acres, containing over 100 acres of pristine rainforest. The farm adjoins Lake Baroon Conservation Area and National Park and is a Land for Wildlife registered property. The self contained cottages are set on a ridge overlooking Lake Baroon and the Obi Obi Gorge National Park and surrounded by rainforest. Guests can watch the cows being milked, feed the calves, collect eggs, bushwalk or laze on the deck soaking in the peace and the views. The property has a two kilometres of walking tracks in the rainforest with bridges across creeks and waterfall viewing areas.

Cooroy Country Cottages

Cooroy, Noosa Area
From AU$150.00 - 195.00
Cooroy Country Cottages, in the Noosa Hinterland, are luxury one, two or three bedroom modern, fully-furnished private cottages. They are fully self-contained with queen beds, complete kitchens, heat and air-conditioning, television and DVD, private laundries, gas barbecues, patios, carports and verandahs. All linen and towels supplied. The Cooroora cottage is especially designed for disabled or elderly guests with wheelchair access. Pets are welcome. The 97 secluded acres offer panoramic mountain and valley views and a solar-heated guest pool. You will appreciate the tranquility interrupted only by bird songs or native wildlife. Stroll the rock pond boardwalk and gardens, 8,000 plus planted tree arboretums or the four kilometres forested creek bushwalk tracks. Relax in the tropical garden gazebo or visit and feed the miniature horses and cattle located in a nearby paddock. Cooroy supplies are only 10 minutes away and Noosa beaches and most tourist attractions are within a 30 minute drive. Brisbane city centre or airport is within a 90 minute drive. Easy access to the Bruce Highway or the Queensland railway station in Cooroy. The towns of Eumundi, Pomona, Cooran, Tewantin, Noosa, Doonan, Traveston Amamoor and Imbil are nearby if visiting friends or family.

Imbil Bridge Farm

Imbil, Gympie Area
From AU$240.00 - 240.00
Enjoy a private farm stay in a magical location. Situated on Yabba Creek at Imbil in South East Queensland just 95 minute's drive north from Brisbane, Imbil Bridge Farm can be an adventure getaway or a relaxing escape to the country. The farm is unique, peaceful, private and exclusively yours. A picturesque horse and beef cattle 30 acre property surrounds the three bedroom 1920s Queenslander farm house which has been elegantly restored. There is a wood burning Norwegian fireplace however the home is also air conditioned for both cooling and heating. Chill out on the verandah and watch for platypus, turtles, saratoga fish, and a variety of water birds in an ever changing show of wildlife. Downstream of the farm house the creek is held back by a natural waterfall and weir providing a constant deep water level for kayaking and fishing. Their private jetty is directly accessible down stairs from the house. There is a two man canoe for guest use. The charming village of Imbil just a short walk across the town bridge. The village is the hub of the beautiful Mary River Valley and has an historic hotel, cafes, general store and most facilities.

Crystal Waters Village Camping Area

Conondale, Noosa Area
From AU$10.00 - 72.00
Relax and restore at the Crystal Waters Village Camping Area, situated within the beautiful 250 hectare Crystal Waters Eco Village at the headwaters of the Mary River, eight kilometres from Conondale and 25 kilometres from Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Nestled among the foothills of the surrounding Bellthorpe Range and Blackall Range, a wide diversity of wildlife abounds in the tranquil bush setting. The Village Camping Area provides powered and unpowered van and camping sites, bunkhouse rooms and a small cabin. There is an amenities block with hot showers and laundry facilities, and a covered camp kitchen. Opportunities within the village include Eco Home and Permaculture Tours, natural therapies, yoga classes, bird watching and bushwalking, bush tucker explorations, swimming in the creeks, monthly markets, evening music events, and organic woodfired sourdough breads. Great walks are nearby at the Conondale Range and Blackall Range. The local Conondale store and cafe is 15 minutes drive away and provides for most needs. The Kenilworth Cheesery and cafes are half an hour away, as is the country town of Maleny.
From AU$230.00 - 440.00
Enjoy a bush cabin adventure stay! Get back to basics with an outdoor bath, shower, undercover kitchen and lounge area. Camping available for larger groups Kayak the beautiful Mary River, Yabba Creek or Lake Borumba and take in the breathtaking scenery! The river winds through patches of rainforest, eucalypt forest with Mountain views. Look out for Platypus, Rock wallabies, Endangered Lungfish, Mary River Turtle and the beautiful Kingfishers, just to name a few! Hire bikes and explore the forest and waterfalls with our custom maps. A fantastic Adventure awaits with Ride On Mary - Kayak and Bike Bush Adventures!

Borumba Deer Park

Imbil, Gympie Area
From AU$24.00 - 85.00
Borumba Deer Park is set in 15 acres of sensitively landscaped rural bush along the banks of beautiful Yabba Creek. They offer visitors an uncrowded friendly atmosphere where you can pitch your tent, park your caravan or stay in one of their on site vans or ensuite cabins. You will then have the opportunity to fish, swim, walk, play or just relax and meet your friendly neighbours.

Amamoor Lodge

Amamoor, Gympie Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$135.00 - 210.00
Nestled on 50 acres and between magnificent mountain ranges in Mary Valley Country, the property offers two styles of accommodation for singles, couples and small groups; traditional Bed and Breakfast in the Lodge or self-contained apartments with continental breakfast. Amamoor Lodge is conveniently located close to the historic gold town of Gympie, with Noosa just a short drive away and Brisbane less than two hours to the south. Whilst here you can enjoy the many attractions in the Mary Valley. Adventure to the State Forest parks where you can trail ride horse, walk and see the beautiful creeks or look for the platypus at play. On the property you can swim in the lagoon style pool and relax in the spa. Discover the true Aussie bush by taking a stroll to the waterhole and through the rain forest. Keep an eye out for wallabies, koalas, echidnas, possums and the many varieties of native birdlife. After dark, wonder at the stars in the clear night skies. Amamoor Lodge is a registered 'Land for Wildlife' property.

Bendles Cottages

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$195.00 - 310.00
If you crave a weekend away with your partner and have yet to experience the rural hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, don't waste a minute. Just an hour's drive from Brisbane or Noosa, these verdant ranges provide the perfect year round escape. Nestled amidst this picturesque setting, Bendles Cottages offers a premier tranquil escape for couples with every comfort you could desire - especially privacy. The gourmet breakfast on the weekend or a continental breakfast midweek is a leisurely affair, served to you on your verandah. If you choose to take an invigorating stroll over the rolling hills, you'll need a little sustenance and a gourmet picnic hamper can be arranged. For those seeking some serious exercise, consider taking advantage of the tennis courts with racquets and balls provided. Make sure you follow up with a dip in the spa and a magnificent massage. When it comes to an evening romance, you'll be hard pressed to beat the local restaurants, or have a romantic dinner in your cottage from one of the local restaurants. Return to your cottage for a night cap by the crackling fire. Take time to be a couple again.

French Cottage and Loft

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$171.00 - 300.00
The French Cottage and Loft is a luxury self contained four bedroom house available for casual holiday rental for two to ten people -- on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at Mapleton. All the comforts of home with quality beds and linen, log fire, air conditioning and a dining pavilion overlooking the garden. This holiday house is owned by a prominent Brisbane restaurant family and features a gourmet kitchen. It is set in an acre of beautiful gardens with stunning views to the sea - absolute privacy. It is only eight minutes drive to the olde world village of Montville, 25 minutes to the beach or Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. The French Cottage and Loft makes a great base to see this lovely subtropical mountain area (Blackall Ranges) and has easy access to many attractions -- several local wineries, good eateries, arts and crafts galleries, lovely drives, the Ginger Factory, Eumundi Markets and upmarket Noosa.
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