Discover the ancestral home of the Macadamia Nut with a visit to the charming village of Bauple in Queensland’s Fraser Coast.
Bauple sits in the foothills of Bauple Mountain and offers the chance to relive the pioneering past, discover incredible nut facts and enjoy locally grown nuts products.
The nut was discovered thousands of years ago on the Mountain by the Butchulla and Kabi Kabi People who would meet in large gatherings to feast upon the prized delicacy.
At the Bauple and District Museum, delve into the area’s impressive history through photographs, early farming tools, antiques and rare coins and telephones. There is even a 3.3-metre skin from a crocodile shot in the Mary River in the 1960s.
Picnic in the Museum’s gardens next to a restored 1907 locomotive, similar to the one used by the Bauple Sugar Mill. Grab a book from the recently added Outreach library or let the kids stretch their legs and burn some energy on the play equipment and basketball hoop, while you enjoy a coffee or ice cream from the Museums shop.
Ask at the museum about the Bauple Historical Walk – which is a self-guided walk to discover the town’s key historic sites.
Camp for free in the heart of Bauple with overnight stays available for self-contained caravans and RVs. There is another free RV site at Rossendale Park, just outside of Bauple. Showers and toilet facilities are open 24/7 at the Q150 shed, which is maintained by volunteers so please respect the facility.
During your visit, join in community events at the Bauple & District Recreation Grounds Q150 Shed – weekly yoga, monthly bingo. Bauple Band Hall hosts Country-style markets every fourth Saturday, with local produce, preserves, plants and crafts, topped off by gourmet BBQ and Refreshments. The Bauple Nut Bash is held every September, to share and celebrate the Bauple community and lifestyle.
Explore the wider area by following the Fraser Coast Country Drive, which takes in the historic Dickabram Bridge and small towns oozing country charms such as Gundiah, Tiaro and Theebine.