Elders Real Estate Woombye
Whether you are buying, selling or in the rental market, Elders Real Estate Woombye has to be your Number One choice for Real Estate services in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Our office location is right beside the Woombye Post Office and has easy parking – just look for the red post box!
We have the experience and knowledge that comes from servicing a wide area of the Sunshine Coast – from Maroochydore to the picturesque hinterland townships right up to Coolum and along the Blackall Ranges. All properties, whether residential, rural, acreage or commercial, are handled by our professional Sales Consultants and Property Managers.
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Tucked away just off the Nambour Connection Road, south of Nambour, is the thriving little community of Woombye. Steeped in history it is surrounded by what were once pineapple farms – now acreage properties.
Woombye is a lovely rural oasis to discover when you are looking for a place to live. The village is a wonderful environment in which to shop and mingle, with its famous pub and popular bowls club providing a relaxed and social lifestyle.
The first impression of Woombye is deceptive, and that’s the best part of discovery. The panoramic vistas, the cool waterfalls and creeks with native wildlife, and the bush walks can all be found around our interesting town. Of course us locals have known it all along and we are pleased to show it all to you!!
Woombye is compact and cute, with loads of old-world charm. As you stroll past the shops in Blackall Street you will discover vibrant local artworks at the local Butcher and the Baker – sorry we can’t tell you about the candlestick maker – but you will never know.
For everyday needs you will find happy, friendly people offering superior services at all of our Woombye businesses.
Woombye is pretty handy to the beaches of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, yet worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the Coast. It is only a short drive to the Australia’s famous “Big Pineapple” – a great place to spend the day or visit the weekend markets.
Driving through the avenue of Poinciana trees, you will see the potential of the area. Its friendly, rustic charm appeals to those looking for change of pace. If you like what you see and have decided to make Woombye your new home, come and talk to us at Elders Real Estate for expert advice.
Woombye is a small township in the central Sunshine Coast Hinterland with a population of approximately 2094 (as measured by the 2006 Census).
Following the discovery of gold at Gympie in 1867, the Government built a road connecting Brisbane to Gympie. It was completed in October 1868 and by November, Cobb & Co coaches were carrying passengers, mail, goods and gold between Brisbane and Gympie. Ten staging depots were established along the route, where horses and fodder were kept. One of these depots was ‘Middle Camp’, half way between Brisbane and Gympie. Here Cobb & Co built the only accommodation for passengers along its route, and the inn and its surrounding buildings soon became known as Cobb’s Camp Hotel.
In 1877, Karl Stumpf was granted a licence to sell liquor there. In 1880 the Brisbane to Gympie Road had become almost untrafficable and the alluvial gold in Gympie was almost played out, so Cobb & Co withdrew their coach services.
In 1881, Frederick Schubert took charge of the hotel, and purchased 160 acres of land, which included all Cobb & Co’s land and buildings and is the area on which the township of Woombye now stands. He built a store and a butcher’s shop.
In the 1880s, the Court House was built near the police station. The existing name “Cobb’s Camp” was considered unsuitable by the Government as there were already many places of that name. So the name Woombye was chosen, after the myrtle tree which grew locally.
The town was surveyed in 1890 and in 1891 the railway fromLandsborough to Yandina was opened. From 1891 to 1914, Woombye became the rail centre to which Buderim farmers carted all their fruit and produce to rail to the markets, until the Buderim tramway connected Buderim and Palmwoods.
In 1894, Woombye State School was erected to replace the provisional school.
In 1895, Thomas Bartholomew built a sawmill near the railway yards and it operated until 1965. Equally important, in 1895, Thomas Davey grew the first pineapples commercially in Woombye. Other growers quickly followed him and by 1903, there were 120 acres of pineapples in the district.
In 1897, Thomas McClintock set up a blacksmiths shop in the police stables after the staff had been transferred to Nambour. In 1898, the Church of England church and the first Woombye School of Arts building were erected. Also John Tytherleigh established a branch store in Woombye, which operated until 1965.
In 1900, the Methodist church was built and Louis Willersdorf built the first bakery in Woombye. Frederick Schubert built the Criterion Hotel on the corner above the railway yards where it still stands, and the Maroochy Pastoral, Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society was formed and the first Show was held in Woombye on 3 June 1900.
The Woombye War Memorial was unveiled on 18 June 1925 by the Queensland Governor, Matthew Nathan.