At Mary Valley Views
It’s all about taking time to reconnect with your loved one. Relax and enjoy time together away from the hustle and bustle of your busy lifestyle.
You are welcome to enjoy the extensive library of books and magazines, CDs and DVDs during your stay. There are some old fashioned boards games including Scrabble, Backgammon, Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit and Chess that you can challenge yourself with. While you’re busy relaxing you may notice some wildlife species that visit the property including wallaby and echidna. Many birds drop by too such as kookaburra, magpie and butcher bird, king parrot, galahs, pale headed lorikeet and rosellas to name just a few.
When the weather is warmer, some of our visitors choose to cool off in ground salt water swimming pool. You are also welcome to wander around the property enjoying the rural views and the ever changing gardens. Ever wanted to try kayaking? Maybe you would rather some bush walking or four wheel driving. Take a scenic drive through the Mary Valley. Visit Gympie and take a journey through history at the Gold Mining Museum or take a trip on the Mary Valley Rattler heritage trains.
Why not just stare at the stars………… literally! When you are in the country, no one needs help finding the Milky Way!
Back to kayaking. When you stay with us you can enjoy a Yabba Creek kayak experience. We will show you how and safety gear is provided. Our sit on top kayaks are an excellent way to experience Yabba Creek and maybe spot a platypus. All you need to bring is a hat and some sun screen, water and a pair of shoes that don’t mind getting wet. Maybe even bring your fishing rod.
Nearby activities –
What is there to do? That’s a question we are often asked. For the less adventurous there are country roads aplenty. We can give you a map to help you begin exploring. But to whet your appetite so to speak here are just some suggestions –
- Borumba Dam is a great spot for a picnic. There are public toilets and barbecues. You can swim, fish (don’t forget your permit), launch your boat or try kayaking (just ask us)
- Horse riding with Mary Valley Adventure Trails or Rainbow Beach Horse Rides is a terrific way to experience bush or beach.
- Arrange a scenic helicopter flight over Rainbow Beach or Fraser Island with Rainbow Beach Helicopters or scenic flight in a Cessna aircraft over the Mary Valley with Recreational Flying Company out of Gympie Aerodrome
- Find out why Gympie was known as “the town that saved Queensland” at the Gold Mining and Historical Museum
- Go on a journey through history with The Mary Valley Rattler steam and heritage trains or have lunch at the restored Gympie Railway Station’s Platform One Cafe
- Take a stroll along historic Mary Street and other streets in Gympie and brush up on the heritage buildings
- Visit the Gympie School of Arts building to see what’s on at Gympie Regional Gallery
- For more of what’s to see and do check out Visit Gympie Region
Free Activities in Imbil –
- Listen to the bellbirds. Take Diggings Road (turn at the Butcher’s Shop) to Bellbird Park. Travel a little further to Brooloo village – the last village on the old Gympie rail line.
- Visit Imbil Lookout for a different perspective of the Valley and a view of Imbil and beyond
- Explore the historic railway bridge and station in the centre of town
- Learn about some local history at Timberman’s Walk or Imbil Railway Station
- Sit by Yabba Creek near town bridge and see if you can spot a Queensland lungfish, platypus or azure kingfisher
Talk to us for ideas on drives and activities to explore and enjoy our region. So many opportunities to explore are just a short scenic drive away –
- Imbil and Amamoor State Forests, as well as Conondale National Park are great for sightseeing, bush walking, horse riding, cycling or four wheel driving
- Sample local cheese, yoghurt and mousse at Kenilworth Dairies
- Check out the local markets (Dagun Growers Markets, Imbil Markets, Gympie Markets, Yandina Markets, Noosa Farmers Market, Eumundi Markets)
- Visit an art gallery (Gympie Regional Gallery, Butter Factory Arts Centre at Cooroy)
- Travel a little further to Noosa to enjoy Hastings Street or the famous Main Beach. Walk Noosa National Park to Boiling Pot, Dophin’s Point or Hell’s Gate
- Visit Gympie’s Wood Works Museum
- Wander around Lake Alford checking out the Goldminer’s Monument. You can visit the Tourism Information Centre nearby for more ideas