Boutique arts and crafts a hinterland haven
LOCATED in the arts and craft hub of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the small town of Palmwoods is the crossroad of the Sunshine Coast tourist network.
In 1881, the Kuskophs, early European settlers, named the region Merriman Flats.
The official opening of the North Coast railway in 1891, formally announced the renaming of the small town, from Merriman Flats, to Palmwoods, after the Piccabeen Palms that grow in the area.
In the 1870s a wave of new settlers came to the Maroochy region. Following the 1880s, which led to tree clearing, the rich farm land was used to farm avocados, custard apples and papaw orchards, along with orange and banana plantations. The North Coast Railway became an important part for the outlet of fresh produce.
Still to this day, Palmwoods is responsible for supplying a large quantity of local fruit and vegetables to suppliers both local and interstate.
The historical Palmwoods Hotel was established in 1912. A small family owned business known for its welcoming family friendly atmosphere, the hotel soon become a popular venue and tourist draw card. Word of mouth has given the hotel an enviable reputation for its great food, fabulous steaks and quality entertainment. No more convincing needed, right?
After a recent ownership change and renovation, the Palmwoods Hotel has created wonderful opportunities for backpackers, and also promotes the Sunshine Coast Region with its iconic name.
Surrounded by a beautiful hinterland backdrop, Palmwoods is an idyllic place to sit and enjoy a well-deserved coffee as you relax and watch the world go by.
With the tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by nature, this hinterland haven is ideal for that Sunday afternoon drive.
Boasting a number of cafes and restaurants serving both local and seasonal produce, Palmwoods is home to international venues serving; Indian, Thai and Middle Eastern, that will leave you in a quandary as to where to dine first.
Neighbouring the charismatic Blackall Range Villages; Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, this hinterland region is an ideal place to call home.
Centrally located, enjoy a 25-minute scenic drive to the Blackall Range, or a 25-minute drive towards the coastline, where you will reach the heart of Maroochydore.
This unique township is home to countless art and craft enthusiasts. Local boutique stores are filled with inspiring artwork, which are not only handmade and unique but created with inspiration. As you can imagine, with an area of such beauty, it is no wonder the art is exciting and unique.
With lavish green surroundings, and a country lifestyle vibe, Palmwoods offers an ideal place to call home, to book that next relaxing break, or relax in the hinterland.