Set in the heart of an arts and craft hub which typifies Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland, the small rural town of Palmwoods is at the crossroads of the region’s tourist network. Set in a
mosaic of avocado, custard apples and pawpaw orchards, orange groves, and banana plantations, Palmwoods is only a few kilometres south of Nambour. It’s within comfortable driving
distance of Buderim and the charming Blackall Range villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton.
Palmwoods has much to offer. You will find lots of local handmade items in the various retails shops including those listed on this website, and Palmwoods hosts many regular events such as the Country Fair at Palmwoods Primary, the Arts and Craft Market of Palmwoods Hall, and the Designers Bazaar in the Lane on Main Street. You will also find many artists and musicians working from and around the area who hold various events during the year.
The small town boasts a large number of Cafe’s and Restaurants serving local, seasonal produce as well as international cuisine such as Indian, Thai, and Middle Eastern.
The famous Palmwoods Hotel was established in 1912, and is family owned, family friendly with kids room, beer garden & balcony.
The town has an interesting history (see history page) which is evident by it’s streets lined with 19th Century Queenslanders and the original shops of Main Street established in around 1910.
Complete with village green, art gallery, stained-glass studio and museum, Montville is just 10 kilometres from Palmwoods and is the south-eastern gateway to the Kondalilla National Park. The mountain park is graced with a cliff-top picnic area, swimming pool and matchless views over the Kondalilla Falls which tumble into rugged terrain dressed in ancient forests of cedar, mahogany, bunya and hoop pine. Five kilometres to the south of Palmwoods, the village of Eudlo is distinguished by a Buddhist monastic retreat, Chenrezig.