At the base of the southern end of the Blackall Range, Landsborough is not only a gateway to this spectacular hinterland strip attracting tourists from far and wide, particularly day-trippers from the coast and city; it is a vibrant, historic township in its own right with a rich history.
Named in honour of explorer, William Landsborough, the first European to cross Australia north to south; it was originally known as Mellum Creek. Mellum is said to be an Aboriginal word for volcano. Mellum Creek township name was changed in 1891, after the railway had gone through the town.
Historically logging was a major industry in Landsborough, whilst nowadays it is a mixture of farming, small business, and light industry; the township has a range of amenities including medical, tavern, primary school, memorial hall, post office, cafes, and IGA – it also has rail to Brisbane and is one of the main rail/bus interchanges for Translink bus services to the Sunshine Coast.
With affordable housing on large blocks, the landscape of Landsborough is changing, attracting a younger demographic seeking value for money, a safe community to raise a family, and close proximity to essential services.
Only five-minutes’ drive to Beerwah’s major amenities, 15-minutes to Maleny up the scenic mountain drive, and 25 minutes to coast beaches; Landsborough truly does offer the best of both worlds from mountain to the sea.