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Bauple

Bauple

Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Our Fraser Coast

Bauple, 30 km south of Maryborough and 40 km North of Gympie is the home of the Bauple Nut.

A tourist drive leaves the Bruce Highway and goes though Bauple, returning to the Bruce Highway.  On this drive you can visit the Mt Bauple Museum in the centre of town where you can discover more about the pioneers who settled the area and see a treasure trove of memorabilia.

It is not generally known outside of Bauple that Macadamia Nuts, as they are now called, actually came from this area originally. They where first discovered in 1858 and are known locally as Bauple Nuts. 

With a landscape dominated by Mount Bauple, the primary industry of the district is Sugar Cane.  There is no longer a sugar mill in Bauple, in 1950 the Mt Bauple sugar mill closed. Some remains are still visible in Mill Street near the QCWA clubhouse.

Mount Bauple was a place of aboriginal importance, and while Mount Bauple National Park is currently closed to the public, the Park is accessible for scientific study.

Bauple hosts an annual Bauple Nut Fest in November and visitors are ensured of a great day out.

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