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Queensland Explore Centre - Tewantin

Parkyn Hut Visitor Information Centre

The Best Visitor Information Centre in Queensland run by Volunteer, Tewantin Explore Centre aka Parkyn Hut operates from this historic gold miners hut, transported from Gympie in 1920 on a Bullock Dray. We are located overlooking the Noosa River in the friendly town of Tewantin. Awarded in 2019 “The Best Visitor Information Centre in Queensland Run by Volunteers” and we still offer that same local volunteer dedication today. Timeless Tewantin, one of the Noosa areas earliest settled towns and is one of its three major centres today. Parkyn Hut is also home to the Tewantin Heritage and Historic Society and a visit inside the Hut reveals many photos and memorabilia of this historic area. Tewantin a regional coastal town is 120km north of central Brisbane, a locality in the Shire of Noosa about 6 km from Noosa Heads.

Opening Hours:

Mon- Fri: 9.00am – 4:00pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm | Sunday: 9:30am - 12:30pm


What We Offer:

  • Friendly and informative conversations with a passionate local who is eager to share their best tips and must-do experiences.
  • A wide range of detailed local and district maps for navigating your way around Tewantin and its surrounds.
  • Suggested drive itineraries, walk and bike trail brochures and maps.
  • Extensive brochure selection to spark ideas for your stay.
  • Parkyn Hut QR Information code, website or Facebook has the latest of what’s on, local events and community services.

Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Centrally located to pristine beaches, World Surfing Reserve and our unique Hinterland.
Tewantin National Park,  a slice of natural paradise encompasses Mt Tinbeerwah lookout, 360 degree coastal and Hinterland views.
Noosa River Everglades, just upstream, one of only two everglades systems in the world.
Noosa Marina riverfront complex of shops, alfresco eats, drinks, music scene & markets.
Noosa Regional Art Gallery showcasing local, national and international artists.
Take a Noosa Country Drive to discover our unique hinterland, its villages and surrounds.
. Tewantin Vehicular ferry, gateway to North Shore, Teewah Coloured Sands, Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park & Fraser Island.
Explore the Noosa River by hire boat, houseboat, tours, sunset and sightseeing cruises. Jump on the Noosa passenger ferry for a relaxing journey to Noosa Heads.
The Tewantin National Park Woorooi walk and mountain bike trails are some of the best trails in the region; covering over 25km of fast-flowing, single-track trails through a stunning bushland rainforest canopy.
Noosa Hinterland network trails, eight fabulous walks, horse ride or mountain bike trails to experience.

Contact us:

Phone: 07 5449 7353
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