Kinaba History night Apollonian Hotel

Recent history (180 years or so) of the Upper Noosa River and the construction of Kinaba (The Sir Thomas Hiley) Information Centre.

Date:    12th March 2014
Place:  The Apollonian Hotel (Lounge Bar)
Time:   6pm if you are eating at the Pub - talks to start 7pm  (Estimated finish time 9.30pm)
Speakers:  Upper Noosa River - Elaine Brown      Kinaba - Ron Turner
Cost:   No charge  
Contact:  Ken 07 5485 3197

Next byo Picnic 16th February 8am

february 16th 2014

Our next b.y.o picnic at the Kinaba Information Centre for breakfast from 8am on Sunday 16th February 2014

Swim, paddle, row, sail, motor or hitch a ride with a local and come and join us and visit the Gateway to the Everglades.  So close and so delightful. As the Centre is in the National Park, no domestic animals.

Work has begun

Bob at work

We have now had 4 working bees as part of the restoration of the Kinaba Information Centre.  A team of 4 to 6 people head up to Kinaba early on Geronimo, most often sailing both ways.  Each bee is 4 to 6 hours of work, and a delicious spot for morning tea.

Ready and willing

Friends of Kinaba volunteers ready for action

Here are some of the volunteers ready and willing to start work at Kinaba to reinvigorate and re-open the Kinaba Information Centre as a viable information and visitor centre.

Picnic at Kinaba Saturday 21st September

Friends of Kinaba visit Kinaba regularly and invite everyone to meet there with us for a picnic lunch, breakfast, or morning or afternoon tea.  It's a gorgeous place, and you can always find a cool, or dry, or shady, or sunny or out-of-the-wind spot to relax in.

Our first gift

We're fortunate to have great generosity bestowed on our group by Jim Bennett from Boreen Point who has kindly donated a 3.4 metre tinnie with trailer to be used by the Friends Of Kinaba's mariners in order to transport equipment and voulnteers to and from Kinaba.  

We are now volunteers

At the beginning of June, members of the Friends of Kinaba Steering Committee were inducted as National Parks’ volunteers, a first step in the long process of being given access to the Information Centre to commence the restoration and re-vitalization project. 

Once we have permission to access the site, we will be forming working parties from our volunteers with the particular skills necessary for the job on hand. If you would like to be a volunteer for this project, please contact Charlie 5485 3950 or email

Construction began 1978

Construction began May 1978...opening ahead of completion in September 1978.
Completed and opened to the public March 1979, making local news.


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