Landsborough is one of those towns in the Sunshine Coast region that disassociates itself from the modern era. Landsborough is an old town that has a strong historic heritage and is a very popular weekend drive location for Brisbanites.
Landsborough is still a small town on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It is situated north of the Glasshouse Mountains just off the Steve Irwin highway, 82km north of Brisbane.
Landsborough was named for the British born explorer William Landsborough who was the first European to cross Australia north to south. The earliest European settlers arrived in the area in 1871. Originally called Mellum Creek ("mellum is Aboriginal for "volcano"), it dates from 1871 when Isaac Burgess erected a slab hut with bark roof as "port of call" for Cobb and Co coaches stopping for refreshments and a change of horses. The Landsborough Hotel displays this historic record.
In the past Landsborough was one of the larger towns of the Sunshine Coast having a large logging industry? In comparison Beachside Caloundra was a fishing village to its east, as opposed to the larger popular tourist destination it is today.
There appeared to be no surviving churches in Landsborough
When visiting the area Landsborough is worth more than a cursory visit.