Bauple Heritage Trail to be launched on Saturday

VISITORS of all ages have been invited to take a walk back in time to uncover the history of Bauple.

The Mount Bauple and District Historical Society will officially launch the Bauple Heritage Trail with a special celebration on Saturday, June 14.

A Fraser Coast Opportunities spokeswoman said the new self-guided tour followed 24 signs indicating where historic buildings formerly stood in the once-thriving hinterland town, which was founded on the early industries of sugar, timber and tobacco.

She said the launch celebrations would start at 10am and include attractions such as vintage car and bike club displays, stationary engines, rope making demonstrations, children's activities and market stalls.

The spokeswoman said the newly renovated Nutmobile would also be making its debut. 

She said visitors would learn why Bauple was the home of the original macadamia nut and the nut's significance to the town and region.

The Bauple Heritage Trail will be officially opened by the Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell at noon.

Maryborough Tours will run services from Maryborough City Hall to the Bauple Museum for $10 return.

Pick up at 9.30am and 11am and return at 2.30pm and 4pm. 

Book directly on 0412 160 778 or info@maryboroughtours.com.au.