"History in a ' nut' shell." Top 5 Page for this destination Maryborough Things to Do Tip by tropicrd

Maryborough Things to Do: 81 reviews and 253 photos

  Conservation collection of original macadamia tree
by tropicrd
 
  • Conservation collection of original macadamia tree - Maryborough
      Conservation collection of original macadamia tree
    by tropicrd
  • The vt flag outside the Tiaro museum/station - Maryborough
      The vt flag outside the Tiaro museum/station
    by tropicrd
 

I had no idea that Aborigines discovered the Macadamia nut,they found them on Bauple (bopple) Mountain around 30,000 years ago and called them Baphal nuts.The mountain became a sacred place and the tree and nuts part of their food and traditions.
I was facinated by the history of the macadamia--the first recorded history was in 1858 when they were discovered by botanists from England who named them the genus macadamia.
I also learnt that the macadamia nut is the only indigenous native export from Australia .

Wild macadamia trees apparently over 100 years old are still believed to grow on Bauple mountain.
A conversation collection of the original trees are worth a visit----all free.

Address: Mnt Bauple National Park--Fraser Coast,QLD.
Directions: Follow the directions from Tiaro township on the A1 Bruce Highway. South from Maryborough,Fraser Coast.

The conservation collection is situated on Inham Road,Tiaro,opposite the recreation Reserve--ask for directions at the info centre in town.

othercontact: Tiaro visitor information centre
Phone: (07) 4129 2599

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Oct 2, 2012
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

Comments (1)

tropicrd

“experience all things in life”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 5 7 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 9 0

Have you been to Maryborough?

  Share Your Travels