Yungambeh people: (place of sticky soil)
This town is a bit of a tongue twister but the once you wrap your mouth around the name, it’s well worth a visit (say it with me – mud-ja-ree-bar.) This is a pretty village, which skirts the fringes of the Gold Coast and sits patiently at the foot of the Gold Coast Hinterland. Old school Gold Coasters believe Mudgeeraba remains relatively untouched by tourism and this is one of its many charms. The old Mudgeeraba Hotel, built in 1884, still remains although these days its name has changed to the Wallaby Hotel. Many credit the opening of this watering hole, both for horses and passengers, for the impetus around which the village was built and today, the old world charm remains.
The Mudgeeraba Farmers Markets are believed to be the oldest on the Gold Coast and home to local produce, coffee, jams, cheese, wine and baked goods. There are also quaint restaurants, bed and breakfasts, cafes and art and craft galleries in this lovely area, which eventually winds its way up towards Springbrook National Park.
Tickets available online.
SHOW FEATURES DEL BARBER (CANADA) and THE MAE TRIO (AUSTRALIA)