Boreen Point & the Apollonian Hotel

Pretty as a picture the Apollonian Hotel at Boreen Point near Noosa Heads on Queensland’s sunny Sunshine Coast just begs you to stop in for an icy cold beer. Boreen Point is a relaxed fishing spot on the shores of Lake Cootharaba.

Pelicans are pestering fishermen for scraps and egrets stalk the shallows for fish. In the distance swathes of sand can be seen on the hills of the Great Sandy National Park. The local pub here is the Apollonian Hotel and it was first licensed in 1868. Not surprising for a Queensland pub though is the fact that it started life on the goldfields of Gympie and was only moved to its present location in 1985. Queenslanders just love dragging their buildings about, especially pubs it seems. The locals are a friendly bunch and out the back there is a small bar called Kevi’s Muster Bar. It resides here for 11 months of the year, then gets dragged up the road to Gympie for the Music Muster. See there’s that drag your building attitude again.

Boreen Point map
Boreen Point (Source: Google Maps)
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A shady verandah
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The locals are friendly,  even if out of focus

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Lake Cootharaba with Great Sandy National Park in the distance
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Stalking the shallows
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