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Landsborough is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Landsborough had a population of 3,706.GeographyLandsborough is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It is situated north of the Glasshouse Mountains just off Steve Irwin Way, 82km north of Brisbane at the base of the southern end of the Blackall Range.Landsborough is situated on the North Coast railway line from Brisbane and there are several services daily southbound to Brisbane and northbound to Nambour and Gympie. It is one of the main rail/bus interchanges for TransLink bus services to the Sunshine Coast.The Bruce Highway passes along the easter boundary of the locality.HistoryLandsborough 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 an Aboriginal word 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.Landsborough is in Sunshine Coast. Use our Australia trip itinerary planning app to arrange your visit to Landsborough and any other destinations in Australia that take your fancy.
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