Boreen Point

Sitting on the water's edge ...

 

Boreen Point is a relaxed village sitting on the waters’ edge of Lake Cootharaba, which is the largest lake in the Noosa River system. The small village overlooks the sandy beaches and pleasant picnic spots of the lake and is popular for sailing and camping. Boreen Point is the gateway to the upper Noosa River, the Everglades and the Great Sandy National Park.

HISTORY

Boreen Point comes from an Aboriginal word from the tribes around Moreton Bay, which refers to the pathway that led between two bora rings. It is home to the Apollonian Hotel, a historic inn that was moved from Gympie and rebuilt in Boreen Point.

In 1987. It was constructed on the heyday of the 1870s Gympie Gold Rush and was named after the ancient Greek sun god, Apollo, god of theatre and music.

During the gold rush it was certainly a venue known for entertainments, from music to wrestling performances, billiard competitions and much more. It is amazing the old pub remained so intact and in sound condition, as a hotel music hall from the goldfield era it survives as a precious fragile link with our history.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Apollonian Hotel still provides ample entertainment to this day, with locals and visitors coming from far and wide to enjoy the famous Sunday spit roast lunch. It is the ideal place to relax on the wide veranda or in the beer.

Set on 3 acres, with post and rail fences and a friendly Clydesdale in the front paddock, the Apollonian is a rustic and welcoming country pub. Music is still a vibrant part of the hotel, from impromptu jams in the public bar, through to regular acoustic jams and even some of the biggest acts in Australia playing on the front lawn.

EDUCATION

Tewantin State Primary School would be the closest state school to Boreen Point. Serving the community for more that 125 years, it has a tradition of community involvement and academic achievement. Cooroy’s Noosa District High School is the closest state high school, while Noosa Christian College (also in Cooroy) would be the closest private school, catering for students from Prep to year 12.

RECREATION

Go sailing, kite surfing or paddling. Hire a canoe or kayak (or bring your own) and explore the expansive waters. Windsurfing and yachting competitions are held at the lake.