Did you know that they say that Yandina Creek is the best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast? There certainly was no dentist here in 1823, when Pamphlet, Finnegan and Parsons were shipwrecked on the coast, nor 30 years later when the Skyrings were granted cattle leases — Yandina Station has run cattle ever since 1853, making it the oldest cattle property on the Sunshine Coast — nor in 1859, when Queensland became a separate colony.
The first electric train was brought in in 1989
First timber — cedar, beech, flooded gum, bunya and hoop pine — was cut in the area, and then a little later gold was discovered at Gympie. The Maroochy River provided the most efficient transport for people, goods and timber, and the railway from Brisbane to Gympie was not completed until 1891, but steam engines ran until 1969 and diesel engines are still used — and have been since the 1950s.