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Palmwoods is a town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Palmwoods had a population of 5,492.GeographyPalmwoods is part of the Sunshine Coast situated near Nambour. It is situated close to popular family tourist attractions such as The Big Pineapple. Pineapple growing remains the most important primary industry in the area. Palmwoods is located 15 minutes from the beach and the Blackall Range.HistoryThe small town was previously named Merriman Flats in 1881 by the Kuskopfs who were early European settlers in the area. Palmwoods railway station was opened leading to the nearby town to be renamed Palmwoods after the Piccabeen Palm groves growing in the area. Palmwoods Post Office opened by 1902 (a receiving office had been open from 1892).Between 1915-1935 a tramway existed from Palmwoods to Buderim.Heritage listingsPalmwoods has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Palmwoods-Buderim TramwayTourismThe multimillion-dollar renovation of the historical, centrally located pub established in 1902 which recently sold for $11 million has created opportunities for the backpacker industry and the promotion of Palmwoods in the Sunshine Coast region.
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