How to get there

Free Shuttle Bus from Nambour Train Station

The Garden Expo will run a free shuttle bus from approximately 8:00am daily from the Nambour Train Station. A specially set up “Expo Bus Stop” will be located outside the entrance to the station. This service is free! The Expo bus will drop you off at the main Nambour Showgrounds entrance gate and will depart from this same point for your return journey.

Travelling by Train

Nambour Showgrounds is located a short distance to the Nambour station where our free shuttle bus (see above) will aim to meet most trains. Click here for Train Timetables.

Airport Transfers to/from Accommodation

If you are needing Airport transfers from Brisbane or Sunshine Coast airport to your Sunshine Coast accommodation, please contact our friends at Con-X-ion. Con-X-ion also offer day tours around the Sunshine Coast to Eumundi Markets and Montville – tours bound to interest our Garden Expo visitors.


There are a number of areas in which you can park your vehicle. You may park in the Expo grounds (Nambour Showgrounds) for a daily cost of $7.00 per car. This is space permitting and payable at the gate (not available to purchase online). All proceeds from our car parking fees are donated direct to the local service clubs such as Lions (Woombye/Palmwoods), Rotary 76 Nambour, Rotary Mooloolaba and so on. All monies raised from this activity are donated back to the community via these clubs. There is also other parking available in the streets around the Nambour Showgrounds, at the Nambour Primary School or in other designated areas as advertised.

Travelling by Car

Two main exits off the Bruce Highway will lead you directly to the Garden Expo. Travelling south on the Bruce Highway you will take the Parklands Exit 210 and travelling north from Brisbane you will take the Nambour/Maroochydore Exit 201(follow the Big Pineapple signage).

Watch out for the lit signs that say GARDEN EXPO Traffic – next exit.

The gates do not open before 8.00am and cars queing on the road will be waved on by police.

We ask for your assistance and patience to avoid traffic hold ups.

Travelling by Bus

If you are travelling by a Sunbus service to Nambour there are a few alternatives for you to consider. If you disembark at Nambour Station you can catch the free Garden Expo Shuttle Bus to the Showgrounds. You may also wish to disembark at the Badminton Hall bus stop which is located directly in front of the Nambour Showgrounds. A short walk down the hill towards the High School will bring you to the main entrance gates at the showgrounds.

Bus/Coach Groups

A number of Coach companies run tours to the Queensland Garden Expo. If you are interested in joining a tour, please view our list of visiting Tour Operators.