Nestled on the banks of Yabba Creek in picturesque Mary Valley, Imbil is the closest regional town to Borumba Deer Park and Borumba Dam.


The largest town within Mary Valley, Imbil is essentially the gateway to Borumba Dam and the surprising array of outdoor pursuits and recreation available within the region’s myriad forests and waterways – including camping, bushwalking, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, enduro riding, four-wheel driving, canoeing, kayaking, boating and other water activities.

Yes, in the Imbil area, you can walk, fish, ride, drive, paddle or even water ski!

Set on the edge of Imbil State Forest and Yabba Creek, which is home to platypus, Imbil features weekly markets, a general store, a butcher, two cafes, a hotel, a bowling club and beautiful parkland with a playground.

There is also a number of interesting retail stores, a hairdresser and a range of services including a medical centre, pharmacy, post office and library.


Imbil Lookout in the centre of town offers spectacular, almost 360-degree views taking in Kenilworth, the mountains and the Sunshine Coast.

Simply turn left at the general store and climb to the top of the hill to take in the stunning vista.


Imbil is home to the annual Mary Valley Art Festival, which is held across the first weekend in July each year.

Showcasing talented artists from the region and across southeast Queensland for two decades, with a People’s Choice Award and Youth Award presented on the final day, the art festival typically attracts hundreds of art lovers to Imbil.

Organised by Mary Valley Artslink, the festival always includes workshops and demonstrations for budding artists.


Imbil is about half an hour from the regional centre of Gympie and a 10-minute drive off the Bruce Highway. The village is 45 minutes away from Noosa and within comfortable driving distance of Brisbane.