Diddillibah is a little-known gem west of Maroochydore where productive farms adjoin lifestyle acreage. This leafy paradise offers excellent access to the Bruce Highway and is just 10 minutes by car from the airport, spectacular surf beaches, and Maroochydore and Nambour CBDs. The hinterland section of Diddillibah, close to Woombye, offers mainly larger homes on big blocks without access to town water, sewerage or local shops. It’s picturesque, tranquil, has striking views and offers a relaxed lifestyle in a close-knit community. A high point on the calendar for locals is Christmas carols by candlelight at the historic Diddillibah Hall (once the school) on Diddilibah Road. On Diddillibah’s southern boundary is Eudlo Creek and to the north is Petrie Creek. However, towards the east, where the creeks join the Maroochy River, the feel is very much that of a sleepy holiday retreat with Maroochy River Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre on David Low Way. The resort has a hotel with water views and also bungalow-style accommodation. It adjoins the Eudlo Creek Environment Park and is also close to Bli Bli Aqua Park. Up the road is Erbacher’s, a fruit and vegetable store popular with Sunshine Coast locals. The first farm selection along Petrie Creek was in the late 1860s. Fruit growing became more popular than the sugar cane and timber industries in the 1920s.