Boreen Point is a small town north of Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The name comes from an Aboriginal word from the tribes around Moreton Bay which refers to the pathway that led between two bora rings (one large ring in which important tribal ceremonies were conducted, and a second secret ring where young initiates were taken to learn “mens business”.)
One of Boreen Point's major attractions is Lake Cootharaba: a very large, shallow lake that is recognised nationally for its fantastic weather for sailing and windsurfing. The lake leads to the Noosa River and also up to national parks.
Boreen Point is also home to the Apollonian Hotel, a historic inn that was moved from Gympie, Queensland and rebuilt in Boreen Point.
These photos show you Boreen Point in the early 20th century. Click on thumbnail to enlarge the photo. If you'd like to see more historical photos of the area please come see us at the museum. All photos are available for purchase.