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Kin Kin

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Kin Kin is a village that lies between Pomona to the south, and Gympie to the north, it is 40 minutes drive to Noosa. The name comes from the Aboriginal kauinkauin meaning red soil. Another source suggests it is the indigenous name for a species of small black ants that inhabit the area. Until the mid 1970's, Kin Kin was predominantly a small crop and dairy farming community, from then on land and farm usage started to change and there was a decline in production farms.

Kin Kin is renowned for its great food, art and scenery.Today it is a retreat for artists, foodies, and local farmers and is home to one of Australia’s premier health retreats as well as a residential massage school.

Located in the nearby Kin Kin rolling hills is a herbal tea plantation that produces tea under its own label, be sure to try some Kin KinTea.
The Country Life Hotel is an historic pub that has recently emerged refreshed from a refurbishment and facelift. Order a hearty meal in the dining room, take your place at a stool in the expansive airy bar, or find a table under a broad umbrella in the large beer garden and catch a band in the open air. Just around the corner from the pub, keep a look out for artist-run sculpture gardens where recycled materials stand sentry.

If you’re looking to make a positive health change, combined with some pampering and relaxation, Living Valley Springs Health Retreat may be the perfect remedy.

Noosa Trail Network, a series of tracks and trails over mixed terrain for walkers, and horse and mountain bike riders, starts in Kin Kin.

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