About 500 people at Bauple Heritage Trail launch

The trail map is unveiled at the Bauple Heritage Trail launch on the weekend.
The trail map is unveiled at the Bauple Heritage Trail launch on the weekend. Alistair Brightman

IT will be easy for the public to learn more about the history of Bauple after the opening of the Bauple Heritage Trail on the weekend.

The self-guided tour features 24 signs indicating where historic buildings once stood in the hinterland town, which was founded on the early industries of sugar, timber and tobacco.

Organiser Trevor Keightley said about 500 people attended the event on Saturday, which was a great result as he was worried at one point that it would be rained out.

But the rain held off for the most part, allowing the public to enjoy the event.

"We certainly had a good turn up," Mr Keightley said.

Mayor Gerard O'Connell spoke, while the kids were able to enjoy the newly renovated Bauple Nutmobile.

There were displays of vintage cars and bikes and rope making demonstrations.

The children of Bauple State School sang the anthem.

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