Activities around the Maleny & Montville
Local activities, restaurants and more
The Blackall Range in the Queensland Sunshine Coast hinterland is a place to escape city life and experience the
tranquillity of nature and the welcome of country hospitality. Some
of the Maleny attractions on
the range and in nearby areas are listed below. There are various things to do and see
while you are enjoying your stay with us. You may also like to take
a look at our additional services.
AUSTRALIA ZOO - Located just 20 minutes drive from
Maleny Tropical Retreat,
Zoo is a must do activity when visiting the Sunshine Coast
Hinterland area. There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo. They pack
in stacks of wildlife action every day and move at a great rate of
knots - there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see,
friendly and knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of
drop-dead gorgeous animals that can't wait to get up close and
personal with YOU!
As we are accredited booking agents, we can issue & print your
admission tickets before you leave saving you valuable time and not
having to queue when you get there.
Check out Australia Zoo - it's the wildest show on Earth!
MAPLETON - Perched on the northern-most point of the range,
it has spectacular views of the coast and is the gateway to the
Mapleton Falls National Park and Mapleton State Forest. Its famous
Lilliponds Park is a popular picnic spot in the centre of the
village with a children's playground, electric BBQs and an abundance
of water birds to feed.
FLAXTON - Restaurants, gift shops, galleries and a winery
form the heart of this hamlet. The main road meanders through
Flaxton offering coastal views and quiet country scenery. Look for
the fine examples of early Queenslanders - solid timber houses with
spacious verandas and tongue-and-groove walls.
Kondalilla Falls National Park provides a range
of walks to suit hikers of all abilities. The Falls plunge 90 metres
into a valley of rainforest and the rock pool at the head of the
Falls is a nice place to cool off on a warm day.
MONTVILLE - Montville's cool mountain air, sparkling views
and array of quaint shops and eateries draw people from far and
near. First settled in 1887,
Montville is today a blend of historic
sites, village charm, chic cafes and fine art and craft galleries.
Take a stroll along the main street and you'll see Tudor, Irish and
English cottages, Swiss and Bavarian chalets, an old mill
water-wheel, colonial buildings and classis Queenslanders. Western
Ave gives access to picnic areas and rainforest walks at Lake Baroon
and the Obi Obi Gorge as well as the winery with its stunning views
and great wine.
MALENY - is an intriguing mix of rural life, commerce,
the arts and co-operative ventures. A real escape from the ordinary,
Maleny has award-winning restaurants, a winery, markets and arts
craft galleries to browse through. From Mountain View Road enjoy the
famous views of the Glass House Mountains and rainforest walks at
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Lake Baroon, accessed from
main street offers sailing, fishing, swimming and canoeing. The
rolling green hills and rural views will charm you into relaxation
as you explore the southern end of the Range.
KENILWORTH - Nestled picturesquely at the heart of the Mary
Valley, Kenilworth offers peaceful panoramas of dairying country set
against craggy mountain ranges. The Kenilworth State Forest and
Conondale Ranges National Park offer rich diversity for the outdoor
enthusiast. It was the locals' special brand of hospitality that
earned Kenilworth the title of "Queensland's Friendliest Town" in
If you are planning a wedding - Val, a local wedding celebrant
will be able to help.
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Obi Obi Creek
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View to Lake Baroon
Obi Obi Valley