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welcome Welcome to Mother Nature’s playground. Escape the hustle and bustle to a sanctuary of hinterland towns intertwined among mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests. The air is crisp, the smells are unpolluted, the faces are friendly and the landscape is nothing other than stunning. Whether you are visiting for a special occasion, a restful retreat or a scenic afternoon drive, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will tantalise your senses and leave you feeling at one with nature. Rich with fertile land, the Hinterland is a haven for farmers to grow the freshest and tastiest produce from pineapples, avocados, ginger,

raw honey, macadamia nuts, dairy and more. Not to mention exquisite drops from local vineyards to accompany a local slab of cheese overlooking the very farm land it was harvested on.

test your mountain bike skills, conquer a mountain, go horse riding, chase waterfalls, play golf or explore one of The Range’s 36 trails ranging from leisurely strolls to strenuous hikes.

Get lost in vibrant markets or indulge in long lunches at The Range’s many cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs.

Accommodation choice is as wide as the views.

Home to over 500 artists, laze away hours in colourful art galleries with many local pieces displayed and bought by visitors far and wide. Focus on health and beauty and escape to the hilltops for a relaxing day spa or beauty treatment. For the adventurous souls,

What’s Inside 4-5 ................ Beerwah/Bellthorpe 6......................................... Cooroy 7-8 .................................. Eumundi 9-10 .................................. Flaxton 11............. Glass House Mountains 12-14 ................................. Kin Kin

If you would love to experience the wonders of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, flick through this pocket size Hinterland Guide created by proud Sunshine Coast locals. From suggestions only a local would know, discover things to do, places to see, flavours to taste and must-visit attractions. Come for the views, stay for the charm.

15......................... Landsborough 16-21 .............................. Maleny 22-26 ........................... Montville 27-28 ........................... Nambour 29..............................Palmwoods 30-31 ............................. Yandina 32-35 ....................... Great Walks

On The Cover/Near the Reesville Lookout, looking towards the Glass House Mountains. Mt Beerwah on the right of frame in the distance and Mt Coonowrin on the left. Photo: Brett Wortman/Sunshine Coast Daily

Features Coordinator/Jess Watson Writer/Layne Whitburn Design/Pete Coram For distribution enquiries phone Jess Watson 5430 1029 The Guide Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland is published by APN Australian Publishing in Warwick. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to the magazine undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe the Trade Practices Act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the above-mentioned, these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements. All information in this guide was correct at time of print.

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beerwah Once known for pineapples and timber, Beerwah is now known to the world for an entirely different reason‌Australia Zoo. Perfectly placed near the Bruce Highway and situated just an hour drive north of Brisbane, the best way to appreciate the beauty of this hinterland hub is on top of Mt Beerwah. The highest of the Glass House Mountain peaks, Mt Beerwah is a steep 2.6km return trip. While the 360 degree views are spectacular, the township of Beerwah also offers a beautiful country appeal. Newcomers will appreciate being able to walk down the street and greet people by name.

Nearest Information Centre Glass House Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5458 8848 This charming suburb has transitioned from a rural farming and timber community to a flourishing township linking city to country with Sunshine Coast beaches at its doorstep. Enjoy it for yourself, on the mountain top or on the streets, either way Beerwah offers a fun, fit and friendly community welcome for all.

EAT Simpson St offers a variety of dine in or take-away options along with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere or explore fresh produce at the Beerwah Markets. Held on the first Saturday of each month in the Scouts Hall, on

bellthorpe Rainforest whistles, trickling waterfalls and gushing creeks are the main sounds you will hear at Bellthorpe. Known for its serenity, Bellthorpe is located in the Moreton Bay Region with most of the area protected by the Bellthorpe National Park. Home to a large number of plant species and a haven for many endangered animals, Bellthorpe National Park offers a tranquil sanctuary for visitors to become at one with nature. Set up a picnic beside a rock pool at Stony Creek and keep an eye out for frogs, lizards and forest birds. 4

Steve Irwin Way from 8am-1pm.

SHOP The Beerwah Village has just undergone a $15 million expansion and has welcomed big brands including Woolworths, Amcal Chemist, Target, The Coffee Club, Millers and more offering a diverse mix of shopping, dining and services. Find the centre on the corner of Peachester Rd and Simpson St.

STAY BYO tent or caravan and embrace the natural beauty of Beerwah by staying at one of the many camp grounds.

Nearest Information Centre Woodford Visitor Information Centre | Ph 1800 667 386

While there are no formal walking tracks, those looking for adventure can walk along the forest roads. Be wary of others mountain-bike riding, horse riding or four-wheel driving as this is a popular route for outback explorers.

EAT Use the BBQ facilities at Bellthorpe National Park or pack a picnic to enjoy while looking out for wildlife.

SHOP Bellthorpe really is about the simple things in life, as are the shops.

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STAY Escape to Bellthorpe for a quiet, rejuvenating getaway. No high rises here, so get cosy in a secluded cottage and roast marshmallows under the stars.


BEERWAH/BELLTHORPE

Great Food, Quality Entertainment, Magnificent Atmosphere

Nestled in Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Beerwah Hotel Bar and Bistro is an iconic, family owned hotel with an enviable reputation (voted MIX FM 2010 Pub/Club of the Sunshine Coast). The Beerwah Hotel is the Sunshine Coast’s home of Country music, featuring Country bands on the second Saturday of every month. See our gig guide for more info. We have beautiful dining areas both inside and outside (beer garden) that comfortably seats up to 300. Perfect for lunch, dinner, a function or weddings. Being a family friendly hotel, we have a fully equipped Kids play area to keep the little ones entertained while you relax. It features the latest in video games and an active play gym – all at no cost.

Call 1300 233 792 | www.beerwahhotel.com.au

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Bellthorpe Stays is a 400 acre property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland which is a great place for you, your family or your friends to stay, unwind and enjoy the big outdoors. We have four private accommodation cabins for you to stay at which are all fully self contained with kitchen, cosy fireplaces and decks with great views. Refer to our website for further accommodation information where you can also book direct. Check out the wildlife, discover the rainforest, take in the sounds of nature, rest at the private waterfalls on the property, take a walk around and explore. Enjoy the variety of birds such as Wompoo pigeons, Regent and Saturn Bower Birds, Rifle and Cat birds, King Parrots and many more, which can be seen while walking around the property and some also visit your accommodation. Guests can be entertained by the horse, chickens and cattle that are on the farm. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. The property borders Bellthorpe National Park with its great expanse of forest and recreation tracks nearby. you can take a tour around the district or just sit back and relax, but whatever you do, you'll enjoy the surroundings. E: bellstays@bigpond.com P: 0754965013 M: 0418638369 200 Willett Rd, Bellthorpe, Qld 4514 • www.bellstays.com.au • facebook.com/bellstays THe GuIDe TO THe SuNSHINe COAST AND NOOSA HINTeRLAND 2017

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COOROY

Nearest Information Centre Noosa Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5430 5000

It’s no secret Noosa is a popular tourist destination worldwide - the crowds verify that. For a quieter outing, turn to the Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy. Boasting natural beauty matched with industry and creativity, Cooroy offers a picturesque place to escape and embrace nature. Surrounded by state forests including West Cooroy, Yurol and Ringtail, Cooroy also shares its name with Mt Cooroy. The name is derived from Kurui, the Aboriginal word meaning possum, and it was once even known as Coorooey. Intertwined with walking, biking,

horse-riding and bird trails, Cooroy is full of tranquil activities. Explore the Noosa Botanic Gardens with its magnificent amphitheatre on the shores of Lake Macdonald, then visit the town centre for a coffee and treat.

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locally sourced artworks and one-of-a-kind fashion pieces inside charming boutiques.

STAY Known for its quality woodwork, embrace this historic country town by staying in a classic motel walking distance to the town centre and railway.

Cooroy is bursting with dining options to suit every taste bud. Take your pick along Maple St or venture down one of the side streets.

SHOP Home to creative individuals and colourful souls, discover

Maison de Provence Fine French Food • Patisserie • Chocolaterie • Homewares

Photo taken by Keith Hamlyn

Bon APPetit

9/13 Garnet St, Cooroy 5472 0077

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euMuNDI Known worldwide for its eclectic markets, arts, culture and creativity, Eumundi is a bustling little town with a rich history. From humble beginnings as a timber town, this Sunshine Coast Hinterland village has grown into a colourful destination offering gourmet eateries, renowned art galleries, craft shops and historical pubs side-by-side along the wide main street. Many of the buildings in this unique town constructed between 1890 and 1930 are fine examples of the era, including the original bank building, the old bakery and the School of Arts Hall. Be sure to call into the Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre on the corner of Gridley St and Memorial Dr to gain a true historical perspective of Eumundi through its eclectic collection of artifacts.

Nearest Information Centre Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre | Ph 07 5442 8762 You can also pick up a Discover Eumundi Heritage Walk leaflet from Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre. The leaflet cost $2 each and contains details of a self-guided walk visiting historical sites in Eumundi. Every Saturday and Wednesday, this relaxed hinterland town springs to life in the early hours of the morning, transforming into a popular market for shoppers looking for something different. Towering heritage-listed fig trees rise above the 500-plus stalls and the shady walkways. The thriving markets are a reminder of days gone by when the main street was filled with cattle trains and timber loads.

EAT Foodies will fall in love with the smell of market food lofting over Memorial Dr every Wednesday

and Saturday morning. But while the Eumundi Markets aren’t buzzing, the restaurants are. Memorial Dr is bursting with charming cafes and historic hotels to fuel every appetite.

SHOP Boasting over 600 unique stalls, there is little wonder The Eumundi Markets attracts over 1 million visitors annually. Holding strong ethos of ‘make it, bake it, grew it, sew it,’ The Eumundi Markets philosophy has created a vibrantly unique shopping experience for over 30 years.

STAY Spoil yourself and a loved one to a quiet B&B nestled away in the hills of Eumundi before venturing out into the town centre to join the hustle and bustle.

Memorial Drive, Eumundi. Photo: Che Chapman / Sunshine Coast Daily

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flaxton With a reputation as one of the prettiest destinations on the Blackall Range, Flaxton is the perfect place to pull in for lunch, afternoon tea or even a romantic weekend away. It comes as no surprise Flaxton is a popular place for couples to stay as it is centrally located yet far enough away from the shopping hotspots to enjoy a sleep-in and romantic breakfast. With a bounty of cabins, motels, inns and secret hideaways, travellers of all budgets are spoilt for choice, not to mention spectacular views. Because of its natural beauty and quiet nature, it’s not uncommon to run into a blushing bride as Flaxton is the backdrop to many Hinterland weddings.

Nearest Information Centre Montville Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5458 8845 The town typifies the Hinterland’s quiet country ambience with fine examples of historic Queenslanders, churches, cosy cottages as well as wineries, award winning restaurants and charming cafes. There is even something for the nature-lovers as Kondalilla Falls is located a short five minute drive from Flaxton. The falls are home to over 107 different bird species, making it a favourite spot for bird watchers and photographers alike. The rare Pouched Frog may even make an appearance for those hiking along the beautiful walking track.

EAT Pack a picnic and find a quiet spot in one of Flaxton’s beautiful parks or call into one of the French inspired restaurants or

charming cafes along Flaxton Dr for a delightful high tea.

SHOP Secluded from the shopping hustle and bustle, visit neighbouring Montville’s locally-made goods to pick up a creative treasure or for some fresh produce, Flaxton is surrounded by many avocado plantations and the farmers often sell their produce on the side of the road.

STAY Romance and Flaxton go hand-in-hand. With its natural beauty and peaceful surroundings, opt for a B&B or cosy cottage for the ultimate couples retreat.

Great views to the Coast from the top of the range. Photo: Warren Lynam/Sunshine Coast Daily

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FLAxTON

The Vinyard Restaurant

Honesty on a plate Whether you’re enjoying a relaxed, alfresco lunch on the terrace, a delightful high tea on the verandah or fine dining in the Vineyard Restaurant, you can be assured that everything on the menu is always freshly prepared by our experienced and well-trained chefs. Flaxton Gardens is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and perfectly positioned with coastal views that stretch from Noosa to Moreton Island.

The Vineyard Restaurant is located in an iconic Queenslander with wraparound verandahs. Inside, it is styled in the manner of a colonial homestead complete with sparkling Egyptian chandeliers, all combining to create a tranquil and elegant ambience. Perfectly manicured gardens roll out into panoramic coastal vistas that are dazzling in daylight and by night on the terrace are equally as enchanting.

313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton, Queensland 4560 P: 07 5445 7450 E: info@flaxtongardens.com.au

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glass house mountains Nearest Information Centre Glass House Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5458 8848

The Glass House Mountains, named for the 11 mountains that overlook the town, is a serene part of the hinterland that has been the tree-change of choice for many locals. The mountains themselves were named by Lieutenant Captain James Cook in 1770. He described the mountains on May 17, 1770, in his journal as “remarkable for the singular form of their elevation, which very much resembles a glasshouse for this reason I called them the Glass Houses...” The Glass House Mountains National Park has a variety of terrain, thanks to the volcanic beginnings of the mountains. The environment in the National

Park is a haven for endangered and rare plant species. It is also home to koalas, goannas, echidnas and grey kangaroos. The Glass House Mountains also has cultural significance for the Aboriginal people of the area. It was a special meeting place for Aboriginal ceremonies, with many of these sites still present and protected today.

EAT Eat your way along the restaurants on Coonowrin Rd to Glass House Woodford Rd. Or pack some snacks and stop off at the Glass House Mountains Lookout for a meal with a view.

SHOP The Glass House Mountains Market is held on the second Sunday of each month at 58 Coonowrin Rd from 8am-1pm. Explore a range of stalls specialising in organic skin care, soy and palm wax candles, jams, chutneys and relishes, childrens decor, mosaics, sewn creations, antique jewellery, handmade cards, cedar birds’ nests and products, hot chilli sauces and loads more.

STAY Come for the mountains, stay for the serenity. The Glass House Mountains is well known for its eco-friendly lodges, secluded cabins and peaceful retreats.

Glass on Glass House Experience magnificent views of the Glass House Mountains through floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Awake to the sound of wildlife and watch wild kangaroos whilst enjoying your complimentary breakfast. The luxurious designer cottages boast a king-sized bed, freestanding double spa, open fire in winter, free Wi-Fi, A/C and an iPod dock integrated with a quality sound system. Winner of Australian Travellers “Best B&B in Australia” award. Just 10 minutes from Australia Zoo. 07 5496 9608 | 182 Glass House-Woodford Road, Glass House Mountains 0431 101208 | www.glassonglasshouse.com.au

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KIN KIN

Nearest Information Centre Noosa Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5430 5000

Home to timber-getters in the late 1870’s, Kin Kin is now a recreational playground, thanks to the town’s proximity to Lake Cootharaba and the Great Sandy National Park.

Biosphere, the first UNESCO Biosphere in Queensland. The area is home to many eucalyptus forests and rainforests, making a haven for native fauna and a go-to spot for birdwatchers.

Kin Kin attracts those focused on health, wellness and sustainability due to its organic food as well as the spectacular scenery on offer.

Nature lovers will also enjoy the Noosa Trail Network. Combining a series of tracks and trails starting in Kin Kin, this outdoor adventure offers mixed terrain for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.

The area is also well known for its quality art with many workshops and open art studios. Kin Kin is part of the Noosa

EAT It may be a small town, but Kin

Kin is renowned for its quality organic produce. From farm to plate, taste the Kin Kin difference.

SHOP Stroll along Main St and discover quality art, eco-friendly products and a variety of organic goods.

STAY You can camp on the oval behind the Kin Kin Country Life Hotel on Main St for $6 per night or stay in one of the funky, sustainable B&Bs.

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Gourmet Café, farm shop, onsite & offsite catering • • • www.blackantgourmet.com.au • • • For bookings Ph 07 5485 4177 • • •

PASTURE TO PLATE Kin Kin General Store is home of Black Ant Gourmet a thriving restaurant and farm shop in the heart of Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland making it a stunning country drive. Their frozen ready-made meals to take home provide easy dinner solutions with the benefits of fresh and healthy ingredients. Chef Jodie Williams has given new life to the bones of the original Kin Kin General Store with clever design to keep in with the Kin Kin country theme and never-less-than-extraordinary food. It’s a hive of creative expression with all food being free range and no spray as well as organic coffee. Open 7 days. Like our facebook page to see upcoming safari food nights & other events www.facebook.com/KinKinGeneralStore. 07 5485 4177 | 56 Main St, Kin Kin www.blackantgourmet.com.au

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Award winning Broadcroft Design & Kin Kin Native Bees work from a sustainable container called ‘The Croft Garden Gallery’ 61 Gympie Kin Kin Rd, open on Sunday Market days, 1st Sunday of the month and by appointment. It will have hives and other native bee products for sale plus Broadcroft Design creative metal work. Broadcroft Design is also open Wednesdays 9am to 2pm, 5485 4420. Phone Kin Kin Native Bees for info on bee workshops 0427 385 537 or go to their website www.nativebees.com.au Steve Weis Artworks 9 Gympie Kin Kin Road, Kin Kin East weisarts@aapt.net.au. Inspirational Art Garden Gallery, Integrated Transformational mystic musical guided tour for group by appointment only. Paddock To Garment is an Alpaca & Silk Farm and Weaving Studio & Gallery. Open Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. 24 Dr Pages Rd, Kin Kin. Phone 0427 013 805 www.paddocktogarment.com.au.

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kiN kiN Health & Wellness Retreat

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Healthy Lifestyles

Living Valley Springs Health Retreat will work with you one-on-one to create the best possible environment and conditions for your body, mind and soul to heal just as nature intended. The Living Valley experience is the most comprehensive, yet simple and effective restorative health program in Australia and we can genuinely guarantee that you will leave feeling energised, educated and empowered! www.livingvalley.com.au 1800 644 73. High Spirits Retreat nurtures the soul and regains your inner strength. The Mettes training Institute offers women a solid foundation for personal strength and self worth encouraging confidence and clarity through a holistic approach designed for people committed to personal growth both professionally and privately. Kahuna Massage Courses are also available. www.highspiritsretreat.com.au. Phone 07 5485 4800. Danique Way Of Life offers a range of products to improve your health, fitness and wellness helping your mind body and soul. We come to you for Personal Training, Wellness Coaching, Massage Therapy, Mediation, Aromatherapy, Life Coaching and Fitness Classes. www.daniquewayoflife.com.au. Phone 0490 224 156. Kin Kin State School is innovating educational practices to improve student outcomes through its award winning sustainable living practices. The highly accomplished kitchen/garden program is a great way for children to learn to grow their own food, harvest and then cook it in the school kitchen. The program’s facilities are open to visitors during school term through appointment only. 26-32 Main Street, Kin Kin. Phone 07 5485 4168. www.kinkinss.eq.edu.au.

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Kin Kin Country Markets

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Hello Honey sells 100% natural honey and beeswax products. The business started on producing medicinal honey. The creamed honey is perfect on your toast and all of the products are things you can use everyday in your family home. Hello Honey products are available at the Kin Kin General Store and our website www.hellohoney.com.au. The Kin Kin Brew Masons offer full day all grain brewing experiences. They hold events throughout the year in Kin Kin. They hold a major annual event, the Kin Kin Oktoberfest held at the Kin Kin General Store. For more information e-mail thebrewmasons@gmail.com or call 0439 290 778. www.facebook.com/kinkinbrewmasons. Noosa Black is a family run coffee plantation with about 5000 mature trees in the Noosa hinterland. The trees are Arabica and we produce several different flavour profiles of coffee from the one plantation based on the maturity of the cherry, time of harvest, method of processing and grading of the green beans. These include Wantima, Sunshine, Late Harvest and the very unique and rare, Peaberry. Our coffee is thoroughly sorted and master roasted in the hinterland as it is required to always be very fresh when delivered. www.noosablack.com. Kin Kin Country Markets are on the 1st Sunday of every month. The Kin Kin Hall of Arts is for hire. Please call 5485 4200. For information on the Kin Kin Trails go to www.noosa.qld.gov.au/noosa-trail-network. Camping on the sports ground is available to users of Noosa Trail Network, bookings preferred. Phone 5485 4200 and pay at Country Life Hotel.

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landsborough Nearest Information Centre Glass House Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5458 8848 Landsborough is known as the Sunshine Coast’s historic town. Named after explorer William Landsborough, the town was originally called Mellum Creek when settled in 1871. Back in those days it was the main town for the entire Sunshine Coast and was a staging post for the famous Cobb and Co. on the route to the Gympie gold fields. Today this charming town is a popular spot to grab a bite to eat and stretch your legs while touring the Hinterland. Located off Steve Irwin Way at the base of the Blackall Range, it

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is the first town along Steve Irwin Way when travelling south from Caloundra. Attractions include the Landsborough Museum, a go-cart track, parks and Ewen Maddock Dam. Discover a beautiful balance of rural lifestyle combined with a coastal breeze.

EAT Little corner stores, classic bakeries and brick cafes all bursting with character are on the menu.

189 Old Landsborough Rd transforms into a sea of treasures every Saturday at the Landsborough Markets. Discover fresh produce and plants, artistic handmade cards, jewellery, country décor, cosmetics, books, specialty pet products and loads more unique goodies.

STAY Embrace the true-blue Aussie getaway and stay at one of Landsborough’s many caravan and camping grounds, motels or pubs.

Ocean View Caravan & Tourist Park 2 Old Maleny Rd, Landsborough

• Coastal views, air-conditioned ensuite villas

• Powered sites

• Family ensuite cabin, wheelchair access

• Camping

• A short drive to: Glass House Mountains, Australia Zoo, Maleny, Montville, Mapleton & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Bushwalk

• Dump station • BBQ/Camp Kitchen • Dogs allowed

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maleny Whoever says a picture paints a thousand words obviously hasn’t laid eyes on the spectacular views from Maleny, because a view this breathtaking will do just that - take your breath away. Put simply, there are no words nor postcard pictures to do the Maleny Hinterland justice. Located 450 metres above sea level, the combination of lush rolling hills and a winding creek provide the ultimate backdrop for a picture perfect outing. No wonder Maleny is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Australia. The story of Maleny begins long before any European settlers set foot on Australian shores. Aboriginals were the first people to call the mountainous region home. They would make their camp at Obi Obi Creek, named after the Aboriginal warrior Ubie Ubie.

Nearest Information Centre Maleny Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5499 9033 Maleny was officially proclaimed a town in 1891 and was a timber town until the 1920s. Since then Maleny locals have used the fertile land for fruit orchards, as well as becoming the ideal place for boutique dairies. The bustling town offers a sophisticated choice of places to eat and drink, an abundance of award-winning local cheese, ice cream, dairy and other produce farms and factories, wineries, galleries and art and craft stores. From the enchanting scents, fresh flavours, pure air and of course spectacular views, you really must see, feel and taste Maleny’s goodness to believe it.

EAT Bursting with an abundance of fine dining restaurants and charming cafes, Maleny is well known for its fresh, locally grown produce and award-winning dairy. But what is some cheese without

Baroon Pocket was a popular meeting place where tribe members would gather bunya nuts for their Bonyi Bonyi gatherings. The first European thought to settle in the glorious Blackall Range was escaped convict, James Doris, in the early 1840s. Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt soon followed and the area quickly became home to many European settlers and became a midway point between Brisbane and the goldfields of Gympie. 16

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a glass of wine? (Or three) The local winery crafts exclusive artisan wines available at the cellar door or online.

SHOP Maleny is home to some of the most creative souls. From beautiful jewellery, enchanting soaps, colourful clothing and unique woodwork, many local craftspeople showcase their creations at the Maleny RSL Sunday markets. Maleny also has a range of holistic wellness gurus. Whether its acupuncture, energy healing or a soothing facial, you will discover a wide scope of wellness options to suit every health need.

STAY Escape to a tranquil haven and stay among the trees in a private cottage, relaxing spa or romantic B&B.


Western luxury, eastern tranquility Wake up to the gentle sounds of the rainforest in one of the most romantic and unique places in Australia. Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an extraordinary experience, allowing you to escape to an Asian-influenced refuge with private stand alone luxury villas. Enjoy the award winning modern Asian & Thai cuisine served at The Tamarind Restaurant, overlooking the peaceful gardens. Relax at Spa Anise Day Spa or astonish yourself at the Tamarind Cooking School, where you can enjoy a hands on intimate class learning, French, Thai or Italian dishes. Phone 5420 5420 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny

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A tasteful, modern cottage set in the grounds of our old homestead, high up in the hills of Maleny. The cottage is out of sight and sound of the main house and makes the most of breath taking mountain views. The skyscrapers of Brisbane City are nearly always visible. Despite its relative seclusion, Halfmoon Hideaway is only 3 minutes by car from the excitements of Maleny. Family and pet friendly. Hamper Included.

Ph: 0400 086 877

E: info@mysticmountaintours.com.au W: www.mysticmountaintours.com.au F: facebook.com/mysticmoutaintours

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The mountain has become a popular foodie destination. Explore this beautiful region on a guided tour where you meet the makers of unique gourmet delights and share the dreams of inspired locals.

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599 Mountain View Road, Maleny halfmoonhideaway.com

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A 60acre forested property offering privacy and tranquillity in the Australian bush. Experience this quiet alternative in our air conditioned, fully self-contained, one and two bedroom cottages. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and native flora by taking one of our bush walking tracks. Sit, relax and watch wallabies grazing nearby from the comfort of 18

your verandah and interact with all the different variety of bird life that will visit you at your cottage. This mountain hideaway stay will be a memorable one for couples, families or friends. 347 Corks Pocket Road, Reesville www.malenycottages.com.au ph 07 5494 2744

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JACARANDA COTTAGES

Jacaranda Cottages is a family and pet friendly rural retreat located in the lush hinterland just a few minutes north of Maleny. Offering a range of Holiday Homes and Country Cottages to suit families, groups and couples. All cottages are self contained with all the mod-cons you need.

07 54358183

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158 TeuToberg Avenue, WiTTA viA MAleny

Maleny Hills Motel Maleny hills Motel is a small country accommodation property situated on the beautiful blackall range between Maleny and Montville. All units are in a nice garden setting on the ground floor with undercover parking.

07 5494 2551

932 Maleny-Montville Road, Maleny www.malenyhills.com.au 6199877aa

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BLUE SUMMIT COTTAGES – No. 1 in MALENY* Relax, escape, indulge in a multi-award winning luxury, modern, self-contained, 4.5 star cottage hidden away in an extraordinary 82 acre setting perched high in the mountains, where magic sunsets and breathtaking views unfold before your eyes. Experience the romantic glamour of new Kingfisher cottage, the light airiness of Cockatiel, the rich colours of King Parrot or the secluded warmth of Black Cockatoo. Luxuriate in the candle lit massaging spa bath and spoil yourself with chocolates, hand-made soaps and large fluffy towels. Find everything at your fingertips in this well-appointed hideaway with polished timber floors; a relaxing leather lounge in front of the gas log fire; indoor and outdoor dining; a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable deck lounges from which you can enjoy the endlessly changing vistas. Enjoy the king-sized bed with luxury linen and pillow menu, plus robes and slippers for guests staying 2 nights or more. A spacious modern bathroom goes without saying! Enhance your stay with an in-house massage or perhaps a Romance Package.

07 5435 8410 | 547 Maleny-Kenilworth Rd, Maleny www.bluesummitcottages.com.au

*TripAdvisor (B&B/Inn)

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Enjoy a share plate or a main, as you taste your way through the variety of craft beers all brewed onsite. • Premium Craft Beer • Quality Food Using Fresh, Locally Sourced Produce • Family Atmosphere

5 & 6 / 39 Coral Street, Maleny (07) 5435 2018 www.brouhahabrewery.com.au

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Experience the True Meaning of a ‘Super’ Market Escape the ‘everyday’ to a modern supermarket featuring gorgeous displays of fresh produce, meats, cheeses & more, with the intrinsic appeal of a traditional country store. Explore local & organic products from farmers we know and partners we trust. Open 6am-9pm, 7 days a week • 26 Maple Street MalenyIGA.com.au • Facebook.com/MalenySupaIGA

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AmAzing seAfood, spectAculAr views

The ideal venue for birthday and anniversary celebrations. Our a la carte Seafood Menu is available every day!

open for luncH And dinner 6 dAYs Cnr of Maleny-Landsborough Rd & Mountain View Rd Maleny,

(closed tuesdAYs)

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www.terraceofmaleny.com.au

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montville

Nearest Information Centre Montville Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5458 8845

Montville’s unpolluted crisp mountain air, sparkling views of the coastline, lake and hinterland and an array of quaint shops, cafes and restaurants continue to draw visitors from near and far. First settled in 1887 under the name of Razorback due to the steep ridge it sits on, Montville today is a happy blend of village charm, exciting shopping, chic cafes and superb art galleries. Keen cyclists challenge their fitness by pedalling up the ‘zig zag’ razorback. Apart from feeling as though you are on top of the world, you could be anywhere on a global scale. There is a charm about Montville that is somewhere between early Federation Australia and an English or Irish village. The shops and building styles give a hint of the Swiss and German Alps. Situated at the midway point along the Blackall Range, Montville is a picture postcard in so many ways. There’s a traditional village green, historic church, community hall and primary school. While it may look blue and sunny, the elevation certainly lowers the temperature more than a few degrees. With an altitude of about 400m and clinging to the eastern escarpment, this picturesque village clings to the range giving dress-circle views of 22

the coastline, from Noosa and Coolum to Maroochydore, Caloundra and Moreton Island. It is easy to feel as though you have stumbled across a magical realm, as the quaint area is filled with curios and treasures, both locally made and imported from far-off lands in the shops that line the main street. Why not spend a day basking in the sunshine as you stroll along the main street of Montville? Perhaps you will pick up a cuckoo clock, stop for a coffee and cake, or be amazed at the antiques or locally made glassware on offer. Or experience the charm of Gardners Falls or the beauty of Mary Cairncross Reserve and the spell-binding view of the Glasshouse Mountains.

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EAT From fine bistro dining accompanied with a choice bottle of wine from the local vineyards, to cafes and boutique sweet shops with decadent handmade chocolates or fudge, Montville will please the wine palate and the sweet tooth.

SHOP Main St is bursting with arts and crafts boutiques and health and well-being products.

STAY Montville has a pleasant mix of accommodation and housing, from cottages and designer homes to hobby farms and B&Bs.


MONTviLLE ExplorE thE flavours of EuropE

amid the beauty of the hinterland

Book now for Christmas Awarded 2014-17 2014-15 awarded

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Awarded two Hats Brisbane Times Good Food Guide 2016, Queensland Best fine dinning restaurant, restaurant and catering awards 2016, The Long Apron continues to deliver European-inspired menus with flair and Êlan. Friendly, personal service adds to the relaxed atmosphere and there’s even the opportunity to get together and share a delicious meal as a group over our French Table.

Call 5452 1111 to reserve your table today. 68 Balmoral Road, Montville, QLD

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Candy C ANDY Addictions ADDICTIONS Montville MONTVILLE Live demonstrations and free sampling of our candy delights. Choose from over 40 different varieties including chocolate filled, sour, and fruit rock candies. Why not customise your own candy?

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Want to keep the kids entertained?

07 5478 5022

Shop 7, 171 - 183 Main Street, Montville www.candyaddictions.com.au www.candyaddictions.com.au

A magical, serene and sacred place where you can enjoy the stunning carved art, fabulous food and where you may request a tour of our unique treehouses. Book an amazing stay in a world class treehouse for couples and families.

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Choose to elope, celebrate a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary... or just because.


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The Chapel & Poets Gallery

167 Main St Montville Qld 4560 W: thechapel.website E: info@thechapel.website Ph: 0418 18 4512 The Chapel THe GuIDe TO THe SuNSHINe COAST AND NOOSA HINTeRLAND 2017

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Got a minute?

ShOp Online AT www.clockshop.com.au

Australia’s most extensive collection of Original Cuckoo Clocks, German Gifts and Modern Timepieces

194 Main Street, Montville Q 4560 | Ph 07 5442 9409 | www.clockshop.com.au

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Ocean View Cottages

Relax In Your Own Private Retreat

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Picture yourself sipping champagne on your own private verandah overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a peaceful and private environment, take a walk through the rainforest or enjoy a good book. Only 1 hours drive from Brisbane or just a short drive to Noosa and the Sunshine Coast beaches and the unique shops of Maleny and Montville. If it’s a peaceful stay free from the outside world in your own private rain forest retreat then consider us.


nambour Lying in the sub-tropical region of the Sunshine Coast and at the base of the Blackall Range, Nambour is derived from the aboriginal word, “naamba”, referring to the red flower bottlebrush. Encompassing 14.9sq km of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the town was named after Nambour cattle station that was settled in 1891 after the rail link to Brisbane was complete. Closing at the end of 2001, the track and signal lighting still remains on display through the centre of Mill, Currie and Howard Streets, emphasizing the settlements rich history. From the first settlement in 1870, Nambour has made a gentle transition from characteristic vintage township to a coffee lovers hipster hamlet. Located 101km from the city lights of Brisbane, Nambour offers the facilities and comfortable lifestyle of a regional town, minus

Nearest Information Centre Nambour Tourism Office | Ph 07 5476 1933 the traffic jams and pollution.

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With the benefits of a tropical and rural environment, and a mere 20 minute drive to pristine beaches, locals and visitors are spoilt with the best of both worlds and a wide choice of activities.

Discover a hipster hub bursting with vintage cafes tucked away in the side streets of Nambour.

Nambour was put on the map during Kevin Rudd’s government as Kevin and Wayne Swan attended Nambour high schools. Geographically the centre of the Sunshine Coast, Petrie Park is positioned in the heart of this hinterland haven. Footbridges and paths traverse the park and creek banks. Wildlife thrives and with patience and time, sightings of water dragons, terrapin and even a platypus or two can be seen. A historical background with a splash of modern day living, Nambour continues to offer a growing, diversified community for almost any walk of life.

SHOP If you are visiting Nambour during June, make sure you visit the renowned Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show held on the Nambour Showgrounds. First held in 1909, this prestigious three-day event promotes the regions iconic agricultural industries. Showcasing a range of entertainment, rides, show bags, a side show ally and food stalls, experience this much loved family tradition on June 16 to 18, 2017.

STAY Currie St and the surrounding roads are buzzing with motels, holiday inns or apartments. Whatever your budget, enjoy Nambour’s rich history and buzzing township.

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NAMBOuR

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BRINGING IT ALL BACK TO NAMBOUR,

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OPEN EVERYDAY FROM 11AM to 9PM 99 Currie St Nambour, QLD, 4560 / 5441 1587 constructed from locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

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palmwoods

Nearest Information Centre Sunshine Coast Visitor Information Centre | Ph 07 5458 8845

Located in the arts and craft hub of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the small town of Palmwoods is the crossroads of the Sunshine Coast tourist network.

minute scenic drive to the Blackall Range, or a 25 minute drive towards the coastline, where you will reach the heart of Maroochydore.

Surrounded by a beautiful hinterland backdrop, Palmwoods is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a well-deserved coffee as you relax and watch the world go by.

This unique township is home to countless art and craft enthusiasts. As you can imagine, with an area of such beauty, it is no wonder the art is exciting and unique.

With the tranquil atmosphere, this hinterland haven is ideal to pull up for a picnic, or stay longer for a rejuvenating retreat.

With lavish green surroundings, and a country lifestyle vibe, Palmwoods offers an ideal location to book that next relaxing break or just spend a day in the Hinterland.

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EAT Boasting a numerous number

of cafes and restaurants serving both local and seasonal produce, Palmwoods is home to international venues serving Indian, Thai and Middle Eastern, that will leave you in a quandary as to where to dine first.

SHOP The local boutique stores are filled with inspiring artwork, which are not only handmade and unique but created with inspiration.

STAY Stay within walking distance to the town centre near Main St, or opt for accommodation closer to Landers Shoot for a more private retreat.

Palmwoods Hotel – Experience the Legend

Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland the NEWLY RENOVATED Palmwoods Hotel is a family owned Hotel with an enviable reputation for its great food, legendary steaks and quality FREE live entertainment. The Palmwoods Hotel is the Sunshine Coast’s “Home of the Blues” with “Palmwoods Has Got The Blues” on the second Saturday of every month featuring the best local and touring acts around. We also have “Country in the Woods” on the fourth Saturday of every month featuring quality modern country music artists. See our Facebook page or website for up to date information. We have a NEWLY RENOVATED dining area that comfortably seats up to 300, approximately 150 in the Beer garden and 150 inside and on the veranda. Perfect for lunch and dinner 7 days a week or functions or even weddings. Being a family friendly Hotel, we have a fully equipped Kids Room to keep the little ones entertained while you relax. It features the latest in video games and an active play gym – all at no cost. Why not take advantage of our Courtesy Bus that operates within 10km radius of the hotel with a new extended range. Pick up areas include Buderim, Nambour, Mooloolah and Montville (extending to National Park road and Petrie Creek Road to the North, Stringy Bark Road and the Sunshine Coast University in the East, Mooloolah Connection Road in the South and Flaxton Drive and Phillips road in the West. We have been told we have the best steaks on the Coast- try for yourself! Call 1300 PALMWOODS | www.palmwoodshotel.com.au

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yandina Ginger town, old town, timber town or railway town, whatever you like to call it, Yandina is one of the oldest towns on the Sunshine Coast and it’s oozing with things to see, taste and discover. This charming little subtropical town is bursting with heritage-listed buildings to take you back in a time warp. A must-visit Yandina treasure dating back to 1889 is the legendary pub. Featuring local music nights, wine tastings during the week and good old fashioned hospitality, the oldest hotel on the Coast is now the newest tourist attraction. Another Yandina attraction which has drawn local, national and international crowds since it opened 40 years ago is The

Nearest Information Centre Yandina Information Centre | Ph 07 5472 7181 Ginger Factory.

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For chocolate lovers (so practically everyone) taste your way through handmade confectionary and Australian-owned and harvested macadamia nuts at Nutworks and the Chocolate Factory.

Explore the old-fashioned stores along the town centre or pick up some fresh local produce at the farmer’s markets every Saturday at the sports grounds.

When the bellies are full and curiosity kicks in, visit the Historic House Museum and flick through some fascinating old photographs of the region. Or venture off on a scenic drive to Wappa Dam and discover natural swimming holes with a shaded picnic spot accompanied by an abundance of wildlife. From its rich history to its natural beauty, Yandina is a charming town boasting a relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals.

NOW OPEN FOR DINNER

ThE GaRDEN CaFé

EAT Yandina boasts beautiful fertile land for farmers to growing the finest produce including fruit, sugar cane, dairy and ginger. Discover the farm to plate process at one of Yandina’s famous food factories.

STAY Stay in a luxurious cottage set among one of the regions oldest working cattle farms.

Enjoy a real food experience Everything made here Open Wed to Sat 8am – 9pm Sun to Tues 8am – 3pm

New Summer Menu Sushi is BaCK! Made on premises

16 Farrell St, Yandina 30

Ph 5472 8330 www.cafeinvigor8.com.au

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Beautiful Breakfast, Lunch, Morning or afternoon teas, Dinner Full omnivore / Carnivore and herbivore/Vegan Menus Gluten, grain and sugar free baking Montville fair trade organic coffee


GReAT WALKS GLASS HOuSE MOuNTAINS NATIONAL PArK Getting there: Glass House Mountains National Park is approximately 2km south of Glass House Mountains village. Turn off Steve Irwin Way into Barrs Rd, which meets the car park entrance at Marshs Rd. Glass House Mountains Lookout Track ▶ 0.8kms

A short but sweet track boasting spectacular views of its surroundings. Free gas BBQs are provided on site, perfect for a Sunday sizzle and stroll. Mt Beerburrum Track ▶ 1.4kms

This track features breathtaking views along the trail and from atop a fire tower. Mt Ngungun Summit Track ▶ 2.8kms

A heavy forest trek to begin with is rewarded at the summit with fantastic 360 degree views.

Mt Tibrogargan Circuit (1) ▶ 3.2kms

Ideal for the whole family, this flat track loops around the base of Mt Tibrogargan. Trachyte Circuit (2) ▶ 6kms

For a longer trek, this circuit links Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Tibberoowuccum and the Trachyte Range. Embrace the scribbly gums and open woodland and soak up the spectacular views from the Jack Ferris lookout on Trachyte Ridge. Ewen Maddock Dam ▶ 10kms

Getting there: The Ewen Maddock car park is off Mooloolah Valley Connection Rd. The main track is 10kms return however there are numerous options to loop back making it as long as you wish. Keep an eye out for horses and bicycle riders sharing the track. There is also plenty of facilities to keep the whole family entertained including a playground, picnic tables, a wheelchair friendly boardwalk, BBQs and toilets ▶

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Mapleton Falls

along with a concrete launching ramp for kayaks and canoes.

MAPLETON FALLS NATIONAL PArK Getting there: From Obi Obi Rd look out for the signposted turnoff to Mapleton Falls National Park. 52 - 74 Mapleton Falls Rd, Mapleton. Mapleton Falls lookout ▶ 50m

Next to the car park, this wheelchair-accessible lookout provides spectacular views over the Obi Obi Valley and the rainforest canopy below.

Wompoo circuit ▶ 1.3kms

Heavy with the scent of eucalypts, this track winds through rainforest while the Peregrine Lookout provides good views of Mapleton Falls and Obi Obi Valley. Listen out for ‘wallock-a-woo’ and ‘book-a-roo’ sounds calling from the Wompoo Fruit Dove.

CONONDALE NATIONAL PArK Getting there: Booloumba Creek Rd. 15km south of Kenilworth Township, and about one hour west of Maroochydore. ▶

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Montville

Booloumba Falls Walk ▶ 24kms

It’s a long walk, but you will find rock pools and swimming holes along the way to cool you down. Mount Allen Fire Tower Walk ▶ 11kms In a roundabout course, this track ventures uphill getting the heart pumping and blood flowing. Be rewarded at the top with spectacular views of the surrounds. Artist’s Cascades Walk ▶ 10kms Venture through a constantly changing natural environment and enjoy a picnic on the rocks around the cascades before heading back. Strangler Cairn Walk ▶ 6.5kms 34

Created by Artist Andy Goldsworthy, the rock art is composed of granite blocks shaped together with a strangler fig planted in the top and serves as a beautiful point of contemplation of the wondrous and dynamic character of the Conondale area.

KONDALILLA NATIONAL PArK Getting there: Kondalilla Falls Rd is situated just down the road from Montville town. Picnic Circuit ▶ 1.7kms This is an ideal post-lunch walk. Cross Picnic Creek and wander through towering eucalypts to enjoy wonderful views of the surrounds.

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GReAT WALKS Kondalilla Falls Circuit ▶ 4.7kms If you are looking for a challenge, this walk is for you. Featuring a lot of steps, be rewarded with the spectacular scenery of Kondalilla Falls and the shade of tropical canopies. Obi Obi Boardwalk ▶ 1km Getting there: The entry is opposite Bicentenary Ln in Maleny. A wheelchair accessible 1km walk that stretches along Obi Creek. Shady and heavily scented with rainforest aromas, start here and then head into Maleny town for a leisurely lunch. Mary Cairncross Scenic reserve ▶ 2.1kms Getting there: 148 Mountain View Rd, Maleny.

rain forest walkway in the GlassHouse Mountains

Comprising of 55 hectares of tropical rainforest, the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve not only includes rainforest walks, picnic and BBQ areas plus a café looking over the Glasshouse Mountains, but the reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life. Learn about the areas history, fauna and flora at the Ecological Education Centre.

King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer Bar

Meals and memories are made here

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Open Wed to Sun from 10am for m/t, lunch, a/t and on Fri & Sat from 10am for m/t, lunch, a/t & dinner till late pm Cottage Accommodation 7 days Check our Website (Please note, the Restaurant will be closed all of February & March 2017)

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Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland Guide  

Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland Guide