Hinterland Attractions

Welcome to “Seasons of Maleny” your romantic getaway in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

If this is your first time to Maleny, welcome – you are in for in a treat. If you just want to chill out away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life, this is the place to be. If you would like to explore the area, then there’s plenty of great places to visit, amazing views and numerous activities to try. This beautiful area has a fantastic selection of cafe’s, restaurants, galleries, shops, markets & tourist attractions.

Restaurants, Cafés & Bars

Maleny is home to some of the best restaurants north of Brisbane. Choose between Italian, Indian, Thai, German, Chinese, Seafood, Nepalese and Far East.

One only needs to stroll down the main street of Maleny to experience the vast array of eateries that make Maleny so famous.

Maleny also boast its own craft brewery, Brouhaha with its beautiful boutique beer, Maleny Hotel and Irish Pub, Finbar’s.

For more information on where to dine go to:

Hinterland Times Food Drink & Dine Booklet


Numerous markets are held on the Sunshine Coast each week with the most famous being the Eumundi Markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.  Eumundi Markets

Maleny RSL markets are held every Sunday – 8am to 2pm.

Crystal Waters Market: 1st Sat of the Month (except Jan). 8am – 2pm Village Green 1/65 Kilcoy Lane off Aherns Rd, Conondale.

Montville Growers & Makers Market: 2nd Sat of the month. 7:30am – 12noon. Montville Village Hall, Memorial Close, Montville.

Witta Market Growers & Producers: 3rd Sat of the month. 7:30am – 12noon.  Old Witta School grounds 316 Witta Rd, Witta.

Art Galleries

Many art galleries are dotted in and around Maleny. A huge selection of fine art, ceramics, glass, sculpture and photography are available to purchase. Some of these include: Art on Cairncross, Gary Myres Gallery, Peace of Green and Ben Messina Landscape Gallery.

For more information on all the fabulous galleries in and around Maleny and Montville go to: Hinterland Times Gallery Trail Booklet

Mary Caincross Scenic Reserve

Information centre and rainforest walk. 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains National Landscape. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which will delight with its tranquillity and beauty. (148 Mountain View Road, Phone: (07) 5429 6122)

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

Walking tracks, Views and photography. 14 acres and over 6km of walking paths meander around thousands of different plants, ranging from roses, azaleas and annuals to some of the rarest cycads in the world.  All of which are complemented by numerous lakes, waterfalls and spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains. (233 Maleny-Stanley River Road, corner Mountain View Road, Phone: (07) 5408 4110). See their website here.

National Parks & State Forests

When it comes to national parks, you are spoilt for choice around Maleny. There are no fewer than 8 national parks and state forests all within a 20 km radius of Maleny. Activities can include Hiking, climbing, mountain bike riding, horse-riding, canoeing/kayaking and fishing depending on the particular park.

Glass House Mountains National park
Bellthorpe National Park
Conondale Range great walk
Dularcha National Park
Kondalila National Park
Mapleton Falls National Park
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Beerburrum & Beerwah state Forests

Maleny Dairy

Farm & factory tours. Come and discover for yourself the process of milk from the cow to the bottle and everything in-between. You can cuddle up to some farmyard friends, feed the animals and watch their tour cow being milked. (70 McCarthy Road, Phone: (07) 5494 2392)

Sporting Clubs

Maleny Golf Club – Maleny Golf Club’s picturesque nine-hole course is open to members and visitors 7 days a week, with competitions on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. All equipment is available for hire. (15 Porters Lane, Phone: (07) 5499 9960)

Maleny Bowls Club – A friendly local club. Club house open Mon-Sat from 2.30 pm. Visiting bowlers, New residents, Beginners all welcome (8 Bunya St, Maleny)

Maleny Croquet Club – The Range Croquet Club is a small friendly club who welcome visitors. Located at Maleny Showgrounds, Stanley River Road, contact Vince 07 5494 2193

Day out & Picnic spots

A little closer to home, Maleny has some fantastic places to visit for a day out, picnic or just to take in the vista.

Maleny Town walks  – various walks are available within the township of Maleny along the Obi Obi creek and are dog friendly.
Gardners Falls – A beautiful waterhole in the bush. An easy, flat 500m walk from the carpark leads to a waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by rainforest. (50 Obi Lane, off Landsbough-Maleny road)
McCarthy’s Lookout – Scenic view over the Glass House Mountains (563 Mountain View Rd)
Baroon Pocket Dam – Lake Baroon is a quieter recreation lake, with only electric powered boats and paddle craft permitted on the water. Fishing, swimming and the surrounding trails are also popular activities. Located 7km North of Maleny.

Maleny Cheese Cafe

Cheese tasting. Maleny Cheese Boutique Cheeses has been operating it’s boutique cheese and yoghurt factory in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny since 2004. A dairy processing business that uses milk from exclusive fresh milk suppliers in the local area. (Maleny-to-Montville Road, Phone: (07) 5494 2207)


Montville is a lovely tourist village 15km or 15 minutes drive from Maleny. Numerous souvenir & gift shops, cafés & great views to the sunshine coast.

Boutique Accommodation for Couples - $295 / night

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