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  • Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

    The beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is not much more than an hour north of Brisbane and only 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. With an average elevation of 450m, the cooler climate offers unique attractions in each of the different seasons.

    These charming, historic towns and villages of Maleny, Montville and surrounding areas, are rich with skilled artisans, innovative professionals and vibrant businesses, all passionate about their local community and environment.

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    DrivingMap-front-thumb.jpgSunshine Coast Driving

    An overview of the glorious coast and scenic hInterland of South East Queensland. 

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    blackall-range-thumb.jpgBlackall Range

    Explore the winding roads and attractions of the range from Kenilworth down to Mooloolah.

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    glasshouse-thumb.jpgGlasshouse Mountains

    Explore the region around these iconic mountains.

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    glasshouse-thumb.jpgKondalilla National Park

    Spectacular falls and mountain valley views. 

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    glasshouse-thumb.jpgMary Cairncross

    Lush rainforest and scenic walks.

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    Common Questions

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    Are there some good walks in the area?

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    What time do the supermarkets stay open in Maleny?

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    What is there to do in the area?

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    Is the temperature cooler in the Hinterland area than Brisbane?

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    How far is it to Eumundi Markets?

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    Is it easy to get taxis from a wedding venue?

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    Are there any places to go swimming?

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    Where are there good walks, falls etc?

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    What is a good tourist drive?

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    I was wondering if there was any dog friendly walks within the sunshine coast great walks?

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    Things To Do

    Cheese tasting, Wine sampling, Pottery making. Bernadette from Queensland Weekender takes us for a drive through the Hinterland

    • Great Walk worthy of the bucket list

      Great Walk worthy of the bucket list

      Nov 30 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      The very term Great Walk in itself is almost enough to wave away the idea completing that challenging hike aside and think instead about coffee shops and quaint boutiques. But there comes a time when these alternate but beautiful attractions in the Sunshin.....

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    • SUNSHINE COAST PHOTOGRAPHER TAKING ON THE WORLD IN LAS VEGAS

      SUNSHINE COAST PHOTOGRAPHER TAKING ON THE WORLD IN LAS VEGAS

      Nov 30 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      “I do”, two small words with such huge importance. While we often see weddings as a couple celebrating one perfect day, we rarely look beyond the prettiness of the day to see the host of wedding industry professionals behind the scenes whocreate magic .....

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    • Mt Ninderry offers challenging alternate to Mt Coolum

      Mt Ninderry offers challenging alternate to Mt Coolum

      Nov 30 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      Mt Ninderry is almost directly inland from Mt Coolum, and offers a walk that is perhaps just a little more challenging than the well-worn path offered by Mt Coolum......

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    • Pomodoras becomes “Brisbanite” destination

      Pomodoras becomes “Brisbanite” destination

      Nov 30 : 10:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      A popular hinterland restaurant has proved to be popular not only with local residents, but has also become a dining destination for regular “Brisbanites” visiting the region......

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    Latest News 

    • Hinterland boasts world’s fastest Velocette

      Hinterland boasts world’s fastest Velocette

      Nov 30 : 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

      The world land speed record for single-cylinder vehicles has just been broken. And the amazing feat was achieved by Yandina motor racing enthusiast Stuart Hooper......

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    • Flaxton Gardens - a premier wedding / function venue

      Flaxton Gardens - a premier wedding / function venue

      Nov 30 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      Flaxton Gardens is a destination not to be missed in the Sunshine Coast HInterland. From elegant catering to relaxed alfresco lunches on the terrace, fine high tea and everything in between......

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    • History on show at colonial Hinterland buildings

      History on show at colonial Hinterland buildings

      Nov 30 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      But that is not the case in the Hinterland, which provided the economic foundations of the region, in lucrative farming and logging, well before the region became known asa holiday's destination with beautiful beaches......

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    • Lots to see, so Come On Up

      Lots to see, so Come On Up

      Nov 30 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      Visitors to the Sunshine Coast hinterland are warned to not make the mistake of leaving the area before they’ve experienced everything The Range and the surrounding communities have to offer......

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    • Come On Up

      Dec 01 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      Welcome to the third edition of Come On Up. We are proud to work in partnership with the publishers Sunshine Valley Gazette to bring you a taste of what our beautiful region has to offer. Hopefully you will be planning a visit very soon if you are not alre.....

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    • Adopt a Beehive promotes vital pollination

      Glass House

      Adopt a Beehive promotes vital pollination

      Dec 01 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      A hinterland business is pushing a unique concept of adopting beehives – an idea that helps improve yields on fruit and vegetable plants, as well as increasing bee numbers and encouraging the vital natural process of pollination......

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    • Australian plants the inspiration of unique native liqueurs

      Australian plants the inspiration of unique native liqueurs

      Dec 01 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      Words like Gidneywallum, Kitcha-kontoo, Myrtifolia, Midyim and Wujigay might have many readers scratching their heads in confusion as they wonder exactly what they represent. The answer is that they are all native Australian plants– in theveinof their fo.....

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    • Come On Up and enjoy our Hinterland hospitality - you will love it.

      Come On Up and enjoy our Hinterland hospitality - you will love it.

      Dec 01 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      After experiencing the culinary delights in the Hinterland you will need somewhere to stay and there are plenty of places to choose from. No matter what your budget or your preferred style of accommodation you will be spoiled for choice in the Sunshine Coa.....

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