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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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    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

    • Breathtaking Kondalilla Falls

      Breathtaking Kondalilla Falls

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

      A visit to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland would not be complete without visiting the spectacular Kondalilla Falls which is located inside the Kondalilla National Park near Montville. Kondalilla National Park is 327 hectares of land featuring hiking tracks, .....

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    • Cocorico Chocolatea tasty gem off the tourist path

      Cocorico Chocolatea tasty gem off the tourist path

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

      Not far off the beaten track is a sweet treat for those with a tastebud for quality, and you will find the unique little boutique chocolatier, Cocorico Chocolate. The business is run by Sebastien Clerc, who, at just 21, already has five years’ experience.....

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    • National Parks

      National Parks

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

      With lush green rainforests and national parks full of wild life, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a nature lovers paradise. The regions forest sand bush land areas are home to a multitude of bird life, koalas, possums, goannas and kangaroos......

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    • City folk unwind with fresh food, fresh air at the Glasshouse Mountains

      City folk unwind with fresh food, fresh air at the Glasshouse Mountains

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

      Imagine a big spacious cottage set in peaceful farmland at the foot of the rugged and majestic Glasshouse Mountains. When it’s time for dinner, there’s an organic vegie patch waiting just beyond the veranda, with fresh chicken eggs, and freshly baked b.....

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    Latest News 

    • 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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    • 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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    • Security and safety fears raised by online booking changes

      Maleny

      Security and safety fears raised by online booking changes

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

      Hinterland accommodation providers have flagged concerns over the safety and security of their businesses and their guests, as a result of a major online travel agency withholding the personal information of customers......

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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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    • Maleny IGA proud supporter of local produce

      Maleny IGA proud supporter of local produce

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

      Maleny IGA is more than the local grocery store; it has become an icon and a destination in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Owners Rob and Sam Outridge have owned the store since 1995 and transformed the oldest commercial building in Maleny into a modern st.....

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    • Number One Destination In Australia

      Dec 06 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      In the words of a very successful politician, “Vote early, and vote often”. While I’m not sure that the Australian Electoral Commission may endorse this, I can say that it definitely works in tourism......

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    • Kenilworth secrets unlocked at information centre

      Dec 31 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      Where do tourists go to prepare to visit the mysterious Strangler Cairn? Or to organise a camping trip in Conondale National Park or in Charlie Moreland forestry? Or to find a rugged but beautiful bushwalk?.....

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