HINTERLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Destination Blues Steam Train

15/07/2017   4:00pm - 7:00pm

Destination Blues What do you get when you put some of Brisbane’s hottest live acts on board a heritage locomotive, along with 300 die-hard music lovers? You get Destination Blues – a unique concert experience that blends steam train travel with seriously soulful music. The journey begins at Brisbane’s Roma Street Station where guests board a classic QR heritage train bound for the Glasshouse Mountains region. Throughout the train trip, musicians perform on board – […]

Diversity of Land & Spirit by Judith Laws and Rex Backhaus-Smith

08/07/2017   10am - 5pm

Rex Backhaus-Smith and Judith Laws are leading Queensland artists and while both are greatly influenced by the landscape, they convey their visions in individually unique ways. Recent travels, including along the Don Quixote trail, have been further inspirations for their new exhibition “Diversity of Land & Spirit”. This is a visually stunning and vibrant collection of paintings, certain to bring joy.

Knitfest – Yarn and Fibre Festival

08/07/2017   9am - 5pm

Arts, Crafts, Yarn and Yarnbombing. Sound like your thing? This year’s Knitfest is set to explode with another year of fun, colour and all things yarny in a fun filled weekend of workshops, demonstrations, Trade Stalls, displays, music and good food at this free community event on July 8th and 9th. We will be yarnbombing and decorating the main street of Maleny which will come alive with yarnbombing, decorated Tree Cosy competitions, workshops, Guest Speakers, […]

Jazz Crossovers, Winter Concerts Music Festival – Lucas Parklands

07/07/2017   5pm - 7pm

Winter Concerts Music Festival featuring eight of Australia’s finest musicians.  

Maleny Singers present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

17/06/2017   6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Maleny Singers, bDifferent Dance Academy, and Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra are deep in rehearsal for their show in June. The story, on one level. Is for children, with a dragon, an evil queen, and a Prince who rescues a lovely maiden. On another level, it is a morality play, with an ‘everyman’ comic birdcatcher, and a priesthood with Masonic principles of wisdom and forgiveness. Throughout, the music is late Mozart – light, delightful, and […]

Sunshine Coast Hinterland; Come On Up is a free independent tabloid publication published bimonthly and distributed throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales showcasing the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The best person to ask information about an area is a local. Sunshine Coast Hinterland; Come On Up is produced by locals in partnership with the peak tourism organisation Hinterland Tourism and is jam packed with facts, useful information, local stories and stunning images of the region. A pull out regional map, driving and walking maps as well as special itineraries help visitors to see and experience the best in the Hinterland. Seven sections feature where to eat, what’s on, where to stay as well as what to see and experience. Information and maps in this publication are also available on line at www. hinterlandtoruism.com.au. So Come On Up, we look forward to see you soon.

The Country House B&B offers privacy and luxury in Hunchy

By Richard Bruinsma The secluded The Country House B&B at Hunchy has been transformed by its new owners, into an unrivalled peaceful and private retreat that is also incredibly luxurious. The Country House at Hunchy boasts an expansive homestead-style building, set amongst acres of undisturbed rainforest, and overlooking the valley to Woombye, Palmwoods and towards the coastline. However, by far the centrepieces of the modern, luxury retreat are the two unique self-contained King Spa Suites, […]

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unique restaurant

Falls Farm helping create unique restaurant menus

IMAGINE AN organic vegetable, fruit and herb farm that hosts visits from south east Queensland’s best chefs, who then return to their restaurants and create menus based on what they have tasted and seen. The Falls Farm at Mapleton, not far from the Mapleton Falls National Park, is doing just that. In the process it’s becoming a key player in a wave that’s sweeping through the blue ribbon restaurant sector – the variety, quality and flavours of the produce and herbs available is dictating the meals that are created. “I think that’s where […]

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wedding summer showcase

Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase

THE SKIES were clear but the temperatures did soar on the 14th and 15th January for the 2017 Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase. Venues across the Magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland opened their doors to brides and grooms from all over making it a one stop location to plan the most important day of their lives. It was an amazing success with many brides braving the heat to see the venues and meet the wedding service providers. If you missed this showcase no need to panic there is another one next year so visit the Hinterland Tourism website to […]

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…Of Trains and Cane and Places to Stay

WHEN YOU survey today the sheer depth of quality accommodation across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland it is fascinating to realize that it all started with a failed sugar cane enterprise! Let me take you back to about 1903. The sugar mill in Nambour had extended the train/tram line out to Dulong with a view of growing cane throughout this area. To transport the cane back to the mill for processing they purchased their first steam driven Shay locomotive in 1904, the “Dulong”. Shay locomotives are not of the effeminate Thomas the Tank Engine lineage. The […]

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Mary Cairncross

New Mary Cairncross Building Opening Soon

Construction of the impressive new tourist building at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is on track for a March opening. Mary Cairncross Scenic  Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre is being built at a cost of $4.7 million, supported by $1 million funding from the Queensland Tourism Infrastructure Fund. The centre looks impressive with classic rock walls and a deck that overlooks what is arguably one of the Sunshine Coast’s most stunning views, over the Glasshouse Mountains. The centre is also the gateway to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve’s walking tracks through the adjacent rainforest. The forest is home to a wide […]

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Maleny Wood Expo

Contact: Theresa Bint Phone: 07 5494 3151 Email: info@malenywoodexpo.com For More Information visit the website http://www.malenywoodexpo.com/  

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