HINTERLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Shiraz Club-Mr Riggs at Spicer’s Clovelly

07/09/2017   6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Ben Riggs’ winemaking career is coloured by stints abroad and time tending his own turf, getting to know the lie of the land that is McLaren Vale. But head back to 1985, when Ben was a wee lad (figuratively speaking as size has never been an issue for Ben) and you’ll see he graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide, what some call Australia’s Oxford of the wine world. Ben’s wines have pleased many palates […]

‘Rust & Lace’ by Nathalie Bastier

12/08/2017   10:00am to 5:00pm

Art on Cairncross presents “Rust & Lace”, an exhibition of wall-hanging assemblages by Nathalie Bastier. Predominantly pieces of rusted metal are combined and contrasted with delicate lace or other old items to create artworks of social commentary, balance and new beauty. There is humour and much to discover in each work

Eudlo Car & Motorcycle Show

26/08/2017   9:00am to 2:00pm

The 3rd annual Eudlo Car and Motorcycle Show is being held on Saturday 26th August 2017. This is a fundraiser for Eudlo State School (cnr of Rosebed Street & Highlands Road, Eudlo). Eudlo is set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, only 20 minutes from Sunshine Coast beaches and 1.5hrs north of Brisbane. All makes and models of cars and motorcycles are welcome to enter our event. To register your vehicle or for […]

Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival

15/09/2017   8:00am to 12:00pm

Mitchell Creek Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest is an Australian Premier Music Festival hosted on a private 100 acre property up in Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s beautiful Mary Valley, in Queensland’s amazing Sunshine Coast region. Escape to the bushland for an adventure-filled weekend of rock blues and roots music. Enjoy FREE camping, and 2 x alternating stages offering you non-stop music, so you never have to miss a band or artist. Experiences like the Mitchell Creek Rock […]

Chamber Music Gala | HORIZON FESTIVAL

26/08/2017   5:30pm - 9:00pm

Experience a Chamber Music Gala under the stars with a stellar cast of six-acclaimed international chamber music artists with a spectacular view over the entire Sunshine Coast region. Unparalleled in artistic quality and vision, ‘Musical Landscapes’ gives visitors and music-loving Sunshine Coast audiences an opportunity to experience the world’s finest classical music artists in action. A one-of-a-kind intimate concert experience set in the beautiful grounds of Flame Hill Vineyard among 300 acres of spectacular countryside […]

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.

Flaxton to Mapleton bushwalk

Looking for a “beautiful challenge”?? Try the Flaxton to Mapleton bushwalk By Richard Bruinsma The bushwalk between Kondalilla Falls at Flaxton and the Mapleton Falls National Park could be described as the most challenging and also the most beautiful of all four sections of the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s Great Walk. This section of the Great Walk extends around 10.6 kilometres in total, which includes around 3.5km along mainly bitumen and concrete roadways and footpaths at […]

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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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