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.
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More