Come on up and explore the green heart of the Sunshine Coast. A scenic drive to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland will take you to away from the rush of modern life. Montville is a charming artisan village with more than 50 unique shops and galleries, local artisan wares, boutiques, quaint cafes with coffee to savour and restaurant cuisines to relish.
Take a day trip and give yourself time to relax and take in the soaring views, enjoy a leisurely lunch, experience local delights being made as you look on, and explore the heritage as you shop, shop, shop.
With Christmas fast approaching, make Montville your gift shopping destination. Come November, Montville will be ready to give you a festive welcome as the Main Street is decked out with unique Christmas banners designed by the local school children.
The village will soon be spreading festive cheer with lucky shopper draws. Spend $25 or more in a participating business for a chance to win one of many prizes valued up to $1000. Vouchers include accommodation, dining, pamper packages, artisan goods, giftware, locally made sweet delights, clothing and much more, The first draw will happen at our Festive Tree Lighting Event on Saturday night December 3. (Last year Montville and the nearby villages of Flaxton and Mapleton gave away over $10,000 value of vouchers and gifts!)
Escape the carpark crush of the shopping centres and find a shady spot behind the Visitor Information Centre in Russell Family Park, along the Main Street or under the Mayfield building.
To give yourself more time to experience Montville artisan village, why not stay a while and make time to explore the quiet beauty of Lake Baroon and the nearby forest which is part of the Great Walks? Another must do is the popular rainforest walk to the view the spectacular Kondalilla Falls. There are some great teahouses and cafes to be found between Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton. Spoil yourself and loved ones with a stay in Montville, the highest rated accommodation on Trivago for any town or village in Australia.
For a memorable view, head south along the escarpment with lush views to the coast and turn off at Mountain View Road to breathe in the iconic Glasshouse Mountains view from Mary Cairncross Park. Sit back and soak up the ancient setting before finding a great place to eat nearby or head back to one of our tasty destinations in Montville.