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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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    Are there any places to go swimming?

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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

    • Christine Kardash

      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 already in the area. This time of the year we are all planning our Christmas shopping and activities, thinking about what to do on holidays, and maybe some lucky people are planning to surprise someone else with a proposal to wed to make the season even more special!

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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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    • Qld Zoo leads nation in animal breeding success

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

      Queensland Zoo has been quietly building a reputation for what is one of Australia’s most encouraging and prolific animal breeding programs. Pretty much every animal at the zoo, which is located beside the Big Pineapple, is breeding or displaying breeding behavior. It’s a unique but very heartening situation for the zoo’s owners and staff.

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    • Landsborough Palmwoods Eudlo Mooloolah

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

      The Palmwoods, Eudlo and Mooloolah area make a lovely drive through the country side, situated in the valley below the Blackall Range, on the coastal side.

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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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    • Camping and Overnight Treks

      Mar 30 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      Spend a few days totally immersed in nature in one of the hinterland's national parks. Swim, hike and barbecue your way to a blissful and memorable break. In order to camp in one of Queensland's national parks, you need to make a booking. Conveniently, bookings can be made online visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

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    • Sunshine Coast Hinterland Camping and Overnight Treks

      Sunshine Coast Hinterland Camping and Overnight Treks

      Apr 30 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      A number of the Sunshine Coast's national parks offer camping and overnight trekking opportunities. Here's a list of where you can camp and trek overnight in the Sunshine Coast hinterlands.

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    • Sunshine Coast Hinterland Walks and Trails

      Sunshine Coast Hinterland Walks and Trails

      Apr 30 : 01:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      A guide to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland's enchanting walks and trails. Whether in the depths of a rainforest or surrounded by majestic mountains, there's a trail to suit all fitness levels.

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