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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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    Upcoming Events


    • Maleny

      Upfront Club - "Spring" Art Exhibition

      Sep 24 : 07:00 am to 09:00 pm

      A group of 15 artists from Maleny and the Hinterland are exhibiting their works at the UpFront Club, Maple Street, Maleny from 18 September to 16 October......

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    • 'Pure Joy'


      'Pure Joy'

      Sep 24 : 10:00 am to 04:30 pm

      Experience the masterly quality of Lyn Diefenbach's outstanding large format floral paintings at Lasting Impressions Gallery opening at 11.00am Sunday 14th September.....

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    • Dust off my Soul & a Cat called Teacup

      Dust off my Soul & a Cat called Teacup

      Sep 24 : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

      Art on Cairncross presents this diverse exhibition by Central Queensland artist Sarah Larsen from September 13th.......................

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    • Spring Orchid Spectacular

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      Spring Orchid Spectacular

      Sep 26 : 09:00 am to 02:30 pm

      The best orchid display in SE Qld with lots of softcane dendrobiums, Australian native orchids, cattleyas and many others. See potting demonstrations; Talk to orchid experts; Buy flowering orchid pla.....

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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