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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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    Common Questions

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    Are there some good walks in the area?

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    What time do the supermarkets stay open in Maleny?

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    What is there to do in the area?

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    Is the temperature cooler in the Hinterland area than Brisbane?

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    How far is it to Eumundi Markets?

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    Is it easy to get taxis from a wedding venue?

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    Are there any places to go swimming?

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    Where are there good walks, falls etc?

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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

    • Great Walk worthy of the bucket list

      Great Walk worthy of the bucket list

      Dec 31 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      The very term Great Walk in itself is almost enough to wave away the idea completing that challenging hike aside and think instead about coffee shops and quaint boutiques. But there comes a time when these alternate but beautiful attractions in the Sunshin.....

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    • Free range camping app to give travellers more options

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

      A Sunshine Coast resident has launched a clever website that helps link caravan and motorhome travellers with land owners who offer a parking place for the night in exchange for doing simple chores around the house. Free Range Camping was launched recently.....

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    • Mt Ninderry offers challenging alternate to Mt Coolum

      Mt Ninderry offers challenging alternate to Mt Coolum

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

      Mt Ninderry is almost directly inland from Mt Coolum, and offers a walk that is perhaps just a little more challenging than the well-worn path offered by Mt Coolum......

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    • Pomodoras becomes “Brisbanite” destination

      Pomodoras becomes “Brisbanite” destination

      Dec 31 : 10:00 pm to 01:00 pm

      A popular hinterland restaurant has proved to be popular not only with local residents, but has also become a dining destination for regular “Brisbanites” visiting the region......

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    Latest News 

    • 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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    • Hinterland boasts world’s fastest Velocette

      Hinterland boasts world’s fastest Velocette

      Dec 31 : 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

      The world land speed record for single-cylinder vehicles has just been broken. And the amazing feat was achieved by Yandina motor racing enthusiast Stuart Hooper......

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    • Flaxton Gardens - a premier wedding / function venue

      Flaxton Gardens - a premier wedding / function venue

      Dec 31 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      Flaxton Gardens is a destination not to be missed in the Sunshine Coast HInterland. From elegant catering to relaxed alfresco lunches on the terrace, fine high tea and everything in between......

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    • History on show at colonial Hinterland buildings

      History on show at colonial Hinterland buildings

      Dec 31 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      But that is not the case in the Hinterland, which provided the economic foundations of the region, in lucrative farming and logging, well before the region became known asa holiday's destination with beautiful beaches......

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    • Lots to see, so Come On Up

      Lots to see, so Come On Up

      Dec 31 : 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

      Visitors to the Sunshine Coast hinterland are warned to not make the mistake of leaving the area before they’ve experienced everything The Range and the surrounding communities have to offer......

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    • Qld Zoo leads nation in animal breeding success

      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 breedin.....

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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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