One of the attractions of a weekend getaway in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the opportunity for some unique shopping experiences.  These range from admiring and choosing clothing from some beautiful boutiques owned and managed by creative designers, browsing in wonderful galleries showcasing stunning works of art, to discovering cute and quirky specialty shops for gifts and souvenirs.

Wood and glass feature strongly in the work of Hinterland artists and retail outlets offer a beautiful range of work.  Here we are spoilt for choice and both local and overseas visitors are sure to find a gift or memento that reminds them of their visit to the Hinterland.  Antique lovers and those seeking unique and special home wares will also find they have much to entertain them.  Those who shop with a social conscience will find stores that support local craftspeople and growers as well as overseas orphanages.

Anytime of the year is great for shopping in the Hinterland, and planning for seasonal purchases makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore to be achieved to a deadline.  The local Christmas Shopping promotions are a great way to have some fun while fulfilling your list and support small independent businesses.

The Hinterland has a wealth of beautiful food available and there is fun to be had in choosing delicious sweet treats aplenty or more down-to-earth hearty fare from local dairies food producers.

There really is something for everyone and great supplies to get you through the trip!  No shopping trip is complete without a good coffee break, and the Hinterland has great coffee and cake.  Come up and try for yourself.


  • Art on Cairncross

    Art on Cairncross is a fine art gallery representing leading and emerging artists from the region and throughout Australia. This is complemented by a fascinating range of three dimensional art from glass, porcelain, sculpture, ceramics, and unique leather masks through to jewellery and hand painted silks. We also have unique gifts and cards from many of our artists. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm ‘Homelands’ oils and watercolours by John McVeigh-Brown – March 6 to 26, 2017 ‘Imperfect Beauty’ wood fired ceramics by Rowley Drysdale – April 8 to 26, 2017 Gallery directors Tony & Jane welcome you to the gallery. They have an excellent reputation for the service they provide. This includes locating artwork either from the diversity on display or sourcing from the artists’ studios. Through the internet they maintain contact with clients worldwide and forward images of works on request for consideration. Safe packing, insuring and shipping anywhere is all part of their professional service. Art can also be viewed in or personally delivered to your own home throughout the region.

  • Australis of Montville Antiques

    The best and largest range of: Antique & Estate Jewellery Russian Amber Genuine Antique China Glassware Silver Collectables Investment Pieces Furniture.

  • Clock Shop

    Got a minute? Then visit the world famous Clock Shop in Montville. Discover the elegance of quality craftsmanship from the heart of the Black Forest in Germany where masterpieces are still created as they have been for hundreds of years. Make your selection from majestic grandfather clocks, beautifully carved cuckoo clocks, traditional wall regulators, melodic mantle chimes and modern designs to suit every décor and budget. Clock Shop is literally packed to the rafters with quality European clocks and souvenirs and we welcome you to come and enjoy the experience.

  • Geordie Lane Antiques & Tearooms

    Antique, Vintage & Retro Decorative Arts. All genuine. Epic collection. Recycling top quality desirables. Vintage high end costume jewellery. Perfect for weddings and formals. Fresh home baked devonshire teas. Choice leaf teas served in fine China cups. Mighty good espresso coffee. Farm cottage set on majestic acreage halfway between Maleny and Montville. No busses. No crowds. Not hectic. Gorgeous views. Relaxed atmosphere. Relax and detox your outlook.

  • Art Antiques Antlers

    Exquisite Decorator Boutique, Her Exclusive Parlour | His Exotic Man Cave! Our unique decorator items and furniture are available for Wedding Hire. Let us know your desired theme and we’ll see if we can match it. We have gorgeous pieces you won’t find anywhere else. View on Instagram, FB, website, Mapleton or Montville Showrooms. Montville Showroom by appointment.