Towns

Towns

  • Maleny

    This unique rural community is perched high above the Sunshine Coast with amazing views to the Glasshouse Mountains in south-east Queensland. Locals say the rolling green hills, deep pockets of rain forest and spectacular views in all directions cast a spell over Maleny. But that’s only part of the story. Come unravel the mystery for yourself.

  • Montville

    Montville has a true village charm. You will find a pleasant blend of Tudor, Irish and English cottages of log or stone, Swiss and Bavarian chalets, an old mill water-wheel, colonial and old Queenslanders and of course, one of the most spectacular and panoramic views over a coastal plain you could find in Australia.

  • Landsborough

    Landsborough is a small town located north of the Glasshouse Mountains and 5 minutes from the Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. You will find quaint shops and a museum housing the social and cultural history of the area. There’s a local pub which is a bit of a tourist attraction.

  • Conondale

    Kenilworth is the next town along the Maleny-Kenilworth road about 20 minutes drive from Conondale, and about 50 km from the coast. The Aboriginal name Hinka Booma is all but a memory with the town renamed ‘Kenilworth’ after the title of a book that was being read at the time by the wife of the first cattle farmer in the area, Richard Smith. The major industry in the town has remained cattle farming, although it does boast the popular Kenilworth Cheese Factory.

  • Kenilworth

    Kenilworth is the next town along the Maleny-Kenilworth road about 20 minutes drive from Conondale, and about 50 km from the coast. The Aboriginal name Hinka Booma is all but a memory with the town renamed ‘Kenilworth’ after the title of a book that was being read at the time by the wife of the first cattle farmer in the area, Richard Smith. The major industry in the town has remained cattle farming, although it does boast the popular Kenilworth Cheese Factory.

  • Flaxton

    Montville has a true village charm. You will find a pleasant blend of Tudor, Irish and English cottages of log or stone, Swiss and Bavarian chalets, an old mill water-wheel, colonial and old Queenslanders and of course, one of the most spectacular and panoramic views over a coastal plain you could find in Australia.

  • Palmwoods

    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. The small town now known as Palmwoods (named after the Piccabeen Palms that grow in the area) was originally called Merriman Flats and is at the Northern end of the valley. It can be reached via the ‘Hunchy’ or Razorback road from Montville, or from the Bruce Highway via Kiel Mountain. A stones throw from the Big Pineapple, and Nambour, it is a luscious green hilly area, and a gateway to the coast. A great area to sit in a café with a good book as you watch the world go by.

  • Mapleton

    The area is renowned for its forests, walks and views. The Mapleton Falls have a sheer drop of 120m, and the viewing platform opens up a magnificent vista of the Mary Valley. Mapleton Falls National park is home to rare native flora and fauna with walks through breathtaking eucalypt forest and rainforest.

  • Eudlo

    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. The small town now known as Palmwoods (named after the Piccabeen Palms that grow in the area) was originally called Merriman Flats and is at the Northern end of the valley. It can be reached via the ‘Hunchy’ or Razorback road from Montville, or from the Bruce Highway via Kiel Mountain. A stones throw from the Big Pineapple, and Nambour, it is a luscious green hilly area, and a gateway to the coast. A great area to sit in a café with a good book as you watch the world go by.

  • Mooloolah

    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. The small town now known as Palmwoods (named after the Piccabeen Palms that grow in the area) was originally called Merriman Flats and is at the Northern end of the valley. It can be reached via the ‘Hunchy’ or Razorback road from Montville, or from the Bruce Highway via Kiel Mountain. A stones throw from the Big Pineapple, and Nambour, it is a luscious green hilly area, and a gateway to the coast. A great area to sit in a café with a good book as you watch the world go by.

  • Glasshouse

    The township of Glasshouse, sits amidst the majestic popular tourist destination, the Glasshouse Mountains, located in the traditional lands of the Aboriginal Gubbi Gubbi people. Named by explorer Captain Cook in 1770, on his epic voyage north on his ship The Endeavour, the Glasshouse Mountains are said to have reminded him of glass furnace houses back home in Yorkshire. The Glass House Mountains consist of eleven mountains known in Aboriginal language as ‘daki comon’ meaning ‘stone standing up’.