Conondale

Conondale

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  • The Maleny-Kenilworth Road is a popular scenic drive and Conondale is the half way point.  There are a number of places to stop and check out this beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Mary Valley and the Mary River.  The mountain range you can see is the Conondale Range and the national park is called Conondale National Park which is listed as ‘an unspoilt and undeveloped park of harsh beauty’ and is home to many rare and threatened animals, including the Mary River Turtle.  The Aboriginal name Hinka Booma is all but a memory with the town renamed ‘Kenilworth’.  The major industry in the town has remained cattle farming, although it does boast the popular Kenilworth Cheese Factory.