Sunshine Coast Hinterland; Come On Up is a free independent magazine published bi-monthly and distributed to North Brisbane suburbs as well as the Sunshine Coast Airport, Visitor Information Centres, major tourist attractions, accommodation houses and other highly frequented locations. We believe the best person to ask about an area is a local. Sunshine Coast Hinterland; Come On Up is produced by locals in partnership with the peak tourism organisation Hinterland Tourism and is jam packed with facts, useful information, local stories and stunning images of the region. A pull out map, driving and walking map helps visitors to see and experience the best in the Hinterland. All content is found on this website or visit the Facebook page for even more information. So Come On Up we look forward to meeting you soon.
In putting pen to paper on the subject of “from Paddock to Plate” I have to confess that like Me Too, crowd funding, toxic masculinity, search engine optimisation, butler’s pantries and pelvic floors, I had only the vaguest idea of the concept behind the name of what “from Paddock to Plate” really means. We live in a digital society where we are bombarded through social media with the latest concepts, fashions and hip words. So […]Read More
An ingenious new xylophone that utilises the sounds of the various frogs found at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, allowing visitors to play their own “summer frog symphony” has been opened at the reserve’s Discovery Centre. When played like an everyday xylophone – or Gaya-Phone in honour of the traditional local Jinibara word for frog – it emits the sounds made by sixteen local frog species. The Gaya-Phone has two key settings, utilising the sounds of eight of the frogs as they are resting […]Read More
There is a strong history of fine original art on the Blackall Range. Inspired by the outstanding natural beauty, many professional artists have chosen to live in the area and so there is a wealth of art and galleries to be found in the region. ‘Art on Cairncross’ has a reputation for showing a remarkable diversity of visual art from professional artists with substantial careers. The exceptional quality is apparent, from the unique style of senior painter […]Read More
One of the attractions of a getaway in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the opportunity for some unique shopping experiences. Come on up for a day or stay for a week and you will fill your days with ease. Montville is famous for the many artisan shops and the ideal place to find a huge range of unique handcrafted goods. There is something for everyone, from admiring and choosing clothing from some beautiful boutiques owned and […]Read More
When someone mentions “handcrafted” my mind immediately springs to the imagined character of those involved. “Handmade” or “handcrafted” has a real sense of individual contribution. In my imagination I conjure up dedicated artisans in remote cottages hunched over peat fires in the Hebrides with outside toilets, horizontal driving rain, subsisting on dried fish and whiskey, with questionable standards of personnel hygiene and an unhealthy attraction to stocky damp hairy cattle with horns. The Hinterland has an enviable reputation for handmade and handcrafted items which correctly reflects its artistic heritage. Alas there are to […]Read More
If you are stuck for ideas of how to keep the family entertained during the holiday season you may want to consider a couple of fantastic natural destinations located right here in the Hinterland. Ewen Maddock Dam is located in the picturesque Mooloolah Valley and is only about an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. To get there simply take the Landsborough Exit off the Bruce Highway and then turn onto Steve Irwin Way. Follow this road along and then take […]Read More