HINTERLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Celebrate the arts at Kenilworth ArtsFest

 

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the annual Kenilworth ArtsFest. Kenilworth becomes a vibrant arts centre as it celebrates from  28 September to 1 October, its twenty-second year of showcasing the arts on the Sunshine Coast.  This year there is a change of format to ensure the widest range of art works with prize money of just over $10,000.00.  Not bad for a little town of 300!  A specialty prize this year is […]

Great Walk Flaxton to Mapleton Falls

 

The Great Walk between Kondalilla Falls at Flaxton and the Mapleton Falls National Park could be described as the most challenging and also the most beautiful of all four sections of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s Great Walk.  This section of the Great Walk extends around 10.6 kilometres in total, which includes around 3.5km along mainly bitumen and concrete roadways and footpaths at the Kondalilla Falls carpark, along  Montville-Mapleton Road at Flaxton and 1.7km walking along Flaxton Mill Road until the track goes bush.  It’s also possible to park at the bottom of Flaxton Mill Road so as […]

Experience the wonder of Sculpture on the edge

 

Every year Arts Connect Inc. in association with SPICERS Tamarind Retreat, provides the opportunity for both local and national sculptors to showcase their work in the charming grounds of Tamarind Retreat in the ‘Sculpture on the Edge’ Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition. Sculptors select locations in the lush green landscape to best display their works and visitors have a chance to explore the grounds and vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ awards, take morning or afternoon tea at the […]

The Falls Montville

The Falls Montville is having a stellar year!

 

The Falls Montville Voted Trivago’s number one 4.5 star hotel in Australia 2018. Awarded TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Small Hotel’ in Australia 2018. Winner TripAdvisor ‘Best Service of all Australian Hotels’ 2018. And currently #1 hotel on TripAdvisor’s live Australia rankings! The property, however, is not resting on its laurels. 10 new reverse cycle air conditioners have gone in. As have rainhead and hand held showers in cottage bathrooms. New tapware graces cottage kitchens, spas and bathrooms. New bathrobes, pillows, linen and towels add to cottage plushness. Free WIFI is now […]

A Wonderful Woombye Weekend Walk

 

Visitors to the hinterland are invited to take a short train trip and walk through the townships of Palmwoods and Woombye, which are located just down the range about 10km drive from Montville.  Walkers are invited to begin the one-hour adventure at the Woombye Railway Station on Barts St, which includes great car parking.   For $5, purchase a single station train trip to Palmwoods, before exiting the station and a short walk to Chevallum Rd and the rainforest walk in Kolora Park (also known colloquially as the Ducks Ponds).  Kolara Park is […]

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Celebrate the arts at Kenilworth ArtsFest

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the annual Kenilworth ArtsFest. Kenilworth becomes a vibrant arts centre as it celebrates from  28 September to 1 October, its twenty-second year of showcasing the arts on the Sunshine Coast.  This year there is a change of format to ensure the widest range of art works with prize money of just over $10,000.00.  Not bad for a little town of 300!  A specialty prize this year is […]

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Great Walk Flaxton to Mapleton Falls

The Great Walk between Kondalilla Falls at Flaxton and the Mapleton Falls National Park could be described as the most challenging and also the most beautiful of all four sections of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s Great Walk.  This section of the Great Walk extends around 10.6 kilometres in total, which includes around 3.5km along mainly bitumen and concrete roadways and footpaths at the Kondalilla Falls carpark, along  Montville-Mapleton Road at Flaxton and 1.7km walking along Flaxton Mill Road until the track goes bush.  It’s also possible to park at the bottom of Flaxton Mill Road so as […]

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Experience the wonder of Sculpture on the edge

Every year Arts Connect Inc. in association with SPICERS Tamarind Retreat, provides the opportunity for both local and national sculptors to showcase their work in the charming grounds of Tamarind Retreat in the ‘Sculpture on the Edge’ Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition. Sculptors select locations in the lush green landscape to best display their works and visitors have a chance to explore the grounds and vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ awards, take morning or afternoon tea at the […]

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The Falls Montville

The Falls Montville is having a stellar year!

The Falls Montville Voted Trivago’s number one 4.5 star hotel in Australia 2018. Awarded TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Small Hotel’ in Australia 2018. Winner TripAdvisor ‘Best Service of all Australian Hotels’ 2018. And currently #1 hotel on TripAdvisor’s live Australia rankings! The property, however, is not resting on its laurels. 10 new reverse cycle air conditioners have gone in. As have rainhead and hand held showers in cottage bathrooms. New tapware graces cottage kitchens, spas and bathrooms. New bathrobes, pillows, linen and towels add to cottage plushness. Free WIFI is now […]

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A Wonderful Woombye Weekend Walk

Visitors to the hinterland are invited to take a short train trip and walk through the townships of Palmwoods and Woombye, which are located just down the range about 10km drive from Montville.  Walkers are invited to begin the one-hour adventure at the Woombye Railway Station on Barts St, which includes great car parking.   For $5, purchase a single station train trip to Palmwoods, before exiting the station and a short walk to Chevallum Rd and the rainforest walk in Kolora Park (also known colloquially as the Ducks Ponds).  Kolara Park is […]

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Read all about it! The National Heritage Listed Glasshouse Mountains Story

The story and history of the Glasshouse Mountains is now available as a soft cover book, written by Ivon Northage. This 76 page book is the perfect gift or memento of the Glasshouse Mountains, and is the ideal reading material to include in any hinterland accommodation. Get your copy for only $16.00 including postage

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