HINTERLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Maleny Botanic Gardens

Explore boutique shops, markets, galleries and so much 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 […]

The Hand Crafters of the Hinterland

 

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 […]

Holiday Ideas in the Hinterland

 

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 […]

Discover untamed beauty in the Hinterland

 

If you enjoy breathtaking maintain scenery, clean air and hiking in unspoilt wilderness, your next trip to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland would not be complete without a visit to the Glass House Mountains.  The Glass House Mountains is a group of eleven hills that rise majestically from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast.  The highest mountain is Mount Beerwah which is 556 meters above sea level but the most notable peak is Mount Tibrogargan which faces in an easterly direction looking […]

Love of Red Cedar creates beautiful unique carvings

 

Finding the harmony between a design in the mind of wood carver Jack Wilms and the right piece of unique timber, and a love of Australian Red Cedar, combine to create the intriguing works on display at the Obi Valley Woodworks gallery.  The gallery, in the Obi Valley, just below Mapleton, is home to a stunning array of one-off wood sculptures, furniture pieces, jewellery boxes and even displays of those emerging works midway through creation.  […]

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.

Maleny Botanic Gardens

Explore boutique shops, markets, galleries and so much 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 […]

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The Hand Crafters of the Hinterland

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

Holiday Ideas in the Hinterland

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

Discover untamed beauty in the Hinterland

If you enjoy breathtaking maintain scenery, clean air and hiking in unspoilt wilderness, your next trip to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland would not be complete without a visit to the Glass House Mountains.  The Glass House Mountains is a group of eleven hills that rise majestically from the coastal plain on the Sunshine Coast.  The highest mountain is Mount Beerwah which is 556 meters above sea level but the most notable peak is Mount Tibrogargan which faces in an easterly direction looking […]

Read More

Love of Red Cedar creates beautiful unique carvings

Finding the harmony between a design in the mind of wood carver Jack Wilms and the right piece of unique timber, and a love of Australian Red Cedar, combine to create the intriguing works on display at the Obi Valley Woodworks gallery.  The gallery, in the Obi Valley, just below Mapleton, is home to a stunning array of one-off wood sculptures, furniture pieces, jewellery boxes and even displays of those emerging works midway through creation.  […]

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The art of living well

Google “the art of living well” and you will end up with all manner of unhelpful philosophical quotes from the like of Aristotle and Epicurus. The statues of these antiquarians tell a tale of a life without prunes or basic roughage.   For example “The greatest good is to seek modest pleasures in order to obtain a state of tranquillity” which is fine if you are into “modest” and “tranquillity”.   For those of us seeking a bit of immodesty and self-indulgence the answer does not lie with […]

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