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 […]

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 momento 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

Maleny sculptor to hold first solo exhibition in Nambour


The simple foundational connection that clay has with the Earth is among the captivating and inspiring motivations behind the artistic passion of Maleny sculptor Cathy Lawley from Fried Mudd.  The practice of hand-crafting artworks from what is a natural resource, and then awaiting to see how it emerges from the kiln, evokes a curiosity that remains in her as strong today as when she first started the craft more than 30 years ago.  “I think […]

Getaway from it all at Bellthorpe Stays


Nestled in the rolling green hills at the confluence of the Blackall Range and the Conondale Range is Bellthorpe Stays. Being just over an hour from Brisbane, Bellthorpe Stays is quite accessible yet tucked away from the riff raff of busy day to day life. There is absolutely no traffic at Belthorpe Stays.   Immerse yourself in the peace and quiet, with birds and wildlife nearby, you won’t want to pack your bags for the trip home – yes, linger for a […]

Kondalilla Falls

Discover natures heavenly oasis at Kondalilla Eco Resort


Kondalilla Eco Resort is a tranquil accommodation resort that offers a relaxing environment for the mind, body and soul. Kondalilla is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘rushing waters’ and gives honour to the stunning Kondalilla Falls nestled within the adjacent Kondalilla National Park. These are the traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi tribe and has special spiritual significance for the Aboriginal people, many whom would travel great distances to gather when the bunya nuts were in season. These beautiful Bunya Pines are still nestled throughout the Resort. This […]

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.

Secrets on the Lake

The best kept Secret

Secrets on the Lake world class treehouse retreat is designed to offer you the perfect opportunity for romance, relaxation, and the very best in intimate accommodation. Secrets Café on the Deck and ten unique hand carved treehouses all nestle high in the lush rainforest canopy on the shores of magnificent Lake Baroon, each with stunning views overlooking the lake, magical elevated walkways, exquisite carvings and artistic details. Secrets also caters for wedding receptions and has exquisite wedding venues in stunning […]

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Glass House Mountains – The Spiritual Heart of the Sunshine Coast

Timeless, haunting, shrouded in history, the spectacular Glass House Mountains stand as silent sentinels in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland.  Some 31 million years ago a massive volcano erupted south west of today’s popular Maleny Township. This volcano was active for an amazing 4 million years. After the final eruptions molten magma intruded underground into fissures and weaknesses in the layers of sandstone to slowly cool and harden becoming Trachyte and Rhyolite.  Over the next 25 million years the sandstone […]

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Visit our world class tourist attraction, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and discover rainforest that once covered the entire area By Richard Bruinsma Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve at Maleny has been transformed in recent years to become a high class eco-tourism attraction. It includes a wide array or attractions, from the tranquil and easy walks through the subtropical rainforest that is the centrepiece of the 55-hectare reserve, through to lovely picnic grounds – complete with barbecues, sheltered […]

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Three of the best restaurants in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!

By Angus Richard Long gone are the days in Australia where John Galsworthy noted that: “The French cook, we open tins.” One of the key attractions today for local and overseas visitors to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the freshness, creativity and diversity of our food culture which manifests itself in brilliant restaurants. Here for your enjoyment are just three that you must experience when next immersed in a well-earned break in this rich and […]

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Indulge your senses at Flame Hill

Flame Hill Vineyard – impressive wines and beautiful fresh produce Flame Hill Vineyard and Restaurant, positioned on a plateau on the highest point in lush green Montville, is notable not only for its stunning views, but also for the unique wines produced from its two vineyards, and the sustainable production of the ingredients used in its delicious meals. Under the guidance of passionate owner Tony Thompson, the vineyard not only grows the grapes for its impressive wines, […]

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Horse Riding through Hinterland Rainforest

There are numerous beautiful, relaxing and sometimes-challenging bushwalks through various national parks in the Sunshine Coast, and a small number of them are also available for horse riding. Among the trails open to horses are the trails around Mapleton National Park. The park offers three longer trails – the Turpentine Trail at 7.8km return, Piccabeen Circuit (6.7km) and the Kureelpa Falls Circuit (8.5km) – which are shared between walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. There […]

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