Things to do ~
Montville Village: the vista and views across the hinterland and the coast. Montville looks like an old world English village with lots of tourist shops, cafes, arts and crafts shops.
Maleny: a 1920s streetscape of interesting/eclectic shops, gourmet cheese shop (Colin James Fine Foods), organic market, large IGA for groceries, art galleries and on Sunday mornings go to the Community Hall for a farmers’ market & local crafts. Or visit the Maleny Dairy for a milking tour.
Eumundi Markets: These are now famous (Wed & Sat) with 100s of stalls. Eumundi is a small town with charm and history (on the way to Noosa)
Yandina growers markets: only 30 minutes from the house, private people also sell second hand goods and plants. Visit historic Yandina House.
Kenilworth: a leisurely hour’s round trip inland (Mapleton, Kenilworth, Witta, Maleny, Montville, Flaxton, Mapleton) past dairies, rolling green pastures, rivers. Stop in Kenilworth to visit the cheese factory, quality art gallery and organic butcher. Their 1930s unrenovated pub is a step back in time.
Bush walking: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk provides easy to difficult walks of short or long duration through spectacular mountains and valleys to waterfalls and rivers.
Pony trail rides: the Animal Farm @ Maleny.
Vineyards: Blind Man’s Bluff, Settlers Rise, Kenilworth Bluff Wines, Little Morgue Winery.
Australia Zoo: legacy of the legendary Steve Irwin. Located in Beerwah, about a 25 minute drive.
The Ginger Factory: Home of the World’s Finest Ginger, Buderim Ginger. The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to experience a real taste of Queensland. There are plenty of things to do and see including many family activities.
Beaches: 35 minute drive to the surf at Mooloolaba or Caloundra. Down the charming Hunchy Road which takes in little rural towns of Wombye and Palmwoods. Visit Underwater World.
Noosa: 45 minutes up the coast to this trendy, international seaside resort. Upmarket shopping and dining.