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Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland overlooking the picturesque Glass House Mountains, it is no wonder that Maleny is one of the best loved tourist destinations and local weekend getaway spots on the Sunshine Coast.


The little mountain township has a very strong sense of community with a distinct Bohemian feel and as such there are some interesting shops and art galleries to stroll around along the main street. The Art and Wood Valley View Gallery and Café is run by world renown artist Randy DeGraw and besides his fascinating wood creations there is lead lighting, jewellery, silks and glassware.

Food lovers should not pass up a visit to the Colin James Fromagerie where you can choose between 160 different homemade cheeses and delicious sorbets and gelati that are made on site. King Ludwig’s German Restaurant has some of Australia’s best Bavarian food and a wide rang of German beers to sample.

If you want to explore the natural beauty of the Blackall Range around Maleny, then you should head to the nearby Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. At this reserve there are easy bushwalking trails suitable for all ages and fitness levels that wind through lush natural Queensland rainforest.

There is nothing quite as refreshing as swimming in freshwater and one of Maleny’s hidden gems is Gardener’s Falls. Just outside of Maleny the falls are a short drive from the main road and have clear water babbling brooks and rock pools to swim in and a stunning billabong.

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