Maleny Travel Guide

  • Local Customs
    by wise23girl
  • Local Customs
    by wise23girl
  • Local Customs
    by wise23girl

Maleny Things to Do

  • Listen to Irish Music

    Finbar's Irish bar is the place to go....particularly Sunday afternoon somehere between 4.30pm and 7pm, especially if you are Irish. Why on our last visit (2011) even our Irish companion said it was just like being in Ireland. Members of the band group come and go...sometimes there is a sing-a-long...seems quite inpromptu. and the music is...

  • Find France on the Hinterland....well a...

    You are visiting the beautiful Sunshine Coast ....north of the capital, Brisbane, and you stumble on our slightly alternative style village...MalenyAnd now,as you will most certainly go looking after reading my review, you will be delighted with this little bit of "Bonjour Le Jardin" or as it is...

  • Bush Walking. The Great Walk.

    Mapleton to Maleny (or vice versa...Sunshine Coast). You will appreciate that these hinterland towns are really quite close together by car and as will soon learn 'doable' as a very interesting hike.This is a wonderful walk/hike of 58 km and I have only done a part of it I can assure you (riding horses more my style) The beauty of this walk,...

  • Explore the Blackall Range

    The Blackall Range runs behind the Sunshine Coast parallel to the ocean. Starting with Maleny in the south a road travels along the ridge, linking Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton and showing spectacular views over the Sunshine Coast. A drive up the range is a very popular outing for residents and tourist alike.Activities are varied. There are three...

  • Day Lilies

    Scott Alexander's Mountain View Day Lily Nursery is a fantastic place to buy plants - Day Lilies, Clivias, Hippeastrums and many more. Day Lilies came in so many varieties and colours and to see the farm in a blaze of colour in spring is fantastic. Scott sells his plants world wide. His main business is done online. Just imagine - your own little...

  • Historic Maleny Hotel

    The Maleny Pub is over 100 years old. Originally a watering hole for timber getters, bullock drivers and farmers it is now an up to date centre for quality dining and great entertainment.The original hotel had a lot of detail made from Silky Oak - this has been preserved while the interior has been revamped to include a modern bistro and bar. There...

  • A herd of cows in the main street!

    In 2004 Boxsells Livestock Saleyards shut down and the site was soon built on by a supermarket chain. The people of Maleny wished to recognise the part the company had lpayed in teh history of the town - built maily on dairy.This sculptue by Janna Pameijer was unvieled in December 2009. Built od steel the 5 cows represent the dairy industry of and...

  • Down the Pocket

    A common phrase around Maleny - "Down the Pocket". It means down to the Baroon Pocket Dam. This 380 hectare lake is the major water supply for the south of the Sunshine Coast and was completed in 1989. There are two access points to Lake Baroon. The dam wall can be accessed from Montville via Western Avenue. There is a large picnic area with...

  • For lovers of cheese

    The Maleny Cheese Factory has a wonderful range of European stlye cheese - all locally produced (except the Gorgonzola which is imported). It was opened in 2004 by a family who, though they originated in Switzerland, had travelled world wide. They source their milk from a select herd of cows that are not fed silage. There are also products using...

  • Try the local wine

    Even though the grapes are not grown locally there is a Maleny Mountain label with quite a good selection of wines. There is a cafe on site and a selection of wine lover's paraphernalia. For $5 you can try 5 different wines and if you buy this fee is refunded.

  • Gardners Falls

    Gardners Falls are on the Obi Obi Creek near Maleny. Although the falls are not high the spot is very picturesque and is lovely for picnics. They are about 300m along a paved walkway and have a number of picnic tables. The pool at the bottom of the falls is a popular swimming place.

  • Swim with the Waterfalls

    Gardner's Falls, Maleny, courtesy web-siteA lovely little spot to picnic or swim is found on the outskirts of Maleny. Great for families as there is a more shallow place to swim near to the entry or more depth up near the large water fall.You will love the clear bubbling stream found amongst shady trees. Great for a picnic, a...

  • Visit Landsborough via Mt Mellum

    From Maleny to Landsborough, Queensland. Sunshine Coast Hinterland.So if you are staying in Maleny in one of the delightful 'hidden away' spots you might feel like a visit to another little country town just down the road a piece.Of course from Landsborough you can drive on to Australia Zoo or Caloundra...or wherever...plenty of choice.But I am...

  • Wander along Maple Street

    Maple Streey, Maleny, Queensland.Maple street is a pleasant street ...wide and still lined with trees in many places.From the moment you drive into the town itself...the pub on your right and a park on your left (coming from the Coast side) you will be drawn to look at the shops in Maple Street. (Do not bother with the supermarket that interfered...

  • Visit Crystal Waters Eco Village

    Conondale, Queensland. 26K from Maleny about 1 1/2 hours drive north of Brisbane..It is quite a place! 650 acres of bushland.....It is a few years since we made the trip to Crystal Waters but I have living evidence of our journey growing in our garden.Our most excing find was Taro...a special Taro grown for the leaves... not the usual one where you...


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Maleny Restaurants

  • Drive to Witta

    This is not a review as such .....just to ensure you know about this great restaurantFor those of you who like somewhere different to eat and really good food( not too fancy) do read my review about Maudy's which you will find in detail on my Witta page.The main review on Maudy'sOPENWednesday to MondayLunch 10:30am to 3pmDinner 5pm - 9pmSaturday &...

  • Some more Irish

    Now on Sundays from lunch time into the afternoon you can enjoy a steak , listen to some Irish music ,and enjoy the magnificent view. (Then you drive into Maleny and pick up the music at Finbars. after 4.30 pm..see my other review!) For a great Irish experience plus top quality steaks and drinks, Patricks Irish Steakhouse is a must .And you will...

  • Organic food only here

    This is an organic restaurant/cafe. They do not have normal milk here so be warned.It's not exactly cheap, but reasonable.I had one of their juices - sunrise. It was great.

  • Great Pub food

    I have eaten here on a number of occasions. The atmosphere is casual and the service very good. The menu has always had a good choice.You can eat inside or out in the spacious beer garden. They do a very good grilled Barramundi with a citrus sauce.

  • The seafood is very special

    Beautiful seafood and a most stunning view...what more could you want. It is not budget dining but not overly expensive for the wonderful food. I loved the chowder almost too much on my first visit as I then continued with the signature platter....well the food was divine and with most generous keep that in mind. By the time we...

  • Cornish Pasties for sale

    Just as you drive into Maleny proper this little eating place is sort of on the corner. It is just opposite a park, playground , and the local library (if you turn the corner).Parking is not a problem either.You can look out to some pleasant views...still a bit of green countryside around Maleny!. Well though the cafe sells local food our...


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  • Health food shop and more

    A very interesting shop to enter, wide variety of stock, well set out and comprenhensiveWell worth a visit, and a look around. Health food

  • Wet Weather!

    I have already told you that when it rain's in Maleny, it quite often is measured in "inches" of rain.I was walking Maleny's main street, when I came across this shop selling the boot's in my photo.It was on a Sunday, and the shop wasn't open.It look's like they were prepared for people coming unprepared in wet weather! No need to worry if the...

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Maleny Local Customs

  • Main Street Visitor Information

    So you want to know what to do in want to meet some nice friendly folk ....well now there is a place to go right in the Main Street of town which has a very pretty name Maple Street.,,,,and in a little places such as Maleny it is not difficult to find.The information centre that was at the top of the range as you come from...

  • Visitor Information,,CLOSED for COFFEE

    ALERT This centre is now a gorgeous looking coffee shop....just noticed as we drove past...2014...There is a different group providing info now in the main street town,,,,see new review,Well it is "customary" for places to have a tourist bureau of some sort so I thought to pop this info here.Right next door to the winery you will find the...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Maleny Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware the sausage thief

    There are many places for a picnic around Maleny - usually in or near the forest. Be wary of your food as there are a number of local animals or birds that think it's theirs for the taking. Kookaburras love hot dogs - especially the sausage; but they will even eat the bun!Goanna lizards may not seem fast but give them a chance and they will go for...

  • Palmwoods - Montville Road Closed

    Sunshine Coast Hinterland....On way to Maleny...maybe.A lot of times we go to Maleny via the Palmwoods/Montville Road and come back through Landsborough. Makes a great circuit.If you are holidaying on the Sunshine Coast particularly in Bli Bli , Maroochydore or Mooloolaba areas you might think of doing just that as well. It gives you a chance to...

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Maleny Off The Beaten Path


    A visit to get to this Nursery is a scenic drive, with great views over the Glasshouse Mountains.Even if you are not a flower lover, you will enjoy the drive. The area the Nursery is in, is usually lush and green, all year round.The Owner grows and sells some other varieties of plants as well.Visit during the late Spring/ Summer months to see these...

  • Glass House Mountains & National Park

    You will see these mountains stand out from miles away, they are in a National Park with plenty of Australian native trees and well worth the short drive up to one of the lookouts to enjoy the view. For those more active walk one of the trails.The mountains are only 40 minutes drive from the Sunshine Coast and less than an hour from Brisbane.

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Maleny Favorites

  • Beautiful rainforest

    Taking a walk in the Melaney rainforest was so beautiful.Whatever you do in the hinterland do this.It is really a fairyland when you reach the sunken garden and go though the bamboo forest.You will love it. I treasure the beautiful time I had with my family in Melaney and all through the hinterland.It is a special place to visit and so peaceful.

  • Tibouchina's

    Tibouchinas, [ lasiandras,] are a shrub that you will see in the months of March / April, covered in a mass of Purple flowers. It is a native to south-east Brazil, where people use the massed purple blooms to decorate churches at Easter time.Tibouchina 'Alstonville', is probably the best of the larger growing kinds, being bred at Alstonville in New...

  • Map of Glass House Mountains District

    For people wishing to visit the Glass House Mountains this map gives details of the local roads which will get you to the mountains and lookouts. Glass House Mountains and the National Park


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