Mapleton Travel Guide

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Mapleton Things to Do

  • Go French in Flaxton,,NO MORE

    LOOKS LIKE THE WHOLE COMPLEX IS NOW AN ENGLISH PUB.....will investigate. 2014It seems popular but I have not been there the new format that is.....can't get to visit them all!Flaxton, Sunshine Coast Hinterland.Le Relais Bressan is CLOSEDFirst you have the restaurant Le Relais Bressan. If you enjoy true provincial French cuisine you will be...

  • Stop when you see the Pig

    If you do (stop when you see the pig) you will have arrived af Flaxton Barn.Now I first went to the Barn many years ago and took my eldest grandson. We sat in the verandah cafe and enjoyed afternoon tea together (you will get some home cooking here) and then hurried in to see the model trains. Sadly the model rail has now goneOf course I wanted to...

  • The Element of Surprise

    This cute little place, Elements Montville, has only been open since early 2010 so you may not have found it yet. And it is between Mapleton / Flaxton and Montville so do not get lost...find the road to Kondalilla Falls that everyone knows.And you will be surprised...a gorgeous little spot....full of surprises. And beautiful views.Besides a cup of...

  • Flaxton Gardens are nice too....

    Close to Mapleton Sunshine Coast Hinterland.For a special dining experience as well as a 'cuppa'Well I have told you about three places now to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and some food have I not? all at Flaxton (including 'the elements' on the way to the falls)Now Flaxton Gardens is not only open for Morning Tea, Lunch, High Tea, but also for...

  • Scenic drive

    One of the nice things to do is to take the scenic drive from Mapleton to Maleny. You pass through many little towns on the way...Flaxton, Montville, Maleny....each little place has its own delights.One such delight are the beautiful falls at Kondalilla(just turn off before you reach Montville). On the way you will pass litttle quite...

  • Enjoy the views from the Mapleton Pub

    Well you will enjoy the old fashioned style of the can sit on the verandah or else inside. Have a look at the verandah Christmas 2011.Quite nice meals are served...not gourmet but OK for a pub.There are one or two gaming machines. Sometimes you even have a win.The tavern is openMonday-Saturday 10am-10pmSunday 11am - 7pm

  • Its not far to Flaxton.

    Once you are in Mapleton especially if you choose to stay there you will enjoy a little drive along to Flaxton. Of course everyone goes for the scenic walk to Kondalilla FallsAnd Flaxton Gardens is a most enjoyable venue for a dinner booking.You can do a little shopping here as well...arts and crafts...and enjoy a devonshire tea.

  • Nice place for coffee

    It is quite delightful to stroll around Mapleton itself and if you follow your nose you will find a couple of short cuts. And then you are ready for coffee and maybe cake.Have a look at the photo and you will love the look of the upstairs section.The coffee is delicious and you can enjoy morning tea or lunch.


    If the full Scenic Drive 22 is too long, then try the shorter version, which is just as nice.This begins in the town of Mapleton. Follow the signs that say to Kenilworth and the Obi Obi Valley. You may want to stop at Mapleton Falls on your way, these are just outside of Mapleton.The Obi Obi road, is a divided road for part of the way. Heading down...


    Mapleton is nowhere near as touristy as Montville. It still is nice though, has a good Tavern, fish and chip shop, cafe, coffee shop, antique shop, second hand book shop, chocolate shop, pizza and pasta restaurant. Further along Post Office Road is a leadlight workshop. Petrol is available at the BP Garage.From 1915 through until 1944, it was...

  • Mapleton Falls National Park

    The Mapleton Falls Lookout is easily accessed even by wheelchairs. From here you can get a gret view of the falls and out over the lush Obi Obi valley.The falls are formed when the waters of Pencil Creek fall 120m into the valley. There is also a walk through the rainforest.Tracks to the bottom of the falls are dangerous and are often closed.

  • A Cluster of Little Shops

    Mapleton is a pleasant place to begin your visit to The Hinterland. You will find a little cluster of shops to delight you. First have a really nice cup of coffee while enjoying the view.Then explore the corner shop...find a cute little gift. Then there is the antique shop...will keep you busy for a while.Of course the Tavern is just across the...

  • Visit the Lilyponds

    The Lilyponds area was originally a swamp and is now a beautiful community park. Such a peaceful place to relax or let the children play. And 'yes' there is a playground.You will enjoy walking the boardwalk across the water to the quaint shelter. Nice spot for a photo.The Lilyponds is just a few steps along from the 'corner shops' where you can...


    These falls are on Pencil Creek in Mapleton Falls National Park. They are long drop falls, cascading 120 metres over an escarpment.The falls, now have a nice lookout, but unfortunately, you can't see much of them, as the N/pk has let the Trees and Bush grow high and block the view. Every time we have visited, the view is blocked more & more, so...


    Located about 3/4's the way up the range to Mapleton, this lookout gives good views over the countryside and to the Sunshine coast beaches.The lookout has picnic tables for your convenience.I could see Cargo ships, Yachts and the Sunshine Coast High Rise.Great views, and worth the stop.FROM MAPLETON YOU FOLLOW THE RANGE ROAD TO MONTVILLE AND...


Mapleton Restaurants

  • Pizza & Pasta

    For one of the nicest pizzas ...well that I have ever tasted you just have to come to Queensland, Australia and visit Mapleton...really. The taste of the pizzas here is extraordinary.....All ingredients are local and organic when possible....but there must be a secret ingredient.Gluten free bases available.You can take-a-way or enjoy indoor dining....

  • A Few Choices

    There are a number of choices for you to find nice food if you are visiting the Blackall Range especially the Mapleton fact you can find many places yourself just driving along the Range.As some of my reviews are in different sections and you might miss them I will give you links in to places I enjoy all together here..A nice place for...

  • Flaxton has restaurants

    This is not a review as such...just a lead in to the reviewsI made a mistake and put Flaxton Gardens in "Things to Do"...Was going to change it eventually but now think the French Complex might be better there as well For Dining in the evening I suggestHave a look at Flaxton Gardensand now look at The French Restaurant with the whole complex...


Mapleton Local Customs

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    Home Made Butter at the Local Cafe

    by wise23girl Updated Mar 23, 2014

    So you are travelling around and need supplies for your camp out? Fancy some real live food?....some green tea.....

    Well I was surprised and delighted to find home made butter available on my most recent trip to Mapleton, Queensland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland. And not only butter but there are a range of products available from Obi Obi Essentials....all from the family farm....

    We discovered the butter for sale while enjoying a coffee and a home made, and even more ingredients... at the local cafe and then heard about the farm where good things grow...down in the Obi Obi Valley.

    Cafe Address
    La Botiga

    Ph.+61 7 54786188
    Shop2/5 Obi Obi Road Mapleton
    Blackall Range

    Farm Address: Kirbys Road, Obi Obi Valley, Qld 4574
    (please ring before visiting)

    To contact Alexina Johnson -

    Postal Address: PO Box 51, Mapleton, Qld 4560

    Phone: 07 5446 9176


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Mapleton Warnings and Dangers

  • Not the Same

    Just be aware that Blackall Range Road and Blackall Range Tourist Drive are not the same. And I am sure that you will be looking for the Tourist DriveYou can read about The Blackall Range Tourist Drive Here This drive starts at Landsborough and encompasses Maleny, Witta, Reeseville, Montville, Flaxton, Kondalilla, Mapleton and CooloolabinAnother...

  • TIPS

    Please do not feed the animals - by doing so you could make them agressive and human food is not healthy for them.Please do not take or break vegetation which is in the park.Please keep on the designated walking track and do not short cut (this causes erosion).Please either put your rubbish in the bins or take it out of the park with you.Please...

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