Montville Things to Do

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    Have picnic at Lake Baroon Pocket Dam

    by stevemt Written Dec 30, 2013

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    Lake Baroon Pocket Dam is only a short drive from Montville.

    Heading north into Montville the turnoff is well signposted about 100 meters from Montville proper.

    It is a lovely site for a picnic, with plenty of native birds around. There are BBQ's, tables and seats provided, along with a toilet block.

    There is also a Baroon Lookout walk here which takes about 1 hour to complete.

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    Discover the secret

    by wise23girl Updated Dec 18, 2012

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    A review about Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, AUSTRALIA

    We had been told it was a beautiful place....we had been told the food was nice...we had been told there were wood carvings to die for....that there were stunning views but nothing prepared us for the sheer beauty of Secrets. Its name is actually 'Secrets on the Lake'and it really should be a secret no more.....

    You really have to experience it for yourself. We had been told but........

    So what else is there that has been kept a secret?
    Well there is the cafe ...the art gallery....the tree houses...the gifts....the wood fire.....the stunning lounge.... the billiard table....and a very friendly welcome when you arrive....and if you are getting married this is the place for you.

    I do not usually divide my reviews but in this case it is worth it....

    The photos show the surrounds

    So go now to the part of the secret that is The Lake Cafe.

    ..

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    Explore Montville main street.

    by al2401 Written Sep 23, 2012

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    You can spend quite a bit of time in Montville depending on your interests - shopping, wine tasting and art galleries - not to mention the numerous restaurants and cafes. The waterwheel is a well known feature of Montville and is in the centre of town. Almost directly across the road is the often recommended Poets Cafe.

    There is quite a bit of street parking and quite a large off street parking area.

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    More wine tasting

    by al2401 Written Sep 23, 2012

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    In the main street of Montville you will find the outlet for Mason's wines. The wines are sourced from the Granite Belt near Stanthorpe and the display a good variety of cool climate wines. There is a great vintage port made from Shiraz grapes.

    Their poster features Bacchus in amongst bottles of wine - that guy sure has questions to answer!

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    Choose between Candy, Chocolate or Clocks

    by al2401 Written Sep 23, 2012

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    Montville Clock Centre
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    With all the shops in Monville you are quite spoiled for choice. There is a candy shop where hard boiled candy is the speciality - they even have demonstrations on how the candy is made. Unfortunately the time I saw this I didn't have my camera.

    Across the road is one of the best fudge shops in the world - love the choc/orange and the ginger/caramel! You have to try the Creme Brulee!

    Nearby is the clock centre where Cuckoo Clocks and other speciality clocks are on display.

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    Explore the Blackall Range

    by al2401 Written Sep 7, 2012

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    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 main parks with walking tracks through subtropical rainforest and sclerophyll forest - Mary Cairncross Park, Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park.

    Shops, galleries and restaurants can be found in all of the range town and there are wineries at Maleny and Montville. There are also many Bed & Breakfasts and small hotel accommodation. There is even a reception centre on the east side of the range which caters mainly for weddings and offers amazing views.

    On the western side of the range are the towns of Kenilworth and Connondale. This is rich dairy country and Kenilworth is famous for its cheese.

    Along with the Bunya Mountains the Blackall Range isthe only are where the Bunya Pine is found naturally. The area was first established by timber getters after the Red Cedar which grows in the rainforest.

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    Wine tasting anyone?

    by al2401 Written Sep 6, 2012

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    At the back of Montville along Western Avenue is a winery called Flame Hill. It is a family owned vineyard and produces estate grown wines. Some grape varieties are grown on site and others at family owned vineyards in other parts of South East Quensland especially Stanthorpe.

    You can taste three wines - three red or three white - for free; for a small fee of $6 you may upgrade to 8 - three white, three red, and a dessert wine and a port. For $20 you may taste the whole range.

    There is a good selection so I'm sure you will find something to tempt you.

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    Art Gallery Trail

    by wise23girl Updated Aug 27, 2012

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    Quuensland, Australia.......
    This trail will take you all around the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland and where better to start than Montville.

    The Secret Gallery
    207 Narrows Road, MONTVILLE 4560
    +61 7 5478 5888

    Main Street Gallery
    167 Main St, MONTVILLE 4560
    +61 7 5478 5050

    Montville Art Gallery
    138 Main St, MONTVILLE 4560
    +61 7 54429211

    Art Nuvo Gallery,
    25 Gloucester Road, BUDERIM 4556
    +61 7 5456 2445

    Red Desert Aboriginal Gallery,
    2/102 memorial Drive, EUMUNDI, 4562
    +61 7 5442 7172

    Landsborough Galleries
    27 Caloundra Street, LANDSBOROUGH, 4550
    +61 7 5439 9943

    PUBLIC GALLERIES include

    Caloundra Regional Gallery
    22 Omrah Avenue, CALOUNDRA 4556
    +61 7 5420 8299

    Noosa Regional Gallery
    Riverside,
    Pelican Street, TEWANTIN, 4565
    +61 7 5449 5340

    Butter Factory Arts Centre
    10 Maple street, COOROY, Qld 4563
    +61 7 5472 02222

    Art and Ecology Centre
    Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens
    Palm Creek Road TANAWHA 4556
    +61 7 5475 7272 (Council)

    University Of the Sunshine Coast Gallery
    Sippy Downs Drive, SIPPY DOWNS, 4556
    +61 7 5459 4645

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    Secrets on the Lake Gallery and Gifts

    by wise23girl Updated Aug 26, 2012

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    Montville Australia.....
    So after you have enjoyed the wonderful food and views of The Lake Cafe it is time to wander around and look at the Art Gallery, Gifts for Sale, and guest library...yes there are guests and they have unique hand carved tree houses for guests...just wait for next review....
    So what is for sale...music cds for a start...beautiful tranquil Australian music....some spectacular art.....wood carvings you have to see to believe...jewellery...pottery(some stunning green frogs)...handbags (special handstitched leather)...
    Just a magnificent array of unusual gifts.

    Now would you like to come and see something really exciting? Come with me to The Secrets on The Lakes tree house accommodation......

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    Do not forget THE ELEMENTS

    by wise23girl Written Aug 26, 2012

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    Sunshine Coast Hinterland Qld Australia

    This great little place on the way to Kondalilla Falls is written up under my Mapleton things to do...so please follow the link to read about this delightful spot....

    The Elements can be found here......

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    Kondalilla Falls

    by al2401 Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Kondalilla Falls (top falls)
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    The falls are a result of the Skene Creek falling 90m and the Aboriginal name translated means 'rushing waters'.

    There are two parts of the falls with the most visited being the top section where the swimming hole is. This location is very popular in summer. The edge of the waterhole is undercut in most places so there is no easing into the cold mountain water.

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    Kondalilla National Park

    by al2401 Updated Aug 24, 2012

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    Kondalilla National Park
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    Kondalilla National Park is located 100km north of Brisbane and near Montville in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It is named after the spectacular Kondlilla Falls

    The falls are a result of the Skene Creek falling 90m and the Aboriginal name translated means 'rushing waters'.

    There are two main walks. The Picnic Creek walk is a round trip of 2.4km and classified as Class 2 (Australian classifications) - an easy, reasonably level walk for all fitness levels. The main or Rock Pools walk takes you to the top of the falls and the swimming hole where there is a small part of the falls. This walk is 3.2km and Class 3 - a well defined track with most steep inclines treated as stairs. Caution is needed in exposed areas especially after heavy rain.

    There is no wheelchair access and the slope from the carpark to the entrance of the NP is quite steep.

    Unfortunately, last time I visited the main track was closed due to wet conditions. I will have to go back. I got back in 2012 and enjoyed the walk to the top falls and swimming hole but the track to the bottom of the main falls is still closed.

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    Baroon Pocket Dam

    by al2401 Written Apr 24, 2011

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    The Baroon Packet Dam was completed in 1989. The resulting 380 hectare lake is the water supply most of the south of the Sunshine Coast. The Dam wall is approached from Montville, along Western avenue and there is a large picnic area with barbecues and public facilties. Another picnic area located on the other side of the lake is accessed via Maleny.

    Activities allowed on the lake include swimming, fishing and boating. There are also various walking tracks leading from the dam.

    Warning - your picnic may be the target of the local Kookaburras. They love barbecues - especially sausages!

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    KONDALILLA FALLS - *4*

    by balhannah Written Apr 15, 2010

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    At the start, my walk was through open Eucalypt forest. Some of the Trees were different, I took a photo of some with a very rusty red brown trunk. As I headed further down the Mountain, then it changed to Rainforest with lots of Palm Trees. It was interesting that there was a creeper clinging to the Palm Trees that made them look like a different kind of Palm. This is the only area I have ever seen this creeper.

    Coming out of the Rainforest on climbing the mountain to the top, the scene was different again! This time Australian Grass trees!

    Another important tip is the way you walk the track. If you head to the WATERFALL 1st, then you are WALKING DOWN A LOT OF STEPS, and walking up the other side of the mountain is much easier as there are NO STEPS.
    THIS IS THE WAY TO GO, FINISH AT THE ROCK POOL LAST.

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    KONDALILLA FALLS - *3*

    by balhannah Written Apr 15, 2010

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    Fun behind the waterfall at the rock pool
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    After enjoying my view of the falls, it was time to climb to the top of the Mountain. I could hear the water running, and knew I was near the waterfall.

    The track came out at the top of the waterfall where Grass Trees were growing, completely different to the Rainforest on the other side.

    Located here was a pretty deep rock pool, popular with people swimming and jumping in. From here, the water runs in a small stream and over the long drop cliff face. Another Goanna was here having a drink, just beside the bridge that you walk across the top of the falls.

    I imagine that on a really hot day this would be full of people enjoying themselves

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