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Sunshine Coast Maleny

Maleny is a picture-perfect hinterland town in the Blackall Range, located just 30 minutes drive west from Caloundra.

Maleny is popular with weekenders who come from Brisbane or the coast to see the various specialty stores and art galleries located here.

Maleny Attractions, Activities, Things to See & Do on the Sunshine Coast, QLD


Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve which is a 55-hectare rainforest that overlooks the Glasshouse Mountains and has a large range of native animals living within. There are walking tracks and viewing platforms throughout the reserve to guide visitors as well as an Ecological Education Centre within the reserve that offers information and multi-media presentations on natural history.

The Maleny Botanic Gardens is also a beautiful place to visit during your stay on the Sunshine Coast. With over 14 acres of gardens and lawns and located on over 110 acres, many people come here to enjoy the magnificent rainforest setting and spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains. When attending the gardens, you will discover over 6kms of walking paths, lakes and waterfalls, an aviary and a barnyard.

If visiting Maleny in May, check out the Maleny Wood Expo which is a massive two-day woodwork exhibition which also hosts a range of exhibitions and demonstrations including wood workshop classes for adults.

Also, stop by Maleny Dairies, where visitors can see how dairy products are produced, as well as taste their huge range of dairy products which are available for purchase.



Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny, QLD
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Maleny Dairies

Maleny Dairies

Maleny, QLD

Maleny Dairies is a family-owned and family-run dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast. Located in the scenic hills of Maleny, the farm is a popular Queensland tourist attraction. At Maleny Dairies, visitors can see how dairy...

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Baroon Pocket Dam

Baroon Pocket Dam

North Maleny, QLD

Baroon Pocket Dam is a small lake located between Maleny and Montville. It’s much more than just a dam; it’s a scenic tourist attraction with numerous recreational and outdoor activities that you can enjoy. Baroon...

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Chenrezig Institute

Chenrezig Institute

Eudlo, QLD

Located in the tranquil hills of the Sunshine Coast, Chenrezig Institute is a Buddhist study, retreat and monastic centre which provides a serene place where you can experience the authentic teachings of Tibetan...

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Gardners Falls

Gardners Falls

Maleny, QLD

Gardners Falls is a stunning cascade located near the Obi Obi Creek in Maleny. To get here, just park your car along the creek banks and from here you can take a short walk downstream to get to the falls. Gardners...

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Lake Baroon

Lake Baroon

Montvile, QLD

Lake Baroon is located between Montville and Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The lake is one of twenty-six dams that the Seqwater manages, and is used to provide drinking water to Queensland residents. The dam...

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Maleny Cheese

Balmoral Ridge, QLD

Maleny Cheese offers a wonderfully unique dining experience and dairy factory. For those interested in authentic paddock to plate dining, this café should not be missed. Maleny Cheese, Cafe, Shop, Factory, Menu, Opening...

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Maleny, QLD

The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a 55-hectare rainforest which overlooks the Glass House Mountains and has a large range of native animals living within. The Reserve is committed to conserving and enhancing the...

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Maleny Showgrounds

Maleny Showgrounds

Maleny, QLD

The Maleny Showgrounds is a popular camping site situated by the banks of the Obi Obi Creek. Camping here provides an affordable yet scenic alternative to other accommodation in the area. Maleny Showgrounds, Camping...

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Gerrards Lookout

Gerrards Lookout

Maleny, QLD

Gerrards Lookout in Maleny is a small but picturesque rest stop for visitors exploring the Blackall Range and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Because of the unique yet spectacular sights that await you, the lookout point...

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Howells Knob Lookout

Howells Knob Lookout

Reesville, QLD

Howells Knob Lookout is a scenic viewpoint off Reesville Road. If you are looking for a tranquil destination and lovely views to chill out in, this area is highly recommended. Howells Knob Lookout, Gazebo & Picnic...

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North Shore Village

North Shore Village

Pacific Paradise, QLD

The North Shore Village is a shopping centre located at Pacific Paradise. They are anchored by a Coles supermarket, as well as Dominos, Australia Post, North Shore Dental, and 13 specialty shops. North Shore Village...

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Maleny Visitor Information Centre

Maleny Visitor Information Centre

Maleny, QLD

The Maleny Visitor Information Centre is a treasure trove of travel information for this beautiful region. It’s an independent, not for profit establishment, run completely by local volunteers who are friendly...

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Mccarthy’s Lookout

McCarthy’s Lookout

Maleny, QLD

McCarthy’s Lookout is a scenic destination where visitors can soak up the views of the surrounding Glass House Mountains. Located on Jinibara Country in Maleny, this viewpoint is often overlooked unless you drive over...

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Maleny Sunday Market

Maleny Sunday Market

Maleny, QLD

Maleny is a beautiful town in the heart of the Sunshine Coast which attracts tourists from all over the world to its many attractions. The Maleny Sunday Market is a popular weekend market attended by locals and visitors...

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Maleny Showgrounds Skatepark

Maleny Showgrounds Skatepark

Maleny, QLD

The Maleny Showgrounds Skatepark is a unique skate park popular among the local youth. The skate park is located within the showgrounds and makes use of ramps, a mini bowl, and pipes. Maleny Showgrounds Skatepark...

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