The beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is located just an hour north of Brisbane and only 30 minutes from the Pacific coast. With elevations reaching over 450 metres, the hinterland is much cooler and offers a variety of unique activities for visitors to enjoy.
Towns the make up the hinterland include Maleny, Montville, Flaxton, Nambour, Mapleton, Kenilworth, Yandina, Beerwah as well as the beautiful Glass House Mountains.
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Stop past Australia Zoo in Beerwah, which is home to Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter and of the most popular tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Australia Zoo is jam packed full of fun and adventures including the world famous Crocoseum where you can see how crocodiles live and behave in the wild.
Go on a bushwalk or hike at the Glasshouse Mountains. This national park boasts many extinct volcanoes, with these formations said to be about 25 to 27 million years old. The highest peak of the ranges is Mount Beerwah, which sits at 555m (1,821ft) above sea level. The second highest peak is Mount Coonowrin, followed by Mount Tibrogargan. With such peaks, the Glasshouse Mountains National Park offers a number of breathtaking lookouts and walking trails. For those wanting to take a walk through the national park, there are a number of well formed, graded tracks available.
Other nature parks include Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park. Take a walk around Manleny’s Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and make sure to bring a picnic as there are plenty of facilities located at many of the parks including BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilet facilities.
Take a scenic drive and stop off at a dairy farm, cheese factory or winery. There are many cafes and restaurants located throughout the hinterland as well as specialty stores selling unique items. You will also find many markets all over the region on the weekends selling local produce and hand made items.
If you are simply looking for a relaxing getaway, try one of the luxury cottages or retreats located within the beautiful landscape. Walk the streets and laneways of the picturesque townships and the local fashion boutiques and art galleries. Go at your own pace and truly relax in this peaceful setting.
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