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 Accommodation – Hotel Villlas & Cabins, Queensland
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. The Reserve is committed to conserving and enhancing the natural habitat of the area as well as providing a valued community resource for education, research, recreation and enjoyment. 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 wood work exhibition which also hosts a range of exhibitions and demonstrations including wood workshop classes for adults, Hand Held Carving, Weaving with Cat’s Claw, make your own Skateboard, Diddleybow Workshop, Using Simple Tools for Simple Techniques.
Also, stop by Maleny Dairies, where visitors can see how dairy products are produced, as well as taste their huge range of diary products which are available for purchase.
The picturesque accommodation, hotel villas and cabins located within Maleny have spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains and the nearby coastal plains. Click the link below to find the best accommodation deals.