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

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

Maleny Accommodation, Hotel Villas & Cabins, Queensland

Nature lovers will enjoy a trip to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. This 55-hectare rainforest overlooks the Glass House Mountains and has an extensive range of native animals living within. The Reserve is committed to conserving and enhancing the area’s natural habitat and providing a valued community resource for education, research, recreation, and enjoyment. There are walking tracks and viewing platforms throughout the reserve to guide visitors and an Ecological Education Centre 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 located on over 110 acres, many people come here to enjoy the magnificent rainforest setting and spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains. You will discover over 6kms of walking paths, lakes and waterfalls, an aviary and a barnyard when attending the gardens.

If visiting Maleny in May, check out the Maleny Wood Expo, which is a massive two-day woodwork exhibition that 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 and taste their massive range of dairy products 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.

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