Maleny

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Maleny which includes tranquil scenes, landscape views and farmland
This small, vibrant arts community in the Sunshine Coast hinterland offers spectacular mountain scenery, great food and boutique shopping.

Maleny is a small artistic community in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. One of its biggest draws is the incredible view offered from lookouts all throughout town. Gaze across rolling green pastures and out to the incredible Glasshouse Mountains. Wineries, dairies and nice restaurants bring foodies to the region, while the vibrant arts and crafts scene means there is good shopping. Locals are known for their laid-back attitudes and alternative lifestyles.

Maleny lies on the Blackall Range west of Caloundra in one of the wettest areas in Queensland. Before it became a well-known dairy-farming region, the area around Maleny supported verdant rainforests and huge old trees. Much of the land was cleared in the 1800s, with the town established in 1891. There are still dairy farms today, although the main industry is tourism. Visit the Maleny Cheese Factory to sample and buy local cheeses. Tour the Maleny Dairies Monday to Saturday and enjoy a cup of tea and buy fresh milk and yoghurt.

Restaurants and cafés throughout town showcase the best local produce. Choose from a café serving sandwiches and cakes to a three-course meal at a fine-dining restaurant.

Buy locally made arts and crafts at the markets held at the Maleny RSL every Sunday. Many boutiques and galleries throughout town also stock work produced by the artists who live in and around Maleny.

Get active in the hills surrounding the town. Walk on trails through the Mary Cairncross Reserve, which protects a large area of rainforest just south of Maleny. Peer through the trees at views across the mountain range towards the Glasshouse Mountains. The Obi Obi Creek runs through Maleny and has waterfalls and swimming holes. Swim in the natural pool at the base of nearby Gardner’s Falls. You can find maps and directions at the Maleny Visitor Information Centre in the middle of town.

Maleny is 450 metres (1,476 feet) above sea level. It’s a 1-hour drive from Brisbane airport and about a 30-minute trip from Caloundra. There is free parking throughout town. You’ll need a car to enjoy the surrounding region, which has many wineries, scenic lookouts and eco-resorts.

Maleny Hotel
Maleny Hotel
3 out of 5
6- Bunya Street, Maleny, QLD, 4552
The price is AU$90 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Maleny. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (105 reviews)
"Within walking distance to town. Despite being above the pub, didn’t hear any noise from my room. Clean and well presented."

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2022

Maleny Hotel
Tranquil Park Maleny
Tranquil Park Maleny
3 out of 5
483 Mountain View Road, Maleny, QLD, 4552
Fully refundable
The price is AU$135 per night from 3 Jul. to 4 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Maleny. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (247 reviews)
"Brian was very welcoming. It certainly clean & a nice place to stay. The food was excellent."

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2022

Tranquil Park Maleny
The Guesthouse
The Guesthouse
4 out of 5
1334 Landsborough Maleny Rd, Maleny, QLD, 4552
The price is AU$161 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Maleny. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Maleny Dairies and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"The sign in process was a new experience"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2022

The Guesthouse
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Aquarius Kawana
Aquarius Kawana
4 out of 5
14 Bright Place, Birtinya, QLD, 4575
The price is AU$154 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (319 reviews)
"lakeview"

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Aquarius Kawana
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD, 4551
The price is AU$199 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a water park. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,104 reviews)
"Everything was great, loved our stay. Couldn’t connect to wifi though. Couldn’t read the password & neither ways worked…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2022

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach
4 out of 5
75 Esplanade, cnr Jellicoe Street and Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD, 4551
The price is AU$209 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Sunshine Coast. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,348 reviews)
"Unfortunately, the weather was atrocious during my stay so I wasn't able to enjoy the local area. The property was spacious with good facilities overall, although it is getting a little tired and in need of modernization. The TV was terrible to use."

Reviewed on 23 May 2022

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach
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