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Mapleton
Travel Guide

Mapleton which includes a lake or waterhole, a park and wetlands

Look down over the coast from this hinterland town in the Blackall Range surrounded by rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife.

The views from Mapleton are the kind that will take your breath away. The small town lies on the Blackall Range and looks back over the coast. Gaze across green fields and lush rainforest to the Pacific Ocean beyond. Nearby, there are national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that provide opportunities for hiking and picnics in the beautiful natural surroundings.

Mapleton is small but the handful of cafés and restaurants provide delicious food to the travellers who pass through on their way to the national parks. Stop to enjoy a coffee and try fresh local produce. You can take in the views that Mapleton is known for from almost anywhere in town. Some of the best vistas are from the local pub on the main street.

Bring a comfortable pair of shoes and a water bottle and head for the Mapleton Falls National Park. Walk on trails through rainforest and spot native birds such as lorikeets, owls and the rare paradise rifle bird. See the impressive Mapleton Falls that cascade off the ranges. There are dedicated lookout points throughout the park.

The Mapleton Forest Reserve, Lilyponds area and Linda Garrett Park surround Mapleton and all have signposted walks and picnic areas in the forest. Pick up maps and brochures from the Mapleton Information Centre on the main street in town.

Stay until nightfall to gaze at the stars from the Mapleton Observatory. Phone ahead and make a booking to see the observatory. Once a month there is an open night that you can attend without a booking. Check the observatory website for details.

Mapleton is a 25-minute drive from Maleny and a 1.5-hour drive from Brisbane. It is about 30 minutes from the coast by road. Most visitors choose to come for a daytrip to see the town and then explore the surrounding region. If you want to stay there is a selection of accommodation.

Continue along the Blackall Range to see nearby towns Maleny and Montville. There is free parking in Mapleton and at the national parks and nature reserves.

Eden Lodge
Eden Lodge
4 out of 5
97 Montville-Mapleton Road, Mapleton, QLD
The price is AU$205 per night from 9 May to 9 May
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mapleton National Park, Kondalilla National Park and Headwaters Nature Refuge. Mapleton ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (119 reviews)
"The property was perfectly located to access hiking and trail running tracks. It was also an easy walk into Mapleton for dinner. The room was well equipt with a small fridge and television and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the hosts were accomodating and knowledgeable about ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

Eden Lodge
Clouds Mapleton
Clouds Mapleton
3.5 out of 5
136-146 Flaxton Drive, Montville / Mapleton Road, Mapleton, QLD
The price is AU$250 per night from 7 May to 7 May
Situated in Mapleton, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mapleton National Park, Kondalilla National Park and Headwaters Nature Refuge. Mapleton Falls ...
3.5/5Good! (215 reviews)
Beautiful night away
"Better than we had expected! The public spa was super warm which my husband and baby boy loved. Fire place kept the room toasty warm. Plenty of attractions and restaurants within 5-10 min drive."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2019

Clouds Mapleton
Mapleton Springs
Mapleton Springs
4 out of 5
87 Spring Pastures Dr, Mapleton, QLD
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Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kondalilla National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park and Kondalilla Falls. Flame ...
5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
High recommendation
"Lovely place and Lovely family managing."

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Mapleton Springs
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lilyponds Holiday Park
Lilyponds Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
26 Warruga Street, Mapleton, QLD
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mapleton National Park, Piccabeen Circuit Trailhead and Kondalilla National Park. Mapleton ...
4.1/5Very Good! (82 reviews)
Repeat Stay
"Lilyponds has to be our most favourite accommodation. We have stayed there last year & fell absolutely in love with the place so this is our second stay. We highly recommend Lilypond Holiday Park to anyone."

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2021

Lilyponds Holiday Park
Mapleton Cabins & Caravan Park
Mapleton Cabins & Caravan Park
2 out of 5
85 Obi Obi Road, Mapleton, QLD
Situated in Mapleton, this campsite is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kondalilla National Park, Mapleton National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park. Woompoo Circuit ...
4.1/5Very Good! (125 reviews)
"Great location, perfect cabin size and friendly outgoing staff."

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Mapleton Cabins & Caravan Park
Mapleton Eco Friendly Lodge
Mapleton Eco Friendly Lodge
Suses Pocket Road, Mapleton, QLD
Situated in Mapleton, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park. Woompoo Circuit Trailhead and Mapleton ...
5/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
Secluded, peaceful forest getaway
"Perfectly located timber house on a ridge surrounded by forest as far as the eye can see. Cannot see any other properties. Just nature and it’s sounds to keep you company. Bliss!"

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Mapleton Eco Friendly Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jackie

28 Jan. 2020

Beautiful area of Australia

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

19 Jan. 2020

Didn't stay in town, drove one and half hours home.

5/5 - Excellent

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3 Jan. 2020

Fantastic little quiet town.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

22 Sep. 2019

Small nice town

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Aug. 2019

Beautiful views and friendly people. Lovely hikes and great waterfalls

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 May 2019

Lovely local cafes. Short drive to Kondalilla Falls and Mapleton National Park.