Maleny is a town along Australia's Sunshine Coast that's 90 kilometres north of Brisbane. The town features a number of historic and heritage-listed sites that speak to the deep history of the region. The area is known for its eclectic boutique stores, art galleries and specialty shops as well as its cooperative enterprises and natural attractions like the Maleny Botanic Gardens as well as nature trails, lakes and recreation areas. You'll enjoy fine dining, good local wines and a range of parklands as well as living museums and more. Maleny accommodation offers a world of adventure for any size group.
Maleny accommodation is the gateway to scenic natural wonders
The sheer number of natural wonders to see from your Maleny accommodation is staggering. You can visit the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Gardners Falls, McCarthy's Lookout, Kondalilla Falls, Howells Knob Lookout and many others. First, you will need accommodation, and the Maleny area offers plenty of options for your stay. You'll find houses, cottages, cabins and bungalows that offer space for large groups or a private getaway for 2 nestled among natural green space. Whether you're an individual traveller, a couple on a romantic getaway or a family on holiday, the right Maleny holiday rental for you is here.
Walk among the flowers with Maleny Botanic Gardens rentals
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World is a lush nature preserve on a private, 45-hectare property surrounded by rainforest with the Glass House Mountains as a backdrop. You can spend hours on over 6 kilometres of walking paths that take you past exotic plants, waterfalls and a variety of wildlife. You'll also find enclosures featuring native and exotic wildlife and birds, and you can take a guided aviary tour or walk yourself. After your hike, you can enjoy an on-site cafe, fairy-tale garden and other attractions that are sure to thrill adults and kids of all ages.
Enjoy the wonder of nature with a visit to Gardners Falls
Gardners Falls is located just a short walk from Obi Obi Creek and is a hidden gem of the Sunshine Coast. You'll find freshwater rock pools that lead you to the cascading falls where a deep natural pool awaits surrounded by native forest. You can picnic, take a nap under a giant water gum tree or even go for a swim in the clear and clean waters. A small cottage deep in the forest that sleeps 2 offers a perfect romantic complement to the falls and comes complete with a hot tub, TV, DVD player and video library.
See the Glass House Mountains from McCarthy's Lookout
McCarthy's Lookout is famed for its roofed viewing shelter that provides a majestic view of the famous Glass House Mountains. The mountains themselves are a group of 13 hills rising from the coastal plains that were created by volcanic activity millions of years ago. They were named by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 after the glass furnaces in Yorkshire, England. The peaks form a portion of Glass House Mountains National Park and are significant to indigenous people of the area.
Enjoy fine local wines and dining near Maleny accommodation
Those looking to have a refined and upscale experience on their Maleny holiday will find that sampling local vintages at a winery is an outstanding option. Maleny Mountain Wines is a popular location where you can enjoy tastings and tour the winery and vineyard to see how the local vintages of Queensland are made. You can also visit any of the many fine restaurants in the area that pair local wines with seafood or ethnic cuisine in a refined atmosphere. You'll also find a variety of luxury-appointed Maleny accommodation in the area to suit your upscale travel needs.
Visit North Maleny for history and natural serenity
You can head to North Maleny for a deep sense of history, natural serenity and one of the most popular and beautiful attractions in the region in Lake Baroon. A bungalow along Burgum Pond is a good option for a small family of 3 to find serenity among natural surroundings. From here, you'll be just a 2-minute drive or 20-minute walk to Maleny centre, and you'll enjoy rainforest surroundings in a modern, quiet and clean living space that includes complimentary breakfast for your first day. Modern comforts are available in the form of digital TV, WiFi and streaming services.
Lodgings near Lake Baroon offer a peaceful country getaway
Lake Baroon is formed by the Baroon Pocket Dam, which provides a spillway across the Obi Obi Creek. It's a hidden paradise offering picturesque views and full recreation facilities nestled within the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Only paddle craft and electric-powered boats are allowed on the lake, keeping the waters clear and clean. You'll find barbecue facilities, a children's play area and a swimming lagoon here, and you can hike around the trails and enjoy fishing spots. North Maleny accommodation puts you within easy access of this gorgeous spot where you can spend entire days in nature.