Visit Maleny

The misty mountains of Maleny are such a special part of South-East Queensland, Australia – just over an hour’s drive from  Brisbane. The incredible views out to the Glasshouse Mountains or the rolling green countryside draws visitors all year  round. It really is breathing different air up here, and there’s a little bit of indescribable magic that you have to experience to  fully understand. In any case, the Sunshine Coast hinterland is a place you’ll want to come back to again and again.

European settlement of Maleny began in this historic town in the 1870s. Our traditional custodians are the Nalbo and  Dallambara people. Dairy farming has a long history in the Hinterland area, spanning from the 1890s. So when you visit  Maleny, there’s lots of opportunity to experience the region’s rich dairy history. Our Maleny butter was once sent all the way to England!

The Hinterland dairy industry is being lovingly revived by many small dairy producers (like ourselves) as well as our local  dairy colleagues, retailers and restaurateurs. We offer lots of opportunities to see, taste and explore the  region’s delicious  dairy, and for visitors to  immerse themselves in an authentic paddock to plate food experience. From dairy to produce and  everything in between, it’s a food lover’s paradise.

Maleny Accommodation

Situated 450 metres above sea level, the land is  a mixture of sub-tropical rainforest, and rolling green pastures with the most stunning views  imaginable. Believe us, if you come for a day,  you’ll very much want to stay. The area boasts a plethora of great accommodation spots. Tranquil places to escape the rat race and get  away from it all. Our accommodation ranges  from luxury villas, studios, resorts as well as  private luxury homes, cottage getaways and  quaint bed and breakfasts. Maleny Cheese is  proud to supply many of our local accommodation hotspots with our delicious  local cheese and yoghurt. Whether its a picnic  basket, or a room basket, we love to work with  our local accommodation to make your stay up  here extra special. Our community really is all a big family.

Things to do

  • Picnic spots galore
  • Bushwalks
  • Botanic gardens
  • Golf
  • Local food trails
  • Local art galleries
  • Gifts and handmade local treasures
  • Fireside wine and cheese
  • Rural experiences
  • Farmers and Makers markets
  • Historic experiences

Only minutes from Australia Zoo, Glasshouse Mountains and the ocean, it’s the perfect place to escape the rat race while still being handy to the Sunshine Coast. A chance to really let go,  breathe the mountain air and sleep.

Our people

We are a friendly and welcoming community up here, and no matter where you go, you will always find a friendly face and somebody willing to help you make your stay mountain-magical! Alongside our tourist spots, exists our local family and farming communities. Maleny Cheese Cafe is a bit of a must-see up here, as we’ve been serving our wonderful tourists since 2004. For that reason, we know the perfect places to suit your individual needs. We love to offer advice and information about how to get that real Maleny experience. Just come ask us in the cafe any time!

Gift ideas in Maleny

When you visit Maleny, you probably want to  take a piece of the Hinterland home with you.  Maleny is home to a wonderful local town who  support local makers and producers. Take your  time browsing the wonderful shops or markets  up here in both Maleny and Montville,  including our own Cafe and Shop.

See what’s at the Maleny Cheese cafe shop

We sell cheese gift baskets, as well as local  condiments, Riversands wine and other needful things all year round.

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