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MalenyAustralia

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.

Top hotels in Maleny

Tranquil Park Maleny
Tranquil Park Maleny
3 out of 5
483 Mountain View Road, Maleny, QLD
The price is £76 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Maleny Dairies. Mary Cairncross ...

4.2/5Very Good! (181 reviews)
Would stay again

"The room and bathroom were clean. My only comment would be the glass panels on the deck could be a little cleaner . The staff were very pleasant and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Tranquil Park Maleny
Maleny Hotel
Maleny Hotel
3 out of 5
6- Bunya Street, Maleny, QLD
The price is £67 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

Situated in Maleny, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Maleny Dairies and within 3 miles (5 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Maleny Botanic Gardens. ...

3.8/5Good! (79 reviews)
Clean and comfortable

"Clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Maleny Hotel
Maleny Terrace Cottages
Maleny Terrace Cottages
4 out of 5
1 Panorama Place, Maleny, QLD
The price is £143 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

Situated in Maleny, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Art on Cairncross, Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Upper Mooloolah Nature Refuge. Mary Cairncross ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Cosy cottage with an amazing view. The owners were warm and welcoming. Large, comfy bed with lots of pillows for a restful sleep."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Maleny Terrace Cottages
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Maleny

Rosebrook Cottages - Private Luxury 2 min From Maleny
Rosebrook Cottages - Private Luxury 2 min From Maleny
119 Bridge Creek Rd, Maleny, QLD

Situated in Maleny, this holiday home is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Manduka Cooperative Nature Refuge and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Maleny Dairies. Maleny Botanic Gardens ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Most incredible stay

"This was just the greatest cottage to explore Maleny and have a lovely break in. 10/10 :)"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Rosebrook Cottages - Private Luxury 2 min From Maleny
On Obi Maleny
On Obi Maleny
4 out of 5
18 Lawyer Street, Maleny, QLD

Situated near the boardwalk, this cabin is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Maleny Dairies and within 3 miles (5 km) of Glasshouse Mountains National Park and Maleny Botanic ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (91 reviews)

"Clean, immaculate, full of amenities, nice owner. Will be back for sure"…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

On Obi Maleny
Maleny Bramasole On Mountain View
Maleny Bramasole On Mountain View
634 Mountain View Road, Maleny, QLD

Situated in Maleny, this historic holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Maleny Botanic Gardens, Wootha Valley Nature Refuge and Glasshouse Mountains National ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Great location and friendly host

"Lovely space in a great location and Gail was a pleasure to deal with."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Maleny Bramasole On Mountain View
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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