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Maleny, QLD

The delightful, Sunshine Coast hinterland village of Maleny lies in picture postcard dairy country, interspersed with rainforests, high in the Blackall Range, about 50 kilometres south-west of Maroochydore.


There are a myriad of sightseeing opportunities in the range, including a panoramic view of the Glasshouse Mountains – so named by Captain Cook who was reminded, by the sun reflecting off the rockfaces, of the glasshouses back in his beloved Yorkshire. Bushwalking and bird-spotting are popular pastimes in this area, where you can also explore the walking trails through the lush rainforests of the Mary Cairncross National Park and, if you fancy on an hour or so drive, the Mapleton and Kondalilla Falls and the Obi Obi Gorge.

Arts and craft galleries abound. There is a wide choice of eateries and drinking holes in this bolt hole which is just a 90 kilometre drive north from Brisbane, but is 1000 kilometres from the cares and pressures of the big smoke.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 90 Kilometres.

Nearest Airport: Brisbane

Maleny Map


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Romance
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Mountain
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Abseiling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail bike riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Driving
  • Horse Riding
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Wine Tasting
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Fishing
  • Rainforest
  • Wilderness
  • Quad Bike Riding
  • Fruit Picking
  • Fishing - Estuary

About Maleny

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Maleny Postcode: 4552
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Sunshine Coast
  • Latitude: -26.75842
  • Longitude: 152.85297
  • Elevation: 412m
  • Population: 3734
  • Median Income: $27196
  • Area (Sq/km): 24.302
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Tours In Maleny

Discover some of the tours options around Maleny

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains