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Mapleton, QLD

Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the scenic drive to Mapleton from Maleny, taking in Montville and Flaxton, is one of the best in Queensland. Throughout this beautiful district, art and craft galleries abound, along with potteries, antique shops and museums.

Mapleton Falls

Buy fresh local fruit and vegetables from the side of the road and make sure you stop to dine at one of the many interesting and different restaurants and cafes which have opened in recent years. Nature, however, is the star attraction in these parts and her gift to Mapleton is a spectacular cascade tumbling off the western escarpment of the Blackall Range into the Mary Valley. The Mapleton Falls are best appreciated from the viewing platform. The village flanks the Mapleton National Park which is renowned for its rainforest picnic glades. Mapleton also hosts the annual Yarn Festival when spinners of tall tales and true gather to celebrate the art of the Aussie bush balladeer.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 59 Kilometres.

Nearest Airport: The Sunshine Coast Airport

Mapleton Map


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Romance
  • Rural/Country
  • Honeymoon

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • City Sightseeing
  • Driving
  • Horse Riding
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Fishing - Trout/Fly

About Mapleton

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Mapleton Postcode: 4560
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Sunshine Coast
  • Latitude: -26.6233
  • Longitude: 152.86624
  • Elevation: 385m
  • Population: 1564
  • Median Income: $26468
  • Area (Sq/km): 13.422
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Accommodation In Mapleton

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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.

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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

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Glasshouse Mountains