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Montville, QLD

Montville, located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, is a charming and picturesque town that offers a unique experience for visitors. Known for its scenic views, arts and crafts, and as a popular tourist destination, Montville is the perfect place to visit for those who love nature, culture and history.

Known For:

  • Surrounded by scenic hinterland views
  • Creative arts and crafts village


The village of Montville was first settled in 1887 and is today known by some as the “Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast“. It is nestled in the Blackall Range, offers panoramic views of the coast and the hinterland, making it a popular spot for photography and nature walks.

Visitors can take a stroll along the scenic trails, such as the Kondalilla National Park, which offers a range of hiking options, from easy to challenging. The park also features beautiful waterfalls, such as Kondalilla Falls, which is a must-see for nature lovers.

Kondalilla is aboriginal for ‘rushing waters’ and is home to scenic walks and spectacular waterfalls. It is ideal for a picnic, a swim, or just to escape into the cool rainforest.

Waterfall near Montville

Montville is also renowned for its arts and crafts scene, with many galleries and studios showcasing the work of local artists and craftsmen. Visitors can explore the town’s many art galleries and craft shops, which offer a wide range of unique and handcrafted items, such as pottery, jewelry, and textiles.

Montville town shopping center

The town is also rich in history, with many heritage-listed buildings, such as the Montville Memorial Hall, which was built in the early 20th century. Visitors can also take a step back in time by visiting the Montville Museum, which features exhibits on the history of the town and the surrounding area.

Overall, Montville is a hidden gem that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views, arts and crafts, or a taste of history, this charming town has it all. It is 20km from the Sunshine Coast and a great stop for those looking to explore the hinterland.

view from a cafe in Montville

Things To Do

There are a variety of tour operators that offer day trips or multi-day tours that include a visit to Montville, as well as other nearby attractions in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Some of the tours may include scenic drives, nature walks, visits to local art galleries and craft shops, and stops at historical sites.

You can also hire a private tour guide for a more personalized experience and to make the most of your visit to Montville. Make sure to book in advance if you are planning to visit during peak season.

Sunrise Montville Valley

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 121 Kilometres.

Nearest Airport: The Sunshine Coast Airport

Where to stay?


  • Romance
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Mountain

Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winery
  • Hang Gliding

About Montville

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Montville Postcode: 4560
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Sunshine Coast
  • Latitude: -26.69254
  • Longitude: 152.89529
  • Elevation: 399m
  • Population: 970
  • Median Income: $29276
  • Area (Sq/km): 18.105
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Accommodation In Montville

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