Montville QLD 4560, Australia
Kondalilla National Park
Just behind the Sunshine Coast, in the scenic Blackall Range, Kondalilla National Park is a cool mountain retreat. The park is named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek drops 90m into a rainforest valley. Kondalilla, an Aboriginal word meaning 'rushing waters', describes this park's waterfall during the summer wet season.
Above the falls, tall open eucalypt forest mingles with rainforest species in wetter areas. A drier forest grows on the western escarpment, featuring casuarinas with a grass tree understorey. Subtropical rainforest grows below the escarpment, where soil and aspect is suitable, and riparian rainforest lines the creek.
Surrounded by residential properties, this park is an important refuge for many animals and plants including the pouched frog, Assa darlingtoni and the bopple nut, Macadamia ternifolia, which is vulnerable to extinction. More than 107 species of birds have been seen in the park. https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/kondalila/about.html
78 Mapleton Falls Rd, Mapleton QLD 4560, Australia
Mapleton Falls National Park
The Mapleton Falls lookout is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. The paths are bitumen and cement. From the disabled carpark you travel slightly uphill to the toilet facilities, and gently downhill to the lookout.
Riparian rainforest and open eucalypt forest communities are protected here.
Pencil Creek forms Mapleton Falls, plunging 120m into the valley below. The Australian peregrine falcon often soars and roosts near the waterfall.
When walking in the rainforest, you may hear the wompoo fruit-dove, whose booming call reaches the ground from its feeding sites among the tree-tops.
During warmer months listen for frogs in the pool beside the causeway. Take a close look at rocks around the pool and you'll see distinctive hexagonal shapes formed by volcanic activity 25 million years ago. https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mapleton-falls/
138 Main St, Montville QLD 4560, Australia
Montville Art Gallery
Showcasing world-class original art from over 40 of the regions’ best artists, in the picturesque and historic town of Montville, Queensland, Australia.
1/144 Main St, Montville QLD 4560, Australia
Makersville is not your ordinary gift shop. It’s not your average gallery. The Makersville retail concept store and gallery is all about supporting and promoting new and emerging Australian creative talent. It’s about nurturing and cultivating the handmade renaissance.
2/144 Main St, Montville QLD 4560, Australia
RARE EMPORIUM MONTVILLE
Thousands of unique items that excite collectors and decorators of all ages.
Come and see our new Jewellery Studio where our in-store jeweller will design, make or remodel stunning pieces for you.
4 Church St, Palmwoods QLD 4555, Australia
Tina Cooper Gallery
"Exquisite", "Unique" and "Dramatic "are some of the adjectives used to describe Tina Cooper's glass sculptures. One of the leading figures in Australian Studio glass, she uses Nature - Earth, Fire, Water and Air - to create her art, reflecting her passionate relationship with the environment from which she sources her inspiration. http://www.tinacooper.com/index.php
Main Street, Montville
First settled in 1887, it has grown into a thriving shopping village with a wonderful array of quality art galleries, stylish cafes and restaurants, gift shops and beautiful fashion stores, set in the picturesque surroundings of a shady tree-lined street with incredible views all the way down to the coast.
Don’t miss the thriving village with its quaint European architecture and unique character. Some might say Montville is the creative soul of the region with a myriad of art galleries, pottery studios, craft cottages, gift and antique shops, specialty shops and more. https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/Montville
Maple Street, Maleny
Maleny is know for its stunningly green, undulating countryside. The landscape is dotted with cows, interspersed with pockets of remnant rainforest, and offset by breathtaking birds-eye views of the Glass House Mountains, creating an exceptionally pretty holiday destination.
But it’s not just the naturally refreshing views and mountain air and waterfalls such as Gardners Falls that enrich your soul — it’s also the artistic and eco-conscious community. Maleny has a charming village, with the gentle Obi Obi Creek winding around it, where you can spot the occasional platypus if you’re lucky. Life revolves around vibrant Maple Street, with its organic cafes, eclectic fashion boutiques, brilliant bookstores and historic hotel. There’s a thriving art scene here, with contemporary art galleries and artist’s co-operatives, bodyworkers offering a range of delicious healing therapies, and scenic rainforest walks, lakes and waterfalls to explore in the immediate vicinity.
233 Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World - an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the panorama of waterfalls, ponds and colourful plantings on three hectares of magnificent, privately owned gardens. Positioned high on the escarpment, uniquely landscaped layers, idyllic rainforest surroundings and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains backdrop create a truly unique garden. The Bird Aviary is a haven for colourful birds from around the world. Interact and get "up close and personal" with birds from finches to macaws via daily guided tours. Sit near the waterfall, watch, listen and photograph birds as they alight upon you, an awesome experience. Enjoy the scrumptious Devonshire Tea served any time throughout the day. A picnic is another way to enjoy the peace and serenity. Dogs are welcome on a lead! https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/Operators/Maleny-Botanic-Gardens-and-Bird-World
18 Mitchell Street, Nambour
Step back in time at the Nambour & District Historical Museum and experience life through the generations since the first settlers arrived in the area. The museum showcases the rich heritage of the local district, major industries such as sugar cane, telecommunications and health as well as many other facets of country life. https://www.nambourmuseum.org.au/