Flaxton visitors guide

06 Dec 2017

Flaxton is a leafy little village between Montville and Mapleton.


Flaxton is a leafy little village between Montville and Mapleton. Its eastern side is blessed with spectacular sweeping views that take the eye soaring off the Blackall Range and down to the ocean’s horizon — early risers, prepare yourselves for a stunning sunrise. Flaxton’s western side is blanketed with the verdant subtropical rainforest of Kondalilla Falls National Park, where you can enjoy hikes of varying intensities and spend hours swimming in the refreshingly deep, cold waterhole. 

With a minimum of distractions, Flaxton is a quiet place that offers you a beautiful escape from the world.

If you’re looking for things to see and do in Flaxton, an unhurried walk to spectacular Kondalilla Falls is a must. Hike along beautiful forest paths thick with tropical palms and ferns, followed by a dip in the cold, deep waterhole. Take a picnic and do some birdwatching, followed by lunch or dinner at one of the lovely local restaurants with spectacular views of the coast. 

The area is excellent for exploring antique stores, art and craft galleries and the outlook from Flaxton Gardens is popular for wedding groups or simply to enjoy afternoon tea and soak up the views.

Flaxton Gardens
Flaxton Gardens

You’ll be comforted by Flaxton’s quiet, homely atmosphere, whether you stay in a pretty B&B, a country cottage, rustic cabin, beautifully appointed villa or private pet-friendly house welcoming your horses and dogs! All the accommodation here is situated in peaceful, leafy surroundings that give you the space you need to completely unwind, while being close to the attractions of the hinterland and the Coast.

Walking is popular 365 days of the year but is exhilarating during the months of August and September highlighting the naturally refreshing beauty of the hinterland’s mountain and forest walks. Kondalilla Falls National Park, in Flaxton, makes up part of the 58-kilometre Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk through the Blackall Range.