When was the last time you truly shut off and allowed yourself to just ‘be’?
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny
We’re talking putting the phone down (yes, you read that right!) and switching screen time
for green time in the great outdoors.
If the answer is ‘too long’ – let us introduce you to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Here you’ll find yourself not only leaving your phone firmly on silent, but forgetting about it
altogether as the panoramic landscape and charming villages sweep you off your feet.
So what are you waiting for? Now’s the perfect time to disconnect to reconnect with a
Hinterland escape where the only blue light you’ll be exposed to is the skies above!
Located a stone’s throw from the main village of Montville is a place where nature and comfort collide.
Altitude on Montville is one of the few apartment style accommodation offerings in the Hinterland, with everything from studio spa suites to self-contained three-bedroom apartments.
Imagine a super comfy king size bed, two-way fireplace, double spa on the balcony, a cheese
platter and glass of bubbles on arrival – bliss!
Altitude on Montville
As the sun sets and the lights of the coast below begin to twinkle beneath a blanket of stars, make sure to head downstairs to the outdoor terrace of the in-house Altitude on
Montville restaurant for a dinner to remember.
Set on five acres of beautiful parkland, Clouds Montville is where tranquillity meets luxury and the hustle and bustle of everyday life is left far behind.
It’s a place to rediscover the romance in your life, get lost in the wonder of the surrounding rainforest and breathe in the real fresh air that only the hinterland can provide.
The luxury cottages have everything you need for a comfortable escape, and the hardest
decision you’ll have to make all day is what to do first: soak in the extra deep free-standing tub or take a dip in the crystal pool.
While it will be tempting to while away the hours in your own blissful bubble, make sure to
check out the Sky bridge (the views are well worth it!) and stop in for a gourmet breakfast or lunch of local produce at the Clouds Café.
If the walls of the 100-year-old Maleny Hotel could talk they’d share tall stories of politics, business deals and gossip.
Steeped in character and local history it is easy to imagine the yarns (no doubt peppered
with a small dash of bulldust) that would have taken place over the years between the patrons at this local meeting place.
Loggers, bullock drivers, farmers - anyone who was anyone in Maleny would have enjoyed a meal and cold drink at this historic pub in the town’s centre.
In true Queensland style the Bunya Bistro is still offering good old-fashioned pub classics (as well as icy cold beverages) served in the leafy beer garden or on the expansive deck.
Filled with charm, the hotel’s pub-style rooms are the perfect resting place for a weary traveller or two, and if your adventure includes family and friends, you could easily make yourself at home with a stay in the 4-bedroom house adjacent to the pub with its charming views of Obi Obi Creek.
Secrets on the Lake is where holiday dreams are made of.
Nestled high in the rainforest overlooking Lake Baroon, you’ll feel a world away in your very
own luxury tree house.
Here the stunning views are complemented by beautiful hand-carved furniture, delicate
forged ironwork, a fireplace, sunken double spa, and bespoke swing seat out on the deck (how fun is that!)
Dining on the Deck at Secrets on the Lake, Montville
Snuggle in with your special someone and treat yourself to one of their gourmet packages
including handmade chocolates, gourmet cheese board, wine, or even a two-course
dinner delivered to your room.
For dinner and a show, head to their in-house restaurant Dining on the Deck that – as well as dishing up delicious food - offers panoramic views of the water, mountains and
Time moves a little slower at Kondalilla Eco Resort.
Early morning alarms are swapped for luxurious sleep ins that melt into sun-filled days spent
exploring the surrounding rainforest and nights enjoying good food at the in-house Kondalilla Restaurant.
It would almost be rude if you didn’t try out their spa bath or soaker tub, and make sure to
head our on the balcony of your private treehouse, chalet or villa to watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand.