Discover the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Explore our ancient volcanic peaks (AKA the Glass House Mountains), and traverse our stunning hiking trails by foot, horseback, bike, or take to the skies for an aerial view.

When you’re ready to escape the forests, carve out some time in the picturesque villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, where the streets are lined with shops showcasing the best local produce. Take a countryside road-trip to Kenilworth and enjoy insta-famous doughnuts from Kenilworth Country Bakery, or stock up on fresh cheese and yoghurt from the Kenilworth Dairies cellar door.

What the locals love

❤️ Stroll the Kondalilla Circuit (4.8km) and chasing waterfalls at Kondalilla National Park.
❤️ Settling on the deck of Brouhaha Brewery and sipping through a tasting paddle. 
❤️ Visiting Australia Zoo and enjoying an epic wildlife show in the iconic Crocoseum. 
❤️ Floating in the clear blue water at Boolouma

Planning Your Trip To The Hinterland


Getting Here

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Embrace wide open spaces

Embark on one of the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular treks – the Hinterland Great Walk – or set out on a waterfall circuit in Montville’s Kondalilla National Park. Discover the subtropical wonders of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, or witness the majestic beauty of the Glass House Mountains from the air with Paradise Seaplanes.  

Embrace wide open spaces

A smorgasbord of good food

Enjoy a long lunch of seasonal produce at Mapleton Public House, stop by the cellar door and enjoy local cheeses at Kenilworth Dairies, enjoy scenic views with a glass of wine at Flame Hill Vineyard, or dine in style at The Tamarind. With plenty more spots to choose from across The Hinterland, you certainly won’t go hungry here.  

A smorgasbord of good food

Meeting the locals

Meet some colourful feathered friends at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, or explore the wonderous wildlife haven at Australia Zoo. Be sure to also set aside a full day to make the most of some of The Hinterland’s charming towns: Mapleton, Maleny and Montville.  

Meeting the locals

Room with a view

Unwind in style at Spicers Clovelly Estate – a luxurious, European-inspired piece of paradise set amongst lush gardens. Other accommodation hotspots include The Falls Montville, The Crocodile Hunter Lodge and Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Room with a view


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