When you’re staying with us here at Elouera Tower Maroochydore, you’ll be perfectly positioned to explore all that the Sunshine Coast region has to offer, including the charming hinterland towns of Montville and Maleny.
From Maroochydore, the scenic drive to Montville takes approximately 35-40 minutes. The drive passes through the town of Palmwoods ,which is home to the now iconic Ricks Garage. This retro style diner, serves up award winning burgers in a unique atmosphere with plenty of great photo opportunities. You could say it’s an instagrammers dream!
Why not time your drive so you can stop by Ricks Garage for lunch or dinner!
Montville is a picturesque country town perched on the Blackall Range. This quaint village has a lot going for it, including scenic outlooks, natural attractions, cafes and restaurants, art galleries and boutique stores. We’re sure you’ll discover lots to love about Montville all on your own, but here’s a few things you might enjoy checking out.
Kondalilla Falls and National Park
Hikers and nature lovers won’t want to miss out on a visit to Kondalilla Falls! Watch as the Skene Creek drops 90 metres into the rainforest valley below. There’s several walking tracks on offer including the 1.7km Picnic Creek Circuit and the 4.7km Kondalilla Falls Circuit which includes over 300 stairs.
Souvenirs sorted! Browse and shop a great range of crystals, knick-knacks, collectibles and gifts in this amazing store. Crystal collectors will be thrilled with the wide variety, and there’s even a dedicated Harry Potter section where fans of the world of wizardry can purchase all kinds of Harry Potter themed goodies including wands, music boxes and even showbags!
As well as a candy store they are Australia’s No1 supplier of personalised candy! Stop in to buy some sweets, catch a candy making demonstration or to order some personalised candy for your next event, corporate function or wedding!
Mayfield Patisserie and Chocolates
Whether you’re popping in for one of their famous sausage rolls or a sweet treat and coffee, it’s all served with incredible views from ‘the deck’ which is perched on the edge of the escarpment and offers stunning panoramic hinterland vistas.
No trip to Montville is complete without stopping in to Fudgyboombahs for some Handmade Montville Fudge! Strawberries and Cream, Jaffa, Scottish Tablet, Chocolate Honeycomb, Cappuccino, Irish Cream.. and more…what will you choose?!
From Montville it’s only another 15minutes drive to reach the unique hinterland community of Maleny. Perched high above the Sunshine Coast with breathtaking views to the Glasshouse Mountains. With an abundance of natural attractions, cafes and restaurants, boutiques and art galleries – there’s no shortage of amazing experiences in Maleny. But here’s just a few to get your day trip planning underway…
Maleny Dairies is an award winning, family-owned and operated business that produces top quality dairy products including yoghurt, custard, cream and milk.
Get a sneak peek behind the scenes on one of their factory tours, where you’ll learn about production, get to meet some of the animals (the kids will love feeding the calves!) and even enjoy a little taste testing at the end of the tour. Top tip: The 2:30pm time slot is best to book if you’d like to see the herd being milked in the dairy.
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Birdworld
These stunning privately owned gardens are spread over 18 acres. Whether you are an avid botanist, a nature-lover or simply cherish the peace and tranquillity of beautiful gardens and rolling landscapes, a visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World is the perfect day out. You can also book an aviary tour where you’ll get to meet a wide range of colourful locals including the majestic macaws.
Enjoy a short stroll along the Obi Obi Creek banks to a couple of small waterfalls and a popular swimming hole. You’ll find plenty of space to spread out and relax under a shady tree or on a rock listening to the cascading water. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic.
Maleny Food Co
All that sightseeing is likely to work up and appetite and we know just the place to stop in and refuel. As well as the café menu that features fresh local food and artisan products from around the region, they have an onsite fromagerie where you can buy a delicious range of cheeses, and a scoop or two of their award winning gelato and sorbet is a must!
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