Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Location

Maleny is situated high on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The weather in the mountains is changeable, and guests are reminded to bring a jacket and tracksuit all year round. From Top of the Hill, there are lots of things to see and do around Maleny and its environs, e.g:

When driving from Brisbane, turn off the highway at the Glasshouse Mountains Tourist drive. Continue along this road, past Australia Zoo, to Landsborough where you turn off to the left and cross over the railway line. This is the Landsborough-Maleny Road which continues straight ahead up the range to Maleny.

Hovard Road is a loop road at the top of the range joining the Landsborough-Maleny Road in two places. Top of the Hill is situated at the western end of Hovard Road. This means that, when driving up the range from Landsborough, continue past the first Hovard Road turnoff, and drive along the winding section with the artificial cliffs on the right until you come to the second Hovard Road turn on your right. You will also see a sign for Alf’s Road at this turn. Stay on the bottom road, and you will see the Top of the Hill sign on your left approximately 70 metres in from the main road. Follow the signs to the office.

For those who don’t know the area, a good landmark is the large wine barrel at Maleny Mountain Wines. When driving from Landsborough, if you reach the wine barrel on your left, you have gone too far. Turn around and Hovard Road will be the first turn on your left going back towards Landsborough.

NB: If using satellite navigation, enter Hovard Road, Bald Knob – not Maleny.

Maleny is situated high on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The weather in the mountains is changeable, and guests are reminded to bring a jacket and tracksuit all year round. From Top of the Hill, there are lots of things to see and do around Maleny and its environs, e.g.:

Mary Cairncross Park – just minutes up the road, with its beautiful walks through majestic rain forest where you can make friends with the pademelons and try to identify the many birds that live here, including the magnificent regent bower bird.

Gardner’s Falls – on Gardner’s Lane just off the main road to Maleny. Take your lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grassy banks of the Obi Obi Creek, or swim with the locals in the cool swimming hole below the waterfall.

Maleny Cheese – a short stop along the Montville Road where you can buy prize-winning cheeses and yoghurt made on the premises.

 

Montville – a fascinating village specialising in boutiques, arts and crafts, galleries and restaurants is only ten minutes away.

Maleny – with art galleries, coffee shops, interesting boutiques and gift shops, and much more. You can spend a few hours just browsing and soaking up the ambience of an interesting and eclectic village. Every Sunday morning, visit the local market in the Community Hall.

Mountain View Road – for world-class views, drive the scenic route to Maleny. Overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains and with views to the coast, this has got to be one of the best photo opportunities in Australia.

Sukhothai Restaurant – 2 kilometre up the road for great real Thai food. BYO

Maleny Mountain Wines – one kilometre up the road, for wine-tastings and sales.

"Had a beautiful stay - very relaxing and peaceful. Will be back next year." Kay, October 2014

Romantic Getaways | Sunshine Coast Hinterland | Bird