"Maleny - a mountain retreat" Top 5 Page for this destination Maleny by al2401

Maleny Travel Guide: 53 reviews and 163 photos

Maleny is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland about 90km north of Brisbane. Its situation on the Blackall Range gives the advantage of spectacular views east out over the coast to the Pacific Ocean and south towards the Glass House Mountains. West is the superb farming area of Connondale and Kenilworth. It is 450 m above sea level which means quite chilly winters and milder summers than down on the coast.

The area around Maleny was first documented by the explorer Ludwig Leichardt (1844) and the area was settled in the era of the Gympie gold rush in 1867. Township was proclaimed in 1891. The area prospered from timber and a butter factory was opened in 1904.

The charm of Maleny belongs in the many shops and galleries, the comfortable B & B's and other accommodation. It is central for trips to the Glass House Mountains, Kenilworth Cheese Factory and the other range towns of Montville and Mapleton.

One of the most popular things to do is to walk through the rainforest in Mary Cairncross Park.


  • Last visit to Maleny: Oct 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 20, 2012
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  • tropicrd's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Gosh Al,your pics are great and your pages on Maleney are bringing back memories to Rex and I.We stayed at a cottage near Mary Cairncross Park with a heavenly view across to the Glass House Mountains.
    I have been rummaging in our photo boxes for any pics where we have been but it is so time consuming.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:32 AM

    G'day, mate! Thanx form your story! ~

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