A day trip to Maleny and Montville in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a must do when visiting Caloundra. With an average elevation of 450m and verdant green countryside, the change of scenery of the hinterland offers a cool change from the coast.
The charming towns of Maleny, Montville and surrounding areas, are brimming with lush green farmlands and are rich with skilled artisans. The arts and crafts in both villages are an art lovers and shoppers delight.
Maleny has an abundance of restaurants, cafes and dining options available, both in the town and on its outskirts. Maleny Dairies and Maleny Cheese Factory are both worth a look see, as is the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve with spectacular views over the Glass House Mountains.
Montville is Maleny’s sister town, and the more shopping orientated of the two, with its main street lined with all sorts of different shops. Its location on the range overlooking the Sunshine Coast, makes it a popular place to stop and take photos or have a picnic lunch.
Grab a map and head for the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. At a distance of 34kms, Maleny and Montville are a manageable day trip from Caloundra.