Things to see and do in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland around Maleny Terrace Cottages.
The Glass House Mountains
Named by then Lieutenant James Cook in 1770, there are some fabulous scenic drives through the mountains, which are also popular amongst walkers and climbers due to the extensive tracks and trails.
Within the surrounds of the mountains lies the township of Glasshouse. Visit the Information Centre for an extensive list of options on what the region has to offer.
You can also visit the four smaller national parks set within the Glass House Mountains National Park, all offering more walking trails and rock climbing.
Nestled on over 70 acres of natural bushland, Australia Zoo is home to more than 1000 native and exotic species that can’t wait to get up close and personal to you! From cuddly koalas, waddling wombats, slithering snakes and cute kangaroos, there’s always a stack of exciting wildlife to see. Take a walk on the wild side at Australia Zoo's new open-range exhibit, Africa. Stage one of the exhibition, the only one of its kind in Queensland. Explore the wild the wide open plains of the savannah on board the Africa Safari Shuttle and marvel at the exotic Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra and Cheetah.
Located on Steve Irwin Way in Beerwah, Australia Zoo is only 15 minutes drive from Maleny Terrace Cottages and a fantastic day out.
The Big Kart Track
The Big Kart Track is Australia’s largest Go Kart track. The track is 1.2 kilometres in length and eight metres wide, with 50 go-karts to play. Pit your wits against big sweeping bends, challenging chicanes and super-charged straights.
You can even experience the thrill of night racing under floodlights. Open 7 days, the Big Kart Track is only 15 minutes from Maleny Terrace Cottages.
David Linton Gallery
Renowned wood craftsmen David Linton creates beautiful timber furniture from salvaged wood.
David’s gallery showcases some of his and other craftsmen’s works, along with outstanding pieces in a variety of media by local artists.
Located in the heart of Maleny, it’s a stop on your shopping itinerary you won’t want to miss.
Why not see the full process from the cow to the bottle! At Maleny Dairies, the dairy and the factory are on the farm so you can see where the cows and goats are milked and how the milk is processed and bottled.
Farm tours operate most days and finish with the chance to taste the local product!
Shopping in Montville
Close by in Montville, there are an amazing array of café’s and dining options and a wide selection of quaint shops.
Montville is a village full of local art galleries and exciting shopping spots, including art and gift galleries, timber and leather goods , handcrafted glass and jewellery, and many hand painted delights.
Walks and Parks
Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird World is located just a few kilometers away. Set on over 10 acres with beautiful views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Open 7 days/week.
While hikers can walk Kondalilla Falls or Mt Tibrogargan, those of us with less time may still enjoy the many and varied walks that are close to Maleny Views Cottage Resort.
Admire the Glass House Mountains from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve which is less than a kilometre from our resort. From there, set-off on one of the many tracks that provides the best remnants of subtropical rainforest in Australia with large trees attracting a rich variety of birds.
Explore the breathtaking scenery of our hinterland and discover the remarkable variety of galleries and talented local artists.
Starting on our very own corner, Art on Cairncross is open Tuesday to Sunday each week with a beautiful selection of unique and exquisite pieces.
There is also the Montville Art Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Maleny Artworks, Holden’s Gallery, Illume Creations and Lasting Impressions Gallery all in close proximity.
Maleny Mountain Wines
Within a short distance of Maleny Terrace Cottages, “The Big Barrel” as we like to call it, will have a wine to suit your palate no matter what your taste. Open 7 days per week, Maleny Mountain Wines serves lunch on weekends and wine and cheese platters each day.
Why not enjoy a wonderful in-room massage during your stay at Maleny Terrace Cottages? Unwind whilst we arrange a personalised package – your therapist will tailor a remedial treatment to suit your individual needs, then leave you to retreat in your tranquil environment.
For larger, more formal weddings, make your vows in the Manor's hilltop pavilion with sweeping views of the Sunshine Coast from Noosa and Coolum to Maroochydore, or celebrate with your guests beneath the boughs of the spectacular Red Bean tree in the grounds of Maleny Manor. For an intimate Sunshine Coast wedding, choose The Pavilion overlooking the rolling hills to the ocean.
The spectacular grounds of Maleny Manor are the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Whilst your Sunshine Coast wedding memories are captured, your guests can mingle, nibbling on hors d'oeuvres prepared by our in-house chef. Wander at your leisure into the Manor itself to begin your wedding reception knowing your guests are staying only 400 metres away at Maleny Terrace Cottages.
Ceremonies can be as simple or lavish as you so wish. With a beautiful backdrop of the coast the setting is perfect Mystic Mountain Tours can organise your shuttle service between venues.