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"What a fantastic way to spend a winter holiday! We loved the deck, the fire, the warm homely kitchen, the amazing view during the day & gazing at the stars at night" - Kate

Things to do at Montville Holiday HouseLocal Attractions

Montville Holiday House is in an ideal location for visiting the many world class local attractions of the Sunshine Coast. On one hand it's far enough away from the hustle & bustle that you can really kick back and relax... and on the other hand it's close enough for you to experience many unique aspects of the Sunshine Coast and not feel like you've been driving all day.

All of the attractions listed below are within an easy 30 minute drive from Montville Holiday House.

Montville Township

MontvilleMontville is known as 'The Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast', it has a true village charm exceptional to all other centres. You will find a pleasant blend of Tudor, Irish and English cottages of log or stone, Swiss and Bavarian chalets, an old mill water-wheel, colonial and old Queenslanders and of course, one of the most spectacular and panoramic views over a coastal plain one could find in Australia. Experience the myriad of art galleries, pottery studios, craft cottages, fashion houses, gift and antique shops, specialty shops and more, where you will find that 'something different'. Each Christmas the length of the Main Street is illuminated with coloured festoon lights for the enjoyment of our evening visitors. Montville offers award-winning restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, both indoor and out, where you can relax and enjoy a wide variety of menus, some ethnic, some traditional, all wholesome and wherever possible, using fresh local tropical produce.

Maleny Township

Whatever your taste, there's plenty to see and do. A cosmopolitan, sophisticated choice of places to eat and drink, and an abundance of award-winning local cheese, ice-cream, dairy and other produce. So don't be in a rush. Plan your visit and allow plenty of time. You won't want to leave!

The rolling green hills and magnificent backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains and Sunshine Coast are a magnet to painters, potters, sculptors, musicians and writers. Watch them at work and take home one of their creations to treasure forever.

Glasshouse Mountains

Whatever your taste, there's plenty to see and do. A cosmopolitan, sophisticated choice of places to eat and drink, and an abundance of award-winning local cheese, ice-cream, dairy and other produce. So don't be in a rush. Plan your visit and allow plenty of time. You won't want to leave!

The rolling green hills and magnificent backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains and Sunshine Coast are a magnet to painters, potters, sculptors, musicians and writers. Watch them at work and take home one of their creations to treasure forever.

Australia Zoo

For a full day of wildlife action and adventure, visit the Crocodile Hunter's Australia Zoo.  Set on over 70 acres and home to over 1000 animals, there are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can't wait to get up close and personal with YOU! If you've ever wanted to hand-feed an Asian Elephant, cuddle a koala, walk alongside a Sumatran Tiger, waddle with a wombat, wrap a snake around your shoulders or watch a massive Saltwater Crocodile launch a strike from the water's edge, then Australia Zoo is your ultimate destination.

Arts & Crafts

There are excellent galleries in the area offering a wide selection of work by local artists. The many gift shops, galleries, potteries and eateries offer everything from traditional dishes to continental delicacies. The many art galleries both exhibit and produce works of great interest to all art lovers and many artists reside in the area. destination.

Resturaunts & Cafes

The Blackall Range is famous for its award-winning dairy, wines and cheeses. It also boasts a plethora of wonderful cafes, delis and restaurants. you can expect fantastic, fresh local and organic produce, including macadamias, avocados, bush foods, and sauces as well as award-winning dairy products, cheese-making, yogurts, speciality cheeses. Most of the resturaunts are superb offering everything from international cuisine to good old fashioned pub food. Many are conveniently located in the town centres or with specatcular views of the coast and countryside.

Underwater World

UnderWater World opens many doors to the worlds of wonder beyond our own. Plunge into a unique world where you'll see sharks, whales, crocodiles and stingrays as you would in the wild. With a range of underwater habitats and an 80m underwater glass tunnel you?ll be able to see all forms of sea life. There are beautifully coloured coral, eels, giang barramundi, seals and turtles. Experience these creatures as you should through seeing how they interact in their own Underwater World.

Bush Walking

The local scenery is superb and may be accessed through places like Kondalilla Falls or Mapleton Falls National Parks with their walking trails in fabulous rain forest.

The 'Great Walk' around Mapleton, Flaxton and Montville offers some of the most spectacular countryside in the region. Take short half-day or full-day walks, or stay longer to complete the full 58km route.


Mapleton Falls National Park
This park protects remnants of rainforest and wet eucalypt forest that once occurred throughout the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.Popular for picnicking, bird watching and bushwalking. To reach this area, travel 13km west of Nambour to Mapleton. Turn north off the Mapleton-Kenilworth Road.

Kondalilla National Park
The highlight of the National Park is the gushing waters of Kondalilla Falls, which cascade down 80m and form a series of crystal clear pools of water. The pools are popular spots for swimming in the summer months. Travel west of Nambour to Mapleton, continue toward Montville. Kondalilla National Park is signposted on the right.  
Glass House Mountains National Park
The Glass House Mountains are a group of 13 volcanic peaks the dominate the landscape of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. All offering bushwalking, rock climbing and picnicking. This area may be accessed through the township of Glass House on the Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive. From town, travel along the Glass House Mountain - Coonowrin Road.

Wine Tasting

The Sunshine Coast wine region is one of the most diverse and fastest growing wine regions in Queensland, encompassing vineyards situated high up in the cooler climate Blackall Range, Kenilworth and Traveston areas through to the milder climates in the valleys near the coast.

Our wines are testament to the passion of our producers. Food brings much pleasure, and learning to get the most from it is the perfect way to destress.

The Big Go-Kart Track

The Big Kart Go Kart Track lets you experience the most exciting rides in the World!! "The Big Kart Track" and "The Bungy Bullet" both are situated at the one location. You can either race your friends on Australia's fastest Go-Kart track or experience the G Forces of being shot 50 metres into the air in just over a second. The track is 1200 metres long which makes it the largest & fastest Go -Kart track in Australia.  You can test your skills and challenge your friends to a race, we have 50 Go -Karts so large groups are no problem , you'll need to pre-book if you are after a group concession.

Maleny Cheese

Maleny Cheese is a boutique dairy goods manufacturer based on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Maleny Cheese has an outstanding Swiss Master Cheese maker and a special local cheese milk source. Maleny Cheese offers to Queensland a premium high quality European style gourmet range of cheese.

Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple is a famous tourist attraction and working farm situated near Nambour, Queensland. The Big Pineapple is 16 metres high, and was originally open back in 1971. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, agricultural exhibits, exciting rides, restaurants and tours for all ages. boutique dairy goods manufacturer based on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Maleny Cheese has an outstanding Swiss Master Cheese maker and a special local cheese milk source. Maleny Cheese offers to Queensland a premium high quality European style gourmet range of cheese.

The Ginger Factory

Formerly located at Buderim, the Ginger Factory has been relocated to Yandina and now plays host to a historic cane train, tropical plants, native wildlife sanctuary, shops and restaurants.

Discover Queensland's biggest free admission theme park, home of the world's largest Ginger Factory. There's so much to do at this multi-award winning tourist attraction on the beautiful Sunshine Coast

Super Bee

Superbee Honey World is a working honey factory exporting the most delicious honey products to over 25 different countries all over the world.

It offer you a range of things to do and see including live bee shows, tasting the worlds widest range of pure honeys and shopping in the Superbee Honey World factory outlet stores.

Admission and honey tasting is completely free and you are welcome to celebrate your next birthday at Superbee Honey World. Great for kids.

Sunshine Coast Beaches

The spectacular surf beaches of the Sunshine Coast are only 30 minutes from Maleny and Montville. Visit Bribie Island and Caloundra, Mooloolaba Esplanade and Maroochydore, or venture further north along the coast to Coolum and Noosa.

Markets

The Sunshine Coast offers plenty of weekend markets. A majority of the sell local produce that ranges from apparel, novelties, handcrafts, foodstuffs and bric-a-brac. It is a good idea to get there early so you don?t miss out on some of the festivities or great bargains. Some markets are only open in the mornings, some are only held in the afternoons whilst others are exclusively held at night.


Saturdays

Pomona, beside Stan Topper Park every second Saturday, 9am to noon
Eumundi, Town Centre, 6am to noon
Yandina Car Boot Sale, sports grounds, 6.30am to noon
Beerwah Village Craft Markets, every second and fourth Saturday, 6am to 12.30pm
Coolum Market, CWA Hall, Coolum Terrace, first Saturday of month, 8am to noon
Landsborough Country Markets, Peace Park, Maleny Rd, Landsborough, 7am to noon
Mapleton Markets, Mapleton Hall Grounds, first Saturday of the month 8am to 12.30pm

Sundays

Eumundi Butter Factory 8am to 2pm
Nambour Showgrounds 7am to noon
Mooloolaba, Venning Road, 6am to 12.30pm
Maleny, RSL Hall, 9am to 2pm
Cotton Tree, King St, 7am to 1pm
Peregian Beach, in front of shopping centre first and third Sunday of each month
Caboolture Show Society Fleamarket, Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture until noon
Peachester Country Craft Market, Peachester Hall, 9am to 2pm

Sunshine Castle

The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli Castle features a large display of medieval armour, as well as a dungeon and torture chamber. But don't be afraid of this there are plenty of activities for the children. There are 350 dancing dolls dressed in national costums that represent 57 countries around the world and a doll museum that has over 2200 dolls. In addition, seven fairy stories are depicted in dioramas and bric-a-brac and toys dating from C1860.

Antiques

There are several antique shops in the Montville main street. Geordi Lane, a wonderful English tea room and antique shop, is litterally 2 minutes away for our house. Flaxton barn is 3 minutes north of Montville (about 8 minutes away from our house) with over 200 square meters of antiques and lots of other assorted goodies.