The beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the charming towns of Maleny and Montville are a comfortable driving distance from M1 Resort. With an average elevation of 450m, the cooler temperatures in the hinterland offer a cool change from the coast.
Maleny, Montville and surrounding areas, are mainly lush green farmlands and are rich with skilled artisans. The arts and crafts in both villages are an art lover’s delight.
Maleny has an abundance of restaurants, cafes and dining options available, both in the town and on its outskirts. But there is also the Maleny Dairies which along with a great range of products for sales and a cafe with drinks and snacks, they also have a large grassed area for the kids to play and the availability of farm tours and factory rides. Then there’s Maleny Cheese Boutique Cheeses which is a popular place to buy all sorts of different cheeses and yoghurt products. They currently have 19 cheeses and 12 yoghurts on offer.
Enter the Big Barrel home to Maleny Mountain Wines and MacLeod Brewing Company, the 8 metre high wine barrel show room offers wine and beer tasting as well as an all day bistro menu filled with local produce from the hinterland region. They also have a lovely garden setting that offers wonderful views of the Glasshouse 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.
Monty’s of Montville is a great choice if you like support local business. The store sells only Queensland-made products, and roughly 98% of those are sourced form local Sunshine Coast Hnterland producers. Pop in for a milkshake or thickshake; with 43 different flavours on offer! Using local Maleny Diaries Milk, ice cream from the Colin James in Maleny and the flavoured syrups are also sourced from the Sunshine State. Those with a gluten intolerance are also in for a treat with gluten free waffle cones available.