unique rural community of Maleny is perched high above the Sunshine Coast beaches
on the Blackall Range between Brisbane and Noosa and also overlooks South-East
Queensland's amazing Glasshouse Mountains.
is an area of spectacular views and stands of lush rain forest. Maleny was initially
a timber region with virtually all of the Cedar, Beech & Hoop Pine being felled
to provide furniture and construction timber for SE Queensland and the UK. Once
clearing had been achieved it quickly became a dairy farming area and supported
the surrounding areas for many years with all their milk-based products.
is now better known for its tourist activities and its diverse population! The
area is a craft paradise and is home to many nationally recognised artists and
art galleries. It is also an area of extreme interest to the eco-tourist.
towns on this strip of range are Montville and Mapleton both of which are tourist
attractions in their own right!