Mapleton | Montville | Maleny

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If you're looking for a scenic drive for tourists from Mapleton to Montville to Maleny, then you're in luck! This is a beautiful region of the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia, that's renowned for its lush rainforests, rolling hills, and stunning views. Here's a suggested route you might like to consider:

Starting in Mapleton:

  1. Mapleton Falls National Park: Start your journey with a visit to Mapleton Falls National Park. Take a short stroll to the lookout for breathtaking views of the 120m Mapleton Falls.

  2. Drive to Montville: From Mapleton, take the winding road to Montville, a charming mountain village known for its art galleries, boutiques, and stunning views.

  3. Montville Village: Spend some time exploring Montville Village. Take a walk down the main street, stop at one of the cafes for a coffee or light snack, or browse through the local stores.

  4. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve: After leaving Montville, head to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a 55-hectare reserve of subtropical rainforest with walking trails and a beautiful lookout over the Glass House Mountains.

  5. Maleny Botanic Gardens: From Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, drive to Maleny Botanic Gardens, a beautiful garden with more than six kilometres of walking paths and stunning views over the Glass House Mountains.

  6. Maleny Cheese: After spending some time at the gardens, head to Maleny Cheese, a boutique cheese factory that produces delicious artisan cheeses.

  7. Maleny Village: Finally, spend some time exploring Maleny Village. Check out the local shops, enjoy a meal at one of the cafes or restaurants, or take a stroll through the town's beautiful parks.