Nature and food unfolds in magnificent Maleny
SITUATED on the Blackall Range is the scenic town of Maleny. At 450m above sea level, this homely hinterland township sits among serene undulating hills.
Enjoying popularity as a tourist beacon, Maleny was once known for timber-cutting and dairy farming. Today, people looking for an alternative lifestyle flock to the hinterland township along with Brisbane day-trippers who enjoy the old-world atmosphere.
The adage “a picture paints a thousand words” could easily refer to this quaint community.
Put simply, there are few words or postcard pictures that do the Maleny hinterland justice.
Breath in the crisp air, listen to nature’s tranquil soundtrack and soak in the artistic vibes. You’ll soon be as one, with the natural beauty that is Maleny.
The elevation provides the perfect positioning for a superb lookout, and fortunately, the cooler air brings with it, a refreshing atmosphere.
But it’s not just a cool breeze surrounding Maleny with natural goodness. The combination of lush rolling hills and a winding creek provide the ultimate backdrop for an idealistic rural outing. It’s little wonder Maleny is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Australia.
From first-class weddings to casual coffee and cake, Maleny is a tourist destination that caters for all occasions. Bursting with an abundance of fine dining restaurants and charming cafes, the township is well-regarded for its fresh, locally grown produce.
Now an annual event, Maleny’s Real Food Festival attracts foodies from far and wide. They relish in sharing produce and the enjoyment of local flavours.
With something for everyone and a Queensland favourite, is Maleny Dairies. Starting out in the production of cream, the family-owned, local company has since expanded its popular products to milk, cheese and yoghurt.
Just like a bucket and spade, there are few pairings as delectable as quality cheese accompanied by an excellent glass of vino.
Local winery, Settlers Rise Vineyard, crafts artisan wines that are available at the cellar door or online.
With great taste in food and wine, to good taste in fashion and art; Maleny is home to some creative souls.
From beautiful jewellery, enchanting soaps, colourful clothing and unique woodwork; local craftspeople showcase their unique creations at the Maleny RSL Sunday markets.
From natural beauty, to artistic beauty and of course personal beauty. Maleny has a range of holistic wellness gurus. Whether its acupuncture, energy healing or a soothing facial, Maleny has a wide range of wellness options to suit most personalities.
For the best health option of all, do something that is also kind to your soul and escape to the natural wonders that Maleny has to offer.
From the enchanting scents, fresh flavours, pure air and of course spectacular views, you simply must visit Maleny. If it’s your first, it surely won’t be your last.
Maleny's main street, a busy shopping area featuring galleries and cafes.
Barrel Winery at Maleny.