Na­ture and food un­folds in mag­nif­i­cent Maleny

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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.

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