Bursting with eateries and natural beauty
IF SURROUNDING yourself with green rolling hills and breathtaking coastal views sounds like your perfect getaway or an ideal location for your forever home, then Mapleton is the one for you. Exuding charm and beauty, this hinterland town is well regarded for its quaint village lifestyle.
In the early 1980s a selection of farming orchards and plantations took place, however the unique interest in Mapleton is the elevation, that offers an escape from low lying areas.
In 1915 a tramway from Mapleton via Kureelpa to Nambour opened. It carried produce to the North Coast railway, thereby providing solutions for local fruit growers and farmers.
With a population of 250, Mapleton was described as the dairying and fruit growing district in Queensland.
The village continued to grow in population over the next 60 years, after the Sunshine Coast Tourism added a tourist route through Montville and the Blackall Range.
From sweet treats to organic produce, Mapleton is home to many local farmers, yet it’s not just cafe’s where you will find fresh food. Simply stop alongside the road. Local growers often set up shop along Mapleton streets selling seasonal fruit and vegies. While it may be a small town, locals and visitors are well fed.
Soak up all the benefits of local grown goodness or enjoy dining out at one of Mapleton’s many restaurants.
The town is bursting with a variety of eateries from fine dining to the bowls club where the beer is cold and the locals are welcoming.
Another popular place to enjoy a meal and share a bottle of wine is the Mapleton Tavern. Looking out over the Coast, this breathtaking view is as magical as the tasty fare.
Speaking of breathtaking views, every sight within Mapleton is blossoming with natural beauty.
The Mapleton Falls National Park is a beautiful retreat in which to breath in the cool mountain air and enjoy the tranquil surrounds.
Lace up the hiking boots and venture into the rainforest to catch glimpses of the birdlife and protected species of trees as you walk among lush piccabeen palm groves, grandiose bunya pines and tall blackbutt forests. This is a true paradise for hikers, mountain bikers and birdwatchers.
If a rainforest trek isn’t your cup of tea, prepare a different kind of tea and set up a picnic along the lush park. With all the amenities for a fun day out, there are barbecues, lots of room for the kids to be kids and even firewood provided.
There is no better way to spend a night than sharing stories around the campfire. On a clear night, Mapleton’s wide open skies provide the perfect platform for star gazing.
From star gazing to rainforest picnics and panoramic coastal views, Mapleton really is a magical place to soak up one of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets.
The long wide vista from Mapleton.
Walking is a wonderful pastime of Mapleton.