Gorgeous village lifestyle
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.
Filled with charm and beauty, Mapleton is known for its gorgeous village lifestyle.
It offers a wide variety of properties, including designer homes with exceptional coastal views, cottages nestled along tree-lined avenues, hobby farms and larger rural properties. And there are some spectacular retreats on the gorge to the west of the town.
The median sales price at October was $521,250, up from $445,000 last January. Prices have fluctuated over the past five years, from $433,250 in January 2013 to $485,000 in March 2015.
Initially, the settlement was known as Luton Vale until 1899 when the name was changed after the English town.
In 1906, the road from the Mary Valley to Mapleton was complete. A sawmill operated in the town until 1972.
In 1915, a tramway from Mapleton via Kureelpa to Nambour opened, which carried produce to the North Coast railway. This offered many solutions for Mapleton fruit growers and farmers.
With a population of 250, Mapleton was described as a dairying and fruit growing district.
The early 1980s had orchards and pineapple plantations being established but the unique interest in Mapleton is the elevation.
The village has continued to grow in population since Sunshine Coast Tourism added a tourist route through Montville and the Blackall Range.
In the Mapleton Forest Reserve and Mapleton Falls National Park, you’ll feel lost inside a land before time 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. From sweet treats to organic produce, Mapleton is home to many local farmers.
But it’s not just cafes where you will find a fresh feed. Simply stop along the roadside. Local growers are always popping up along Mapleton streets selling seasonal fruit and vegies.
While it may be a small town, it does have a big reputation as a community whose warmth is as endearing as the views.
Soak up all the benefits of local grown goodness or perhaps enjoy dining out at one of Mapleton’s cafes and restaurants.
The town is bursting with a variety of eateries, from fine dining to the classic bowls club, where the beer is cold and the locals are welcoming.
Another popular spot to enjoy a meal and share a bottle of wine is the Mapleton Tavern. Looking out over the entire coast, the view is breathtaking.
Mapleton also has a hardware store, IGA, BP service station, real estate agents, massage services, alternative therapists, a physiotherapist and hairdressers.
Set up a picnic around the central park and lagoon behind the shopping centre. There are free barbecues, a children’s play park and covered seating areas.
As well as caravan parks, several self-catering units, and bed and breakfasts, there are some romantic and luxurious accommodation places.
The Mapleton State Primary School was established in 1899 and is now home to the Mapleton Observatory. Share stories around the campfire. And on a clear night, Mapleton’s wide open skies provide the perfect deck for star gazing.
From star gazing to rainforest picnics and panoramic coastal views, Mapleton really is a magical place to soak up Mother Nature.
The Mapleton Hotel.