Glimpse the beauty of Queensland’s hinterlands
Enjoy an adventure on the road less travelled during a picturesque drive through the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Sample light-as-afeather scones at Montville or visit a boutique cheese factory or family-run vineyard at Maleny.
Maleny Dairies (malenydairies.com) is a family-owned business situation in its picturesque hills, one of the few that own the distinctly brown spotted Guernsey cows rather than the more commonly-seen blackand-white Holsteins – their milk is much sweeter and creamier than usual, resulting in a higher quality product. You can opt for a tour of the facility that includes a hand-feeding experience of the calves (and the resident pigs and chickens) and a sampling session of its award-winning milks, yogurts, and creams.
Surrounded by magnificent rainforests with spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains, the Maleny Botanic Gardens (malenybotanicgardens.com.au) is a passion project that was first started a few years ago by a botany enthusiast who emigrated from South Africa. Today, it currently boasts four kilometres of walking paths that meander through various themed gardens and water features (many a couple have said their vows
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