Natural beauty simply enchanting
IT’S a breath of fresh air. Situated on the southern end of Blackall Range, Maleny is about 450 metres above sea level.
This homely hinterland township sits among serene, undulating hills.
Once known for timber-cutting and dairy farming, today it is people looking for an alternative lifestyle or a friendly community to downsize or retire to.
A “must’’ for international visitors, Brisbane day-trippers also enjoy the country town atmosphere of Maleny.
It provides a fascinating landscape and variety of housing options – including traditional Queenslanders, cottages in the town and on small acreages, larger farms and retirement homes.
Maleny Folk Festival has grown to the largest folk festival in Australia at its own home near Woodford.
With two supermarkets, hospital, police station and ambulance, both primary and secondary schools plus a golf course and showgrounds, residents are well catered for.
Several subdivisions have been developed in recent years to cater for those looking for the benefits of a country lifestyle with town services.
The median sales price was at $571,250 in October, according to CoreLogic, which is up from $555,000 in January 2017. There has been a steady increase in the five years with the median price at $440,000 in January 2013.
The median price of units in October was $380,000.
The adage “a picture paints a thousand words” could easily refer to this community that defied the reduction of services experienced by many rural towns.
It also resisted the trend for such places to become dormitory towns for people working on the coast or in Brisbane.
Put simply, there are few words or postcard pictures that do justice to the Maleny hinterland.
Breathe in the crisp air, listen to the tranquil soundtrack of nature and soak up the artistic vibes – you’ll soon appreciate 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.
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.
Maleny is a tourist destination that caters for all occasions.
It’s co-operative history has laid the seeds for its reputation for fresh, locally grown produce.
With something for everyone and a Queensland favourite, Maleny Dairies started out in the production of cream. Tthe family-owned, local company has since expanded to milk, cheese and yoghurt.
And few could resist the temptation of the Maleny Food Co for cheese, gelato and ice cream.
With great taste in food and wine, fashion and art, Maleny is home to some creative souls. There’s beautiful jewellery, enchanting soaps, colourful clothing and unique woodwork, and local craftspeople showcase their unique creations at the Maleny RSL Sunday markets.
Whether its acupuncture, energy healing or a soothing facial, Maleny has a wide range of wellness options to suit most health needs.
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.
With enchanting scents, fresh flavours, pure air and of course spectacular views, you simply must visit Maleny. If it’s your first, it is sure not to be your last.