“Around here, every road is a scenic route. Driving or biking is a pleasure. However, it's worth exploring on foot, too. Venture into Kenilworth State Forest or to Kondalilla and Gardners Falls. At Mary Cairncross Park you'll find a living nature museum: one of the world's great panoramas and an enchanting stroll through 50 hectares of untouched rainforest. Sail, canoe and fish on spectacular Lake Baroon. Have a picnic. Visit nearby Sunshine Coast beaches and tourist attractions. Browse around the markets. Relax! Switch off!”
Extract from tourmaleny.com.au

Scenic walks close by
Walks in the Maleny area (click on links for further information)

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. 2006 - Environment Minister Desley Boyle officially launched the 58km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, the fifth in the state's $10million Great Walks initiative. Majestic rainforests, cascading waterfalls and rugged bush landscape will be seen along the track. The walk, which stretches along the picturesque Maleny-Mapleton plateau, spans a total of 58kms and links some of the Blackall Range's most scenic areas including Kondalilla National Park, Maleny Forest Reserve, Mapleton Falls National Park, Mapleton Forest Reserve and Delicia Road Conservation Park. For those keen enough to tackle the complete walk, campsites are offered along the way. You could leave your car with us and we can arrange for a taxi to take you to the start of the walk on the northern side of Baroon Pocket Dam. If the complete walk seems a little out of reach, all ages and abilities are catered for with shorter distances offered including easy 2km walks passing through open woodland ridges and bridge crossings, taking you to spectacular views of Obi Obi Gorge and Baroon Pocket Dam and its catchment. and you can also join the walk at Maleny Forest Reserve north of Flaxton Mill Road.

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/great_walks/index.html

Mary Cairncross Park - (2.1 kms) - http://sunweb.com.au/places/mrycpark.php

Baroon Pocket Dam - (2.4 kms) Also swimming, sailing, limited boating and fishing.
http://sunweb.com.au/places/baroon.php

Kondalilla Falls - (2.1 kms. and 2.7 kms.) – Ideal rock pool swimming in the summer.
http://derm.qld.gov.au/parks/kondalila/about.html

Mapleton Falls – Rock pool swimming.
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/mapleton-forest/about.html

Glasshouse Mountains – Moderate to challenging walks to the summits of:-
Mount Beerwah – 2.6 kms.
Mt. Tibrogargan - 3 kms.
Mt. Ngungun – 700m.
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains/index.html

Conondale National Park – Includes Booloumba Falls walk (3 kms) and Booloumba Creek Gold Mine (6 kms).
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/about.html


Markets
http://www.sunshinecoast-australia.com/sunshine-coast-markets.html


Maleny - Visitor Information and Events
http://www.hinterlandtourism.com.au/eventslist.php
130 Maleny-Kenilworth Road, Maleny, Qld 4552
(Postal Address – PO Box 1086, Maleny, Qld 4552)
Tel / Fax: (07)5499 9520
relax@malenyhideaway.com