Maleny is situated within the magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. This gorgeous backdrop attracts tourists from all over the world.
The area has amazing views and beautiful rainforests. The highest point within the region rises to almost 550 metres above sea level. Views of the Glass House Mountains, Bribie and Moreton Island can be viewed from this area within the Blackall Ranges.
Since settlement during the 1870's, the local population has grown to just a few thousand. Initially a timber region, Maleny has supported the surrounding areas with milk production for years.
Local attractions include Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve which is home to numerous species of wildlife and is popular with bushwalkers, birdwatchers and makes a relaxing location for a picnic. Lake Baroon offers a number of water sport activities including sailing, fishing and canoeing. The area around the lake has several areas for picnicking together with barbeque facilities, children's playground and toilets.
Maleny is becoming a tourist attraction in its own right with an abundance of activities and a diverse population. Crafts are huge part of Maleny, together with variety shops and local art, with the area having produced a number of renowned artists and galleries.