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About Maleny History

The picturesque township of Maleny is 425 metres above sea level on the Blackall Range which is part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Maleny, with a population at the 2011 census of 3441, is ideally located some 40 minutes’ drive inland from the popular Sunshine Coast beaches. To the north about forty minutes’ drive away […]



About Montville History

The Village of Montville is the “jewel in the crown” of the iconic Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It is ideally located 430m above sea level with stunning views east to the Sunshine Coast. Living in Montville is by no means some form of country isolation. Located just 35 minutes by car to the beaches, 45 minutes […]



About Witta History

Witta lies some 7kms north east of Maleny. Head out of Maleny on the Maleny/Kenilworth road some 5kms and you will find an unprepossessing sign indicating the turn off to Witta to your right. Witta is a wonderful secret that it is all too easy to bypass as you enjoy the glorious countryside of the […]



About Reesville History

Reesville is a delightful farming area to the north west of Maleny. If you take the Maleny-Kenilworth road on a sweeping bend just a couple of K’s out of town you will find the left hand turnoff which is Reesville road. This road winds through the glorious Reesville countryside until it joins the Stanley River […]



About Flaxton History

What really strikes you about the history of the villages in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the wonderful qualities displayed by its early pioneers. Like Mapleton, the neighbouring village of Flaxton was settled by a family that exemplified hard work, self-reliance, humility and a real commitment to the welfare and growth of the community around […]



About Mapleton History

At the northernmost end of the Blackall Range lies the village of Mapleton high on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Mapleton is in a unique location just fifteen minutes from the major township of Nambour with all its shopping, commercial, educational and medical facilities. Yet when you visit Mapleton you would have no idea that this picturesque and […]