Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

If you’re enjoying a romantic getaway at Top of the Hill and decide you’d like to venture out from your luxury accommodation that overlooks the lush valleys of the Hinterland, you will be spoilt for choice with what you can do.

Maleny is situated high on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The Hinterland has so much to offer in the form of arts & culture, golf, nature walks, markets, food & wineries and much more.

See All That The Sunshine Coast Has To Offer On Your Weekend Getaway

There’s so much to see and do in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, and you don’t have to go far. Maleny is situated high on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. For world-class views, drive the scenic route to Maleny. Overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains and with views to the coast, this has got to be one of the best photo opportunities in Australia. The weather in the mountains is changeable, and guests are reminded to bring a jacket and warm clothes all year round.

Maleny township is just a short drive from Top of the Hill, and has art galleries, coffee shops, interesting boutiques and gift shops, and much more. You can spend a few hours just browsing and soaking up the ambience of the interesting and eclectic village.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Hinterland – fine dining at award winning restaurants, a thick steak at one of the pubs, or stay in and get Indian or Chinese from our local restaurants. You might enjoy learning some MasterChef secrets at a cooking class. The list is endless with many choices to make your retreat memorable.

Australia Zoo Terri Feeding Croc
Glasshouse Mountains
Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Glasshouse Mountains
Bindi Irwin Australia Zoo

Do as little or as much as you like

Ask at reception, we can assist you with making the most from your romantic getaway or group retreat.

Robert with kangaroo Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo
Top of the Hill might feel like a world away, but the iconic Australia Zoo is right on our doorstep.
Maleny Cheese
Maleny Cheese
A short stop along the Montville Road where you can buy prize-winning cheeses and yoghurt made on the premises.
Montville
Montville
A fascinating village specialising in boutiques, arts and crafts, galleries and restaurants is only ten minutes away.
Clouds Vineyard
The Barrel - Clouds Vineyard
One kilometre up the road, for wine-tastings and sales.
Maleny Dairies
Maleny Dairies
Get back to basics and see live demonstrations of milking, baby animals and chickens being fed and even get to try the end products with tastings of yoghurt, milk and custard.
Sunshine Coast Beach
Golden Beaches
If you have come for a couples retreat from interstate it would be a shame not to visit one of the many beautiful beaches the Sunshine Coast has to offer. If you want to add some adrenaline into your weekend getaway you have the option skydive over the beautiful coast line.
Glasshouse Mountains
Mountain View Road
For world-class views, drive the scenic route to Maleny. Overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains and with views to the coast, this has got to be one of the best photo opportunities in Australia.
Maleny
Maleny

With art galleries, coffee shops, interesting boutiques and gift shops, and much more. You can spend a few hours just browsing and soaking up the ambience of an interesting and eclectic village. Every Sunday morning, visit the local market in the Community Hall.

Mary Cairncross park
Mary Cairncross Park
A couple’s retreat in Maleny’s Sunshine Coast would not be complete without taking in the beauty of the Glasshouse Mountains. Just minutes up the road, with its beautiful walks through majestic rainforest where you can make friends with the pademelons and try to identify the many birds that live here, including the magnificent regent bower bird. Enjoy the new interactive educational information available at the new Rainforest Discovery Centre.
Kondalilla Falls
Kondalilla Falls
This beautiful walking trail takes you from the top of Kondalilla Falls, past rock pools and stunning views, down the escarpment to a picnic area. Kondalilla provides a beautiful nature walk, with plenty of swimming holes for a quick dip on a summers day.
Gardeners Falls
Gardeners Falls
On Gardner’s Lane just off the main road to Maleny. Take your lunch and enjoy a picnic on the grassy banks of the Obi Obi Creek, or swim with the locals in the cool swimming hole below the waterfall. A great setting for your romantic getaway, you can cool off on a hot day in the waterhole and enjoy a picnic on one of the many picnic tables.
Maleny Food & Wine
Food & Wine
The perfect treat for your romantic getaway as the hinterland is truly a foodie paradise.  Visit one of the many wineries that the Hinterland has to offer. Why not indulge in a delicious cheese platter from the Maleny Cheese Factory to accompany your wine tasting? Don’t worry if you are more of a beer drinker, a visit to Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny will be on your to-do list. Try a degustation experience at a premier a la carte restaurant or casual dining at one of the many boutique cafes & coffee shops.  You can enjoy fine dining at some award winning restaurants or maybe learn MasterChef secrets at a cooking class. The list is endless with many choices to make your retreat memorable.

Guest Reviews

Neil & Di Wicks

“Thanks Chris & Trish – Great Place, excellent in every way – All the best to you both.”

Rebecca & Riordan

“What an amazing place for a romantic weekend away. The room, the view and the hosts were outstanding. Top of the Hill was in a fabulous location close to shops, Maleny Dairies, Maleny Cheese Factory and a great new little spot Clouds cafe and cellar. Breakfast was absolutely amazing each morning. The attention to detail in the rooms was top knotch, good quality coffee and tea and I loved the beautiful glasswear and crockery it was just that little but special. I cannot fault a thing here. Chris and Trish you both make the place and can tell you are extremely passionate about your property and making your guests feel more than welcome. We will be back.”

Kurt S

“When I woke this morning, I thought I had died & gone to heaven. The view from the cabin as the clouds lifted was so special. I didn’t know what we would see when we checked in late last night in the dark & fog. What a surprise!! The cabin was just beautiful, we had coffee on the deck and just relaxed, watching the cattle running about, this is paradise!”

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