Malanda

Nestled high in the Atherton Tablelands of Tropical North Queensland and surrounded by lush rainforest, the picturesque village of Malanda seems an unlikely place to find a dairy. But find one you will. In fact you'll find dozens around this small community known as the dairy capital of northern Australia.

Located 10 minutes from the town of Atherton and just under an hour from Cairns, there are many reasons to include Malanda on your holiday itinerary.

Right on the edge of town are the Malanda Falls where you may be lucky enough to spy a platypus, tree-kangaroo, birds, butterflies or dancing Brolga in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a picnic on the bank or go for a refreshing dip in this crocodile-free section of the Johnson River.

In town, be sure to follow the Malanda Art Trail, a series of painstakingly crafted mosaics that takes followers on a journey through the rich history of the area. Pay attention to the intricate detail in the designs and see if you can find the blue butterfly hidden in each mosaic!

Pay a visit to the Dairy Centre and learn more about the industry that put Malanda on the map. Take a stroll through the quaint country town past its many historic buildings, including a huge hotel complete with grand staircase and ballroom. It's said to be the largest wooden structure in Queensland.

Just 10 minutes from Malanda you'll find the Mt Hypipamee National Park, home of the beautiful rainforest-shrouded Dinner Falls and a huge water-filled crater created many thousands of years ago by a volcanic explosion.

Accommodation in Malanda includes motels, hotels, lodges, guesthouses, bed-and-breakfasts and camping.

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Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Pinbarren, Noosa Area
From AU$121 - 300
Noosa Cottages is an Eco award winning Retreat and Sanctuary for your Queensland holidays in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland, fully self-contained holiday accommodation on 30 private treed acres. Sunshine coast accommodation with panoramic mountain views, offering great value for money.

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$190 - 350
Wittacork is a modern working dairy farm on 300 acres, containing over 100 acres of pristine rainforest. The farm adjoins Lake Baroon Conservation Area and National Park and is a Land for Wildlife registered property.

Wattle Gully Retreat

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$190 - 725
Wattle Gully Retreat is a haven of 50 acres of native bush land and rainforest with a beautiful mountain creek winding through the property. Located in the picturesque Blackall Ranges with the Glasshouse Mountains as its neighbour, this private retreat boasts a beautiful waterfall, cascading rock pools, a bush haven for native animals with wallabies and koalas a regular sighting, and abundant birdlife for the avid birdwatcher.

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Montville, Sunshine Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$350 - 400
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is a boutique luxury resort comprising six fully self-contained secluded pavilions nestled in two hectares of pristine rainforest in the Blackall Range, near Lake Baroon, Montville.

Montville Grove

Montville, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$270 - 340
Beautiful accommodation in Montville for a romantic escape, honeymoon or relaxing getaway in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Three secluded cottages with views, spa, fire, deck, barbecue, kitchen facilities, air-conditioning, queen size bed, and lake and rainforest views.

Amamoor Lodge

Amamoor, Gympie Area
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From AU$125 - 210
Nestled on 50 acres and between magnificent mountain ranges in Mary Valley Country, the property offers two styles of accommodation for singles, couples and small groups; traditional Bed and Breakfast in the Lodge or self-contained apartments with continental breakfast.

Whispering Valley Cottage Retreat

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$150 - 400
Tucked away in a lush valley outside Maleny you'll find one of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland's most secluded cottage retreats. Whispering Valley is about peace and privacy - A relaxed luxury escape for couples and small groups.

Lillypilly's Cottages and Day Spa

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$260 - 385
Lillypilly's Cottages and Day Spa is your perfect country retreat, situated in the magical Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Maleny. Magnificent views overlook the sub-tropical countryside of Lake Baroon, and the luxuriously appointed cottages and superb food, make Lillypilly's truly unique.

Bendles Cottages

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$195 - 310
If you crave a weekend away with your partner and have yet to experience the rural hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, don't waste a minute. Just an hour's drive from Brisbane or Noosa, these verdant ranges provide the perfect year round escape.

Montville Ocean View Cottages

Montville, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$210 - 299
Montville Ocean View Cottages are set on 60 acres of pristine parkland, rainforest and gardens, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Architect designed with modern contemporary wines, they are secluded and private.
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