Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Nestled inland away from the glistening coastline, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland provides a spectacular backdrop of lush greenery and untouched beauty. 

Popular places to explore in the Hinterland 

Named by Lieutenant James Cook during his epic voyage along Australia's east coast, the Glass House Mountains are intrusive plugs formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Enjoy scenic views from the lookout in Beerburrum State Forest or explore one of the walking tracks through open forests to lookouts offering panoramic views.

Chase waterfalls and enjoy the scenic lookouts from the quaint country towns of Maleny and Montville, through to Kenilworth. Along the way, explore the boutiques and discover the thriving art trial showcasing local artists and their original works. 

Discover the heritage village of Yandina and visit the Ginger Factory or visit the iconic Big Pineapple in Nambour


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Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$399 - 599
Situated along a secluded lane near the charming village of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind blends the exotic flavours of the Far East with a soothing natural environment. Spicers Tamarind Retreat offers 14 Villas to ensure your stay is luxurious, private and relaxing.

Lillypilly's Cottages and Day Spa

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$250 - 395
Lillypilly's Cottages and Day Spa is your perfect country retreat, situated in the magical Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Maleny. Magnificent views overlook the sub-tropical countryside of Lake Baroon, or onto a tropical rainforest garden where cicadas can be heard singing mightily at dusk.

Blue Summit Cottages

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$210 - 400
Relax, escape, indulge in multi-award winning, luxury, modern, fully self-contained cottages perched high in an extraordinary mountain setting with magical valley views. Set discretely in beautiful landscaped gardens on 80 acres, these immaculate cottages hidden away in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, provide the perfect private getaway for couples in a peaceful, tranquil and romantic environment.

Mapleton Springs Bed and Breakfast

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$160 - 295
Mapleton Springs Bed and Breakfast is a brand new five star Bed and Breakfast with infinity edge pool, sauna, spa, cinema room, laundry, gazebo, outdoor kitchen, communal lounge/dining and open wood fire.

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$200 - 350
Wittacork is a modern working dairy farm on 500 acres, containing over 150 acres of pristine rainforest. The farm adjoins Lake Baroon Conservation Area and National Park and is a Land for Wildlife registered property.

Spicers Clovelly Estate

Montville, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$399 - 799
Spicers Clovelly Estate is one of the Hinterland’s most luxurious and intimate experiences. Comprising just 10 suites to ensure the highest levels of individual service are maintained, Clovelly offers old world charm with modern French influence in a contemporary setting where guests can be swept away in the romanticism of a European escape.

Maleny Country Cottages

Reesville, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$225 - 310
Maleny Country Cottages is a country retreat set on a 60 acre forested property and just 75 minutes drive from Brisbane Airport. Experience this quiet alternative from the hustle and bustle of busy roads and city life in their fully self-contained and air-conditioned cottages.

Amamoor Lodge

Amamoor, Gympie Area
From AU$125 - 195
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 studios.

Mary Valley Views B and B

Imbil, Gympie Area
From AU$180 - 190
Perfectly positioned to take advantage of panoramic views, Mary Valley Views B and B provides a modern country experience in luxurious, private and spacious rooms. Conveniently located in the village of Imbil a scenic 90 minute drive north of Brisbane or 40 minutes from Noosa and Gympie, ideally situated to explore the Mary Valley and its surrounding regions.

Imbil Bridge Farm

Imbil, Gympie Area
From AU$190 - 230
Imbil Bridge Farm, enjoy a private farm stay in a magical location. Situated on Yabba Creek at Imbil in South East Queensland just 95 minute's drive north from Brisbane, Imbil Bridge Farm can be an adventure getaway or a relaxing escape to the country.
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