Montville and Maleny Accommodation and Romantic Getaways
Montville- Maleny Cottages and Cabins on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Ideal romantic retreats for romantic getaways and escapes
Montville Getaways consists of a group of friends who have walked all of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk so that we can assist and advise our guests who wish to enjoy the wonderful bushland of the Blackall Range. We found it necessary to divide up the 58 kilometre walk into smaller 'day walk' sections and we have provided you with approximate times for these walks. The information we provide for you below was gathered first hand and we would appreciate any feedback. We now have a space for your special snaps on our new 'Rogues Gallery' page... just contact your host to get your picture online. If you would like a special brochure of our walks information you can also contact your host who will send this out to you.
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk - Just north of Brisbane, the Blackall Range is one of the most dramatic terrains in Queensland. Enjoy spectacular views of rolling mountains and valleys to the West and the Pacific Ocean to the East. The 58km Sunshine Coast Great Walk crosses the Maleny-Mapleton Plateau and the Blackall Range. View the tumbling cascades of Kondillila Falls, cool off by a rainforest rock pool or experience the meandering Obi Obi Gorge, carved by water over millions of years. Montville Getaways provides a range of luxury accommodation to use as a base while exploring the natural scenery of this area.
Relax by Baxter Falls
Enjoy stunning views
Walk Safely - Some sections of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk are remote and isolated. Accidents can happen, even to the experienced bushwalker. You must aim to be well prepared and responsible for your safety - even on short walks. Walk with
Walk Softly - Leave only your footprints, take only photographs.
Pick up and Drop off points - Transport can be pre-arranged through your Montville Getaways hosts or you can contact Mystic Mountain Tours who are happy to provide a pick up or drop off service.
Facilities - Toilets are located at each of the 3 walkers camps, as well as at the picnic areas at Lake Baroon, Kondalilla Falls and Mapleton Falls. Please be advised that mobile phone reception is generally poor.
Enjoy a sumptuous Montville Getaways Picnic Hamper
Fully equiped hikers facilities for your use
Use the stepping stones creek crossing
What to bring - Wear adequate clothing, a cap and sturdy footwear to suit all weather conditions. To ensure your Great Walk is trouble free and enjoyable, your Montville Getaways hosts can provide you with a day pack containing a thermos flask, drinking water, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, insect repellant, suntan lotion, mini first aid kit, a laminated map and information for your chosen day walk. Picnic hamper packs are also available on request. Please ask your hosts for costs of the daily pack hire. A topographic map can be purchased when making your booking in order to plan your walks before arrival.
11.7km Time: 5-6hrs Pickup/Drop off: P1 Lake Baroon and Kondalilla Falls Carpark P2
Cross bridges over palm and vine forested streams. See spectacular views of the Gorge, Lake Baroon & Obi Obi Creek. Walk along boardwalks built to protect rare frog habitat. Walk among the giant strangler figs in lush rainforest and end the walk with a refreshing swim in the Kondalilla Falls natural rockpool.
This is a moderate walk for the reasonably fit, taking in open eucalypt forest, rocky outcrops and Baxter Creek with its beautiful waterfall. Cross Baxter Creek by suspension bridge and walk through a tranquil palm filled grove. Finish at the Mapleton Falls picnic area with superb valley views.
10.5km Time:4-5hrs Pickup/Drop off: Delicia Road near P5 entry point
This walk takes in the Delicia Rd conservation park, the Ubajee Walkers Camp and Gheerula Falls. The Ubajee Walkers camp lookout is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch. After crossing Gheerula Creek take a short detour to the Falls. This is an ideal opportunity for a photo shoot and cuppa. Exit the forest on Delicia Rd and return to your vehicle (approx 2 kms).
14 km Time:6 -8 hrs Pickup/Drop off: P7 Thilba Thalba Walkers camp/ Delicia Road near P6 entry point
A long, varied one day walk for the reasonably fit. Start from Thilba Thalba Camp and walk through the open scribbly gum forest to Gheerula Bluff taking in views of the Mary Valley. Descend to Gheerula Creek and day area. Follow the creek with its many crossings (wet feet- take some spare socks) and delightful picnic spots, using the old logging trails of days gone by. Take a detour to Gheerula Falls to cool off under the cascade and have a well earned break. Exit the forest onto Delicia Road and your pickup point.
Mary Cairncross Park – Maleny
Gardners Falls - Maleny
Mapleton Falls - Wampoo circuit
Lake Baroon – Obi Obi gorge walk - Montville
Maps are not to scale.
Photography by Carl Roe, Maurie Dunphy and George Johnston.
Special thanks to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Montville Getaways website and Great Walks brochure designed by Catherine Johnston of Alternarts based in Montville, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Montville Accommodation, Mapleton Accommodation are listed at Montville Getaways. Luxury Cottages and Cabins for a perfect romantic getaway at Sunshine Coast
Hinterland Queensland and Lake Baroon