The town of Montville is a popular mountain getaway that hums with activity year-round. Visitors from all over come to enjoy the many different attractions that the town has to offer. Enjoy a hinterland experience that includes both natural wonders and a creative atmosphere.
Montville was first settled in 1887 and has grown into a thriving shopping village. An array of galleries, gift shops and fashion stores jostle for space with cafés and restaurants along tree-lined streets. As you stroll through the village, enjoy the small-town charm and spot the many different architectural styles, including Tudor, Irish, English, Bavarian and Swiss.
Visit Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant to pick up some wine and cheese from this working farm and winery located on one of the highest points in Montville. In February each year, the vineyard hosts the Grape Stomp to celebrate the conclusion of the harvest. Feel the squish of shiraz grapes between your toes as you create your own wine the old-fashioned way.
For an active adventure, put on your hiking boots and venture along the 58-kilometre (36-mile) track of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, which is accessible through Montville. Refresh yourself in the cool waters of Kondalilla Falls, named after an Aboriginal word for “rushing water”. This area is home to more than 107 bird species, as well as the rare pouched frog. The walk also leads to Baroon Pocket Dam where you can kayak, swim, fish and picnic.
Montville’s nearest train stations are located at Palmwoods or Nambour, which are both approximately a 15-minute taxi ride from Montville. The best way to access Montville, however, is by car. Drive along the Blackall Range Tourist Drive that encompasses Maleny, Witta, Reeseville, Montville, Flaxton, Kondalilla, Mapleton and Cooloolabin. This drive is one of the most spectacular scenic drives along the Sunshine Coast.
Rain Forests, Jungles and Waterfalls
Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Kondalilla Falls during your travels in Montville. Wander the rainforest or discover the area's waterfalls.
Discover the walking trails and waterfalls of the Sunshine Coast hinterlands in this breezy mountain retreat just outside the charming country town of Montville.
Cuddle a koala, feed kangaroos, see elephants or watch a crocodile show at this famous wildlife park, the former playground of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.
Relax at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most attractive beaches, where fishing is abundant, the surf is great and the rolling waves are perfect for swimming.
Cool off in the water, stroll along the coastal esplanade and scuba dive among military shipwrecks.
Clear ocean waters, a dazzling stretch of sandy shore, warm paddling pools and a beachside boardwalk combine to make this a classic seaside getaway.
Experience luxury with a private helicopter flight from Brisbane to the picturesque vineyard in Montville, the fopothills of the famous Glass House Mountains. This 100minute flight delivers the best panoramic views available in South East Queensland.
Explore Brisbane's neighbors, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, on this full-day tour. See the beautiful coastline of Noosa Heads, spend time at the famous Hastings Street, enjoy a scenic ferry ride on the Noosa River, and marvel at the breathtaking Glass House Mountains.
Delve under the sea at Queensland's largest aquarium and oceanarium. SEA LIFE Moolooba makes a marine-minded exploration easy—the abundant aquatic animals and exotic crustaceans that call this water arena home are ready and waiting for a personal introduction.
Experience the best of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast on this full-day tour from Brisbane. Shop till you drop at the popular Eumundi Market and Hastings Street, enjoy a scenic ferry ride on the Noosa River, and marvel at breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains.
There's a full day of FUN for the whole family at Sunshine Coast's leading theme park! Located at the gateway to the Sunshine Coast, Aussie World is jam-packed with over 30 rides and attractions for all ages.
Sunset cruise Mooloolaba • Thursday through to Sunday • 5pm-7pm • 123 Parkyn parade, The Wharf Mooloolaba • Arrive 20 min. prior to departure.