Visiting the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
There’s never been a better time to Come On Up to the Sunshine Coast hinterland!
As the weather gets cooler, the hinterland gives the real sensation of winter, Queensland style. The days are sunny and warm, but that slight chill in the evening is the perfect excuse to stoke the fireplace and enjoy the warmth of a log fire, nestled in a cosy bed and breakfast.
I recently had the pleasure of showing my Canadian relatives our gorgeous region. There were seven in the group, ranging in age from 7 to 70. I wanted to find some great experiences that they could take back as memories to share with the rest of the family. My aunt had fond memories from her childhood of the Big Pineapple, so that’s where we started. It really did bring back memories, with my nephews very impressed that there was even a tin of Pokémon Fruit Salad hidden in the display. Obligatory photos taken, we headed up to Montville, where we enjoyed the views, great coffee and a bit of gift shopping. We experienced the Maleny Dairies tour, which was a real treat for young and old. We learnt the history of the dairy, saw the milking process, got up close to the calves and chooks, and even had a go at milking a cow.
Highly recommended, particularly if you have young ones to entertain. Maleny Botanic Gardens gave us the most amazing views of the Glass House Mountains, and was a perfect stop to update everyone’s facebook profile pics. Stopping off at Maleny Cheese for some pre dinner nibbles, then to Flame Hill Vineyard for something for the adults, we were all set for a night of reminiscing and catching up.
In our business we concentrate on couples seeking a romantic getaway, and fireplaces and spa baths are high on the list of desirables. Planning this tour for an extended family was a reminder of how much the hinterland has to offer visitors of all ages. And it seems that word is getting out about our stunning region. Qantas have just announced direct flights to Melbourne, beginning in December and Scoot Airlines have publicly stated that they are looking at the Sunshine Coast as its next destination for cheap flights to Asia. So the message is, come and visit the hinterland before the rush! I look forward to welcoming everyone soon.