Winter on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, luxury accommodation for a romantic getaway

Maleny MountainWinter is a good time to reflect on the beauty of the region. Crisp clear mornings, stunning sunrises and brilliant blue skies provide the perfect opportunity to explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Catch a glimpse of platypus at first light in on the Maleny trail, or greet the sun from one of the spectacular lookouts, or for the more adventurous, from the summit of Mount Ngungun, in the Glass House Mountains There are plenty of walks and hikes in the area, to suit the most timid tramper through to intrepid bushwalkers. Take a look for yourself at the new “Walks of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland” map. After discovering some of the walks for yourself, why try one of the boutique beers on offer from some of our local independent craft beer producers.

The newest addition on the hinterland is McLeod’s Brewery, the brainchild of Scotsman Ryan McLeod, who was successfully distilling whiskey in Tasmania prior to relocating to Maleny Mountain Wines.

BrouhahaAlternatively, drop into Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny and try a tasting paddle and discover their extensive range of craft beers. Wild Rocket@Misty’s, situated in one of the most historic buildings in Montville, the former ‘Fancy Goods & Lolly Shop’, will also entice you with a selection of quality craft beers. Of course, beer alone will not sustain a weary hiker, so good food can be had at all of these breweries, or check out the “Food and Drink” offerings on www.visitsunshinecoast. com.au. You are sure to find a restaurant or café to suit every taste. After your warming walk and satisfying meal, relax and rest in your own secluded pavilion in the rainforest. There is nothing better than snuggling up in front of a glowing fire on a comfortable couch with someone special to ponder the meaning of life, or to prepare for the next day’s adventure. So what are you waiting for, isn’t it time to come and experience the rainforest?