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Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the scenic drive to Mapleton from Maleny, taking in Montville and Flaxton, is one of the best in Queensland. Throughout this beautiful district, art and craft galleries abound, along with potteries, antique shops and museums.

Buy fresh local fruit and vegetables from the side of the road and make sure you stop to dine at one of the many interesting and different restaurants and cafes which have opened in recent years. Nature, however, is the star attraction in these parts and her gift to Mapleton is a spectacular cascade tumbling off the western escarpment of the Blackall Range into the Mary Valley. The Mapleton Falls are best appreciated from the viewing platform. The village flanks the Mapleton National Park which is renowned for its rainforest picnic glades. Mapleton also hosts the annual Yarn Festival when spinners of tall tales and true gather to celebrate the art of the Aussie bush balladeer.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 59 Kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Mapleton

  • Art and Craft making Patchwork shop.
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cooking
  • Crabbing Local creeks.
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly
  • Flora
  • Gambling Local Hotel.
  • Horseriding National Park.
  • Art Painting
  • Meditating/Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Local Club.
  • Walking National Park.
  • Accommodation
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club The Bowls Club.
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Medical Facilities Medical Centre.
  • Newsagent
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Rural/Country
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Honeymoon
  • National Park
  • Romance
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: The Sunshine Coast Airport

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