The Mapleton Observatory

Mapleton Observatory

The Mapleton Observatory at the Mapleton School on Flaxton Drive.  Our experience varies from months to donkey’s years, and we have a couple of people who are taking college degrees in this subject. The one thing we all have in common is passion!  For bookings and/or enquiries about the Mapleton Observatory, please contact Lainie – telephone 07-54761183 – email

About the Mapleton Observatory Mapleton Observatory website

We hold one OPEN NIGHT each month (check their website for the next open night). There is no need to book for this night – just turn up.

Open nights start at sunset and run for a couple of hours, all for the modest cost of $5 each or $15 for a family.

We also are open for bookings. This can be for one, or for a group of 20. The fee structure is $5 per head with a minimum fee of $50. School groups are $4 a head.

The difference between open nights and booked nights is that on open nights you may only get to see a couple of night sky objects.



Do you want thousands more people to know about your business?


Promoting your Business

A Business Partnership costs $50  and a Platinum Partnership costs $150 per annum.

The Maleny Visitor Information Centre has almost 30,000 people coming into the shop each year and over 60,000 visiting the website with a further 130,000 checking out our huge comprehensive Events Calendar! 

 What do you get for your money?  We promote businesses on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland – from Eumundi to Caboolture, and west from Kilcoy to the Bruce Highway.  We include – Where to Stay;  Where to Eat;  Things to Do;  Local Businesses;  Weddings;  Wellbeing and Events.

We promote businesses through the shop, leaflets, visual monitors, our website – and social media ie our Facebook page; our Twitter account; and our Blog.

If interested to know more either email or drop into the shop – 23 Maple Street, Maleny.

Maleny Weather Station

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website.

This weeks featured group is the Maleny Weather Station.

Maleny Weather Station

Patrick and his wife Kay own and operate the Maleny Weather Station supplying data to the local community, This website is provided totally free. However, donations are most welcome in order to provide financial support towards replacement equipment thus ensuring the station’s operation in the future. The Maleny Weather Station is situated at Maleny, Queensland, Australia LAT -26° 45′ 10″ LONG 152° 51′ 07″. Located 450m above MSL. A Bureau of Meteorology Synoptic Observation Station is also located on site. Phone: 07 5494 3216 / Email:

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Landsborough Country Markets

Landsborough Country Markets.
Every Saturday, from 8am till 1pm.
Located at Memorial Hall, Old Landsborough Road.

School of Arts, Memorial Hall, Old Landsborough Road. Fresh produce, plants, artistic hand-produced cards, jewellery, country décor, incense, cosmetics, books, pet products and more. Country Kitchen open from 8 am with breakfast, Devonshire teas, espresso coffee, drinks and light lunches.

Contact 0413 009 840.


Maleny Uniting Church

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website.

This weeks featured group is the Maleny Uniting Church.

Maleny Uniting Church

Growing Faith – Spreading Hope. Visit us on for details of activities for men, women, children, bibile study, book clubs & community outreach. Contact Minister Rev Catherine Solomon 0438 557 677. 1290 Landsborough-Maleny Road, Maleny. Sunday Workshop 9:45 am (includes Kids Time). Wed Christian Meditation 8:30 am. All Welcome. Hall bookings 07 5494 3951. Office open Tu & Fri.

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Finance and Sustainability Expo

For a healthier and wealthier community.

Saturday 23rd July – 9 am till 3 pm at Maleny Showgrounds Pavilion.

This exciting event is an initiative of Maleny Commerce and sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council and Maleny Credit Union.

Designed to educate the Sunshine Coast community to better understand all things financial and how to move towards living a more sustainable lifestyle, it has something for everyone. The expo gives professionals, businesses and groups that work in finance and around sustainability the opportunity to be part of the event by way of exhibiting.  People attending the expo will get all their questions about finance answered and be able to talk to people that build, live, buy and sell sustainably.

Have a look at our fantastic poster for the event, created by local graphic designer Jenny Kemp.

Montville Growers and Makers Markets

Montville Growers and Makers Markets.
Every Saturday, from 7:30am till 12pm.
Located at Montville Hall, 118 Main Street, Montville.

Montville Hall, 118 Main Street. Conondale lillies, organic honey, sourdough breads, homemade soaps and much more locally produced goods will be available direct from the farmer and maker.

Contact Judith Sinnamon – Email:


Maleny Town Crier

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website.

This weeks featured group is the Maleny Town Crier.

Maleny Town Crier

Hear ye. Hear ye! Maleny’s John Stevenson has been named champion Senior Town Crier of Australia. He was also named best dressed town crier overall at the Australian Town Crier Championships. Although John lives in Maleny and makes regular appearances there, he is actually the official town crier for the Sunshine Coast Council. “I’m a founding member of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Australian Town Criers. The Guild goes back to 17th century England.”

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Conondale NP and Imbil Forest Walking Camping

Conondale NP & Imbil Forest Walking Camping

Conondale NP & Imbil Forest Walking Camping Day Use : Bookings and permits are necessary for state and national parks:  Click here to Book OnlineDogs and domestic animals are not allowed in these areas.

The Gubbi Gubbi, Wakka Wakka, Jinbara and Kabi Kabi people once lived here self-sufficiently and traditionally for thousands of years.

Getting there and getting around

Most access roads to the Great Walk are unsealed.  Roads in the area may be closed after heavy rains.

The main entrance point for the Conondale Range Great Walk is located at the Booloumba Creek day-use area.

From Brisbane, follow the Bruce Highway north, and take the Landsborough exit. Go through Maleny, and follow the signs for Kenilworth. On the way to Kenilworth, you pass through the small town of Conondale. The turnoff to Booloumba Creek day-use and camping areas is about 13 km past Conondale and the turn-off to Sunday Creek Road is a further 0.5 km.

Alternative access is via the Eumundi–Kenilworth Road, off the Bruce Highway. Kenilworth is about 28 km from the highway. The turnoff to Sunday Creek Road is about 7 km past Kenilworth and the turn-off to Booloumba Creek day-use and camping areas is a further 0.5 km.

Booloumba Creek Road and Sunday Creek Road are gravel roads. Booloumba Creek Road includes several creek crossings and is only accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles. All other roads are suitable for conventional vehicle access but caution is required during wet weather.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are provided at Booloumba Creek camping areas 1 and 3. Some assistance may be required to negotiate grassed and gravelled areas.

For more information check out National Parks website