Holden’s – Maleny’s Framing and Art Suppliers

Are you looking for unique gifts for Christmas – then checkout this rare opportunity.

Holden’s, Corner of Coral and Myrtle Streets, Maleny Qld are selling off all their Giftware, Homewares, Jewellery and Framed Prints.  There are offering a 40% discount – so check them out before they Sell Out!

They are opening Monday to Friday’s between 10 am and 4 pm and on Saturdays between 10 am and 1 pm.  Please telephone 07 5494 2100 for more information.


Lyndon Lodge Maleny B&B

Lyndon Lodge Maleny is a family Bed and Breakfast located near Maleny and Montville on the beautiful Blackall Range. They pride themselves on providing comfortable, clean, and well-appointed accommodation in a friendly family atmosphere at a reasonable price.  They also are listed as having Wedding Accommodation.

Click here to see Lyndon Lodge on the Maleny Visitor Information Centre’s website https://maleny.qld.au/business-directory/lyndon-lodge-maleny-bb/

Whilst there check out our comprehensive Events Calendar covering events on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland on https://maleny.qld.au/events

Lyndon Lodge is a Bed and Breakfast accommodation house located in the Maleny area and also close to Montville on the beautiful Blackall Range. We offer value and choice in clean and well-appointed accommodation, a friendly family atmosphere, and at a reasonable price.  Lyndon Lodge Maleny B&B has spectacular ocean and rural views and a telescope to see the ships.

Our rooms are comfortable, well-appointed, individually furnished providing a welcome retreat from today’s hectic pace.

All our Accommodation rooms feature

  • Private entrance and ensuite bathroom.
  • Independently adjustable air-conditioning.
  • Fully self-contained with kitchenette.
  • Queen size beds.
  • WiFi Internet available.

Parrots in Paradise

Do you want to know more and see some of the gorgeous Parrots in Paradise (a not for profit business) situated at 2 Barrs Road, Glasshouse Mountains Qld.

Opening Hours are 10 am to 3 pm.  Shows are held on certain days – for information either telephone Dail Malins on 07 5438 7719 or email dails1@bigpond.com or checkout their website:  http://www.parrotsinparadise.net

Checkout videos of Whoppa, an Eclectus parrot who’s full of fun and sometimes a bit cheeky.  Click on the link to videos on the website:  Whoppa wants everyone to know who he is – and you’ll get a sneak peak of one of the shows most vivacious chatterboxes.

You can Picnic with the Parrots – the Verandah’s are ready for visitors to come and have a picnic with the parrots.  This is an all new concept where you can come and have lunch in the company of a number of parrots – some of which will invite themselves to share your lunch.  Because of the catering involved, you will need to book in advance. 

To see Parrots in Paradise online check out the Channel 10’s show Totally Wild (Season 22, Episode 12 – from 04:35 to 08:08) – see video link: 


Parrots in Paradise are a registered Sanctuary and in order to look after the many birds charges do apply.  Also as we are extremely busy caring for some 400 birds and are not always available – Bookings are Essential.

 One of the many things they do is to take-in unwanted, lost or surrendered parrots, some of which  have had miserable lives, some well-loved, and some even come in having been hurt in some way.

One of our most important functions is to find a new home that is planning to adopt for the long term.

If you are interested in Adopting one of these lovely intelligent creatures there are several things to consider first.

  • The bird you intend to adopt needs time and attention from you.
  • It will need the very best of food specific for the bird ie not food that is no-longer suitable for human consumption – it needs to be the best.
  • And of course – clean fresh water as often as possible.
  • The housing is important too – the larger the better- particularly if the bird will be spending time on its own.  Another good item to have is a play area for the bird, separate from its cage, as birds don’t like to stay permanently where they sleep.
  • Parrots are no different from a young child and need to be stimulated constantly with games, books, puzzles, and toys that make noise.  A person adopting a bird needs to know they are taking on a 5 year old child for possibly 60 years!
  • Depending on the species, most NEED to chew and destroy items, as their beak is made up of a material exactly like our nails, and in order to keep the beak trimmed to the correct shape – they have to chew.
  • Parrots must have company and constant stimulation.  If you are not available, then a second bird is the best answer.

As with all animals for adoption, there is an adoption charge in order to defray costs, this depends on the parrot.  If you are interested we prefer that you to come up and visit – and perhaps make a friend while you are here.

Books:  Dail is constantly being asked advice, and now she has put together a book. “Talking Parrots” this book covers 48 years of experience with birds and if you are looking for a companion parrot it is worth a read.

Alongside the advice Dail covers the funny side to these marvellous creatures that she refers to as feathered monkeys. The book, like the show, is both entertaining and informative.

A second book has been put together, after many requests, and this is a Coffee Table book, a pictorial souvenir of your visit to Parrots in Paradise.

The funds from both these books are small way of helping towards the, many and rising, costs of caring for all the birds.

Heart Healthy Christmas Cake

Did you know that the average piece of Christmas Cake contains 8 spoonful’s of sugar?  In moderation, no problem!  Yet how long does the Christmas feasting realistically go for?  Between work functions, school break ups and seeing both sides of the family, it’s easy to wind up eating more than what feels good for us.

In this 45 minute demonstration, local cookbook author, Margaret Owens, will show you her quick and simple Heart Healthy Christmas Cake (Delicious and Easy) – it’s free from any added sugar or fat, yet amazingly it still tastes great!  Plus it can be made with just 3 simple ingredients, so it won’t break the bank either.

We’ll also show you a healthy way to ‘dress it up’ and bring along to any Christmas Celebration.  Plus if you still want to indulge Christmas Day? It can be iced to make a traditional version.  This event is 100% FREE but bookings are essential.

Where:  Maleny IGA
When:  2 sessions available – Friday 8th December, 10am to 10.45am and 2pm to 2.45pm
Cost:  FREE

Click here to Book Online through Eventbrite – for the Healthy Christmas Cake

For further information telephone: 07 5494 2257 or email:   dietitian@outridgesiga.com.au

Artist Trudy Brooks at the Garden Maleny

Trudy Brooks is back in the Garden Maleny Haus Gallery for the month of December 2017.  Trudy’s work was incredibly popular last time she showed here – so feel free to drop by and have a look.  An original painting is a fantastic idea as a Christmas present for the person who seems to have everything.

Trudy’s love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers’ college.  She was born in England but has spent most of her life living in a variety of areas throughout Queensland.  During this period, she took the opportunity to attend as many workshops as possible.  These included programs organized by the Flying Art School and the University of Southern Queensland’s McGregor Summer School.

Trudy’s love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers’ college.  She was born in England but has spent most of her life living in a variety of areas throughout Queensland.  During this period, she took the opportunity to attend as many workshops as possible.  These included programs organized by the Flying Art School and the University of Southern Queensland’s McGregor Summer School.

In 2017 Trudy was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence.  She was also selected to have a solo exhibition in the foyer of the Redcliffe Art Gallery.

In 2016 Trudy was a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and the Stanthorpe Art Festival.  She was also awarded first prize for mixed media in the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence.


Lillypillys Country Cottages and Day Spa

Check out another of the Maleny Visitor Information Centre partners and a Hinterland Tourism associate – Lillypillys Country Cottages and Day Spa.

Lillypilly’s are categorised under Where to Stay, Luxury Villas/Cottages/Retreats and also have Wedding Accommodation as well as their Sanctuary Day Spa, the perfect spot for relaxation.

Lillypilly’s offers the perfect site for a unique Hinterland experience.  They include 5 charming cottages.  Each cottage has reverse cycle air-conditioning, a romantic double spa, a cosy lounge with log fire for those chilly nights, television, video, DVD/CD and luxurious queen size beds.

An easy drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast beaches, Lillypillys is a place to escape city life, experience the tranquility of nature, and the welcome of country hospitality.  Overlooking magnificent Lake Baroon and the Conondale Ranges, Lillypillys five cosy cottages, will make you feel immediately at home, and are perfect for a couples getaway.

  • Relax in your spacious 2 person cottage spa …
  • Snuggle up with your favourite drink to the sound of your crackling wood fire …
  • Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the privacy of your cottage …
  • Indulge in a spa treatment of choice, and be enthralled by the spectacular scenery, in our SANCTUARY DAY SPA …
  • Take the opportunity to squeeze in a workout in our FITNESS STUDIO …
  • Wake to a freshly prepared hot breakfast, served to your cottage …
  • Delight in the beauty of the magical Sunshine Coast Hinterland …

At Lillypillys you can do as much, or as little, as you like … it’s your perfect country escape.

For more information checkout their website:  https://lillypillys.com.au/

Handmade in Maleny – Christmas Fair

Hosted by the Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Inc.

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017 from 9 am
at the Maleny Community Centre Main Hall, 23 Maple Street, Maleny Qld 

Handmade in Maleny features local crafts including fashion – clothing, accessories and jewellery, homewares, woodcraft, pottery and fine art all made by local artisans. This is your opportunity to support local artists by purchasing unique, locally made Christmas gifts for friends and family. The Christmas Raffle Prize this year is a beautiful blanket box and hand knitted cushions. Raffle tickets are now available from the MACG Gallery in Maple Street and will also be on sale at the Fair with the prize being showcased. The winning ticket will be drawn Sunday afternoon at the fair.

Environmental Party – Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters Co-operative present The Environment Party with Rob Longstaff, Noel Gardner and Alex Bridge, the Strangest Dreamers, Irish Joe Lynch, the No Groyners, Tommy Leonard and the Crystal Waters Community Choir.  When:  Saturday 25th November 2017;  Where:  Crystal Waters – with camping and bunkhouse cabin available;  Time:  6 pm to Late; On Sale:  Food, Bar serving Beer & Wine.

Contact Tom – 07 5494 4590     Email:  tnealson@hotmail.com

Click here for the Crystal Waters website

All Door Proceeds to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council.


The Wappa Falls Observatory

Last year the Maleny Visitor Information Centre’s web team promoted the Mapleton Observatory.  This year we wish to tell you about the  Wappa Falls Observatory near Yandina on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (191 Wappa Falls Road).

This observatory has sixteen (16) telescopes, ranging in size and is one of Queensland’s leading private observatories.

The shows are humorous, fun and informative to suit all ages and can also cater for special needs groups.  The grounds are in a quiet and dark bushland setting.  With over fifty (50) years of experience in astronomy, the observatory has been open for over twenty-seven (27) years.

They also can provide a mobile show which can be taken on the road to schools, camps and other events. They include telescopes, displays, slideshows and more.

The night time show has many activities including viewing through telescopes, a sky tour, an indoor display, a talk and a slideshow.  Even if there are clouds or rain, there is still a lot to do and see.

The day time shows have plenty of things to do as well such as the ten (10) telescopes equipped for safely viewing the sun with 6 different filtering systems (please do not do this without the proper equipment as you could hurt your eyes.

There are 21 online reviews with 82% showing Excellent / Very Good whilst 18% were not keen.  For more information – telephone 07 5446 7944.