Mary Museum and River Centre

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Mary Museum & River Centre.

Railway Station,
Kandanga Qld 4570.
Phone:  07 5488 4800.
Email:  savethemaryriver@gmail.com .

Located next to the Kandanga Railway Station, is a tribute to all the people who worked so hard to overturn the decision to dam the Mary River, complete with a story-board, that goes around the walls with the knitted scarf, of the three and a half year campaign from start to finish and packed full of colorful photos and signs. From its beginnings, the campaign to save the Mary River has been characterised by creativity. Campaigners tapped into considerable talents in music, writing, photography, costume-making, sign-writing, cartooning, visual art & design to get their message across.The River Education section focuses on the unique flora and fauna of the Mary River and provides information about future water resource planning and river restoration, river dynamics and food webs right from the top of the catchment to the Mary River Estuary and the internationally recognised wetlands, the Great Sandy Strait.

The River Education section focuses on the unique flora and fauna of the Mary River and provides information about future water resource planning and river restoration, river dynamics and food webs right from the top of the catchment to the Mary River Estuary and the internationally recognised wetlands, the Great Sandy Strait.
http://www.savethemaryriver.com

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Mapleton Falls Walks

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1.3 km / Class 2 track – Easy / 34 min return – Walks – Mapleton Falls

Mapleton Falls in Mapleton Falls National Park.  The falls tumble 120 metres down the escarpment from Pencil Creek.

This circuit track winds through rainforest and eucalypt forest.  Wayside signs provide information about features.  The Peregrine Lookout provides an excellent view of the Obi Obi Valley.  Listen for the Wompoo fruit-dove calling “wallock-a-woo” and “book-a-roo”.

Excellent views of Mapleton Falls and the Obi Obi Valley are highlights for visitors to this small but significant remnant of the forests that once covered the sunshine Coast hinterland.

Remember:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad reception.  Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

For more information, click here to go to the QLD Governments National Parks website.

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Fig Tree Walk

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1.1 km return / Class 2 track – Easy – Wheelchair Accessible – Walks – Fig Tree Walk

6.5 km south of Kenilworth on the Kenilworth –Maleny Road lies one of the jewels of the Hinterland walks.  This easy 1.1 km return wheelchair friendly walk explores the riverine rainforest near the junction of Little Yabba Creek and the Mary River.  This walk was completed in 1994 by the Youth Conservation Corps.

Walk quietly and you may hear a Wompoo pigeon, see skinks basking in the sunshine, and glimpse birds flitting about the forest’s understorey and foraging in the leaf litter.

Beware of the Giant Stinging Tree.  Lookout for the heart shaped leaves on the track and railings.  When touched they can cause pain that will last for weeks.  Dried leaves can still sting.  If stung use sticky tape or hair removal wax was to remove the fine stinging hairs.

You will enjoy some wonderful interpretive signs strategically placed around this delightful circuit where you will learn more about the rainforests of the Hinterland.

There are delightful picnic areas in the car park and across the road from the boardwalk entry.

REMEMBER:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption.  Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

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Obi Boardwalk

Obi Boardwalk850 metre return / Easy – wheelchair Accessible 20-30 minute return.

This delightful boardwalk illustrates the beginning of a long-term process of re-creating a subtropical rainforest.  The gentle Obi Obi boardwalk in Maleny is both  wheelchair accessible and pram friendly,  providing a calm and tranquil experience for all, and even the chance to see the elusive platypus early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Enter opposite Bicentenary Lane – a superb rehabilitation project from Barung Landcare.

The Community Co-operative Walk Project was initiated in 1996, when directors of the Maleny Queensland Dairy Co-operative donated the land below the store to Caloundra City Council for the community.

Barung Landcare took on the project – extending the existing re-vegetation planted during the 1989-1991 Maleny Folk Festivals at the Showgrounds to the Boardwalk site.

Remember:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption.  Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

For more information, click here to go to the Obi Boardwalk Facebook page.

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Gardeners Falls

Gardners_Falls walking map800 metre/ Easy / 15-20 minute return

Drive to the car park on the banks of the Obi Obi Creek –  a short level walk downstream to the falls.  Gardners Falls is a popular picnic spot with a large pool at the base of the falls. 

There is something truly magical about freshwater swimming. The cool water is refreshing, the surroundings are peaceful and somehow the whole experience is more special and secluded than your average dip in the ocean.

Freshwater swimming spots are like hidden treasures. Gardener’s Falls at Maleny is like a little jewel in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, just waiting to be discovered.

Remember:  Wear sturdy, enclosed boots or shoes.  Surfaces can be slippery.  Carry drinking water.  Plan to complete your walk well before dark.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Stay on marked tracks.  Use a map or track guide.  Ensure an experienced adult accompanies children.  Obey all safety and warning signs.  Take a charged mobile phone.  Accidents have happened, even to experienced bushwalkers.  In case of emergency try calling 000 or 112 if you are experiencing bad recption.

Domestic animals are not permitted on the walks.

For more information, click here to go to the Gardeners Falls Facebook page.

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Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre

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Howdy Pardners!  So you wanna be a cowboy and go horse riding in the mountains…!  You wanna stay in a star-spangled guest house and enjoy a true blue country holiday….!  COME… visit… Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre, King Road, Mooloolah Valley.  Telephone:  0408 224 668

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It’s an Aussie dude-ranch… Fantasy style!  By day… don your hat and boots and saddle up your bronc… by night… discover an exotic world and sleep amidst starry romance.

Come explore Mooloolah Valley with us … expert Aussie horse riders with a sense of fun and adventure … 2-hour treks depart daily from 10 am to 2 pm.  Safe horses, kids ponies, ‘bonza’ tourist trails, expert guides, and friendly hosts.

Directions – from Brisbane:  At the Caloundra Intersection on the Bruce Highway take the Landsborough Exit onto Steve Irwin Way.  Two (2) kilometres south to BP Roadhouse, Turn Right at the traffic lights then five (5) km to Mooloolah, cross railway lines, third (3rd) Left into King Road and one (1) more km to the Mooloolah Valley Riding Centre.

Nutworks

Nutworks

Mouth-watering chocolate treats and handmade confectionery made fresh on-site every weekday by our in-house Chocolatiers and Confectioners.

Please note that macadamia processing is seasonal, and kernel processing can only be viewed weekdays from April to November. However our chocolate coating and flavouring/roasting rooms are staffed all year around on weekdays, so come on in and see how it is all done.

Address: Nutworks, 37 Pioneer Road, Yandina Q 4561.

Telephone: (07) 5472 7777.

Opening Hours: Nutworks’ Retail Shop, Café, and Macadamia Information area open 7 days from 9am to 5pm.

CLOSED – Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (25th, 26th Dec and the 1st Jan).

For more information, click here to go to the official Nutworks website.

Candy Addictions

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Candy Addictions
Shop 7, 171-183 Main Street, Montville.

Candy Addictions winner of the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Award. We have over 65 different Rock Candy products available! Candy Addictions is open 7 days a week, from 9 am till 5 pm. Come and see live demonstrations of Candy being made right before your eyes. Taste the candy still warm, as it comes off the production line.

For more information, click here to go to the featured website.

Peace of Green Gallery

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Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre – Featured Things To Do or See :  This week is the Peace of Green Gallery.

Their shop is in the main street of Maleny, directly opposite the Maleny Visitors Information Centre and is open seven (7) days a week from 9.30 am til 5 pm.  Everyday a different artist is behind the counter waiting to provide insight into the original artworks created by the members. They include a wide range of mediums from hand blown glass to ceramics and mosaics, paintings, prints and silk art, woodwork, leather, jewellery and more.

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Art Gallery Trail

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The Hinterland, with its majestic, mysterious Glasshouse Mountains and lush rain forest, is a unique backdrop to the creativity of its artistic community and we are blessed with many art galleries who have developed fine reputations through service and in-depth knowledge of the artists.   The wealth of exceptional artists gives rise to many great galleries providing for a range of tastes and budgets, but always quality.  Artworks include oil and water colour paintings, and extend into bronze, sandstone and marble sculptures; porcelain, wood, photography and hand-blown glass; silk and textiles; jewellery and much more.  There really is something to capture every imagination. Below are pages from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Gallery Trail Drive Map (2015 edition).

The Galleries shown are:  Maleny – Gary Myers Gallery, Ben Messina Landscapes, Peace of Green Gallery, and David Linton Gallery. Cairncross Corner – Art on Cairncross.  Montville – Secrets on the Lake Gallery, Illume Creations, Nature’s Image Photography, Montville Art Gallery, and the Main Street Gallery.  Kenilworth – Lasting Impressions Gallery.  Eumundi – Tina Cooper Gallery, Red Desert Gallery, Eumundi Art Space.  Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Gallery Trail

For further information please phone: 07 5429 6404

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For more information, click here to go to the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail website.