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.

Maleny Botanic Garden

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Scrumptious Devonshire Teas are served in our gazebos overlooking the gardens… you can bring your dog on a lead to enjoy the experience and stretch their legs as well as yours… bring the kids to see the miniature horses, alpaca, sheep, goat, swans…. SO much to enjoy!

“The most exquisite gardens I have ever seen in my 41 years in the garden business. It will be the next wonder of the world!” Graham Ellis The Garden Guru, 2011.

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About us

The Maleny Botanic Gardens currently cover eight acres and are always expanding. Situated on one hundred and ten acres, they are surrounded by magnificent rainforest with spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains.

Over 6 kilometres of walking paths meander around the thousands of different plants, ranging from roses, azaleas and annuals to some of the rarest cycads in the world. All of which are complemented by numerous lakes & waterfalls  – providing countless options for photography.

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The pathways also take you on an enchanting journey up to the majestic lookout and into the pristine rainforest.

An Aviary covering over 1000 sq m opened on November 16th 2013 and walk through tours are available – please enquire at entry. A wide variety of birds from Macaws to finches enjoy the waterfall, nests and your shoulders to rest on when you visit.

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Our Location

Designed to provide easy access via a concrete driveway and with ample parking onsite, Maleny Botanic Gardens are open to the public seven days per week and are ideal for groups such as tour buses, weddings, artists, etc.

The gardens are woven throughout with roads and easy walking paths with plenty of shaded areas with seating and picnic tables.

All tour group bookings require a 25% non-refundable deposit at time of booking. Bookings can be postponed if necessary due to poor weather.

For more information click on the link here to go to the Maleny Botanic Gardens  official website.

Australia Zoo

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AUSTRALIA ZOO – As wild as life gets!  Home of the Crocodile Hunter, is where you’ll experience wildlife like nowhere else in the world.  With over 1,200 animals and free interactive wildlife shows daily – from tigers to otters to koalas, and everything in between – it’s a full day of wildlife interaction!.  Don’t miss the slithering, swooping and jaw-snapping action of the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Warriors show in the world famous Crocoseum.  We will bring you face to face with our free-flight birds, slithering snakes, and get your adrenalin pumping as you watch a massive crocodile launch a strike from the water’s edge!  Australia Zoo is your ultimate wildlife destination – so come on – go wild with us!

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Mystic Mountain Tours

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Mystic Mountain Tours conducts many tours within and beyond the Maleny, Blackall Range & Surrounding districts.  Owners Andrew & Lynn Fallon have a flexible, friendly and fun approach to their tours which provides a relaxed & memorable experience. Ask about our Adventure, Eco, Heritage & Cultural Tours. Below are some of the local tours that this company can take you on.  Contact Details:  Lyn & Andrew Fallon, Telephone:  0400 086 877;  Email: info@mysticmountaintours.com.au

Blackall Range Wine Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 

Often described as the Calm behind the Coast the area offers spectacular views, rainforest walks & waterfalls, fresh local produce, stunning local vineyards, arts, craft & shopping in unique mountain villages. Join our regular tour or come any day by appointment (subject to bookings).

Visiting Maleny Mountain Wines & Flame Hill Vineyard. Optional stops to Maleny Cheese, Colin James homemade ice-cream, Montville Chocolate Country, Castle Glen Liqueurs & coffee overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains.

Group bookings are available for any event.

 Regular destinations include:

• Mary Valley Rattler
• Australia Zoo, Beerwah
• Parrots in Paradise, Glasshouse Mountains
• The Mapleton Observatory
• Bribie Island & the Abbey
• Kenilworth
• Other Museums include Landsborough, Caboolture
• Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Hinterland Walking Trails
• Glasshouse Mountains Scenic Lookouts.

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Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden – Workshop.
Saturday 4th of March, from 10am till 12pm.

Discover ways to increase the backyard biodiversity of your property with local native plant specialist Spencer Shaw. Explore the benefits of sharing space with wildlife.

Presenter :Spencer Shaw

Venue: Forest Heart Nursery, 20 Coral Street, Maleny

Cost: $15/person  – includes afternoon tea

Click here to download the flier.

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