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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The Glasshouse Mountains

When you Come-on-Up to Maleny and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
you will find plenty to see and do.  

Recently various local tourism bodies, information centre representatives and local businesses gathered at the Glasshouse Mountains Information Centre for a Network meeting.  It was an exciting night and there was a lot of talk of how everyone can help each other promote this beautiful part of the world.

The Maleny Visitor Information Centre representatives were very impressed with the new Information Centre at the Glasshouse Mountains.  If you haven’t seen it yet – it is certainly worth stopping to check it out.  Obviously they have a lot of information about the Glasshouse Mountains (more about that below), however we particularly liked the large touch screen where you can see views of various ‘Look-outs’ – so if you prefer – you can see spectacular views without leaving the centre.

This is a unique part of the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Just to give you a teaser of what you can expect when you visit, have a look at this video by ‘Glasshouse Country’ :

If you want to know more about the Glasshouse Mountains themselves then check out these videos.  They are the result of the researcher Ivon Northage from the Glasshouse Visitor Information Centre and Haines Video Productions.

You can view the THE GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS TALKS videos on their ‘Celebrate Glasshouse Country’ YouTube channel – click here:  http://tinyurl.com/zeokb88

 There is so much to do and see in the Glasshouse Country and the
Sunshine Coast Hinterland you should not only ‘Come-on-Up’
but also plan a stay-over and have a really good look around.

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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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Maleny Celtic Association

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website. http://maleny.qld.au/discover-community/.

This weeks featured group is the Maleny Celtic Association.

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The Maleny Celtic Association conducts the annual Maleny Celtic Winter School. MCWS is a workshop weekend for those interested in playing and improving their skills in traditional Irish, Scots, English, Welsh, Breton, Quebecois and Appalachian (collectively known as Celtic) music. Workshops are the focus, and there are plenty of opportunities for participating in the trad sessions over the weekend. The school is based in and around the Maleny Community Centre on Maple Street and Finbar’s Irish bar in Bicentennial Lane, with other venues within walking distance.

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Sunshine Coast Ninjas

Sunshine Coast Ninjas in Maleny. 
Every Monday and Wednesday. From 5:00 pm till 6:00 pm and 6:00 pm till 7:00 pm.
Located at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny.

Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentennial Lane. Children & Parents 5:00 pm till 6:00 pm and Teens, Men & Women 6:00 pm till 7:00 pm. Discover Self Awareness, Study Traditional Warrior Martial Arts… Men, Women & Children experience the subtle destruction of the attackers balance and rhythm is the primary focus of the Bujinkan Warrior.

Contact Shayne Harris 0407 002 567 to book.

For more information click here to go to the official Sunshine Coast Ninjas website.

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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.

CWA – Beerwah

Welcome to the Maleny Info Centre featured Community Group, as listed in Discover Our Community on the website. http://maleny.qld.au/discover-community/.

This weeks featured group is the Beerwah CWA.

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Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month except for school holidays which will be then changed to the 2nd Monday –

Time: 10:00am –

Contact person: Sara or Debbie.

Address: QCWA Hall, Simpson Street, Beerwah

/ Phone: 07 5435 2021

/ Email: sfaddy@doggy.com.au