Everything about Maleny is organic, fresh and pure. The air is clear and crisp and sometimes chilly in winter with the average minimum temperature being 8 degrees. You’ll frequently smell the smoke of a wood-fire burning in the cooler months.
The abundance of green grass makes Maleny a successful dairy producing region, and home to Maleny Dairies and Maleny Cheese. You can partake in a dairy tour to see the process of milk production and even pat the animals.
Get into the local ethos of buying locally and organic with a visit to the Maleny Organic Farmers Market on Lawyer Street. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning, this fresh grocer provides produce ranging from bread and vegetables to fertiliser and apothecary, with over 80% of the products being grown on the Sunshine Coast. They even deliver!
There’s so much to do and learn in Maleny that you won’t know where to start. Luckily, the townspeople are exceptionally techno-savvy and most attractions, services and stores have their own, easy to negotiate websites.
- 7 education facilities including public and private schools (Preparatory to Year 12) and special education
- Childcare facilities
- Community clubs including Apex, Rotary, Lions, Queensland Country Women’s Association, RSL, Maleny Film Society and Scouts
- Museums and art galleries
- Maleny Library
- Police station
- Most major banks
- Australia Post
- IGA supermarket
- Eclectic boutiques of arts, crafts and clothing
- Sporting clubs and facilities including golf, tennis, bmx, netball, cricket, football, horse riding and swimming
- Gardening clubs
- Maleny Light Horse Museum
- Glass House Mountains
- Festival of the Walks in August
- Maleny Organic Farmer’s Markets
- Woodford Folk Festival
- Maleny Handicrafts Market
- Mary Cairncross Reserve
- Howells Knob Lookout
- Lake Baroon/Baroon Pocket Dam
- Kondalilla National Park
- Mapleton and Mapleton Falls National Park
- Bush walking, bird watching, fishing