Maleny, situated in the Blackall mountains in South Eastern Queensland is just about one hour’s drive to the north of Brisbane. Its elevation of 450 meters gives it a cool and pleasant climate. A great holiday destination, either for a weekend or longer break, it offers a remarkable number of great bed and breakfasts to stay in.
Among those you could try are:
The Maleny Lodge is a grand and historic Queensland building, built at the end of the 19th century. It offers bed & breakfast accommodations in a warm friendly atmosphere. The property has fine gardens for relaxing in. Among the facilities offered are tea and coffee facilities, irons and ironing boards, internet access and a guest refrigerator.
The Middleton Manor is a b&b located just outside Maleny. Although a new construction, it is built in the old colonial style and is designed for the comfort of its guests. Breakfast timings are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate guests’ individual timings. Although it is family accommodation, they can provide dinner for the guest with advance notice.
The Lyndon Lodge B&B is yet another bed & breakfast in Maleny that is worth staying at. Fully air-conditioned, it is famous for its stunning views of the ocean. All the rooms feature a private entrance and ensuite bathroom, queen sized beds, independent climate control and a kitchenette. Quiet and secluded, it is ideal for a romantic getaway.
Besides the fabulous countryside and magnificent views of the mountains, Maleny is also famous for its extensive dining and food options. The area is full of award winning restaurants serving food of the highest standards and using a great deal of local ingredients. Visits to the local wineries and cheese making establishments are definitely worthwhile, not just to taste the produce but also to buy and take home.
Shopping in Maleny is a very laid back and unhurried experience. You can take your time and wander around the shops, stylish boutiques and look for unusual local handicrafts and gift items.
The area is full of art galleries displaying art work and crafts by internationally renowned artists and craftsmen.
There are many places of great natural beauty to visit, including waterfalls, rainforests, and national parks. If you are interested in outdoor activities you could explore the Glass House Mountain National Park and explore the 25 million year old volcanic plugs. You could either try climbing Ngungun, which is a gentle two hour walk or really push yourself and try to ascend one of the more challenging peaks. Visit the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and walk through the scenic rainforest. If you want to try something really adventurous try the kayaking down the Pumicestone Passage.
Wherever you go and what ever you do, you will always be able to return to the comfortable environs of your Maleny b & b to relax and recover.
Perhaps for this reason, Maleny has become one of Australia’s most popular and award winning wedding venues.
Whether you just want a quiet room for a romantic getaway, or a cottage for family accommodation you with find it at a bed & breakfast in Maleny. Staying in a b & b is a wonderful idea, whether you are going for just an overnight weekend break or a longer holiday.