Lookouts around Maleny

Mary Cairncross Lookout Maleny

Maleny is located right at the top of the Blackall Range, so it’s the perfect place to head if you want to see some of the best views on the Sunshine Coast. This round-up of all the lookouts in and around Maleny will let you know where to go for stunning views of the Glass House Mountains, the coast and the hinterland. Don’t forget your camera!

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Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

knee roots of orange mangrove

The word “swamp” brings to mind all manner of oozy and disgusting things, but mangrove “swamps” are one of my favourite ecosystems. So much so that I spent the Honours year of my Science degree doing a research project on mangrove ecology. If you share my enthusiasm for tidal wetlands, the Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary and Bilai Environmental Education Centre in Bli Bli is a wonderful place to visit.

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Learning to Create Geometrical Art in Maleny

Mandala Meditation - art class, Maleny

I slept really well this weekend. My monkey-mind often keeps me awake with its chittering and its gymnastic twists and turns, but this weekend it was still and calm and I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. Bliss.

I can thank Stephanie June Ellis for my good night’s sleep because I spent Saturday immersed in her fascinating drawing workshops at the Maleny Community Centre. Stephanie is a professional artist who specialises in geometric and biomorphic art. She holds regular workshops around Australia and, luckily for us, has now added the Sunshine Coast to her schedule.

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At Home with “on the Sunshine Coast”

Mount Coonowrin is also known as "Crookneck"

On the Sunshine Coast‘s top secret headquarters is located somewhere in the Glass House Mountains on the Sunshine Coast. OK, it’s not really top secret, but it is smack bang in the middle of a macadamia farm, so if you don’t know where you’re going it can be just a bit tricky to find. Let me show you around…

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