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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published January 22nd 2022
Discover magical destinations on your travels
Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Discover magical destinations on your travels - Image: Hinterland Market Trail FB


The Hinterland Market Trail is a grassroots collaborative project between market delegates from across the Glasshouse Country and Hinterland areas, a region that is home to some of the finest local producers and artisans.

Follow the Hinterland Market Trail to experience out-of-the-ordinary local markets, whilst exploring a historic and absolutely spectacular region.

🪅 BEERWAH TOWER GREEN MARKET
Where? Beerwah Tower Green, Simpson Street, Beerwah
When? 2nd Saturday of the month, 8.00am to 12.00noon
Contact? Debbie 0400 027 591 or qcwabeerwah@gmail.com


Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
2nd Saturday of the month, make sure to bookmark Beerwah Tower Green Market - Image: Beerwah Tower Green Market FB


I love Beerwah and so will you! Take a stroll down Simpson Street and sample the delights showcased at the monthly community artisan markets, namely, the Beerwah Tower Green Market. With everything hand-baked, hand made, hand sewn and hand-grown, visitors to these fabulously unique markets, hosted by the QCWA Beerwah Branch, will discover one-off creations, vibrant live music plus the 'Favourites' jam and relish range.

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter - Image: Elaine de Wet (author)


Beerwah has two other major attractions that have really put it on the map - one is Mount Beerwah, the largest of the Glass House Mountains that presides majestically over the town; and the other is Australia Zoo, the home of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.

🪅 MALENY SUNDAY MARKET
Where? Maleny RSL Hall, Bunya Street, Maleny
When? Every Sunday, 8.00am to 2.00pm
Stall enquiries? Call 0448 423 919


Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Come rain or shine, Maleny Sunday Market has an undercover venue - Image: Hinterland Market Trail FB


Come rain or shine, the popular boutique-sized Maleny Sunday Market is a must to visit! With a variety of fresh produce, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques and collectables, locally produced arts and crafts, books, jewellery, candles, soap, jams, pickles, massages and so much more, visitors to Maleny are totally spoilt for choice when shopping at the Sunday Market's undercover venue.

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Sightseeing and photo opportunities abound in Maleny's panoramic surrounds - Image: Hinterland Market Trail FB


Located high in the Blackall Range, the absolutely delightful town of Maleny lies in picture-postcard dairy country, interspersed with rainforests. Sightseeing and photographic opportunities abound. Explore some local walking trails at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve or search for a playful platypus or two on the Obi Obi Boardwalk or enjoy a picnic and walk at Baroon Pocket Dam.

Discover the magic of Maleny come for the day and stay for the weekend!

🪅 MONTVILLE MARKET
Where? The Village Hall, Memorial Close, Montville
When? 2nd Saturday of the month, 7.30am to 12.00noon
Stall bookings or more info? Judith Sinnamon 5499-9114/judith.sinnamon@gmail.com


Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
The quaint village of Montville hosts a fabulous market once a month - Image: Montville Market FB


The Montville Market originated way back in 2009 and is renowned for selling locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants, homemade produce, fresh bread and cakes, organic foods and Fair Trade Coffee plus natural juices and gardening products.

This fabulous market is located in and around the historic Village Hall and market lovers can enjoy a delicious wholesome pancake breakfast or an organic sausage sizzle, designed to sustain the dedicated market goer.

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Image: Montville Market FB


The quaint village of Montville is home to art galleries, cosy coffee shops and boutique stores, where visitors will find everything from handmade beanies to one-off sculptures made by local artists. Montville is in close proximity to the Kondalilla National Park, a spectacular place to go hiking, walking, enjoy a picnic or cool down in a waterfall. Hikers can access the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk from Montville, a trail that stretches 58 kilometres and offers panoramic views of the coast and hinterland.

🪅 MAPLETON HALL COUNTRY MARKETS
Where? Mapleton Hall, 31 Obi Obi Road, Mapleton
When? 4th Saturday of the month, 8.00am to 12.00noon
For stall holder and other information? Paula 0419 726 603




Mapleton Hall has served the community of Mapleton and its surrounds for a century, having been built in 1916. The Mapleton Hall and Sportsground is one of the area's historic jewels and has a long heritage of comings and goings, - country markets, dances, sports events, classes, meetings, group activities and special events - making it a large part of community life in the small mountain top village of Mapleton.

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Image: Mapleton Hall FB


Feast on fresh fluffy waffles and coffee at the Mapleton Hall Country Markets, before taking in the spectacular views at nearby scenic Mapleton Falls National Park as part of the Hinterland Great Walks.

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Make sure to finish off your day of adventuring at the Mapleton Tavern on the edge of the Blackall Range - Images: Elaine de Wet (author)


Round off your day with a late lunch or cold beverage at the iconic Mapleton Tavern in Flaxton Drive, a true blue Australian pub with panoramic views over the hinterland and out to the Pacific Ocean. Opened in 1910, the family-owned Mapleton Tavern is perched 400 metres above sea level on the edge of the Blackall Range and attracts diners, like bees to honey, with the high quality of its food and service.

🪅 NAMBOUR VILLAGE SQUARE MARKET
Where? Corner Lowe and Short Street, Nambour
When? Every Thursday, 9.00am to 2.00pm
Contact details? Helen 0416 217 093

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Please note that the Nambour Village Square Market has been postponed until further notice - Image: Nambour Village Square Market FB


For almost ten years, stallholders have been setting up in Nambour Town Square, helping to add a friendly ambience to the town, whilst selling a variety of handmade goods to loyal shoppers.

Unfortunately, the much-loved Village Square Market has been indefinitely postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye on this space for future details.

🪅 MOOLOOLAH VALLEY 4 SEASONS MARKET
Where? Mooloolah Public Hall, 42 Bray Road, Mooloolah
When? Held quarterly on a Saturday, 8.00am to 12.00noon
For more information? Dianne on email info@mooloolahcommunitycentre.org


Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Image: Mooloolah Valley Community Centre FB


Once every season, the Mooloolah Valley 4 Seasons Market showcases a variety of stalls selling everything from handcrafted goodies to up-cycled and pre-loved items; plants and even food catering. Visitors will find plenty of unique gift ideas - perfect for birthdays, Christmas and any-day surprises!
For future dates please check out the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre FB page here.

Spend a day exploring the Mooloolah Valley countryside, located in the valley below the Blackall Range and discover local treasures like the historical Dularcha National Park Tunnel Track and the Ewen Maddock Dam.

Hinterland Market Trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Markets, Glasshouse Country, local producers, artisans, Beerwah Tower Green Market, 'Favourites' jam and relish, Mount Beerwah, Australia Zoo, Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, Maleny Sunday Market, boutique-sized, Organic Fair Trade coffee, antiques, collectables, undercover venue, Blackall Range, picture-postcard dairy country, rainforests, sightseeing, walking trails, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Obi Obi Boardwalk, Baroon Pocket Dam, Montville Market, fresh fruit and vegetables, historic Village Hall, art galleries, Kondalilla National Park, hiking, walking, picnic, waterfall, Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Mapleton Hall Country Markets, Mapleton Tavern, Mapleton Falls National Park, Nambour Village Square Market, Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Market, quarterly, local treasures, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Ewen Maddock Dam, magical, uncovered destinations, Sunshine Coast Council grant program
Who doesn't love exploring a 'new' market? Image: Hinterland Market Trail FB


Bookmark the dates and find out firsthand why these regions of the Sunshine Coast and Glass House Mountains are home to some of the finest local producers and artisans, whilst discovering magical and perhaps, unexplored destinations, throughout your travels.

The Hinterland Market Trail has been proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council's grants program.
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Why? To discover some of the finest local producers and artisans
When: Various allocated days, please see article for specific days
Phone: For all enquiries: Debbie 0400 027591
Where: Glasshouse Country and Hinterland areas
Cost: FREE to visit
Your Comment
Amazing article Elaine. A very timeous article in these times of shortages... support the local farms and small business! Thanks for sharing all these great markets...
by Barry (score: 3|2886) 245 days ago
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