Montville is a lovely little gem tucked away in the lush green Sunshine Coast Hinterland on the Blackall Range. My little family flew into Brisbane for the September school holidays to explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast and surrounds. We were definitely not disappointed!
We started our day with a trip to the delightful Maleny Dairies for a wonderful tour of the farm and milk factory before tasting some delicious flavoured milk and custards. This is a great value tour with plenty for the kids to see, beautiful baby calves and goats to feed and there is even the chance to milk a cow!
With many attractions and townships close together, after a short car trip we arrived in Montville. There is a picturesque park in the centre of town with the perfect picnic spot and public amenities which are lovely and clean.
We had lunch at "Wild Rocket" which was a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach! After a short stroll down Main street, we passed by Poet's Café which looks like a vision from yesteryear and is often a hive of activity with diners and visitors. The view is quite spectacular too!
Visitors can then spend the afternoon wandering through quaint little cottage shops that are filled to the brim with beautiful handmade and carved goods, antiques, jewellery and treasures unique to the town and are likely not found anywhere else! Eating the local produce and treats such as homemade fudge, chocolate, ice-cream and lollies ("Candy Addictions" was Miss 5's favourite shop I might add) can leave one feeling warm and as though they have been induced by a lovely food coma.
After bundling all our shopping into the car, we sat in the park to enjoy the cool mountain breeze. The local information centre volunteers are extremely friendly and cannot help visitors enough recommending other great places to visit. The view from some of the shops is amazing as it looks out over the mountains and surrounding bushland.
Montville is a beautiful, happy little town full of charm and is definitely a place we intend to spend more time in again soon as a family and maybe also as a sneaky retreat for adults only!
1. Lunch at one of the boutique restaurants along Main street.
2. Visiting "Candy Addictions" to see how it's made and try some of the delicious creations!
3. Popping into the "Christmas Shop" and the "Clock Shop" to check out their great range of gifts for friends and family.
4. Tasting your way along Main street: Fudgyboombahs, Candy Addictions, Chocolate Country
So, spend some time wandering through Main street exploring all that is unique to this shady little haven! Or loosen your belt and indulge in homemade fudge, chocolate, icecream and candy of gourmet goodness.