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The Orangery Maleny

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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 July 13th 2018
A hinterland gem for all special occasions
The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
Welcome to The Orangery in Maleny


I'll take the high road and you can take the low road - but no matter which road you choose to take, make sure it takes you to The Orangery in Maleny.

Sunday morning dawned with crisp and clear blue skies, only underscoring my reason to get out and about, to enjoy the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, before Mother Nature decided to reopen her flood gates.

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
I'll take the high road....to The Orangery


I sometimes think that explorers (like me) and visitors to the Sunshine Coast may overlook the picturesque township of Maleny, spectacularly positioned on the Blackall Range, with panoramic views every which way you look. I personally, think that hubby and I don't spend nearly enough time enjoying the culture and creativity that Maleny inspires with artistic talents.

After all, we have the back-to-nature, educational Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve just five minutes out of Maleny township, boasting a new state-of-the-art Discovery Centre with - dare I mention - spectacular views to the Glass House Mountains and beyond. One cannot go through Maleny without stopping off at Maleny Lane - used to be known as Maleny Village Artisan Market - for a good cup of coffee or just a stop 'n chat.

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
Traditional Queenslander style at The Orangery


And, then of course, we have the totally delightful The Orangery in Maleny, a 'Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Function Venue', built in the traditional Queenslander style, with breezy verandahs and the added bonus of spectacular views towards the distant ocean. It was this very light and airy spaciousness, that inspired the venue's owners to be creative with its name, and so The Orangery was born!

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
With the selection of tea cups on display, you just know your cuppa will be perfect!


The Orangery in Maleny is open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea (including High Teas) six days a week with breakfasts being served over weekends. The Orangery specialises in totally decadent gluten-free cakes (I can absolutely attest to this) and wholesome home-made meals. The fluffy mini cakes and savouries used on The Orangery's High Tea menus are all made in-house by an excellent team of chefs.

My better half and I arrived mid-way between the weekend breakfast hour and lunchtime hours - always a tad confusing for me, as I can never decide 'do I go backwards and have a second brekkie' or 'do I go forwards and have an early lunch'? All this to and fro-ing was indeed needless….the display cabinet at The Orangery took the decision process out of my hands.

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
My heaven-sent delicacy - totally delicious and gluten free too!


My selection for mid-morning was a slice of the totally delectable gluten-free (I don't have probs with gluten) Passion Fruit and Marshmallow Tart, served with a dollop of cream and wild berries! A taste sensation second to none….totally heaven-sent!

Hubby spoilt himself with the Canadian Pancakes, served with bacon, grilled bananas and maple syrup for $16.50, which was a larger portion than what I could have handled mid-morning, but his verdict was 'totally awesome, especially the Canadian Maple Syrup'!

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
Canadian pancakes


The Orangery in Maleny just love to play host to functions. So, whether you're having a small business meeting; a birthday party; a book launch; social club get-together or a wedding - this fantastic venue has sufficient room to cater for your special function. The ample spaciousness at The Orangery is well able to cater to a group of eighty guests in a sit-down function or for ninety guests at a cocktail-style party.

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
A High Tea table being prepared


The Orangery's decor is cottage-y and elegant with an eclectic mix of ornaments adorning walls and nooks and crannies, inspiring a walk-about curiosity for guests - I am talking for myself here! The very inviting fireplace adds to the charm and chic of The Orangery, ensuring that no matter the season, your wants and desires will be well taken care of at this little Hinterland gem.

No matter your occasion, The Orangery in Maleny, is absolutely worthy of a visit and with plenty of on-site parking, your 'to do' visit becomes an effortless outing!

The Orangery in Maleny, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, panoramic views, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Lane, breakfast, lunch, high tea, function venue, Queenslander, coffee, breakfasts over weekends, gluten free cakes, Canadian pancakes, fireplace, charm, chic, to do visit, effortless outing, on-site parking
No matter the season, the inviting fireplace will add charm and chic to your function


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Why? To enjoy a special hinterland gem on the Blackall Range
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm | Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 3.00pm | Closed on Tuesdays
Phone: (07) 5435-2545
Where: 10 Mountain View Road, Corner of Cairncross, Maleny, QLD 4552
Cost: Varying
Your Comment
Looks lovely.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1619) 92 days ago
Those Canadian pancakes would win me.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4048) 91 days ago
Nice article Elaine
by Barry (score: 2|836) 92 days ago
Looks lovely.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1619) 92 days ago
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