Sitting high in the hills of the Blackall Range is the rural community of Maleny. Overlooking the Sunshine Coast, the area is full of pockets of rainforest, rolling green hills and stunning views, everywhere you look. The town of Maleny is known for its beautiful scenic spots and for its dairy products, particularly cheese. Outdoor lovers of all ages will revel in the numerous activities available here, that will help you to unplug and get back to nature.
The Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World is the ideal place to spend an afternoon, known for some of the lushest gardens in all of Queensland. Enjoy waterfalls, the rainforest and lovely views of the Glass House Mountains. The gardens also have a cafe, serving a proper tea, and an aviary where you can commune with their feathered friends. Lying between Montville and Maleny is a charming lake and the Baroon Pocket Dam. Enjoy the picnic area with BBQs, kids playground and the many nature trails through the bushland. Swim in the lake or bring your kayak and explore the waterways. Be entertained by the koalas and kangaroos as you watch them in their natural habitat. Other scenic places to visit are the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the Gardners Falls. Check out these top 13 Airbnb vacation rentals in Maleny, Australia. Find the perfect accommodation and book your stay here, today!
Enjoy the peace and seclusion of this charming vacation home in Diamond Valley. The home was built entirely from locally sourced stone and wood. Tucked into the foothills of the Blackall Range, you can enjoy long strolls through the bushland when staying here. Wake up to the birds chirping in the morning and relax on the deck, as you enjoy the kangaroos as they come out at night. You are about a 25-minute drive from the attractions of the Sunshine Coast and the town of Melaney.
Rustic Hinterland RetreatDiamond Valley, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is well set up with a large fridge and great deck to sit outthe cabin has all the amenities you need to have a comfortable stay including the fireplace for winter3 verandas sitting area lounge area and all with very comfortable lounges and/or chairsthe cabin was lovely lots of room to spread outas soon as we arrive we feel comfortable and relaxedvery clean with everything you needeverything was clean and functional extra special touches everywherevery peaceful and cleaneverything was clean and tidy with so many interesting touchestop marks for comfort and cleanliness
Host:jason was easy to communicate with and very friendlyjason was responsive to emails and made my first airbnb experience a breezeRead more reviewsit's a great location and a gorgeous cabinbeautiful and peaceful location was a perfect weekend getawayrelax and enjoy this great location and comfortable cosy placethe location is just divine so peacefulfantastic place feels like you're in the middle of nowhere but mooloolah is only 5 minutes away
This converted shed is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. When it’s time to unplug from the technical world, this is the place to do it. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the little deck out front. You can walk to downtown Melaney in about 20 minutes or it’s just a short drive away.
Studio apartment/UnitMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewslovely views and a super comfortable cabinbeautiful views and a cozy space only a 5 minute drive to maleny townshiplisa's place offers an extremely comfortable and private stayfantastic place amazing views clean comfortablevery clean and spaciousvery clean and organisedvery clean and organisedclean great communication nice extra touchesthe unit was lovely clean and private
Host:lisa was a wonderful hostthe hosts were fantatsic and very friendly and welcomingbeautiful scenery very peaceful fantastic host with thoughtful touchesRead more reviewsconvenient location and great valuevery easy to get to the main street and so close to everythinglocation and space is beautifulamazing 10/10 comfy bed and a great locationlisa’s place is really lovely and the location is picturesque and very quiet
Relax and unwind in this darling cottage, located about five minutes away from downtown Melaney. Enjoy the covered porch and BBQ, located on the side of the cottage. Just a 10 minute walk away is the Melaney Dairies, where you can pick up some fresh milk, cheese and cream for your stay.
If you enjoy German food, King Ludwig’s is only a five-minute walk away. When it comes time to branch out, you are a 30 minutes’ drive from the Sunshine Coast beaches and all of their attractions.
"Hilltop Cottage"Maleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe kitchenette/lounge had enough amenities to have a very comfortable staygreat location and delightful cottage with everything you need except problem with wifi in the actual cottagesparkling clean well set out with everything we needed cooking equipment coffee machine iron and plenty morethe cottage was comfortable and well equipped with everything you would need for a few daystheir cottage was cosy - with lovely decore a roomy bathroom and beautiful bedroomvery clean and comfortablethe space was clean and beautifulclean comfortable and value for moneywonderful place to stay very clean and good quality linen and towelsthe cottage was really clean and the crisp linen and fluffy towels were an added luxury
Host:the hosts were friendly and welcominggreat host and very accommodatinglisa the host was so greatlisa and paul were excellent hoststhe hosts were super friendly and accommodated all of our needsRead more reviewsexcellent location and beautiful placesuperb location and 5mins drive to towna great location with the main street only a short drive awayamazing location so close to the main street and very comfortablegreat location just around the corner from weddings at tiffany's
This is a charming studio on the ground floor of the host’s home. Sitting in a quiet, secluded area, you will have some lovely views of the surrounding region. Take a scenic walk through the countryside to reach downtown - it takes about 20 minutes. Melaney has some interesting shops, art galleries and restaurants for you to enjoy.
Lorikeet Studio in the HinterlandMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsall of the essentials are there including a comfortable bed and enough space for twoa delightful studio apartment with plenty of space to lounge inthank you for a hassle-free warm and a comfortable overnight staywe were only there for a short stay for a wedding however was still a very comfortable stayi enjoyed a very comfortable stay there for two nights and found it had everything i neededreally clean private and comfortableclean modern and comfortable in quiet surroundingssuper clean quiet night’s restthis place was immaculately cleanvery clean and everything in really good condition
Host:lesley is a lovely hostlovely scenery and wonderful hostslesley and gary were great hostslesley was welcoming and helpfulthank you very much for your hostRead more reviewsgreat studio close to towngreat location comfortable private roomgreat location quiet and scenicgreat place in a lovely locationgreat location & everything was as expected
This private room in the host’s home lies just off Main Street. Your room has a large veranda overlooking the native garden. You will love watching the local wildlife, like the pretty lorikeets, come out to play. The host provides ingredients necessary for breakfast, or, make the short walk downtown to the many restaurants.
Enjoy the Magic of Maleny, QLDMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsbreakfast was a nice array of local foods including some very tasty strawberriesthe bedding was deluxe the breakfast supplies generousi enjoyed having my breakfast at the deck looking out over the gardens aroundvery comfortable with a light breakfast the next morningbeing my very first air bnb i instantly felt welcomed & comfortable with marcelle for my one night staymy bedroom was clean and bed comfortablethe bed was very comfortable the house very clean and welcomingthe accommodation is simple very clean with a shared bathroomthe communal areas are very clean and comfortablethe bed was comfortable and the room clean with a certain rustic charm about it
Host:marcelle is a generous host and made us feel at homemarcelle was a fantastic hostmarcelle was very welcoming and accommodating making her home availableshe was very welcoming and helpful for any tipsmarcelle was a lovely host easy to chat to but respected my privacy tooRead more reviewsclose to visit all the attractions of the areathe neighourhood was very pleasant and close to town and our venuethe location is great for exploring the area and peaceful enough to allow for a great night sleepwe highly recommend marcelle's place in this quaint neighbourhood of malenyoverall the neighbourhood was very quiet and peaceful
Located in the heart of Maleny’s wedding district is this charming cottage, full of modern amenities. Surrounded by lush, green gardens, the covered porch is a nice place to relax and unwind. Exploring the funky shops and coffeehouses downtown is just a short drive, about 2.5 miles (4 km). Within walking distance are Macarthy’s Lookout and the Botanic Gardens.
Charming Character Cottage in Maleny's Best StreetMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe cottage and property is magical peaceful and very comfortablethe cottage has great atmosphere and very comfortablegorgeous romantic cottage - very comfortable & quietrobyn’s cottage was a joy to stay in; it was very comfortable and cosya charming fairly new cottage with great facilities although no microwavevery clean and comfortableexceptionally clean and very quaint & prettyour room was spotlessly clean and very comfortableprivate and clean and comfortableit was a lovely and clean cottage with cute touches
Host:great hosts toohosts were very thoughtfulwonderful friendly and informative hostsvery friendly and knowledgeable hostsvery thoughtful hosts who were friendly and accommodatingRead more reviewsthe location is great- close to restaurants and places of interestnice location and very quietgreat location to explore the surrounding areagreat quiet location set in robyns gardena beautiful property in a convenient location
Are you in the mood for a retreat and yoga? If so, you might wanna check out this fantastic accommodation. It is a retreat house that lets guests immerse and reconnect with nature. While here, you can enjoy sessions of yoga, a vegan detox, and a lot more. It showcases a modern glass house in the middle of beautiful and safe lush greeneries. It has lovely beds, a private bathroom, a cozy lounge, a kitchen, and a dining space. In total, it can accommodate up to four guests.
Maleny Yoga Wellness retreat, Rainforest detoxMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsa beautiful one i loved sleeping in the bed up highmy husband and i stayed with our 15-month old daughter and it was unbelievably comfortable for ustreat yourself to an outdoor shower in the dappled sunlightthe glass studio apartment is set high up amongst gorgeous natural surroundingswe loved the outdoor toilet and the fruit kate kindly gave us overall it was a great experiencethe cottage was clean well equipped and private
Host:they were gracious and very welcoming hostsawesome space and really great hostshosts were very kind and helpfulkate & madhu are great hosts that love to share a meal their meditation sunriseskate and madhu were great hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the meals cooked by kateRead more reviewsbeautiful location and stunning propertyamazingly relaxing and peaceful locationa beautiful location and premisesgreat location beautiful scenery and committed hospitalitya stunning location in the bush of maleny
Located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, you will maximize your Queensland vacation by booking this charming vacation rental. It has bright furnishings and a cool and airy ambiance that is homey in nature. It has four stylish and cozy bedrooms, three fabulous bathrooms with bathtubs, a modern kitchen, a lovely dining space, a comfortable living area, and a huge deck with an outdoor table setting. This accommodation can house up to 10 guests. Plus, guests will fall in love with the beautiful nature view from this house.
Woodford House, Maleny.Maleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsfans air conditioning lock up garage and beautiful ambienceamenities are great including bbq in the deck netflix on the flat screen and wifivery comfortable and boasting stunning viewsjane’s house was absolutely immaculate with well appointed kitchen and bathrooms and lovely viewswe loved the rug the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would wantit was exceptionally clean and tidyspotlessly clean and really well decorated and equippedwhat a beautiful house clean stylish and practicalroomy spacious and clean the house was greatit was such a beautiful home and was sparkling clean
Host:the host was really kind and helpfulworth every penny and made better by the host and her prompt responsesthank you so much for being a super hostvery nice property great hosttastefully furnished and a great hostRead more reviewsbeautiful house and a great locationbeautiful house at an amazing locationwould highly recommend this locationsuch a great location just a short drive to the main street of malenybeautiful home close to the heart of maleny
This vacation home is ideal for small families. You will love dining in the bright, airy sunroom with its lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Outside is covered patio area with a BBQ, set in green, lush gardens. While it feels like you are secluded from the world, downtown, with its eclectic shops and tasty restaurants, is only a five-minute walk away.
Country ComfortMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsshelley was open and generous as a host the room was comfortable and the other amenities were lovelycomfortable bed and the room i was in had a big window and a lovely breezethe rooms are very comfortable and private and everything is well organised and trouble freethe other room looks really nice toothe shower was great and we had a good night's rest in the beda lovely stay in a very clean tranquil environmentclean comfortable cozy and sensationalthe house is beautiful clean and calmingclean tidy with everything you could possibly wantthe house and room was clean and fresh
Host:i cannot speak highly enough of this lovely spot and the wonderful hoststhey were attentive hosts made sure i had everything i neededthe hosts were super helpful and friendlythe hosts are delightful and super friendlygreat hosts - really enjoyed their company and advice on local points of interestRead more reviewsgreat location right near towngreat location - walking distance to the main stretch in malenythe location is very convenient only a 5 minute walk to the main street highly recommendvery handy location to central melaney but neatly tucked awayvery welcoming and comfortable great position close to town
This one bedroom, eco-friendly cottage is surrounded by lush gardens. Conveniently located to many of the areas best attractions, it’s less than a mile away (1.6 km) to the Botanic Gardens and downtown Melaney, with its quaint shops and restaurants. If you want to explore further, check out the Cheese Factory at Kenilworth or the Australian Zoo, both of these are less than a 30-minute drive.
Green Haven, 2 kms to town.
This charming cabin is the perfect retreat for peace and privacy. The renovated milk shed is nestled in a lovely valley, about a six-minute drive from downtown. The cabin has a covered patio, where you can enjoy an afternoon cocktail and watch the wildlife wander the grounds. Don’t be surprised to see koalas, parrots, wallabies and the occasional opossum come to visit.
Hidden Valley Cabin
Located in the north part of town is this studio apartment. Enjoy the private deck with bushland views. The host is super welcoming and even stocks the kitchen with local goodies, so you are ready to go upon arrival. The home is secluded so the only sound you will hear is Mother Nature’s song. The Baroon Pocket Dam is right down the hill and downtown Maleny is about a five-minute drive away.
Looking for some peaceful and quiet vacation spots? If so, you might wanna check out this charming vacation rental surrounded by lush greeneries that exudes a relaxing country ambiance. Plus, if you love traveling with your furry fellow, this vacation rental accepts pets. It is fully furnished and has delightful amenities. It houses two charming bedrooms, two private bathrooms, a modern kitchen, a lovely dining space, a cozy living room area, a patio, and a terrace where you can relax as you drink your morning coffee.
Sassy, Central & Pet friendly; Town meets CountryMaleny, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioner does a great job of warming up the whole house on a cold nightwe recommend your fabulous apartment & cant wait to return :)or suzanne’s kitchen has everything you need to create your own food with wonderful local producekitchen was well equipped with extra useful utensils and crockerythe house was spotlessly clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and comfortableit was clean and tidy and well maintainedvery clean well appointed and comfortable placethe place was clean spacious and very inviting
Host:lovely little space with a friendly hostlovely space and a fantastic hostshe was very responsive and helpfulthanks for being a great host suzannesuzanne is a lovely host and extremely accommodatingRead more reviewsexcellent location walking distance to all the shopsgreat location within walking distance to the centre of towngreat central location and will definitely return if the opportunity ariseslocation was ideal definitely recommend to anyone staying in the areathe location was great - it was a short walk to the main street of maleny
Maleny: A vibrant community in the hills of Blackall Range
If you love peace, tranquility and beautiful scenery, then Maleny is the vacation spot for you. Sitting in the hills of the Blackall Range, you will be surrounded by bushland, rainforest, waterfalls and pasture land. The town is best known for its vibrant artist and music community. Downtown, you will find a number of funky shops and art galleries to explore. And, when it comes to dining, the town is full of restaurants, offering international cuisine from around the world.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.