Mapleton is set high on the Blackall Range, on a popular scenic drive. It’s a 10 minute drive from Nambour and only 30 minutes from Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast Airport. In and around town you’ll find shopping, cafés and restaurants – and the local tavern has food with a view! You might even catch the Mapleton Markets while you’re in town – held four times a year – but don’t go past the local growers’ stalls where you can stop and buy the freshest produce right by the roadside! The big attraction for visitors, however, is the picturesque mountain scenery and Mapleton’s panoramic views of the Sunshine Coast.
An absolute must see is Mapleton Falls National Park. From the lookout you can see the 120m falls and the spectacular Obi Obi Valley. You can follow the wildlife trails through rainforest on the Wompoo circuit and then chill out with the picnic facilities. Be sure to visit the Lilyponds too! The former swampland has been reclaimed and is now a community park. It’s a great spot for a BBQ - with sheltered seating areas and a children's play park. Another good choice is the Delicia Road Conservation Park, where you can enjoy a walk through protected rainforest areas. It’s a haven for many species of endangered birds, including the rare Marbled Frogmouth. And at the end of the day, what about a spot of star-gazing? From Mapleton’s local observatory, on a clear night you can see for forever and ever!
Mapleton is a quiet and cool retreat – perfect for recharging your batteries and appreciating the natural beauty of the region. Book your flights to Maroochydore and some great Mapleton accommodation below and give yourself some beautiful breathing space!
Hotels in Mapleton start at AU$70 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.