Montville was first settled in 1887 and is renowned as the creative heart of the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is located in Queensland, a state in north east Australia. Montville boasts one of most impressive panoramic coastal views in Australia which cannot be missed!
Montville is a village situated on the Blackall Range that features a lovely blend of Tudor, Irish and English cottages of log or stone, Swiss and Bavarian chalets, an old mill water-wheel, tiny timber churches, colonial and old Queenslanders. Montville has become a popular tourist destination with many visitors travelling to the village to marvel at the restored cottages and houses. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, Montville is the perfect place to be with a range of accommodation that will suit you and your partner’s sensibility.
The quaintness of the village extends to the array of quality art galleries that exhibit, and sometimes produce, works of great interest to appeal to art lovers. Along with art galleries, visitors can browse the many craft shops, pottery studios, fashion boutiques, speciality shops and gift shops that exhibit a large range of affordable and locally made items.
A Heritage Trail is signposted throughout the village that was developed by the Country Women's Association. Visitors can learn about the early settlers and allow an appreciation of the old buildings in the village. The Trail commences at the amenities block in front of the Village Hall leading across the pedestrian bridge and around Razorback Lookout. They guide visitors around the village and takes about 45 minutes to complete. An Arts Trail, created by Arts Connect Inc, also complements the Heritage Trail.
Montville offers award-winning restaurants including a three storey timber restaurant which was the original general store, a number of indoor and outdoor tea rooms and cafes, where you can indulge in a wide selection of menus, be it ethnic or traditional, with wholesome and fresh produce used. You will never been short of dining options should you decide to take a break from cooking at your holiday accommodation!
Should you decide to take up holiday deals approaching Christmas time, the whole length of Montville’s Main Street is illuminated with coloured festoon lights which will delight the whole family.
Kondalilla National Park is located about three km north of Montville. Kondalilla is the Aboriginal word for 'rushing waters' and contains many scenic walks and impressive waterfalls including the Skene Creek which drops 90m into a rainforest valley. Kondalilla National Park is a great location for a picnic, a swim, or a nice walk in the cool temperatures of the rainforest. It is also an important refuge for many native animals and plants.
For keen walkers and campers, take the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk that is easily reached from Montville. It is a 58 kilometre four to six day journey through the hinterland. One of the most popular sections is the Lake Baroon - Kondalilla Falls section. Experience the subtropical rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and bush campsites. If you fancy the comfort of your holiday accommodation, there are full-day and half-day walks also available.Climate
Mild temperatures are experienced at Montville all year round, similar to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. Montville typically has approximately seven hours of gorgeous sunshine each day. The months from July to November are the best months to holiday at Montville.
Montville is easily reached from the UK by flying into Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore and then it is a 35 minute drive to the coastal town. Alternatively, you can also fly into Brisbane International Airport and take an airport transfer that takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes to Montville. If you’re looking for a holiday with a difference, Montville is the place to rent a beautiful quaint holiday home to enjoy a lovely English Village like holiday!