Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Montville: Rainforest Walks and Romantic Escapes

You wouldn’t expect a town of under 1000 residents to harbour the variety of shops and activities it does, but Montville is home to award-winning candy and fudge stores, sustainable wineries and even a cheese factory. Montville is a quiet mountain retreat in the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s Blackall Range, only 1.5 hours from Brisbane, with plenty of rural treats in a scenic rainforest setting. While Montville is a thriving community, it is entirely possible to leave civilisation behind for the day and wander the tracks of Kondalilla National Park. Montville plays host to a wide range of accommodation options, from tucked away cottages to self-contained flats in the town centre.

Walking Trails and Waterfalls near Montville

One of the main reasons travellers visit Montville is to enjoy the multitude of nature walks that surround the town. Immerse yourself in the rainforest at Kondalilla National Park, only 4km north of Montville. This reserve is home to Kondalilla Falls, a 90ft waterfall that cascades into a forest-laden valley. Several walking trails depart from the main picnic area.

The Picnic Creek Circuit is an easy 1.7km stroll in the rainforest. If you really want to build up an appetite, head for the Kondalilla Falls Circuit, which is 4.6km in length and provides prime views over the waterfall. This walk is steep and goes up approximately 100 steps. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.

More ambitious walkers can hop onto a segment of the 58km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, which runs through the park from the Kondalilla Falls Picnic Area to the Baroon Pocket Dam Picnic Area- a healthy 12km wander in one direction. Of course, if you prefer to relax amidst natural surrounds, simply organise a picnic near the falls or try to spot some of the park’s endangered inhabitants, including frog, bird and plant species.

Montville Treats - Worth the Calories

If you’ve been on a bushwalking adventure, you may wish to rest in town the next day. Montville’s main street and business centre has plenty to do, especially when it comes to indulging your sweet tooth. One of the most popular shops in town is the family-owned Candy Addictions, where you can watch sweet-making demonstrations before purchasing some old-fashioned hard candy. If you’re more of a chocolate person, just cross the street to discover Fudgyboombahs, a shop selling Montville-made fudge. Take your treats to go and stroll down the street as you peruse the town centre’s many quaint shops and art galleries.

Perhaps you’d prefer a savoury treat? A short drive from Montville will take you to Malena Cheese factory, a family-run, multi-generational business where you can taste locally-made cheese and dairy products. The factory’s cafe is open seven days a week. Tasting tours, either by a guide or self-guided, are available to visitors.

Don’t Forget the Wine!

There are two wineries in Montville which are listed in the Australian Good Food and Wine Guide. Settlers Rise Vineyard produces wine from locally sourced grapes and has employed 2nd Master of Wine Peter Scudamore Smith for the last two decades. Bottles are available for purchase at Settlers Rise’s satellite cellar door, Flaxton Barn, only a three-minute drive from Montville. This shop also sells antiques, home ware and gourmet food, which you can sample at the onsite cafe or take home.

The second winery to grace Montville is Flame Hill Vineyard and Restaurant. In addition to sampling some Cabernet or Chardonnay, visitors can try local, sustainably produced food on the terrace or deck. For a romantic outing or a memorable family experience, you can even organise a picnic amidst the vines, comprised of some of the vineyard’s best produce.

Beyond Montville: Australia Zoo

Wildlife lovers both young and old can spend the day at Australia Zoo, only a 20-minute drive from Montville. This world-class zoo, heavily focused on conservation efforts, is widely considered the best in Australia. The zoo runs numerous animal shows each day and offers the opportunity to pet and hold Aussie favourites like koalas or parrots- and for the brave, even a baby alligator. With twenty different Animal Encounters available to visitors, you can learn a lot about native and foreign wildlife while picking up on the latest conservation news. If you prefer to cover more ground, take part in a private guided tour onboard a golf cart, where you can greet many different animals at arm’s length.

Getting to Montville

Montville may be in the mountains, but the popular hideaway is far from secluded. Drive to the Blackall Range from Brisbane in approximately an hour-and-a-half. Public transport is also available but due to stops and transits, accessing Montville could take up to double the time. If you have a car, all the better for local exploration once you’re onsite!

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

AU$ AU$

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Booking Options

Property Type

Location Type

Even More Filters

Features

Managed By

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • 1 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
  • 88
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
18
  • 4 BR House
  • 2 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
27
  • 1 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(57 reviews)
avg/night
57
  • 2 BR House
  • 2 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
29
  • 1 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(41 reviews)
avg/night
41
  • 4 BR House
  • 2 BA
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
16
  • 2 BR Guest House
  • 2 BA
  • 90
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
11
  • 1 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
  • 5 BR Hotel
  • 3 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
19
  • 6 BR Villa
  • 3 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
13
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • 130
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(68 reviews)
avg/night
68
  • 4 BR House
  • 1 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
29
  • 6 BR House
  • 3 BA
Excellent! 4.7/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
24
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
25
  • 5 BR House
  • 3 BA
Excellent! 4.6/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
27
  • 3 BR House
  • 1 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
15
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
  • 420
avg/night
4
  • 4 BR House
  • 2 BA
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
14
  • 4 BR House
  • 1 BA
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
19
  • 2 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
  • 5 BR Hotel
  • 3 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
18
  • 5 BR Chateau / Country House
  • 3 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
14
  • 1 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
avg/night
3
  • 3 BR Chalet
  • 2 BA
  • 150
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
24
  • 4 BR Hotel
  • 4 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
8
  • 2 BR Guest House
  • 1 BA
  • 95
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
  • 1 BR Cabin
  • 1 BA
  • 55
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
  • 1 BR Apartment
  • 1 BA
avg/night
3
  • 6 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • 240
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
13
  • 2 BR Farmhouse
  • 1 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
  • 3 BR Cottage
  • 1 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
15
  • 5 BR House
  • 3 BA
avg/night
4
  • 2 BR House
  • 1 BA
avg/night
1
  • 2 BR Guest House
  • 1 BA
  • 80
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
6
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
31
  • 1 BR Cabin
  • 1 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
  • 5 BR House
  • 3 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(39 reviews)
avg/night
39
  • 4 BR Farmhouse
  • 1 BA
Excellent! 4.7/5
(100 reviews)
View details for price
100
  • 1 BR Cabin
  • 1 BA
avg/night
3
  • 2 BR Bed And Breakfast
  • 1 BA
  • 80
avg/night
2
  • 4 BR House
  • 2 BA
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
20
  • 4 BR House
  • 2 BA
avg/night
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
avg/night
3
  • 3 BR House
  • 2 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
  • 1 BR Bed And Breakfast
  • 2 BA
  • 90
avg/night
1
  • 3 BR Guest House
  • 2 BA
  • 200
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
  • 5 BR House
  • 4 BA
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
9
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR Guest House
  • 1 BA
  • 1
avg/night
3
  • 1 BR Bed And Breakfast
  • 1 BA
  • 92
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
5
  • 4 BR House
  • 3 BA
  • 150
avg/night
2
 

Recent Reviews

This property is divine!

5 of 5
My extended family stayed for 3 glorious nights and loved absolutely everything about this home. We ranged in age from 5 - 75 and all members were catered for perfectly. Michael is amazing and had put such an effort into preparing the house for us - he is amazing. The presentation of every room, the grounds, linen, bathroom products were just lovely. On top of this, we were greeted with the most incredible “welcome platter” of goodies. It was my Dad’s birthday and Michael had left a gift for him which was just so thoughtful. There are 3 fabulous bathrooms which is great for multiple families. The views are beautiful. The house is decorated with an abundance of interesting artifacts. The fireplace is the best design we’ve ever used. The pool area is awesome. Needless to say, we loved it and will be back! Thanks so much Michael.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

The best ever

5 of 5
This is probably the best place we have ever stayed with Stayz. Angus and David were so welcoming; the home was beautifully and thoughtfully decorated; the garden and surroundings so relaxing and well cared for; and the wonderful provisions in the home were fabulous. Our little dog settled right in exploring the whole place as well. We can't recommend this home highly enough and can't wait to return.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018