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Vintage looking streetlight in Montville
Vintage looking streetlight in Montville

Tucked away in the lush greenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is Montville, just under an hour away from Noosa Heads. This a quaint artisan village famous for its adorable main street with views all the way to the coast and across the hinterland. This lovely spot has a fascinating past from the late 1800s when it was a timber town, but now it’s a lively hub known for its arts, crafts, and yummy food joints. Montville offers an ideal tranquil escape, blending the beauty of nature with treks in Kondalilla National Park, all infused with a touch of vintage charm.

Where is Montville?

Montville is 60 kilometres away from Noosa on the coast and about 100 kilometres north of Brisbane. It sits on top of the Blackall Range, offering access to national parks, awesome viewpoints, and lush rainforests. The scenic drive here is absolutely stunning and will give you a great start on your holiday. You’ve got cool spots nearby, like Kondalilla Falls and the cute village of Maleny nearby, so Montville is a great spot to base yourself for your adventures in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Historic Landmark Connemara Cottage

What to Expect

When you visit Montville, get ready for a lively vibe that’s brimming with old-world charm. This quaint village has become quite the hotspot, attracting both locals and tourists looking for a peaceful getaway. Wander down Montville’s main street, and you’ll find charming shops, art galleries, and cosy cafes that set the perfect laid-back mood. Whether you’re taking a leisurely walk or chilling with a coffee, the atmosphere is all about feeling warm and relaxed. Check out some cool historical spots like Connemara Cottage and the Montrose Waterwheel. You’ll love the vintage street lamps that line the street, giving you a real taste of the past!


Montville offers a variety of accommodation options to suit different tastes and budgets. Visitors can choose from cosy bed and breakfasts, charming cottages, and luxurious properties. Find some out our top picks of Accomodation in Montville:

Spicers Clovelly Estate

Spicers Clovelly Estate
Spicers Clovelly Estate

Indulge in luxury at this amazing 5-star property, complete with a pool, spa, stunning gardens, and The Long Apron Restaurant. You’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips!

The Falls Montville

The Falls Montville - pictured at night
The Falls Montville

Imagine a getaway in a cosy rainforest cottage or a grand manor house surrounded by nature, complete with fresh roses, complimentary chocolates, and port wine. You’ll also enjoy free croissants, cappuccinos, and a fire in the winter months. And to kickstart your day, a delicious gourmet English breakfast will be served every morning.

Montville Mountain Inn

The Montville Mountain Inn

Located smack dab in the heart of Montville, you can catch some entertainment on the weekends at Montville Cafe Bar & Grill, conveniently connected to the inn. Take a dip in the saltwater swimming pool, play a bit of tennis, and then explore the shops in Montville.

Things to Do

Chocolate Country Montville

Satisfy your cravings at Chocolate Country Montville, where you can find handcrafted chocolates and truffles waiting for you. This charming shop promises a luxurious treat with its wide selection of sweet delights.

Rows and rows of delicious tempered chocolate

Indulge in some mouthwatering dishes at The Gallery Kitchen, a trendy restaurant celebrated for its gourmet food and artsy atmosphere. You’ll love the menu filled with locally sourced ingredients that promise a delicious and vibrant dining adventure.

Artwork on display at THe Gallery Kitchen

The Montrose Waterwheel

Take a trip back in time and check out The Montrose Waterwheel, a cool historic spot that shows off some awesome engineering from back in the day.

The Montrose Waterwheel

The Toy and Puzzle Shop – Amazen

Discover a world of fun at Amazen, a unique toy and puzzle shop that captivates both children and adults alike. With a wide range of games, puzzles, and educational toys, it’s a delightful stop for families.

The sign outside Amazen in Montville

Take a stroll through Montville Woods Gallery, a super cool wood gallery right in the middle of town. You’ll love checking out all the awesome wooden home dรฉcor, furniture, homewares, gifts, and souvenirs they have. Everything is handmade by talented Aussie woodworkers and artisans, showing off their amazing skills and creativity.

Montville Woods Gallery

Montville Antiques

Browse through Montville Antiques, where you can find a treasure trove of vintage items and collectibles. This shop is a haven for antique enthusiasts and those looking for unique souvenirs.

Montville Antiques


Treat yourself to the sweet delights of Montville Fudge. With a variety of flavours to choose from, this local favourite offers a melt-in-your-mouth experience. It’s not only about the fudge, there are tons of different types of lollies and treats.

Lots of lollies and sweets and the home of Montville Fudge

Appreciate the artistry at the Ben Messina Gallery, which showcases stunning landscape photography. The gallery features breathtaking images that capture the beauty of the Sunshine Coast and beyond.

Ben Messina Gallery Montville

Poets Cafe

Enjoy a delightful meal with a view at this charming cafe, renowned for its delicious cuisine and picturesque setting.

Russell Family Park

Russell Family Park is a great spot for a leisurely stroll, wildlife watching, and letting the kids play. It’s wheelchair-friendly and conveniently located next to the main street in Montville.

Steps down to Russell Family Park from Montville main street

Kondalilla National Park

Explore the lush landscapes, scenic walking trails, and the stunning Kondalilla Falls in this beautiful national park.

Kondalilla National Park

Lake Baroon

Relax by the serene waters of Lake Baroon, perfect for picnics, kayaking, and soaking in the natural beauty.

Lake Baroon boat ramp


Visit the nearby town of Maleny, known for its vibrant arts community, boutique shops, and scenic hinterland views.

Just a Heads Up

Montville is a pretty happening spot, especially on weekends and holidays, so it’s a good idea to plan your visit ahead of time. The weather there is usually nice, but it’s always a good call to check the forecast and pack appropriate gear for outdoor fun. Parking might be a bit tight during busy times, so getting there early can save you some hassle.

Wrapping it Up

Montville is such a cool spot that combines nature, history, and a charming village vibe. Whether you’re checking out the eclectic mix of shops, enjoying tasty treats, or just chilling in the peaceful surroundings, Montville is sure to give you a magical time. So, grab your stuff, head to this awesome hilltop getaway, and get ready to make some awesome memories! ๐ŸŒฟโœจ