Learn how to spend a weekend within the Glasshouse Mountains

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Since transferring to the Sunshine state earlier this yr, I’ve have been making an attempt to see as a lot of Queensland as attainable. There’s such an thrilling feeling that comes with dwelling someplace new, as when you’ve got a complete new world to discover. And with a lot to see and do round Queensland, I positive have a activity forward of myself exploring all Queensland has to supply. However right this moment I’m sharing a reasonably native expertise, a extremely celebrated area of Queensland named the Glasshouse Mountains. It’s only somewhat greater than an hour’s drive to succeed in the area and because the new Maleny Lodge has simply opened up, I figured what higher excuse for a weekend escape from Brisbane.

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Maleny Lodge Review by World of Wanderlust
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Learn how to spend a Weekend within the Glasshouse Mountains

Examine in: Maleny Lodge

First up, I checked in to a resort I’ve had my eye on the previous couple of months main as much as their opening. Maleny Lodge is a model new luxurious lodge within the coronary heart of Maleny, one of many fundamental cities to base your self whereas exploring the Glasshouse Mountains. On this unassuming Hinterland city you can see loads to do, together with an natural grocery store, farmer’s market on weekends, some charming cafes and a vigorous native pub.

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Glasshouse Mountains | World of Wanderlust

Nevertheless it was my keep at Maleny Lodge that actually took the cake and made this weekend one to recollect. This lodge has just lately opened, however managed to carry on to its heritage of being a 1905 residential house. The residence stays in tact, whereas an extension has allowed for extra rooms to be added, plus a small out home the place I stayed named Freda, with its personal out of doors al fresco space resulting in the communal pool.

Contained in the room weren’t solely stunning and vintage interiors, but additionally a freestanding claw tub, indoor fire within the joint dwelling and bed room, plus a sizeable toilet. You can find a small fridge and tea and occasional making amenities inside, however with none eating desk you would possibly choose to go to one of many native eating choices.

Glasshouse Mountains | Mount Ngungun

Spend a sundown at Mount Ngungun

When you fancy a picturesque sundown and absorbing the very best the Glasshouse Mountains has to supply, then look no additional than Mount Ngungun. It’s a quick and pleasing 30 minute hike to the summit, making this the proper alternative for all travellers – no matter your health degree. The views are finest loved at golden hour (the hour earlier than sundown), so remember to do your analysis and time your go to to get essentially the most out of it. In any case, you’ve earned it after the steep hike to the summit!

Begin at Mount Ngungun summit carpark

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Seize a chew at Shotgun Espresso

There are a great deal of cute cafes and lightweight bites to be discovered within the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands the place the Glasshouse Mountains reside. Nevertheless, there are actually a couple of standouts the place cafe tradition is worried. As we have been based mostly in Maleny, we discovered ourselves making common visits to Shotgun Espresso, a cute cafe positioned on the primary strip. Right here you could find a hearty breakfast, nice espresso and pleasant ambiance. This may even be an awesome place to tug out your laptop computer and keep some time if you’re travelling solo.

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Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward based World of Wanderlust as a spot to share inspiration from her travels and to encourage others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures overseas and adventures within the kitchen, with a specific weak spot for French pastries.

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