Enjoy the very best of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Artisan Spa Views is located close to Maleny, in the delightful Sunshine Coast hinterland, just 99km drive north from Brisbane. Our accommodation is situated on the edge of a ridge in the Blackall Range and is renowned for its scenic views over the Conondale and Mary Valley mountains. The air is cool and fresh and the views are panoramic.
The picture-postcard dairy country, national parks of remnant rainforest, and the iconic Glass House Mountains to the south, help to make this a location that attracts visitors from all over the world.
Our unique, romantic setting appeals to couples who want to relax and appreciate the privacy and luxury, while absorbing the fantastic scenery and experiencing the wonders the area has to offer.
The local area
The region holds great spiritual and historical significance to local Aboriginal clans whose ancestors were the original inhabitants. In 2012, the Jinibara People were recognised by the Federal Court as the ‘traditional owners’ of an area including the Blackall, D’Aguilar and Conondale Ranges.
European settlement in the 1840s saw the timber industry arrive, with dairy farming following on from forest clearing for development. More recently the timber industry in the local area is focused on the sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans.
Sculptors, painters, craftspeople, potters and musicians populated the region in the 1980s, leading to the establishment of the many art galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, art and craft fairs, markets and creative festivals that make a visit here so enjoyable at any time of the year.
In fact, Artisan Spa Views is a wonderful testament to the skills of one local artisan in particular, the original owner Randy De Graw, who created the beautiful hand-crafted timber and gemstone inlaid furnishings that characterise the accommodation.
Things to do in and around Maleny
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve – a tranquil subtropical rainforest reserve, with a range of accessible walking routes, and ideal picnic spots overlooking the Glass House Mountains.
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World – thousands of native, rare and exotic plants, meandering walks, picnic spots, and water features over 14 acres, surrounded by magnificent rainforest with spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains. Don’t miss the aviary and the animal enclosure!
Lake Baroon (Baroon Pocket Dam) – located between Maleny and Montville, the lake is great for all kinds of recreational activities like swimming, fishing, sailing and canoeing
Hinterland Walks – enjoy an hour or few exploring one of the many enchanting walks and trails in our area. Ask us for our handy guide to local bush walks.
Or tackle the 58km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk through secluded areas of the Blackall Range. Take four days and use the bush camp sites, or complete different sections and relax in your massaging spa at Artisan Spa Views each night!
Great food and shopping
Maleny has a wide choice of cafes and restaurants in the main street and the outskirts, including the popular Maleny Dairies and Maleny Cheese Factory. Most eateries and the markets feature local and organic produce in a picturesque setting.
Maleny town is also a great place for shopping with lots of gift and specialty shops, bookstores, and a fabulous IGA well-stocked with local and deli products.
Witta General Store and Licensed Cafe is right across the road from Artisan Spa Views (you don’t need to hop in your car to enjoy a great meal, fabulous views, and pick up some supplies!).
Also close by, on the 3rd Saturday of the month, is the Blackall Range Growers Market at the Old Witta School grounds. While here, take a step back in time and visit the neighbouring Witta Cemetery, established in 1893.
Drop in to the friendly Maleny Visitor Information Centre in the main street, for more suggestions, maps, and what’s on in town.
On the creative side
Festivals, arts, crafts, theatre, workshops – start here, for what’s on.
Open Studios – On the last weekend of every month, artists open their doors to the public and show you inside the workings of their arts practices!
Peace of Green Gallery – a Sunshine Coast Artists Collective Gallery, everyday a different artist is behind the counter waiting to provide insight into the original artworks created by the members.
Art on Cairncross located at Cairncross Corner on the Maleny- Landsborough Road at the corner with Mountain View Road, exhibitions and fine art displayed including ceramics, glass and sculpture.