Discover boutique hotels in Montville, Australia

Set on a hill in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Montville is a charming town populated with family-run restaurants, small boutiques and local art galleries, most of which are housed in charming 20th-century buildings. A popular destination with Brisbaners looking to escape the city, Montville has a laid-back, small-town feel. Historic Main Street boasts the bulk of its old-world buildings; a highlight is the Poet’s Cafe, which has a veranda with decorative iron railings. Sitting 400 metres above sea level, Montville enjoys a pleasant microclimate, escaping the worst of the summer heat and humidity. The other advantage of this high-flying setting is the view, which stretches across the forested Blackall Range down to the beaches on the coast. Just north of the town you’ve got Kondalilla National Park, an area of protected rainforest known for its hiking trails and waterfalls. The largest tumbles 90 metres over the roughly-hewn rock, but the small ones attract just as much attention, feeding natural pools that are perfect for a cooling afternoon swim.

When to go

During Australia’s summer (December to February), the Sunshine Coast gets hot and humid, but Montville’s lofty lie keep things a little cooler. If you’re planning on staying active or spending time at lower altitudes, then spring (September to November) is a safe bet too.

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Getting there

  • Planes

    The closest airport is Brisbane, a 90-minute drive from Montville. For those coming from Europe, Brisbane is best reached via Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. In the States, the best place to fly from is LAX, which has direct flights to Brisbane. Our Smith24 team can find the best route and book your flights; call anytime, day or night.
  • Trains

    Regular trains run between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Nambour is the closest station; from there, it’s a 20-minute drive to Montville.
  • Automobiles

    You’ll need a car if you want to explore the Blackall Range and surrounding forests. If you hire in Brisbane, you can drive to Montville in 90 minutes.