Montville Sunshine Coast Region QLD
Montville is a pretty town situated within the attractive Sunshine Coast Hinterland. First settled in 1887, Montville is known as the 'Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast.'The town was later named by Henry Smith who bought a selection of land there in 1893 after a suggestion by his mother, as it reminded her of their early years in Montville, USA.
Montville was predominantly a logging then farming community until a tourism boom which commenced during the 1970s, taking advantage of the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast and the nearby rainforest walks. Popular attractions include galleries, restaurants, wineries, cheese factories and craft and clothing shops. The world-renowned Australia Zoo is a 20 minute drive down the range at nearby Beerwah.
This pleasant village is home to pottery studios, art galleries, antique stores, fashion houses and more. The sites of restored and historic buildings are signposted throughout the town and are worth seeking out. The Kondalilla National Park is North of Montville. Kondalilla (aboriginal for 'rushing water') Park offers lovely scenic walks through the rainforest, spectacular waterfalls and is the perfect spot for a family picnic. A unique 'Senses Trail' has been established at Razorback Lookout in Montville. This trail enables sight impaired visitors to have direct contact with nature.