GemLife Palmwoods is the quintessential country oasis, set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the charming rural town of Palmwoods. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Blackall Range, Palmwoods is the perfect destination to embrace relaxed hinterland living without sacrificing the amenities of a big city and knowing there is always something to do nearby.
Make a splash
Noosa is one of Queensland’s most famous tourist destinations. With rolling waves, stunning scenery Noosa Heads has one of the most picturesque coastlines in the country and has recently been listed as one of the World Surf Reserve’s ten world surfing reserves.
The pure white sand and crystal clear waters of Mooloolaba Beach – voted the fourth best beach in Australia in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – is the perfect place for a day on the beach, splashing in the calm, sheltered waters before visiting one of the many restaurants nearby for a delicious seafood dinner.
This treasure trove of natural beauty is home to spectacular dunes, cliffs of coloured sands and stunning beaches, as well as a luscious forest filled with fragrant wildflower and picturesque walking tracks leading to the historic Double Island Point Lighthouse.
Out on the town
Often referred to as the creative heart of the hinterland, Montville is a charming little town that’s almost too good to be true. Fine dining and art take centre stage with delectable restaurants around every corner and the renowned Montville Art Gallery showcases work from more than 30 award-winning artists.
Experience a marketplace like no other. The vibrant open-air market of Eumundi, a quaint and enchanting heritage village, has been around since 1979. This shopping heaven boasts well over 600 stalls selling everything from clothing to art to food and books.
The picture-perfect town of Maleny is a Sunshine Coast must-see destination. After strolling through the town’s marvellous art galleries and wineries, pay a visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. With a plethora of waterfalls, ponds and colourful plants, coupled with the vista of the spectacular Glass House Mountains, you’ll never want to leave.
This incredible open parkland is home to the beautiful Wappa Falls and Wappa Dam. Pack a picnic and explore the wonders of the park during any season. Soak up the sun in the summer and cool off with mist from the majestic waterfall, or bundle up and admire the crisp red maple leaves in the autumn.
With 11 majestic peaks, the Glass House Mountains are a natural playground consisting of enough walking tracks, horse trails and abseiling locations to keep you exploring for years to come. Whether it’s a short walk through the open forest, ferneries or a long trek to the mountain’s peak, spectacular views are a guarantee.
Named after the spectacular Kondalilla Falls, where Skene Creek drops 90-metres into a rainforest valley, this national park is a nature lover’s dream. Over 100 species of birds, 32 species of frogs and 70 species of reptiles call Eudlo Creek National Park home.
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself with a shopping spree and lunch out on the town, a dip in the ocean or a hinterland adventure, the Palmwoods region has it all.