A steep road from Landsborough to Maleny climbing up to the top where Maleny is located in the Blackalls
Maleny is situated approximately 450 metres (1,480 ft) above sea level, among the characteristic rolling green hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Prior to European settlement, the area was covered in thick sub-tropical rainforest with huge hardwood trees. Timber-getters in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries opened up the area seeking valuable timber, which was prized locally and in Europe.
Bush walk from the Racecourse to the town along boarded paths lined with natural bush.
The Racecourse offers camping and caravan sites for $15 a night. Hot showers and unisex toilets are available as well as powered sites with grassy areas suitable for overnight or longer. A caretaker is on the property
The roads are incredibly steep with back in parking and there is an excellent Woolworths Supermarket with fresh seafood of every variety served with complimentary seafood butters which makes a delicious bake or fry.
Located on the humid eastern slopes of the Blackall Range, Maleny is one of the wettest towns in Queensland away from the north tropical coast. The average annual rainfall is about 2,000 mm (79 in), however during unusually wet years 12 month rainfall totals of up to 4,000 mm (160 in) can be recorded, with monthly totals over 1,000 mm (39 in) and 24 hour totals up to 300 mm (12 in). Temperatures are mild and rarely get above 35 °C (95.0 °F) in summer or drop below 5 °C (41.0 °F) in winter.