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This website is an initiative of the Mapleton and District Community Association Inc. (MADCA)

MADCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of this part of the Sunshine Coast, the Jinibara people and the people of the coastal and lowland areas, the Kabi Kabi. We pay our respects to the keepers of their stories and traditions, their elders past, present and emerging.

NOTICE: Dr. Ken Wishaw, Honorary Senior Fellow & Senior Lecturer with the University of the Sunshine Coast, will speak at the next MADCA General Meeting. Dr. Wishaw is actively involved in astronomy as the Secretary of the Brisbane Astronomical Society, a Dark Sky Ambassador for the International Astronomical Union, and a founding board member of the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Mapleton Bowls Club. NB:The general meeting will immediately follow Dr. Winshaw’s presentation.

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Mapleton is renowned for its amazing views to the coast and Obi Obi and Mary River catchments. The village is set between two National Parks that have diverse flora and fauna and a number of spectacular waterfalls. These forests contain a number of walks, as well as horse and mountain bike trails. The Lilyponds Park in the centre of Mapleton features exercise equipment, picnic shelters and children’s playground.

Mapleton enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with a high annual average rainfall of about 1800 mm. Due to its elevation at about 400 m above sea level, it is usually 2-3 degrees Celsius cooler than the lowland areas to its east and west. The wettest month is February and August the driest, but rain falls in all months of the year. While winter nights can be cold, frosts are rare.

Latest News, Events and Information

Mapleton is a 30 minute drive to the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and the Maroochydore Airport. Browse our site for ideas to make your day a stay? Take the track to Mapleton, home of the Blackall 100. Follow the Hinterland Market Trail and collect some local produce to fuel your stay!

Whatever you do click to see ‘What’s Happening’ in the area.

Maroochy Botanic Gardens, © Friends

Attractions

The Mapleton brochure and the Mapleton street sign which is located outside The Old School House (TOSH) provide many details of interest…

Main Street © Peggy Hebblethwaite

Businesses

The Zonta Club of Blackall Range publish a comprehensive guide to businesses operating along the Range…

Wuthering Heights of Mapleton © WHOM

Community

Mapleton has a wide range of not-for-profit community groups, other interest groups which meet at various locations around the village and a comprehensive range of educational facilities…

Black Cockatoo © Julie

Fauna & Flora

Mapleton National Park is a landscape created by volcanoes and sculpted by water over millions of years…

Mapleton © brambles

History

The Mapleton district was settled in circa 1890 as land was explored following the establishment of settlements around Moreton Bay and what is now known as the Sunshine Coast…

MADCA group, © MADCA

MADCA

MADCA is a group of local volunteers who live and work in and around the Mapleton and Flaxton communities located on the Blackall Range. We are keen to engage with local groups…

Lawn Bowls

Sports & Recreation

Our community hosts sporting groups for all ages from primary school children to retirees. …

Anzac parade

What’s on

Find out what is happening in the community…

Barbecue at TOSH @ MADCA

Assets for Hire

 There are a number of resources for hire available to local organisations and individuals… 

Mapleton National Park

Amazing Scenery