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The Mapleton brochure and the Mapleton street sign which is located outside TOSH provide many details of interest. Alternatively click on the ‘What’s On’ button for local events and happenings.

Lilyponds Park, © Victoria Carmichael

Lilyponds Park

Lilyponds Park picnic shelters, children’s playground, exercise stations and a dog off-leash area. The MADCA has been active in establishing and/or improving these community assets. 

The Observatory, © Cal Roberts

Mapleton Observatory

Located in the grounds of the Mapleton State School and is open for viewing the heavens. Book through their website. 

Linda Garrett circuit entrance, © Phillip

Linda Garrett Circuit

At the start of the walk is a large information board and shelter marking the starting point of many walks, including a section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Mapleton RSL Park

RSL Park

Mapleton RSL Park beside the Tavern has recently been refurbished to recognise those men and women from Mapleton and District who have served in the Defence Forces.


Mapleton Forst Park
Mapleton Forest Park
Mapleton Forest Park
Both images:
Photographer Burnie Collins
Mapleton National Park

Mapleton National Park is located in the Blackall Range. 

Rich basalt soils, a result of volcanic activity around 30 million years ago, support warm subtropical rainforest. While much of the tall open forests grow on poorer quality rhyolitic soils derived from a violent volcanic period that began 235 million years ago. 

Formerly known as Mapleton Forest Reserve, it includes rainforest remnants with bunya pines, piccabeen palm groves, tall open blackbutt forests and picturesque mountain scenery.

On the edge of the escarpment, waterfalls cascade all year round—thundering and spectacular during the summer rainfall season, then dropping to a gentle trickle in drier winter months. 

Mapleton Falls, Kondalilla and Mapleton National Parks and other small reserves, protect the Blackall Range’s remnant forest communities and provide essential wildlife habitat. 

Kondallila falls

The day use area is approximately 2.5 km from Mapleton along Mapleton Forest Road which has stands of magnificent blackbutt trees. 

There is a myriad of walking tracks throughout the two National Parks adjacent to Mapleton. The Sunshine Coast Great Walk is an adventure, and maps can be obtained via the link below. 

Obi Obi Valley view, © Graham Heywood
Mapleton Falls National Park

The park marks the point just west of Mapleton where Pencil Creek cascades 120 metres over an escarpment. This small, day-use-only park, shelters many bird species, including the peregrine falcon, eastern whipbird and wompoo fruit-dove. From the carpark, there is a short walk to Mapleton Falls lookout with wheelchair access to toilet and lookout. The panoramic view takes in the waterfall and Obi Obi Valley. From the open, grassy picnic area, the Wompoo circuit winds through eucalypts and rainforest where visitors may hear the fruit-dove’s booming calls, wallock-a-woo and book-a-roo. Near the causeway, frogs may be heard and distinctive hexagonal volcanic rocks seen.

Mapleton Lilyponds Park

The Lilyponds area was for many years a swamp and underwent an $800 000 makeover to turn it into a community park. There are free barbecues, a children’s play park, exercise station and covered seating areas. Plenty of space to run and play. The Sunshine Coast Council installed an off-leash dog area here in 2022. Walk quietly along the pathway which encircles the ponds and you will see why the place is a favourite for birdwatchers. Look carefully and you will see the native waterlily, Water Snowflake, Nymphoides Indica.

Attribution: Kurt Stüber

Further Out

Lucas Parklands

Located at Montville offers a unique concert hall venue which is surrounded by the Kondalilla National Park rainforest and also provides accommodation. 

Caloundra Events Centre

Is our region’s entertainment venue, hosting a wide range of concerts. It is around a 45-minute drive from the Range. 

Kenilworth Cheese Factory

Has an outlet direct for visitors. Kenilworth has a number of camping sites, bakery, winery and a pub.


The village of Kenilworth is approximately 22 km from Mapleton down the Obi Obi Road. (Note this road is unsuitable for caravans or longer vehicles as there are sharp twists and turns on the gravel section of the road). 

Maleny Cheese Factory

In the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Maleny Cheese produces award-winning, handcrafted cheese and yoghurt.

Maleny Dairies

Maleny Dairies is an award winning, family owned and operated business committed to sustainability, for people, place and products.

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

A collection of Australian local species with numerous walking paths and picnic spots.

Australia Zoo

Visit Australia Zoo to see over 1200 animals including those found in our African Savannah, South-East Asia – as well as the original part of the zoo with all your Aussie favourites!

Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

Whether you are a nature lover or simply cherish the peace and tranquility of beautiful gardens and rolling landscapes, a visit to Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World is the perfect day out.

Sunshine Coast Beaches

Are only 25 to 35 minutes away!