Montville

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Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia, around 400 metres above sea level. At the 2006 census, Montville and the surrounding area had a population of 853.

The first white settlers arrived in the area in 1887 and 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 (dairy, citrus, avocadoes, pineapples and macadamia nuts) until a tourism boom which commenced during the 1970s, taking advantage of the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast and the nearby rainforest walks.

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Community facilities

The town is well served with facilities, including churches, a village green and community hall and a large sportsground featuring a football field, tennis courts and a wood working centre. The Montville State School, founded in 1896, has grown in recent years and now has around 100 pupils.

Attractions

The town is now a popular short break tourist destination for the people of Brisbane and is famous for its parks and walks including the Sunshine Coast section of the Great Walks of Queensland. Popular attractions include galleries, restaurants, wineries, cheese factories and craft and clothing shops. The world-renowned Australia ZooLone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Read more … » is a 20 minute drive down the range at nearby Beerwah.

The nearby Baroon Pocket Dam, which provides water for the Sunshine Coast, is also a recreational facility, permitting boating, fishing and picnicking.

There are many places to stay in and around Montville, with accommodationSpecial Q1 Accommodation Deals. Read more … » ranging from private cottages to family style units and suites.

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