There’s a bewildering range of accommodation available in the Hinterland – for family breaks, spa weekends, weddings, retreats and of course, honeymoons. It’s no surprise to anyone who’s visited the Hinterland that Trivago has placed Montville as the number one destination for tourists in Australia, with Maleny coming ninth in the list.
Honeymooners in particular are drawn to the Hinterland because of its seclusion – they can choose a cottage or a house for the duration of their stay and get all the privacy they need while being a stone’s throw from the towns of Maleny, Montville or Mapleton. Best of all, the environment is stunning and unspoiled, with natural rainforest, mountains and national parks.
Honeymooners like to take their time about things and may spend all day in their cabin or cottage, making their own food when they feel like it, hidden away from view. In these cases, a well-equipped kitchen with hampers delivered daily is just what the doctor ordered. In terms of scenery, they can choose from mountainsides, lakes or forests, each setting with peace and privacy.
Of course many couples would prefer to dine out each evening and the Hinterland is home to many gourmet restaurants as well as farmers’ markets and small, family-run vineyards.
Some newlyweds in Australia have family coming from all over the world to share their big day and so a popular option is to hire out a cabin or cottage complex for a week. This allows extended family to stay with the happy pair whilst maintaining distance and independence.
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all honeymoon and some couples will also want spa treatments, massages and other pampering treats throughout their stay. Others will want an outdoor-style break, with artistic workshops or forest walking trails built in to the experience. Whatever the couple wants, the Hinterland can deliver it in style and with the personal touch that can only be found in small communities.