About the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Whilst staying at Freestyle Escape you can enjoy all the Sunshine Coast hinterland has to offer as we are only 35 minutes from Noosa, 10 minutes to Montville and Mapleton, and 20 minutes from Maleny, Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast Airport.

For more information about the Sunshine Coast we recommend visiting Sunshine Coast Tourism or visitsunshinecoast.com.au for great ideas on what to do and where to go come rain or shine! For the most up to date information on local events, why not visit the Sunshine Coast Events Calendar link?


Close to some great bushwalks and the waterfalls at Kondalilla National Park and Mapleton Falls National Park.

Things to Do

Horse Riding


If you’re planning your wedding on the Sunshine Coast, may we suggest for the ceremony a quaint charming chapel at Ilkley www.annabellatheweddingchapel.com.au or The Spirit House in Yandina for your ceremony and reception, or Flaxton Gardens at nearby Flaxton. Other wedding venues worthy are Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville and House of Laurels also in Montville.

For accommodation of course we would be delighted to host the Bride and Groom at the Escape House or the Arthouse.

We also recommend any of our art or cooking experiences for fabulous and fun hen’s parties.

Here’s some related contacts you may find helpful in planning your wedding:

Relaxation/Beauty Treatments

      • The Natural Beauty Retreat located just around the corner from Freestyle Escape – www.thenaturalbeautyretreat.com
      • Ripple Massage – a mobile day spa service available for the Sunshine Coast, book and enjoy at Freestyle Escape (Escape House only) – www.ripplemassage.com.au
      • Casa di Natura – Luxury Day Spa Centre for Women – http://www.casadinatura.com.au/dayspa.html
      • The Retreat House Health Retreat | Heaven in the Hills, Maleny
        Ph: 07 5494 3359

Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School

For fine food and Asian cooking classes.

Spirit House is also a great wedding venue.
20 Ninderry Rd, Yandina


Our neighbours:

Towen Mountain Tropicals – Tours and sales available by prior arrangement – www.towenmounttropicals.com.au

Delicious gourmet goodies and the best local produce:

For information on the best local produce and products check out Local Harvest.


      • Yandina Markets (mainly bric-a-brac and plants but there is some produce) – Every Saturday
      • Noosa Farmers Markets – Every Sunday
      • Eumundi Markets – Wednesday and Saturday
      • Suncoast Growers Market – Every Saturday 6.30am-12pm www.nambour.com Crystal Waters Country Markets – 1st Saturday of the month 8.00am – 2.00pm Montville Market – 2nd Saturday of the month 7.30am – 1.00pm Blackall Range Grower’s Market – 3rd Saturday of the month – 7.30am – 12.00pm pure produce market :enquiries 54999924
      • Big Pineapple – every Saturday

Favourite stores:

Local restaurants:

10-15 minutes approx from Escape:

      • Bellavista Pizza & Pasta: Cnr Obi & Post Office Rd, Mapleton
      • The Spirit House Restaurant & Cooking School (Thai style gardens contemporary Asian Cuisine): 20 Ninderry Rd, Yandina
      • Flaxton Gardens Vineyard Restaurant & Bar: 313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton
      • Spicers Clovelly Estate 68 Balmoral Drive Montville (beautiful stylish property with great food)
      • Le Relais Bressan (French Provincial): 344 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton
      • Mapleton Tavern: Montville-Mapleton Rd, Mapleton
      • La Botiga Deli and Coffee: 2/5 Obi Road, Mapleton (Our favourite local coffee spot)
      • Wild Rocket: 142 Main Street, Montville
      • The Green Kitchen Cafe: 11 Coral Street, Maleny
      • Restaurant Chez Claude: 4 Pine Grove Road, Woombye
      • Flame Hill Vineyard and Restaurant: 249 Western Avenue, Montville
      • Elements at Montville : (fabulous Tea house & gift store) 38 Kondalilla Falls Road
        Montville, Qld, 5460
10 minutes from Arthouse

20-30 mins from Escape

      • Spicers Tamarind Retreat: 88 Obi lane south, Maleny
      • The Terrace: Cnr Maleny-Landsborough Rd & Mountain View Rd, Maleny (views of coast and hinterland)
      • The Boat Shed, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree (views)
      • Ebb Waterfront Restaurant, Duporth Ave, Maroochydore (views)
      • Harvest, David Low Way, Coolum
      • Secrets on the Lake– Narrows Rd, Montville – Great coffee shop in an idyllic setting

Restaurants at Noosa & Sunshine Beach:

Approx 40 min from Escape. Great for day trip, lunch and shopping.

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