Maleny Trail (Peace in the Trees Circuit)

Queensland

A leisurely walk along Obi Obi Creek from the boardwalk in town to the Golf Club and back, that passes the sculptured 'Peace in the Trees', '5th Light Horse Regiment Beersheba Museum', 'Platypus Viewing Area', 'Southern Wetlands' and historical buildings of the once 'Fairview Dairy Farm'.

Toilets
Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Maximum Elevation
439m
Total Climb
52m

Getting there:

Head to Maleny on the southern end of the Blackall. Park in town and head to the bridge where this walk begins.

Maps:

Maleny Trail

Route/Trail notes:

From the bridge over Obo Obi Creek, take the boardwalk north and onto the concrete pathway. This first area is what can only be described as 'manicured', with the 'Peace in the Trees' sculptures and the abundance of newly planted trees. Take a right at the Museum, down to the Platypus viewing and along to the south of the Golf Course. Head up to the historic farm buildings and then back down Porters Lane to the museum and rejoin the pathway into town. There are plenty of interpretive signs along the way.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References:

Technically the Maleny Trail starts at the Showground, along 'Obi Boardwalk' into town (600m each way), but this area is very uninspiring.

From the far end of this walk, there is a link through to Gardner's Falls if you fancy a swim.

Comments

A very enjoyable walk as you would expect at Maleny with beautiful countryside. Following the signage was a bit tricky once we got around the other side of the golf course. The historic farmhouse is Fairview and so if you remember that and follow the signs to Dairview you should be right. Once you get there you don't need to paddock bash. Follow the driveway out and turn left onto Porters Lane and then left again where the sign says private property. We did the walk on the late afternoon and finished off in the dark. A highlight was seeing platypus.

Ian and Sue on 29 Aug, 2017

A nice easy stroll.

Rob Nicholson on 18 Jun, 2017

I stumbled on this trail by accident, as there was no signage in town at the bridge. Being the good bushwalker I am, I just followed the path along the boardwalk and ended up on a 5.5km interesting country walk. Funnily, I had run a X-country at the Golf Club in the morning and ended up circumventing the course on the walk in the afternoon! Given the monies that have been spent on this trail by Council, there is very little detail anywhere to promote it and once you get to the old farm house at the Golf Club there is no details on how you get back to town. I bashed across a field down to the museum to get back!

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 7 May, 2017

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