The hinterland is no longer the Sunshine Coast’s hidden treasure. Thriving mountain townships like Maleny, Montville and Mapleton have become destinations in their own right for lovers of nature, fine food and coffee, as well as arts and crafts. There is no better place to take a drive than along the scenic range roads that offer sweeping views of the ocean coastline and volcanic sentinels of the Glasshouse Mountains. Explore rainforest walks and waterfalls, or food, wine and dessert menus depending on your individual appetite. Whatever you choose, you’ll be back to savour more next time.