The Montville Grove insider’s guide to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Insider's guide to events in Montville and around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Australia
Sept. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Visiting the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in September and October? Or maybe you’re looking for  a day trip destination.

Here’s a quick overview of events around Montville and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, presented by Montville Grove rainforest cottages.

24 September to 1 October. Kenilworth Art Prize and Exhibition. Kenilworth is a great little town and knows how to turn on an event. The next event on the calendar is “Kenilworth Celebrates” which runs across two weekends from 24 September to 1 October.

The Kenilworth Art Prize and Exhibition is the centre-piece of the festival and attracts some interesting artists; not surprising as the hinterland is a hot-bed of creativity.

The Bush Poets Breakfast at Kenilworth on 24 September is an excellent event; worth getting up early. The poetry – and the poets – are mostly humorous but there’s usually a tear-jerker or two. Breakfast is cooked on the barbecue and followed by home-made cake but if you’re a coffee lover, pick up a takeaway at La Botiga on your way through Mapleton; they’re open from 7.30am.

For music lovers, the Lucas Parklands concerts are one of the Hinterland’s secret treasures. Set in bushland on Narrows Road at Montville, Lucas Parklands attracts international concert pianists to perform in an indoor performance space seating around 150 people. Earlier in the year we had Pascal and Ami Roge playing at Lucas Parklands one week and the Sydney Opera House the next.

Coming up at Lucas Parklands on 2 October,  Oliver She plays Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3.

If you love markets, come on up to Montville on 8 October for the Montville Village Market or 16 October for Artists on the Green.

As we’re almost into Christmas shopping season, here’s a suggestion; come to Montville and make shopping a pleasure rather than an ordeal. With a great variety of shops and a village atmosphere, Montville is the perfect place for Christmas shopping.

For information about Montville accommodation, contact Montville Grove on 07 5442 9186 or visit our website at

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Montville Grove has three cottages in a rainforest setting near Montville, Queensland, the perfect accommodation for a romantic escape or relaxing getaway.
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