Exploring Maleny with a hire car

What better way to explore the Sunshine Coast than in a hire car? A small piece of paradise full of beautiful beaches, warm weather and some of the most interesting, talented and happy people you’ll ever met, exploring by car gets you to every corner of the coast.

The easiest and most convenient way to get around the Sunshine Coast is by hire car.  Go Rent A Car offer a choice of small, medium and large hire cars as well as an 8 seater people mover for larger families or groups of friends.  A Map Book is included (free) with every car rental or you can hire a GPS for a small fee.

One of our favourites places on the Sunshine Coast is Maleny – a must for any visitors with a hire car! High in the Hinterland, on a clear day you’ll enjoy stunning views across to the Coast.

There are many different ways to get to Maleny via Caloundra, Mooloolaba or Noosa; eventually you’ll get to Maleny via Landsborough, or Nambour.  Either way will take you up the Blackall Range across and down the other side.  Driving across the Blackall Range is beautiful. Certainly a scenic route, you’ll be treated to jaw dropping scenery begging to be photographed and admired.  Luckily there are plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the views and with your camera! Soon you’ll be clicking away madly and exclaiming over the stunning coastal and hinterland views.

To get to Maleny from Nambour you will pass through the small townships of Mapleton, Flaxton and Montville.  These little townships are waiting for you to stop and leisurely poke around their many shops, cafes, art galleries, wineries and bookshops. The friendly locals are always up for a chat and happy to help you if you are looking for something particular.

Further on you will reach Maleny and again you will be spoilt for choice as to the cafes and restaurants with mouthwatering food made from local organic produce.  Home to an eclectic mix of Musicians, Artists and Craftspeople Maleny is full of people who have chosen this place to live, work and retire to. Also home to the famous Maleny Dairy, you can rest and have a picnic in their BBQ area or take a tour through the Dairy and taste the cheeses and produce on offer.

If pottering through shops and tasting the wares is not your cup of tea then you may enjoy a walk through the beautiful rainforest of Kondalilla National Park, or a swim at the Kondalilla Falls.  The scenery is breathtaking and the walk through the forest to the falls is certainly something to be photographed!

Mary Cairncross Park is another must see with stunning scenery and a cafe on site.  It also has an educational area where you can find out all about the different plants. animals and birds that live around the area.

It’s easy to understand why our visitors fall in love with the spectacular scenery of the Maleny when they visit. So much so that many return and host their weddings amongst the romantic rolling hills and old trees. While the area hosts a number of Wedding Expo’s throughout the year, it’s always worth a quick look at Maleny Manor the area’s pinnacle event space, affectionately known as “The Most Loved Wedding Venue in Australia”.

There are so many things to see and do in and around Maleny, it is a must when exploring the Sunshine Coast by hire car.

When hiring a car to take you up to Maleny and Montville be aware that you will be going up steep hills and you will need to hire an appropriate vehicle to cope with this. A Hyundai Getz will struggle a little with it’s smaller engine, so it is worth considering about a medium sized vehicle, a Toyota Corolla or Toyota Camry that will take you with more room and power.

Ready to plan your trip? Book your hire car with Go Rent A Car!

  • We deliver our hire cars to you at the Sunshine Coast Airport
  • Free local delivery for many central areas of the coast
  • Small, Medium and Large Cars + 8 Seater People Mover Van

Competitive hire car Rates

As a local business, we have the flexibility to offer competitive rates and quotes that include insurance and low excess.  Aiming to make car rental as simple as possible, all customers receive a well maintained, clean and tidy vehicle when renting from Go Rent A Car.

Why do our customers love renting a car from us?

They enjoy the personal, attentive service they get. They know they’re getting a good rental at a great price without any hidden charges or fees.

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Enjoy the spectacular sight that is Kondalilla Falls - get there in your hire car.

Quick trip in your hire car and you're in the rainforest!

Follow the free map in your hire car to the Poets Cafe, part of the vibrant street scene, at Montville.

After the scenic journey in your hire car, enjoy a stroll through the local shops.