Last weekend we visited Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. Maleny is well known for its dairy farms and rolling mountain views of the Glasshouse Mountains.
We stayed two nights in Maleny as we explored the town and visited some of Maleny’s top attractions, such as the Maleny Dairy Farm and Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World.
Maleny Accessible Accommodation.
We stayed two nights at On Obi Maleny in the accessible cabin 5. On Obi is located just off the Main Street in town and overlooks the Obi Obi creek.
Cabin 5 is a wheelchair accessible cabin and is designed to accommodate guests in wheelchairs with a large accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower. Click here for the full review on accessible cabin 5.
Accessible Attractions and things to do while in Maleny
While in Maleny, we couldn’t go past visiting Maleny Dairies. Maleny Dairies is a well-known dairy farm in Maleny for producing Maleny milk. Maleny milk is a popular choice for Queenslanders and can be found on shelves all over Queensland.
Maleny Dairies offer farm tours six days a week except for Sundays. The 1.5 hour tours are open to the public and school groups, and shows the working of the farm and how the Maleny milk is produced and packaged right there on the farm. Click here to read my full access review on Maleny Dairies.
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World
I have wanted to visit Bird World on the Sunshine Coast for a while now, so while in Maleny, Bird World was absolutely on my must do list.
Bird World is located in Maleny on the grounds of the Maleny Botanic Gardens, just 10 minutes drive from Maleny’s town centre.
At Bird World, visitors can get up close with some of the most beautiful birds from around the world, including various native parrots, cockatoos and magnificent macaw birds. Click here to read my full access review on Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.
Maleny Town Centre and Main Street
Shopping in Maleny: Maleny’s main street in the town centre has a selection of local gift shops, cafes, galleries and bakeries. Some of the shops do have a step or two at the entrance, so we had to bypass these stores.
Maleny Markets: Each Sunday, the RSL hall has a market from 8am – 2pm. The market isn’t overly big but there was a selection of unique homemade craft and secondhand items for sale.The RSL hall is step free with disabled parking bays at the front entrance.
Maleny Hotel: During our short stay in Maleny, we decided to try out the Maleny Hotel for dinner. The Maleny hotel is located across from the RSL hall.
Access into Maleny Hotel is via steps, but there is a step free entrance at the front, behind a wooden fence. This entrance is locked, so when we arrived, we popped into the bottle shop next door, who then informed the hotel staff about unlocking the accessible entrance for us.
Maleny Woolworths: Next door to the Maleny Hotel is Woolworths. There is no accessible way to get to Woolworths from the Hotel as it is via steps. To access Woolworths, we had to go around the block and cross the road further up.
Obi Obi Boardwalk: The Obi Obi Boardwalk runs along the Obi Obi Creek. We found the accessible entrance to the Boardwalk next to Woolworths. We didn’t get a chance to explore all the boardwalk or spot a platypus, however this section of the boardwalk is accessible..
While access could be better in some areas throughout Maleny, this is to be expected in a rural town, and access was still manageable throughout the town in my wheelchair. Even with some restrictions, we still enjoyed our stay in Maleny and loved the unique attractions and amazing views Maleny has to offer.
In my opinion I give Maleny on the Sunshine Coast a rating of 3 for wheelchair accessibility, and a rating of 4 stars for the overall experience .
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*