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Blackall Range - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Beerwah
• Maleny
• Montville
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Other towns, villages and localities in the Blackall Range region include:
• Conondale • Flaxton • Mapleton • Witta
Located just behind the Sunshine Coast rising to 450 m, lies the Blackall Range. Originally formed by ancient lava flows and now covered in the rich red soils that nourish the patchwork of rolling green pastures and dense rainforests, it offers the visitor relaxed townships, combined with some breath-taking views found in the national parks and reserves. The range was named in 1874 after Sir Samuel Blackall, who was Governor of Queensland between 1864-1871.

It wasn't so long ago that the Aborigines of the Kabi Tribe gathered together every 2-3 years, on the banks of the Obi Obi at Baroon Pocket to feast on the fruit of the Bunya Pine (Bonyi Bonyi). They gathered in celebration and to exchange songs, tools and ornaments. With the arrival of the timbergetters, dairy farmers and fruit growers, much of the original forest was cleared. Soon settlements were to appear along the crest of the range, such as Maleny, Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton. It is this escarpment that offers some fantastic panoramic vista across the coastal plain and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

Check out our range of Blackall Range accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Blackall Range Business and Tourism Association Inc

Maleny Visitor Information Centre

Montville Information Centre

Some maps of the Blackall Range available from the Aussie or The Atlas Travel Club.

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Blackall Range Attractions

Glass House Mountains National Park
• Captain James Cook saw and named these mountains in 1770. Their prominent peaks tower above the surrounding countryside and make great climbing. The peaks are all that remain of extinct volcanoes. They are in fact the remains of the lava plugs at the centre of each volcano.

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