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How to spend a weekend in Montville

Montville is a small town located on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland approximately 100 kilometres north of Brisbane with a population of less than 1,000 people.

We recently spent two nights in Montville and stayed in a cute cottage at Clouds of Montville. Pictured below is the Moonrise Cottage, the Cottage has a king bed, spa bath, deck, lounge area and a basic kitchen with full size fridge which comes stocked with complementary items such as cheese, milk, orange juice, cereal and bread.

Clouds of Montville has 3 cottages with rates starting at approximately $300 per night.

Website: http://www.cloudsofmontville.com.au/
Email: reception@cloudsofmontville.com.au
Address: 166 Balmoral Road, Montville

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On our first day in Montville we stopped at Gerrard’s Lookout to catch a glimpse of the beautiful view of Montville and the Sunshine Coast.

Montville

We then stopped in at Poet’s Cafe to snack on the delicious Poet’s Mezze Plate, which consisted of 2 dips, 2 cheeses, ham, sundried tomatoes and olives.

Poet's Cafe MontvillePoet's Mezze Plate at Poet's Cafe Montville

Website: http://www.weddingsatpoets.com.au/welcome
Phone: 07 5478 5479
Address: 167 Main Street, Montville
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Poets Cafe on Urbanspoon

For dinner we visited the Montville Cafe, Bar and Grill, this venue conveniently offers a free courtesy bus for diners with pick up and drop off to surrounding accommodation. Pictured below are the Handmade Pulled pork and parmesan croquettes served with aioli and soused onions and the King Henry rack of ribs braised in a sticky honey, beer and chilli sauce served with sweet potato mash, herb salted chips and a fresh garden salad .

Handmade Pulled pork and parmesan croquettes served with aioli and soused onions at Montville Cafe Bar and GrillKing Henry rack of ribs braised in a sticky honey, beer and chilli sauce served with sweet potato mash, herb salted chips and a fresh garden salad at Montville Cafe Bar and Grill

Website: http://www.montvillepub.com.au/
Email: ryan@montvillepub.com.au
Address: Main Street, Montville
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm
Menu: http://www.montvillepub.com.au/pdfs/menu-dinner.pdf
Montville Cafe Bar Grill on Urbanspoon

On our second day in Montville we went to The Edge Restaurant for Breakfast and enjoyed the muesli with fruit, honey and yoghurt.

Muesli at The Edge Restaurant Montville

Website: http://www.mayfieldonmontville.com.au/restaurant.php
Email: reception@montvilleinn.com.au
Address: 127 Main Street, Montville
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 8.30am for Breakfast and Lunch
Menu: http://www.mayfieldonmontville.com.au/menu.pdf

The day then consisted of indulging in lots of chocolate, fudge, cheese and wine. Our first stop was at Fudgyboombahs and we were in Fudge Heaven! If you aren’t able to make it to Montville don’t worry as Fudgyboombahs also sell their fudge online.

FudgyboombahsFudgyboombahs Montville

Website: https://fudgyboombahs.com.au/
Phone: 07  5478 5455
Address: 12/168 Main Street, Montville

Our next stop was Candy Addictions, Montville and the surrounding areas are filled with many candy shops however we took a liking to Candy Addictions and were lucky enough to watch the staff making candy and even got to taste test some fresh candy when we visited the store! Candy Addictions also offer personalised candies for corporate functions or weddings and can also be purchased online.

Candy AddictionsCandy making at Candy AddictionsCandy making at Candy Addictions

Website: http://www.candyaddictions.com.au/
Email: info@candyaddictions.com.au
Address: 7/171-183 Main Street, Montville

We then popped into Chocolate Country for more fudge and the most delicious belgian chocolate slabs! Chocolate Country has been tantalising taste buds since 1993 and it’s clear to see why this business is still thriving!

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Website: http://www.chocolatecountry.com.au
Phone: 07 5442 9562
Address: 192 Main Street, Montville
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

After we had our fair share of Chocolate and Fudge it was time for wine tastings! Our first wine stop was Mason Wines which has wine tastings in Ballandean, Mount Tamborine and Montville. We enjoyed the picnic red, picnic white and dessert wines from Mason Wines which can be purchased online.

Website: http://www.masonwines.com.au
Address: 3/184 Main Street, Montville
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Our next destination was Flame Hill Vineyard, our favourite wine destination in Montville! We had some wine tastings here followed by a four cheese platter on the deck consisting of Blackall Triple Cream Brie, Granite Belt Dairy Tait, Maleny Smoked Vintage Cheddar and Kenilworth Tuscany Romano. If you stop in to Flame Hill for a cheese platter we highly recommend the Cheddar and Romano cheese and if you are free on Saturday 21st February Flame Hill Vineyard is holding their 2015 Annual Grape Stomp. Entry to the event is $30 for more information visit http://www.flamehill.com.au/events/stomp.

Flame Hill VineyardFlame Hill Vineyard

Website: http://www.flamehill.com.au/
Email: vineyard@flamehill.com.au
Address: 249 Western Avenue, Montville
Opening Hours: Thursday to Monday, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Menu: http://www.flamehill.com.au/sites/default/files/FlameHill-Menu.pdf
Flame Hill Vineyard on Urbanspoon

Our last stop for the day was a short drive away to Maleny to visit Colin James Fine Foods for a Hazelnut Roche ice cream and to purchase some cheese and salami! The extensive list of ice cream and sorbet varieties can be seen online at http://www.colinjamesfinefoods.com.au/ice-cream-gelato-sorbet/ and if you are unable to get to Maleny you can purchase Colin James Fine Foods Ice Creams, Gelato and Sorbet at various locations throughout Queensland which can be viewed at http://www.colinjamesfinefoods.com.au/ice-cream-gelato-sorbet/wholesale/

Colin James Fine Foods MalenyWebsite: http://www.colinjamesfinefoods.com.au/
Email: info@colinjamesfinefoods.com.au
Address: 37 Maple Street, Maleny
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday – Sunday, 9am to 4pm
Colin James Fine Foods on Urbanspoon

We highly recommend a weekend or even a day trip to Montville for wine, cheese, fudge, chocolate and food lovers alike!

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3 Comments

  1. I loved Chocolate Country. Didn’t have such a good experience at the Edge, though. We turned up about 15 minutes before closing and they wouldn’t serve us – wouldn’t even let us enjoy the view from their balcony, even though we eventually figured out that they couldn’t lock us out…

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