Maleny & Montville, cosy Hinterland villages (25-30 mins) with art and craft shops and wineries. And nearby is the fascinating Mary Cairncross Rainforest.
The golden beaches of Caloundra (25 mins).
The beaches and cafes of Mooloolaba and Maroochydore (45 mins)
The famous Ettamogah Pub (25 mins) at Aussieworld.
Steve Irwin’s legacy lives on at the Australia Zoo, which holds its place as a national treasure and is only a short 10 mins drive.
Noosa (50 mins), famous for shopping and eating.
Bribie Island is just 25 mins away.
Do some walks around (or up) the Glasshouse Mountains (see Qld National Parks and Wildlife), with a favourite being the 40 minute walk up Mt. NgunGun. You can even walk from the cottages in 10 minutes to the main scenic lookout for the Glasshouse Mountains.
Click below to see a 360-degree video of The Glass House Mountains, -you need to be using Google Chrome.