Blackall Ranges Drive

Caloundra, QLD, Australia; Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia; Landsborough, QLD, Australia; Glass House Mountains, QLD, Australia; Glass House Mountains (East), QLD, Australia; Maleny, QLD, Australia; Conondale, QLD, Australia; Jimna, QLD, Australia; Cambroon, QLD, Australia; Kenilworth, QLD, Australia; Gheerulla, QLD, Australia; Mapleton, QLD, Australia; Flaxton, QLD, Australia; Montville, QLD, Australia; North Maleny, QLD, Australia; Balmoral Ridge, QLD, Australia; Palmwoods, QLD, Australia; Nambour, QLD, Australia; Yandina, QLD, Australia
Distance: 246 km (Map)

Australia has more than 20,000 km of coastline but there is just 200km of that vast coastline on escarpments that combine panoramic views of mountains and the sea. 20kms of that special escarpment is in the Blackall Range, in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Blackall Ranges Drive - Cya On The Road

This is a most spectacular scenic drive and a 'must do' day-trip if you are holidaying on the Sunshine Coast. The twisting and often awe-inspiring road is full of surprises, not the least are the views to the coast and the Glasshouse Mountains. No matter what your interest - art galleries, food, wine, coffe, shopping, rainforest walks, waterfalls, views - you'll find it all here. The Blackall Range Tourist Drive starts from the historical township of Landsborough and ends in the foothills near Nambour. The Blackall Range is just over an hour's drive north of Brisbane.

The Range, as it is locally known, was created by 200 million years of constant interaction by volcanoes and water which left behind a mass of hills, valleys and waterfalls. In summer the rainy season fills the rivers and creeks making strong powerful waterfalls. A trip through the Blackall Range along the most scenic drive on the Sunshine Coast is a great day out. As the Blackall Range is just over an hour's drive from Brisbane, it's just as easy a destination to reach if you are based in Brisbane as on the Sunshne Coast.

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