Want to wake up with one of those views that turns the day into sunshine? Here’s where to stay in Montville at Altitude on Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

You don’t even have to move from the bed to enjoy a heart-stopping sunrise.  During the day, the magnificent hinterland and coastal views are another bonus. I always think of this as god’s country (whoever your god or goddess may be) with its rolling green hills, escarpment views and curving roads to take in the panorama.  It is located just outside the tourist walk on the ridge road between Maleny and Montville.


There are 23 fully serviced studio, two and three bedroom apartments positioned over two levels at Altitude.

This place is primed for a luxe feeling and perfect for a romantic getaway.  In my studio room, there’s a fireplace in front of the bed, a spa for two people and a double shower. The décor is sleek with a floor that looks like wood, but it’s actually tiles, touches of bronze metal and thick, white fluffy robes.


Even the bathroom toiletries are right on trend with herb-inspired products for women and beard oil for men.  I go to sleep with a soothing balm smeared on my temples just to see if it works and drift off peacefully.

There’s also a restaurant!

The ground floor also houses a restaurant, also called Altitude on Montville.

What I like at Altitude on Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

  • A fire (gas) in the room and a double spa on the deck are the elements that scream luxury to me.
  • It’s close enough so you can stroll down Montville’s Main Street and enjoy a browse through the shops or dine at the street’s cafes and restaurants.

What I don’t like

  • Sadly, the view comes with a road right in front of the apartment, and the traffic noise is a little distracting. However, they go to bed early here, and it didn’t disturb me during the night.
  • Stairs, three flights of them, to my second-floor room. Lugging my suitcase to the room was okay for me but maybe not for all. Book a ground floor room if this is a problem for you.
  • Wifi is a little slow.


Where is Montville on the Sunshine Coast?

Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia, around 400 metres above sea level. It’s part of a trio of M’s,  Montville, Maleny and Mapleton, some of the main centres in this naturally blessed area. The perfect foil to the Sunshine Coast’s beaches, the hinterland offers cool climes and elevated positions.  It’s a mecca for artists and people who want to live their life closer to nature.

Where is Altitude on Montville?

Find Altitude on Montville at 94-96 Main Street, Montville. I stayed in room 207, which according to the helpful man at check-in, has one of the best views.  (Don’t tell my travelling companions.) You’ll pay from $274 a night (booking.com May 22).

Disclaimer: Ed+bK stayed as a guest of Sunshine Coast Tourism for the Australian Society of Travel Writers 2017 Conference.