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Maleny

The art of dressing like a local for the climate!

Anna Johnson

The art of dressing like a local for the climate!

The art of dressing like a local for the climate! (aka What should I pack?) At around 410m above sea level on the southern end of the Blackall Range, Maleny enjoys a more comfortable subtropical climate than its neighbours off ‘the range’ on the Sunshine Coast. February is typically warm and humid with gentle breezes, with an average of 233 hours of sunshine in the month. Daytime temperatures average a balmy 28°C (83°F) and overnight lows average is 22°C (71°F) allowing a good nights’ sleep. And it is also worth mentioning here, that the school venue is air conditioned as...

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The Maleny Backstory - in brief

Anna Johnson

The Maleny Backstory - in brief

(Maleny is pronounced Mul-ay-nee) Maleny is a young town compared to most. Founded in 1878 this means it was established only 90 years after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove to establish the first British colony. Explorers continued to seek riches and ideal living locations, and settlers were eager to follow them. Brisbane, north of Sydney, was founded as a centre of commerce and other smaller towns, such as Maleny, developed according to resources and opportunity. Later, when Australia was sectioned into states, Brisbane became the capital city of the state of Queensland. The arrival of the Maleny settlers...

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Getting to Maleny

Anna Johnson

Getting to Maleny

How to get to Maleny Let’s go over some transport logistics as good planning is essential to avoid long or unplanned layovers. Please consider the below general information, and every effort has been made to provide accurate information and a range of options however, you will need to look into options best suited to your situation and budget. We do not endorse any of the below options nor are sponsored. Right, let’s get into it….. Background Information Maleny is a regional town 100kms north of Brisbane, and is in the hinterland (mountains) of the Sunshine Coast Region. The Maleny accommodation...

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Spiritual Significance

Anna Johnson

Spiritual Significance

Maleny has spiritual significance. From the moment my father- and mother-in-law, Neville and Jo Johnson came to this area on holiday they knew Maleny had spiritual significance. The Lord drew them back here a couple of times before planting the seed to move here permanently. Mark and I responded to the same call on our lives around 18 months later, making the move across Australia with our 2 children. Fifteen years later we still have 5 years to become ‘locals’ according to those who were born and bred here. However, the Lord has naturalised us. Our purpose in God is...

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