The Art of Camouflage

By / 28th March, 2017 / News, Wildlife / No Comments

There are many creatures in nature who are masters of camouflage and one of these is the Tawny Frogmouth.  They are nocturnal birds so during the day they are seen perched on tree branches, usually down low, camouflaged as part of the tree. These photos show our hand-reared, resident Tawny Frogmouths, Baby and Hoot with

Tawny Frogmouth’s Second Year

By / 26th November, 2016 / Wildlife / No Comments

Our two hand-reared Tawny Frogmouths, Baby and Hoot, have become parents again and, as last year, have had a brood of three.  This time, perched high in a large gum tree which has made observing them, a little harder as well as trying to take photos of them with my iPad. The male Tawny Frogmouth,

Koala Sighting

By / 25th October, 2016 / News, Wildlife / No Comments

We are always excited to sight koalas on our property at Maleny Country Cottages. This one in particular was spotted high up in a gum tree when he decided to go and find himself another tree. Whether his acrobat antics were from sleepiness or just for fun we couldn’t tell but his activity kept us

Refurbishments for Bottlebrush Cottage

By / 24th October, 2016 / News / No Comments

In June, 2016 Bottlebrush Cottage received its long-awaited bathroom renovation and internal painting.  This family cottage is very popular with our guests and its been a challenge to plan and execute these improvements in between bookings. New linen and winter quilt covers have replaced the old and a new colour scheme brings warmth and softness to

A Pygmy Acrobat

By / 18th January, 2016 / Wildlife / No Comments

                    When your home is surrounded by the Australian bush, you experience many things; challenges and pleasures, and nothing is more rewarding than rescuing one of our natives. This Feather-tail Glider ventured into one of our cottages and got his tiny claws caught on a mat.

My ‘Home Away From Home’

By / 22nd December, 2015 / Testimonials / No Comments

I have enjoyed another wonderful four days in my ‘home away from home’.  Love everything – can’t wait to get back.  I shall miss the tawny babies in the tree outside and the demanding mother magpies feeding their young.  It certainly is a beautiful part of the world.  See you soon. Judy Payne, Flinders View,

Tawny Frogmouths’ First Family

By / 14th December, 2015 / Wildlife / No Comments

It’s always exciting when a young family welcomes it’s first born and that has been the case at Maleny Country Cottages.  Two of our fledglings, Baby & Hoot, that we rescued in October, 2013, became an item from the very beginning during their months in care.  When old enough to leave our ‘nest’, they decided

My favourite place

By / 3rd August, 2014 / Testimonials / No Comments

We had a wonderful time again in Bottlebrush Cottage with the kids. Your property is, without a doubt, my favourite place in the whole world and I thank you for sharing it with us. The boys enjoyed the wide open space and country experience. I grew up in the country and miss it immensely so

A wonderful getaway

If it is peace you are searching for – this is the place to discover. Simply look outside, breathe the fresh air! A wonderful getaway and something we will definitely have to experience again – we’ll be back. – Dean, Joanne & Sheridan Kelly, Brisbane

Perfect environment for creative thought

2 days is not long enough to unwind from the big city! But we certainly slowed down. Perfect environment for creative thought. Thankyou and see you next time for at least a week. – Richard & Janelle, Brisvegas