The Maleny Trail
Follow a boardwalk beside Obi Obi Creek through a subtropical rainforest to platypus viewing platforms.
Suitable for walkers, prams and wheelchairs – a flat boardwalk all the way.
This is a tree shaded boardwalk with a number of platforms where you could view a platypus from. Try going early around 7am or late in the day and you should get lucky. At times you can also see turtles, water dragons and bright azure kingfishers. These enchanting creatures make this place a delight for people or all ages.
The Obi Obi Boardwalk is part of the Maleny Trail Circuit established as part of the Maleny Community Precinct. The full circuit is 6.7km starting at the Maleny Showgrounds.
Head back down to Tesch Park, and enjoy the park facilities including a fenced playground, shelters with picnic and barbecue facilities, as well as public amenities. The parkland extends past the Maleny Library and along the Obi Obi Creek. You can enjoy picturesque views along a short walking trail and spend time relaxing in the open parkland (known as Pecan Park).
Or if you’re feeling energetic, do the whole 6.7kms Maleny Trail Circuit! Because of the cooler mountain air and deciduous trees, this a beautiful trail to do in Autumn and Winter months.
HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head to the roundabout at the junction of Maple, Coral and Bunya Streets and find a car park close by (look for Tesch Park or the Library building).
Follow the shared path up Coral Street, until you reach the intersection of Bicentenary Lane. There is a large green sign identifying the official entrance to the boardwalk.