Because we believe it’s by far the best destination on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
My family started coming to Kenilworth in the early naughties as an escape from the big smoke in Brisbane, and a destination without crowds, great fresh water swimming, green fields with cows and bushwalking with waterfall destinations. We camped in the national park out along Booloumba Creek and we would often trek into town for supplies, a wander around the opp shop for the items we forgot to pack or breakfast at the bakery. Kenilworth is a small village with not one but 2 real estate agents, and it was while window shopping at the agents that we decided that Kenilworth would be a great spot for a little weekender…. So within 6 months we owned a piece of land by the Mary River and pitched 2 tents while built something more substantial to live in on our weekends away from Brisbane. It was a place of amazing family memories…. Our kids grew up on the river, jumping out of trees, chasing the dogs around paddocks and learned about motorbikes and cattle…and sadly by Monday morning we needed to return to work, schools and life in the city.
There was always something to do in Kenilworth… our Mary River has its own white sandy beaches and we can kayak for miles, Eumundi Market is just 20 min up the road, Montville 30 minutes if we needed to celebrate in a fancy restaurant, Kenilworth Village has a vibrant village atmosphere and to this day we visit the local Opp Shop quite often. One news years eve, we had a last minute invitation to the local country ball… and I sourced a gown, shoes and matching handbag for under $20… including a jacket for hubby!
Today all the kids are finished studying and working in Brisbane… and we have recently retired to live permanently in Kenilworth. Now days the kids bring their fur babies, partners and friends and we still like to catch up as a family in the this special part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Kenilworth has matured a little as a holiday destination… in that there are a few more holiday accommodation options, even ones that welcome the family pet. Town is buzzing on weekends, and there are regular quality entertainment options at the local pub. We even have a Pizzaria now.
Kenilworth is located over the other side of the Blackall Range… in the Mary Valley…. As we look out across Kenilworth Bluff and other mountain ranges from the Valley. We are technically a higher rainfall area, so the valley is green for most of the year. The Mary River ambles through the centre of town having come from Maleny at the top of the hill. Kenilworth Village is a 90 min drive from the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane or 35-40 minutes from almost any beach location on the coast and 20 minutes inland from Eumundi. Come and experience a little that Kenilworth has to offer and stay a few days.