This past Monday was a bank holiday here in Queensland. And even though it was raining, I decided not to waste it inside. I have wanted to visit Montville pretty much since we moved here over four years ago but it’s not really Rob’s thing, so I decided to go solo and I had a lovely day!
It’s about a 90 minute north of our home, and although about an hour of it is highway, the final 30 minutes is oure driving heaven through the hinterland mountains. I had the music I wanted turned up loud and I sang my little heart out the whole way whilst watching the mist roll in through the valleys. Isn’t it funny how even the smallest things can bring a smile to your face?!
Montville is the most adorable little town nestled in the Blackall Range and in so many ways feels a little like the small towns you get nestled into the mountains in Europe. In other words, heavenly! I started my day off with a hot chocolate from Chocolate Country, which was delicious, before walking up Main St to the top of the town.
So many things caught my eye: the adorable Poets cafe in all its 1920s glory; the old lampposts; and the chapel!
Once I got to the top, I crossed the street and walked back down the other side – stopping in at the antique store, where I found the prettiest lead-lined lights (but couldn’t bring them home.); as well as the fudge store! Make sure to get the Scottish variety, it’s melt-in-your-mouth heavenly!
The water wheel takes me right back to summers in the Alps (even the rain seemed right!) as did the clock shop!
On the way back, I drove through Maleny (though I had no time to stop for a wander) and along the best mountain roads to take in the misty view over the Glasshouse Mountains. It was the best day and I’m so glad I made myself go.
When was the last time you took a trip by yourself? Where did you go? And do you want more stuff like this here? Let me know!