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Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia, around 400 metres above sea level. At the 2011 census, Montville and the surrounding area had a population of 886.Early settlementThe first white settlers arrived in the area in 1887 and the town was later named by Henry Smith after a suggestion by his mother, as it reminded her of their early years in Montville, USA.From about 1900 the town became a popular mountain resort. Montville was the setting for Eleanor Dark's 1959 novel Lantana Lane.Montville Post Office opened by February 1910 .Montville was predominantly a logging then farming community until a tourism boom which commenced during the 1970s, taking advantage of the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast and the nearby rainforest walks.Heritage listingsMontville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Razorback Road and Main Street (Montville-Mapleton Road): Montville Memorial PrecinctCommunity facilitiesThe town is well served with facilities, including churches, a village green and community hall and a large sportsground featuring a football field, tennis courts and a wood working centre. The Montville State School, founded in 1896, has grown in recent years and now has around 160 pupils.Montville is in Sunshine Coast. Our Australia trip planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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