This is arguably Maleny’s most photographed paddock – it’s also probably it’s most generous.
One Tree Hill, with its iconic single tree (a native cherry tree thought to be anywhere between 60 and 100 years old) and magic views over the Glasshouse Mountains, is a favourite with wedding photographers. Before you go tearing up there though, this is private property and a working farm. I took the pic above from outside the fence on a weekday when the traffic was sparse.
The Woods family first came to this gorgeous spot in 1917 and have been generously sharing the view with others for the last 20 or so years – but you must request permission before entering the property.
Where is it…
Between 308 & 349 Mountain View Road, Maleny. If visiting Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve drive further down Mountain View Road southwards. You’ll see One Tree Hill on your left. Note: you can’t park on that side of the road.
If you want to use the spot for photography, you need to make a booking ahead of time and make a small donation of $50. Every single cent goes to local community charities such as The Men’s Shed, the Maleny Historical Society, Busy Needles, Maleny Senior Citizens, the Naval Cadets and the Maleny Show Society.
I’m linking up with Becky this month for her tree squares challenge where we post photos of trees, any trees, in square format. You’ll find Becky’s most recent post here. Oh, and given that I’m pretty much posting daily and you’ll probably get bored with pictures of trees in square formats, feel free to skim on by – I won’t be offended.
oh wow this is such a stunning view – but is the photo square?!!
It should be… I cropped it for Instagram…but now you have me thinking…
so easy to do when uploading
Ooops…you’re right! I uploaded the wrong version… (rushes off to reload picture…)
it did look lovely landscape 🙂 but thank you so much for rushing xxxx
Fixed. (mops brow and goes back to work)
wow now that’s an impressive response!
Jo, what a fabulous shot, not just of the tree, but the mountains in the background are so unique.
They’re called the Glasshouse Mountains – were so named by Captain Cook when he sailed up the east coast of Australia and thought they resembled the glasshouses from back home in Yorkshire.
They are beautiful!
Seems totally worth the $50 donation to me!
BTW – Creighton used to LOVE that show!
You know, I didn’t know there was a show called that – had to google it.
That is a great tree Jo and I must try to see itv next time I’m up that way. Thanks for the great info and how generous are those people??
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