- Past and Present Merge
Cloudwalk embodies clever, modern residential design concepts while at the same time retaining the relaxed, country essence of the area. Built on what was one of the first areas of land selected in Maleny and possibly the first dairy farms (circa 1870s) the Cloudwalk precinct was settled by Edward Lawley as part of his 100 acre allocation. Lawley harvested the trees and cleared an area at the top of what is now Greenhill’s Esplanade where he commenced dairying to supply cream to the local butter factory. Lawley’s son Edgar took over the reins of the property in the 1920’s and 30’s and expanded the dairy operation. The Lawley family is recognised as one of the notable pioneering families of the district.
- What’s Not to Like about Cloudwalk?
Aesthetically rich in its own right, Cloudwalk Estate is further enhanced by its seamless integration with Maleny’s many other existing and evolving features, most notably the adjoining Maleny Community Precinct, the master plan of which was approved in June 2010 by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
- Boardwalk Encourages Healthy Lifestyle
Leave your car in the garage and make use of the extensive boardwalk infrastructure linking the Maleny Community Precinct (including the Maleny Golf Club) and the town’s main shopping and eating stretch. The boardwalk is suitable for pedestrians, bikes, scooters, wheelchairs and other motorized mobility devices.
- Art and Culture Abound
The Maleny Community Precinct brings to life the richness and diversity of the local art scene. Peace in the Trees is a unique installation of community art that reflects themes of peace and care for the environment. The installation involves a series of sandstone sculptures and monoliths by members of art4place and is partly funded by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council as part of the Creative Spaces 2012 project. The project aims to prompt visitors to pause and reflect along the Precinct walking paths and reinforces the region’s reputation for supporting peace and the environment.
- Welcome to Platypus territory
Cloudwalk residents need walk only a couple of hundred metres to treat themselves to some nature spotting. Cast your eyes downwards on the nearby Obi Obi Creek and there is a good chance you will you will spot one or more Platypus who have made the area home – literally within metres of the town centre!!