Living Gems photo competition winner - April
Living Gems, Living Gems Maleny

Frame that shot – April photo competition winner

Living Gems has launched a 2023 photo competition to highlight some fabulous destinations, favourite local spots, macro shots, action photos, best pet shots and lots more from our homeowners. So, get your cameras and phones ready this year (or dig through your archives)! As a Living Gems resident, you can submit as many photos of your choice each month and be in the running to be selected as the month’s overall photo winner for the Living Gems community. Each month, one winning photo will be chosen from across all Living Gems resorts and featured on the back page of Thrive magazine and shared on the Living Gems Facebook Page, so get your exclusive bragging rights ready and share your masterpieces with us. Send your submissions, with your full name, resort name and where the photo was taken, to [email protected] Photo Winner Congratulations to April’s winner, Sandy Gillis from Living Gems Maleny for her stunning platypus shot. Submission Guidelines Photos must be: Taken horizontally At least 2MB...
Living Gems Maleny Resort Managers
Living Gems Maleny

A place to call home

Maleny is the mountain resort where community flourishes It's not often that one can boast of working in paradise, but that's the feeling Christina and Peter Koplick have every day as resort managers of Living Gems Maleny. They've been managers for almost seven years and are still enjoying every moment. Peter worked at Ruby by Living Gems and Christina worked in the education and childcare industries before taking on the resort management role. "Maleny is a special place," said Christina. "It's beautiful both summer and winter because it's surrounded by lush rainforests making it lovely and cool in summer when the coast is too hot and humid. "We originally came from the Beaudesert area which can be very hot in summer and cold in winter, so Maleny temperatures are perfect for us all year round." In fact, before being offered the role of resort managers at Living Gems Maleny, Christina and Peter spent a great deal of time in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town. "We've always...
View of the Glass House Mountains at sunset
Living Gems Maleny

They’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain

One of the most enjoyable ways to hit your fitness goals is to take one of the many beautiful walks around the Glass House Mountains. There is something for all fitness levels, but more important is the opportunity to get out into the fresh air and sunshine and appreciate the wonders of nature. Start at Wild Horse Mountain. Located in the Beerburrum State Forest, it is recognisable as the only peak on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway. It is a relatively short walk at 700 metres one way, but it is a little steep. Don’t hurry, take your time and listen out for the kookaburras and catch a glimpse of the wagtails. The Wild Horse Mountain lookout is your destination and when you get there, you are rewarded with 360-degree uninterrupted views of the Glass House Mountains to the west and the Sunshine Coast to the east. If you’re looking to get a little closer to the Glass House Mountains, the Mount...