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Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

1. Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

Depart Brisbane and journey past small villages and farms as you venture into the mountains of the Blackall Range. Get stunning views of the coastline of Queensland and stop at Mary Cairnscross Scenic Reserve for panoramic vistas of the majestic Glass House Mountains from the lookout. Continue past Gerrard's Lookout and marvel at the views of Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, and Bribie Island along the coast. Arrive at Montville and get some free time to explore the quaint mountain village before going to Eumundi Markets to experience Australia’s premier artisan outlet for art and food. You can purchase lunch at Eumundi Markets before visiting the pristine beaches of Noosa Heads, where the rich and famous come to unwind by the sea. Return to Brisbane with a short comfort stop at the Ginger Factory at Yandina, where you can try their delicious ginger ice cream.

Sunshine Coast & Noosa Scenic Food & Wine Tour with Tastings

2. Sunshine Coast & Noosa Scenic Food & Wine Tour with Tastings

Embark on a transformative journey through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where extraordinary landscapes meet culinary delights, promising a day of awe-inspiring experiences, from award-winning cheese tastings in Maleny to the symphony of wine-tasting notes at The Barrel @ Clouds Vineyard, all led by exceptional guides in a 5-star-rated immersive adventure that transcends the ordinary. This Scenic Day Tour is available every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. For those seeking an escape from the ordinary, this tour is a ticket to a day filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and culinary marvels. Travellers are transported to a world where rolling hills meet the sky, and the air is filled with the sweet aroma of artisanal creations in the dairy region of Maleny. Imagine the experience: Sampling award-winning cheeses at Maleny Food Co or Maleny Cheese Factory, immersing oneself in the irresistible allure of Maleny Chocolate Co, and curating a delightful Chocolate Sample pack. As the journey unfolds, the majestic Glass House Mountains emerge on the horizon, standing as sentinels to a world waiting to be explored. The adventure continues with a visit to The Barrel @ Clouds Vineyard or Flamehill Vineyard, offering a symphony of wine-tasting notes and a satisfying lakeside lunch at Secrets on the Lake. Montville, the charming hinterland village, invites travellers to stroll through its quaint streets, discovering handcrafted treasures and breathing in the invigorating mountain air. Scenic lookouts at Gerrard's and Mapleton Falls elevate the journey, providing breathtaking views that linger in the memory. A group lunch at Montville Village becomes a shared moment of stories and laughter, while door-to-door pick-ups ensure convenience. A 2-course gourmet lakeside lunch at Secrets on the Lake, a flight of wine tasting, and hand-selected chocolates to take home are not just extras; they are the crescendo of an exceptional day. Led by exceptional local guides, and rated 5 stars by previous guests, this tour is an immersive experience crafted for those who seek the extraordinary. Travellers can escape the ordinary; booking now promises a day etched in memory as a symphony of flavours, landscapes, and unparalleled moments.

Noosa: Maleny & Montville Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

3. Noosa: Maleny & Montville Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Our all-inclusive luxury Maleny and Montville Tour is delightful day out in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where you’ll feel like you’re riding on a cloud as you look out at the panoramic views from mountain top all day long. By the days end you will have looked out at the entire Sunshine Coast coastline from Noosa to Caloundra, around to the Glass House Mountains, and on a clear day, Moreton Island. This tour has it all, from an old-growth rainforest walk, sightseeing and scenic ridgeline drives to novelty shops and the indulgence of the local produce, including lunch with a drink, chocolate tasting and wine tasting with ocean views. You will start the day with a nice country drive to our first stop where you will enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee alongside the picturesque view atop Mapleton Falls. A lovely ridgeline drive atop the Blackall Range will then land us in Montville Artisan Village, the prettiest and most unique little village on the hinterland. You will begin your Montville experience by indulging in some of the finest artisan Belgian chocolates in the region with a chocolate tasting included at Montville's favourite chocolate factory. You will have over an hour to explore the wonderful Montville Artisan Village and its many novelty shops, galleries and artisan delights. We will then go to a charming hinterland cottage cafe for your included lunch and drink. Attached to this cafe is shop filled with local produce, art and crafts. Next, a ridgeline drive will take us to a panoramic lookout with views of the entire Sunshine Coast coastline, from Noosa to Caloundra and as far as Moreton Island on a clear day. We then journey further along the ridgeline to the Maleny region where we will take you on a guided nature walk through a mesmerising remnant old-growth rainforest with giant native trees, many singing birds, pademelons (wallabies) and more. This walk is 1.2km and relatively flat. For those who don't feel comfortable doing this walk, you can joyfully spend your time at the entrance, where there is a discovery centre and cafe with views of the Glass House Mountains. Following our nature walk we take a short drive to another panoramic lookout where you will experience one of the most stunning and photographed views in Australia, with unimpeded views of the picturesque Glass House Mountains. A drive through the Maleny village and back along the ridgeline will get us to our last stop, where you can reflect on this amazing day as you participate in a mountain top wine tasting with ocean views at the local’s favourite winery and vineyard. You can now recline your seats and enjoy the journey back down the mountain in comfort, and we will have you back to your accommodation no later than approximately 5:30pm, in time for sunset and dinner.

Sunshine Coast and Noosa Private Tour Experience Inc. Lunch

4. Sunshine Coast and Noosa Private Tour Experience Inc. Lunch

Sunshine Coast & Noosa Bespoke Private Tour – Your Day, Your Way Overview Dive into a personalised journey with our Sunshine Coast & Noosa Bespoke Private Tour. Whether you’re keen to plot your course or prefer us to tailor an itinerary that resonates with your interests, this tour guarantees an enriching experience. With a local expert as your guide, uncover hidden gems, minimize travel time, and soak in the deep knowledge offered for a day that stays with you forever. Discover the charms of Sunshine Coast and Noosa through a leisurely, comprehensive day tour. This excursion isn't just a tour; it’s a full-day immersion into the region's beauty and vibrant culture. Perfect for those seeking a more intimate and tailored touring experience away from larger groups, this private tour is ideal for families or friends looking for a uniquely personal adventure. Tour Highlights Tailored Itinerary: Create a tour that aligns perfectly with your interests. Exclusive Guided Experience: Enjoy personalised attention from your dedicated tour guide. Freedom of Exploration: Traverse the Sunshine Coast in your unique style. Flexible Scheduling: Arrange your day according to your time preferences. Comprehensive Pickup Service: Convenient pickup from any Sunshine Coast location, available 7 days a week. Inclusions Round-trip transport from your accommodation. Expert driver/guide at your service. Customisable itinerary design. Delightful 2-course lunch.

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What people are saying about Gerrards Lookout

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(54 reviews)

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip - and so lucky with the weather that afforded a great view of the glass house mountains and time on the beach. This was a “taster” trip of destinations included and while some travellers like more time with at certain spots, I found it great just to experience the stop offs (average an hour each except Noosa beach - a couple of hours over lunch and the ginger factory 30 odd minutes). Bruce really gave us a great commentary on places visited. Spot on with the meeting up point too and a comfortable touring mini bus. Thanks for a great day out!

Our guide Bruce was great. His commentary was informative with a nice lighter side that made us all chuckle a time or three. He was very caring of all passengers wants & needs. The whole day was very enjoyable & nice to get out of the city & see the countryside. All stops had their interesting points. The Noosa Beach was very nice.

Our day trip was amazing. Small and fun group. Driver was fun and full of info and fun facts. Changed up the times to suit our group when we were enjoying our lunch location and wanted to take more time. Great day !!!!

We had a really great day with Joel learning all about the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Joel’s hospitable nature.

Although it was a rainy day our guide Rob did his best to keep us entertained. Food on tour was beyond our expectations. Thankyou