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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 Cairncross 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, where the rich and famous come to unwind by the sea. Return to Brisbane via the world's largest operating ginger factory at Yandina, where you can try their delicious ginger ice cream.

Sunshine Coast: Scenic Food and Wine Tour with Tastings

2. Sunshine Coast: Scenic Food and Wine Tour with Tastings

This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast with some of the region’s finest local produce. After being collected from your coastal accommodation, you will head inland towards the lush subtropical hinterland. The first stop of the day is a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, then onto the dairy town of Maleny where you will sample a selection of local and international cheese at Maleny Food Co. From Maleny, you will head to The Barrel, an iconic destination, shaped like a giant wine barrel on the grounds of Clouds Vineyard Maleny. There, you will enjoy a flight of wine, before heading to the quaint hinterland village of Montville via a scenic lookout. Once in Montville, enjoy free time to peruse in the shops and boutiques, pick up local hand-crafted items and breathe in the fresh mountain air. You will also visit Chocolate Country where you will receive a luxury handmade sampler box of chocolates (one per couple), before making the scenic return trip down the range via another stunning scenic lookout, back to your accommodation.

Sunshine Coast: Rainforest, Views, and Montville Day Tour

3. Sunshine Coast: Rainforest, Views, and Montville Day Tour

Today is a day for nature with a Sunshine Coast Hinterland day tour, including spectacular views, local delicacies, and plenty of photo opportunities from three different panoramic lookouts Begin your experience with pickup from Mooloolaba in the early morning, or from Noosa and Noosaville 45 minutes later from your accommodation (depending on where you are staying). First, visit an Australian company recognized for quality and innovation: Nutworks. Nutworks is a proud supplier of macadamia nuts in the shell, kernels, flavored nut products, and sweets. Across the road is another major attraction — the Buderim Ginger Factory. Here you can take a tour of the factory or ride the steam train through the rainforest gardens (additional cost) and sample unique ginger-based products. You will then arrive in Montville where you will spend an hour checking out the quirky and delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-perfect postcard village and its mountain air. Following Montville, it will be time to get back on the minibus and check out the awesome panoramic views from Gerrard’s Lookout. It will then be time for lunch at The Edge Restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious 2-course meal with panoramic views. After lunch, take a short drive across the Blackall Range to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a bush-walkers paradise set on 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the stunning Glass House Mountains. In the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, enjoy the opportunity to walk 1.7 kilometers (about 1 mile) through the pristine rainforest, learning about the unique flora and fauna present there. At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in the late afternoon in time for a rest before dinner.

Brisbane: Sunshine Coast Food Tour

4. Brisbane: Sunshine Coast Food Tour

Indulge in local produce and iconic ingredients from the Sunshine Coast regions as you visit stops along the way. Get ready for a three-course lunch-time experience with wine and other drinks at three of the stops. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about the food you’re eating and the Sunshine Coast's food scene, as well as a little about the areas you’ll visit so you get much more than just the food on your plate. Experience why the Hinterland area is one of the state's best regions to taste farm-to-table dining. Being home to Australia's largest seaport on the Eastern Coast, this area offers fresh seafood which you’ll get to taste directly from the trawler mere meters away. While indulging in various farm-to-table delights, you will also be guided on a journey of the Sunshine Coast's food history.

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Very knowledgeable guide. Had a great day. Highly recommended. Very comfortable vehicle