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Our most recommended Noosa Day Trips

Noosa: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

1. Noosa: Full-Day Fraser Island Warrior Tour

Start your day either from the convenient meeting point in Noosa or with a courtesy pickup from select hotels. From there you will travel through the Toolara Forest and Great Sandy National Park as you make your way towards Fraser Island. Following a quick stop in Rainbow Beach, board the ferry from Inskip Point over to the island, looking out for marine life along the way. You'll then drive along the beach highway to a freshwater creek where you’ll enjoy morning tea with a view. Following that, it will be time to make your way through the inland tracks to experience a 4WD adventure. You'll journey through the forest to Lake McKenzie, a highlight for many due to the beautiful white sandy beach and perfectly blue waters. You can cool off with a swim, enjoy some wonderful photo opportunities, or relax on the beach before tucking into an authentic and healthy Aussie picnic-style lunch. Following lunch you'll walk through the ancient rainforest of Central Station and Pile Valley, which is home to many unique and interesting species. Wander alongside the crystal clear Wanggoolba Creek as you take in the sights and smells of the tallest rainforest, which is growing out of sand. It will then be time to start making your way back towards Noosa with another drive down the beach highway and a brief stopover in Rainbow Beach. Your return time to Noosa will be approximately 5:00PM.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

2. 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.

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

3. Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

Learn to surf on the idyllic Sunshine Coast at Noosa Heads, one of Australia's best known surfing towns. With warm water and a safe beach, it is ideal for learning how to surf the waves. Start off with a safety briefing and some basic instruction on the beach before catching your first few waves waist-deep in the water. Back on the beach, take in some detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard before finally paddling onto the wave. Feel the thrill of standing on your first wave with the help of your instructor, who will assist by pushing you onto waves, and offering advice and support to everyone for the remainder of the lesson. Feel free to use the showering facilities at the end to leave feeling refreshed after an exhilarating lesson. 

Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

4. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

Noosa: Maleny & Montville Artisan Village Private Tour

5. Noosa: Maleny & Montville Artisan Village Private Tour

You will be picked up at 8am for 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 have ample time to explore the Montville Artisan Village and its many novelty shops and galleries. This time is also allocated for you to find yourself a nice place for lunch. Next, we will journey along the ridgeline to the Maleny region where we will go for a bushwalk through a mesmerising remnant old-growth rainforest with giant native trees, many singing birds, pademelons and more. We will follow the bushwalk with a visit to a panoramic lookout where you will experience one of the most stunning and photographed views in Australia, overlooking the picturesque Glass House Mountains. A visit to Maleny wouldn’t be complete without our next stop, which is a chocolate tasting with the region’s best chocolate maker, followed by a walk down the main street of the Maleny village. Another panoramic lookout visit will offer a different view to the last. This time looking out at the entire Sunshine Coast coastline, from Noosa to Caloundra and as far as Moreton Island on a clear day. Our last stop will give you a chance to 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. A ridgeline drive back through Montville and Mapleton will have you back to your accommodation by approximately 5pm, in time for sunset and dinner.

Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

6. Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

Savor delicious cider and wine while you absorb the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast on this wine tour. Learn about the rich history of the region, discover different wine-making methods, and cultivate your palette as travel through the vineyards.  Start your day at Sunshine Coast Cider with a tasting and demonstration of the champagne-making process. Discover one of the only wineries in Queensland that does the full méthode traditionnelle in-house.  Then be escorted to Clouds Vineyard for a tasting of some of their award-winning wines. Smell and taste local vintages, identifying the complex aromas while learning about the different grapes grown in the region. Take a moment to appreciate the panoramic coastline view at Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill overlooking Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, and Bribie Island before enjoying a 2-course gourmet meal at one of two potential dining establishments.  Move onto Flame Hill Winery to try 6 local award-winning wines in a stunning rural hinterland setting. Grab yourself a couple of bottles of sustainable wine to take home and then it’s time to head to the creative heart of the region: Montville. Check out an art gallery or do a little shopping before finishing at Chocolate Country in Montville. Enjoy a cup of Belgian hot chocolate in the patio garden. Make sure to create your own chocolate box to enjoy later, or to give as a gift. 

Coolum Beach: 1.5 Hour Private Surf Lesson

7. Coolum Beach: 1.5 Hour Private Surf Lesson

The 1.5hr Private Surf lesson is catered to your individual needs. Get a group of friends together or have time with just you and your coach, we can help you choose the best time that suits you and surf conditions and get you out there enjoying the surf. Best surf is usually the mornings as the winds are lighter, with an incoming tide. Our experienced professional staff will meet you at our custom built surf truck in the main beach car park Tickle Park. This is where we will arrange your wetsuits or wet shirt choose the best equipment and head down to the beach from there. Its a short walk to beautiful Coolum Beach where you will experience the natural high of catching a wave. Coolum offers some of the warmest waters in Australia to surf in and is located on 90mins north of Brisbane.

Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

8. Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Hear about the method of cider known as champagne-style cider, meet a fifth-generation cider maker, and try traditional mead as you cruise around the Sunshine Coast’s stunning scenery on a day-tasting tour. Begin your tour by visiting the cozy Cellar Door at Sunshine Coast Cider. Learn about the cider-making process directly from the maker and enjoy sampling some of the cider that’s made on-site. Next, drive through the spectacular scenery of Noosa’s Hinterland to the alternative town of Pomona, nestled at the foot of Mt Cooroora. Arrive at the boutique Amrita Park Meadery. Try some of their award-winning mead and see over 50 species of native plants on the beautiful grounds. Head to the Imperial Hotel, also home to the Eumundi Distillery and Eumundi Brewery. Enjoy a delicious lunch and time to relax. Discover the range of gins distilled there, which use the finest juniper, botanicals, and local Cooroy Mountain spring water to create the excellent Folktale Gin range. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Noosa for your final experience, the Fortune Distillery at Land and Sea Brewery. Explore the brewery’s craft beer and award-winning fine spirits made from local ingredients.

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What people are saying about Noosa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27 reviews

A fantastic day with two very experienced, knowledgeable and personable guides. I learnt so much about this incredible place. I will definitely be back for a longer stay. I’d you only have time for a day trip, I fully recommend this company. So grateful for my birthday treat to myself x

Packed itinerary with many places to explore in a day:) I didn't feel rushed at all although we covered so many places. Our guide, Bruce, is very friendly and knowledgeable. A great way to discover Sunshine coast!

Was awesome! The instructor (Peter) was amazing, he explained everything well and was very enthusiastic and supportive. He was just as happy that we got up as we were!

Great Instructors, patient, caring and fun. Had a great time in the sea, sometimes unforgiving, but fantastic anyway. Also a great aerobic workout.

Brian was an amazing tour guide! We enjoyed our trip so much ;) Thanks Brian :)