Accessibility

Accessibility at Coast to Hinterland Tours

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, where the sun meets accessibility! Here at Coast to Hinterland Tours we passionately believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beauty of our diverse landscapes and we strive to make the wonders of the coast and hinterland accessible to all. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities and we are committed ensuring that your experience with us is accessible and truly memorable.

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Our top picks for accessible tours

We are devoted to presenting highly flexible and accommodating options that cater to a variety of accessibility needs at Coast to Hinterland Tours.

Highlighted below are our top four recommended tours that we believe are exceptionally adaptable to meet various accessibility needs. We seek to understand the unique nature of each guest’s requirements and encourage you to contact us directly to discuss how we can tailor a fantastic tour specifically for you.

Two individuals taking photographs of a scenic landscape with hills and a solitary tree on their Montville Day Tour. Sunshine Coast Hinterland Highlights Tour: Discover Maleny and Montville
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Highlights Tour: Discover Maleny and Montville

From$175
Full Day
Availability : Tue, Fri and Sun
Discover the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Montville and Maleny: scenic lookouts, charming towns, and breathtaking natural beauty await.
(1 Review)
An older couple enjoying a leisurely stroll on a picturesque bridge amidst the lush greenery of the forest.

Sunshine Coast & Noosa Private Tour by Design

From$325
Full Day
Availability : 7 Days a week
Looking to explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast area on a totally relaxed and laid-back guided tour? If so, a Sunshine Coast and Noosa Private Tour is exactly what you’re looking for!
(16 Reviews)
Three women taking a picture on a balcony overlooking the mountains during a sunshine coast day trip.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour: Scenic Food and Wine Tour

From$275
Full Day
Availability : Tue, Fri and Sun
Discover Sunshine Coast's finest on a guided food and wine tour. Enjoy scenic views, cheese tasting, wine flight, lakeside lunch, and chocolate treats.
(135 Reviews)
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Ginger Factory Transfer

From$48
Half-Day
Availability : Thursday
Experience hassle-free round-trip transportation to the Ginger Factory approx. 2.5 hours of exploration, featuring rides, gardens, and culinary delights. Perfect for families and couples seeking a stress-free, enriching outing
(59 Reviews)
Three people pointing at a tree during a sunshine coast sightseeing excursion.

Ginger Factory, Montville, Rainforest and Views

From$215
Full Day
Availability : Daily
Walk through enchanting rainforest, see stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and sea, lunch at Lake Baroon and taste some Sunshine Coast delicacies. This full day tour involves a coffee roasting demonstration, a visit to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a visit to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland village of Montville, The Ginger Factory and Nutworks.
(7 Reviews)

Crafting experiences that cater to your needs

At Coast to Hinterland Tours, we’re more than happy to tailor our tours to meet your specific needs. With our deep knowledge of accessible-friendly activities on the Sunshine Coast, we can make customised adjustments to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Whether it’s adapting routes, arranging special facilities, or providing personalised assistance, we’re here to make your journey exceptional. Clear communication is key, and we’re dedicated to ensuring your experience is seamless from start to finish. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about our tours.

FAQs

Do you cater for people who are blind or have low vision?

Yes, we are able to cater to individuals who are blind or have low vision. We strive to make our experiences inclusive and accessible, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the wonders of our tours, regardless of visual abilities.

If you have specific needs or preferences, feel free to let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate and enhance your experience.

Do you cater for people with limited mobility?

Yes, we have a range of tours where we can cater for people with limited mobility. Wheelie walkers and walking frames we can accommodate but unfortunately we do not have wheelchair facilities for our transport options.

For wheelchair users, we suggest a tag along type tour so you can still enjoy all the stops along the way. Please reach out to us to discuss your options with us.

Do you cater for people who are deaf or have low hearing?

Absolutely, we welcome guests who are deaf or have low hearing. Our team is fully dedicated to ensuring your tour is both comfortable and enjoyable. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting guests with hearing impairments in the past, and we truly understand the significance of a smooth experience for everyone.

If you have any specific needs or preferences, please don’t hesitate to share them with us. We are wholeheartedly committed to offering the necessary support to make your tour a truly unforgettable one.

Do you cater for people who people who use wheelchairs or mobility scooters?

At this stage we are only able to cater for wheelie walkers.

For wheelchair users, we suggest a tag along tyoe tour so you can still enjoy all the stops along the way. Please reach out to us to discuss your options with us.

Do you cater for people with specific dietary requirements and food allergies or intolerances?

During our tours, we include various stops and customize our itinerary to suit the preferences and requirements of our tour group. At most of these stops, you’ll discover a variety of menu choices available. Many of the venues we visit offer options suitable for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

If your dietary needs are exceptionally specific, you are more than welcome to bring your own food. However, we encourage you to contact us in advance so we can have a conversation about your individual requirements. This allows us to coordinate with the venues we’ll be visiting prior to the tour, ensuring that your dining experience aligns seamlessly with your expectations.

Do you cater for people with cognitive disabilities or people on the Autism Spectrum?

We’re here to chat about your needs and help you find the ideal tour that fits you best. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we can discuss the options available.

Do you cater for people that require low sensory activities?

Having sound knowledge of the Sunshine Coast, we recommend for you to get in touch with us about designing a tour that completely suits your needs.

What facilities do you provide?

Depending on which tour you are interested in, we can discuss what facilities that you may require and suggest a tour that is most suited to your needs.

Alternatively we can design the perfect tour thats just right for you. Get in touch with us and we are more than happy to help.

Do you provide assistance for individuals whose primary language is not English?

Although we don’t provide translation services, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting many tours for international groups. Our tours are designed to engage all your senses, from savoring delicious flavors to enjoying stunning scenery, delightful aromas, and captivating sights. This means language barriers become less of an issue. Your time with us will be a delightful, memorable experience that goes beyond language boundaries, filled with smiles and sensory pleasures.

What tours would you recommend that are accessible friendly/adaptable?

We’d be glad to talk about your preferences if there’s a specific tour that catches your interest. Nonetheless, we recommend the following tours as they are quite flexible and offer a great blend of sensory experiences:

– Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour
– Ginger Factory, Montville, Rainforest & Views Private Tour
– Sunshine Coast & Noosa Private Tour by Design
– Sunshine Coast Bites & Delights

We also welcome enquiries for a curated private tour designed specifically for you.

Do you have discounts/packages for a carer?

We are proud to offer a 30% discount for carers for all our day tours.

Can you accommodate for assistance animals?

In line with the Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 certified guide dogs, hearing dogs or assistance dogs are more than welcome on board our vehicles.

Accessibility on the Sunshine Coast

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, where the sun meets accessibility! Coast to Hinterland Tours, one of the leading tour operators, is proud to present a comprehensive guide to accessible tourism on the Sunshine Coast.

Must-Visit Accessible Destinations

Glass House Mountains Lookout

Soak up lush vistas at the Glass House Mountains Lookout, with disabled parking, level paths, and accessible toilets for an inclusive experience.

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Explore the ‘natural jewel’ of the hinterland at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, with wheelchair-friendly trails like the Pademelon Loop.

Ewen Maddock Dam

Enjoy fishing at Ewen Maddock Dam with disabled parking, a playground, accessible toilets, and a concrete path leading to the water.

Main Attractions

Australia Zoo

Discover the wonders of Australia Zoo with designated disabled parking, wheelchair and motorised scooter rentals, and accessible pathways throughout.

The Ginger Factory

Indulge in rainforests and ginger delights at The Ginger Factory, where all areas are wheelchair-accessible, and tours are ramped for inclusivity.

Eumundi Markets

Visit the vibrant Eumundi Markets with disabled parking, ramped access, accessible toilets, and picnic facilities for an inclusive shopping experience.

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

Experience the beauty of Maleny Botanic Gardens with accessible toilets, parking, wheelchair-friendly cafes, and the option to hire electric golf carts.

Accessible Dining

The Banana Bender Pub

Quirky and colourful, The Banana Bender Pub offers disabled parking, ramped access, and ample space for an enjoyable dining experience.

The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard

Dine in the giant wine barrel at The Barrel, with a focus on regional produce, handcrafted wines, and an outdoor dining area with accessible features.

Explore the Sunshine Coast

Swap your front yard for our great big blue one and explore accessible beaches, boardwalks

 and nature trails. The Sunshine Coast welcomes all travellers with a warm smile and offers a range of experiences for everyone.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Ensure a comfortable journey with Sunshine Coast Airport’s special assistance and wheelchair-accessible services. If travelling by road, explore the region with wheelchair-friendly car hire options.

Sunshine Coast Council, in collaboration with Briometrix, provides a mobility map for easy navigation. Suncoast Cabs and Sunshine Coast Wheelchair Transfers offer accessible transportation, and public buses are also available.

For personalized travel experiences, reach out to Supported Travel experiences. Our passionate ambassadors at Visitor Information Centres in Sunshine Coast and Noosa are ready to assist with local tips and recommendations.

Why Book With Us?

For the Broad Range of Boutique All-Inclusive Tours, Proven Quality, Value for Money, Reputation and Transformational Experience 

Start Your Accessible Adventure

Discover places to stay, play, visit, and eat, with operators committed to improving accessibility. Coast to Hinterland Tours is your gateway to an inclusive and unforgettable Sunshine Coast experience.

Tips for an Inclusive and Stress-Free Holiday on the Sunshine Coast

Travelling with Ease
1. Special Assistance at Sunshine Coast Airport:
  • Contact Sunshine Coast Airport for special assistance, including wheelchair-accessible services and trained staff to assist with baggage and transfers.
2. Accessible Transport Options:
  • Explore the region comfortably with wheelchair-friendly car hire from operators like Access Car Hire and Nationwide Mobility Vehicles.

Accessible Tourism Sunshine Coast Scenic Day Tours. Coast to Hinterland Tours

3. Mobility Map:
  • Utilise the Sunshine Coast Council’s mobility map, developed in partnership with Briometrix, to plan your journey. It provides information on accessible footpaths, shared pathways, and graded trails.
Getting Around
4. Accessible Transportation:
  • Suncoast Cabs offers a fleet of 28 wheelchair-accessible vehicles, accommodating mobility scooters or up to two wheelchairs. Consider reaching out to Sunshine Coast Wheelchair Transfers for tailored services.
5. Public Buses:
  • Public buses are available, and for wheelchair-accessible service inquiries, contact Sunbus.
Accessible Activities
6. Personalised Travel Experiences:
  • Seek assistance from Supported Travel eXperiences, experts in designing and arranging personalized travel experiences for people with disabilities.
7. Visitor Information Centres:
  • Connect with passionate ambassadors at Visitor Information Centres in Sunshine Coast and Noosa for local tips and guidance.
Exploring Nature
8. Accessible Beaches:
  • Enjoy accessible beach matting, wheelchairs, and life jackets available during patrolled hours for a seamless beach day.
9. Mooloolaba Boardwalk:
  • Experience the new Mooloolaba Boardwalk, a 3.7km wheelchair-friendly path stretching from the Mooloolah River to Alexandra Headland.
10. Nature Trails:
  • Explore wheelchair-friendly trails like the Mary Cairncross Interpretive Boardwalk and the Maroochy River Wetlands Boardwalk for a close encounter with nature.
Accessible Dining and Accommodation
11. Inclusive Dining:
  • Choose from accessible restaurants, cafes, and bars across the Sunshine Coast. Confirm accessibility features directly with operators for the most up-to-date information.
12. Accommodation:
  • When booking accommodation, inquire about accessible rooms, facilities, and services. Many operators are committed to improving accessibility.
General Travel Tips
13. Plan Ahead:
  • Plan your itinerary, considering accessible attractions and accommodations. Research transportation options and accessibility features.
14. Communication:
  • Communicate your specific needs with service providers, including transportation and accommodation. Clear communication helps ensure a smooth experience.
15. Emergency Preparedness:
  • Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and accessible exits at your accommodation. Keep essential contact information readily available.
16. Local Support:
  • Take advantage of local support services, including accessible transportation providers and information centres, for real-time assistance during your stay.
17. Equipment Rental:
  • If needed, inquire about the availability of rental equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, or mobility aids at your destination.
18. Weather Considerations:
  • Check weather conditions and plan activities accordingly. Be prepared for any weather-related challenges and ensure your equipment is weather-appropriate.

Coast to Hinterland Tours currently does not have wheelchair-accessible vehicles. However, we can accommodate a maximum of one to two guests with wheelie walkers, providing them with the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast. 

While we understand the importance of accessibility and inclusivity, our current limitations restrict us from offering tours for guests with wheelchairs. We genuinely hope to enhance our services in the future to extend the opportunity for travellers with disabilities to fully enjoy the diverse and captivating attractions the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

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