A Day in the Life: What to Expect on a Sunshine Coast Hinterland Scenic Food and Wine Tour

Four plates of food on a wooden table during a Sunshine Coast tour.

Do you enjoy cheese-tasting or savouring mouth-watering chocolates? Does exquisite wine from a local vineyard excite you? Then, embarking on a Sunshine Coast Hinterland scenic food and wine tour is all that you need for that unforgettable experience. 

Chocolate factories, vineyards, cheese factories, beautiful mountains and lakes and wonderful scenery; you name it, and you will find it on the Sunshine Coast day trips.

However, for those new to the Sunshine Coast, embarking on day trips all by themselves can be quite overwhelming. That is why we are here to provide you with the best Sunshine Coast scenic food and wine tour.  

What are the highlights of the Food and Wine Tour?

Taste local and international cheeses.

A wicker basket filled with a variety of cheeses, perfect for a picnic during your Sunshine Coast day trip.

Do you want to enjoy the tanginess of feta or the creaminess of cheddar cheese? Are you looking for dessert cheese like brie to add texture to the pudding or tart? Then you should visit the cheese factory in Sunshine Coast as part of our food day trip.

Whether you want to enjoy cow cheese, goat cheese, or buffalo range cheese, you can savour the same from the cheese factories on the Sunshine Coast day trip. 

Relish delightful chocolates                                                                                                                                                          A box filled with delectable chocolates and caramels, perfect for sunshine coast day trips and sunshine coast wine tours.

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy the sweet and bitter taste of chocolate? Our chocolate factory visit is the perfect way to savour mouth-watering chocolates of the Sunshine Coast and get first-hand experience in the art of chocolate making. 

What not? You can even take home a chocolate gift pack with hand-selected chocolates. A gift for someone you love as part of your Sunshine Coast day trip!

Enjoy a two-course lunch.                                                                                                                                                             

A waitress in a restaurant holding two plates of food while serving customers.

No day trip on the Sunshine Coast is complete without a delicious lunch. We offer gourmet lunch at one of the most popular foodie destinations of the region amidst the beautiful rainforest. 

You can enjoy a delicious menu that can tantalize your tastebuds. In addition, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Queensland and relax in the company of like-minded people. 

Sample great wines                                                                                                                                                                         

Two glasses of wine on a barrel with grapes at a Maleny wine tour.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland food and wine private tour is incomplete without a day trip to a vinery. You can smell and taste award-winning wines and relax and enjoy the beauty of the vineyard on our Sunshine Coast day trip.

Explore the scenic beauty of the Sunshine Coast.                                                                                                         

Two people walking down a path with surfboards on a sunshine coast sightseeing adventure.

Sunshine Coast has amazing views that can make your day trips enjoyable and relaxing. From beautiful waterfalls to valleys and rainforests, you can enjoy the beauty of nature in the right spirit. There is something for everyone in this part of Queensland.

What will you see on the Sunshine Coast day trip?

You can embark on a journey of viewing some of the stunning natural beauties and tasting exceptional wine and cheese when booking a Sunshine Coast day trip.

Here are some places you will see when you opt for a Sunshine Coast tour with us. 

Glass House Mountains tour                                                                                                                                                 

The Glass House Mountains tour is one of the most breathtaking and must-have tours on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. In fact, it is one of the best day trips on the Sunshine Coast.

If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature while taking a walk through walking tracks, the Glass House Mountains tour is the perfect choice. 

Located on the coastal plains of the Sunshine Coast, the Glass House Mountains comprise sixteen volcanic mountains that rise abruptly from the ground. Pineapple mountain and eucalyptus trees add to the beauty of the region. 

Maleny Chocolate Company

  • A wooden cutting board adorned with a delightful assortment of chocolates and nuts.

Maleny Chocolate Company is the perfect place to savour handmade chocolates at its best. You get first-hand information on the secret of how chocolates are made without any preservatives and artificial flavours. 

The free chocolate tasting on offer makes the Maleny chocolate company tour special. Do not forget to take home chocolate gift packs that you can enjoy with family and friends!

Dairy town of Maleny                                                                                                                                                                   

Cows grazing in a grassy field in the Hinterland.

The town of Maleny is well known for its numerous dairy farms. These picture postcard dairies make a good background for photography. Not only that, if you are a painter, you get lots of inspiration from the region’s stunning beauty. 

We provide you with some leisure time to enjoy the beautiful town of Maleny. 

Maleny Cheese Factory                                                                                                                                                                   

A delightful platter of cheese, fruit, nuts and crackers for your sunshine coast day trips.

A delightful platter of cheese, fruit, nuts and crackers for your Sunshine Coast day trips.

Do you want to taste local and international cheese made by artisan cheesemakers? Then, a visit to the Maleny cheese factory is a must-have.

From cow cheese to yoghurt and buffalo range of cheese, you can savour different varieties of cheese in the Maleny cheese factory. 

During your visit, you will be provided with a cheese-tasting board containing different cheese varieties. In addition, you will also be served figs, baby pickles and dried fruits to make your tasting experience enjoyable. 

Flamehill Vineyard                                                                                                                                                                     

A vineyard with rows of vines and a cloudy sky on the Sunshine Coast.

The Flamehill vineyard is an award-winning vineyard with three vineyards and two cellar doors. You can enjoy a selection of premium, estate-grown wines and the region’s cool weather. 

Gerrard’s lookout     

Gerrard’s Lookout is a scenic and interesting spot on the Sunshine Coast that provides a 180-degree view of the hinterland. You can also get a glimpse of the coastline far in the distance. What more? This scenic beauty also makes a great photographic location. 

Whether you visit the place on a clear day or not, you are assured of some wonderful views while visiting the Gerrard’s lookout. 

Secrets on the Lake                                                                                                                                                                 

A scenic view of a lake house on the Sunshine Coast.

Now, you can head over to the main attraction of the Sunshine Coast tour, a lunch at the Secrets on the Lake. Located on the sides of Lake Baroon, the Secrets on the Lake is set in a rainforest. Thus, it provides a stunning view of the Sunshine Coast and the surrounding areas. 

You can dine on the deck and savour some delicacies from this award-winning restaurant. 

Montville village

A building with a wooden roof nestled amongst lush bushes in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
A building with a wooden roof nestled amongst lush bushes in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Want to splurge on some local shopping or spend some time leisurely? A visit to the Montville village is the perfect option. 

A rural town located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this region is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and perfect weather.

Take some beautiful photographs or check out the shops for some local produce or souvenirs. Our guide with local knowledge can help you a lot during your village tour, even giving you an opportunity to view some hidden gems.

Mapleton Falls Lookout

Explore the wooden walkway lined with lush trees during your Sunshine Coast Hinterland day tour.
Explore the wooden walkway lined with lush trees during your Sunshine Coast Hinterland day tour.

The Mapleton Falls lookout is a hidden treasure in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. You get a beautiful view of the Obi Obi Valley and enjoy the lush rainforest canopy in this region.

Wrapping Up

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland food and wine tour is the best way to experience the culinary delight of the region. From enjoying artisan cheese to savouring local chocolates, every moment of this wonderful day trip will surely bring much enjoyment. 

If you want to indulge in local food and wine day trips, visit our website and choose the best option. 

FAQ

Will I get a pick-up from any location?

Yes, we provide door-to-door pick-up facilities from several tourist locations.

You can opt for a pick-up from Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin.

We strongly recommend that you follow the specific timing we provided.

What does the Sunshine Coast Day trip price include?

The price includes sightseeing at the Glass House Mountains, cheese tasting at Maleny cheese factory, the opportunity to explore Maleny and Montville villages, wine tasting at Flamehill vineyard and a two-course lunch at Secrets on the Lake.

Door-to-door pick-up and transportation is also included in the total price.

Are kids allowed on day trips?

Yes, you can bring your kids for the day trips and let them enjoy a great day. Infants below three travel with you absolutely free.

We charge a nominal fee for children between 3-14 years of age.

 

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