Sunshine Coast Culinary Tours: A Foodie’s Paradise

A plate of food on a table next to a glass of wine, perfect for an indulgent Sunshine Coast wine tour.

Sunshine Coast Culinary Tours: A Foodie’s Paradise

Do you know that the beautiful and vibrant Sunshine Coast Hinterland has more than just pristine beaches and stunning views? Sunshine Coast is also a foodie’s paradise where you can tantalise your tastebuds with different varieties of cuisine. 

A delightful spread of food and two glasses of wine are beautifully presented on a rustic wooden tray during a Maleny wine tour.

From craft beer to award-winning wines from local producers to local cheese and gourmet restaurants, the foodie in you will rejoice in the bustling food market of Sunshine Coast.

Whether you want to enjoy a gourmet lunch while enjoying the region’s scenic views or have a refreshing beverage listening to country music, you can have it all as part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Culinary Tour. 

Places to visit as part of the Sunshine Coast Culinary Tour.

Cheese factory at Maleny

A wicker basket filled with a variety of cheeses perfect for a Maleny wine tour or Sunshine Coast sightseeing.

If you are looking for award-winning cheeses and milk products, a visit to the Maleny cheese factory is a must-have.

The cheese factory offers a wide range of cheeses made of fresh produce like cow’s milk and buffalo milk. From feta cheese to cheddar and soft cheese, you are spoilt for choice when you visit this cheese factory.

What more! There is also a cheese cafe with curated local produce.

Wine tour at Flamehill Vineyard

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If you want to enjoy the beauty of a vineyard and enjoy estate-grown wines, a wine tour to the Flamehill Vineyard is worth a try. The Flamehill Vineyard is one of Sunshine Coast’s award-winning vineyards, offering a range of wines from white and red to fortified wine.

With two cellar doors at Montville and Severn River, the vineyard offers wine tasting and sale as part of the wine tour. The Montville vineyard even offers lunch on selected days, apart from offering wine tasting.

If you are a wine lover, you can also be a part of Flame Hill Wine Club and get a discount on your wine purchase.

Seafood from Red Sea Restaurant

A young man holding a tray of seafood during a sunshine coast sightseeing tour.

If you want seafood fresh at your table, the Red Sea Steak and Seafood restaurant is the place to be. Located in close proximity to the coast, this restaurant offers the best seafood you can ever get in Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

From the locally available king prawns to oysters and calamari, you are in for a seafood treat when you visit this restaurant.

Not just seafood, but the restaurant also serves the best steak cooked to your preference.

Brewery tour at the Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

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Sunshine Coast is considered the craft beer capital of Australia. Highly recommended by tourists, Sunshine Coast has a few of the best craft breweries in the country.

One such brewery that you should not miss out on is the Moffat Beach Brewing Co. Full on flavour and exploding with tropical fruits and aroma, the beer from Moffat Beach Brewing Co. is something worth trying.

You can take the beer as such or pair it with smoked beef rib, pork dumplings or lime prawns.

Lunch from Secrets on the Lake

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If you are to name the best place to have lunch in the Maleny region of Sunshine Coast, the answer would be Secrets on the Lake.

Located amidst the Blackall Range rainforest, this is one of the restaurants on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland that combines excellent food with scenic views. You can either enjoy an afternoon lunch on Sunday or stay in one of the luxury treehouse accommodations.

Apart from breakfast, lunch and high tea, the restaurant also has a licensed bar where you can enjoy drinks of your choice. You can also enjoy non-alcoholic beverages like delicious coffee and tea in this restaurant.

Fresh pick from McMartin’s Strawberry farm

A sun-kissed strawberry and a delicate white flower resting on a rustic wooden surface.

One of the hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast is the McMartin’s Strawberry farm. If you love strawberries and like picking them up straight from the farm, then you should add this strawberry farm to the food trail.

Located beside the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, this beautiful farm is a haven for kids and adults alike. You can also visit the Strawberry Lane Ice Creamery for some delicious treats.

Local produce to try on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Fruits and vegetables in Kawana Farmers Market

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Fruits, vegetables, flowers, freshly baked cakes; you name it and will get it in the Kawana farmers market. Started with the intention to support the local farming community, the Kawana Farmers Market is the coming together of local farmers and producers with the intention to sell fresh local produce to the customers.

Food from The Wharf, Mooloolaba

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Celebrate life’s simple pleasures at The Wharf, Mooloolaba. Though The Wharf offers retail and activity experiences, the eat and drink experience, especially the restaurants and bars, is something worth trying.

The Spero Greek Street and Riceboi offers some amazing food that can tantalize any tastebuds.

Art and craft in Eumundi Market

The Eumundi Markets, located in the charming Sunshine Coast region, offer a delightful array of locally crafted goods and fresh produce. As one of the top tourist destinations for Noosa tours and

The biggest and the best artisan market in Australia, the Eumundi market, is where art and craft enthusiasts would want to visit.

The market has an array of stalls for arts and crafts, fashion and jewellery, house and garden, and food and produce. What more! Local bands also perform in this market to create the right vibe.

Farm produce from Falls Farm

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The Falls Farm in the Sunshine Coast’s Hinterland offers fresh and organic produce by following sustainable growing practices.

Apart from fresh vegetables, you can also purchase delicious preserves like jams and dips to make your food even tastier.


Whether you are seeking new culinary experiences or wish to try out what is on offer, the Sunshine Coast is the best destination. From international fusion cuisine to indigenous food made of local produce, you will come across different flavours and textures as part of the foodies hinterland tour. 

The main advantage of the food trail is that most of these private tours will have a tour guide who has good local knowledge about the places to visit and the amazing food to try. With the help of a local tour guide, you can explore all the hidden gems of the Hinterland without much difficulty.

Uncover the culinary treasures of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and celebrate every meal with the culinary tour of the Sunshine Coast. 


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