Seamlessly blend the wonders of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with the leisurely elegance of Mooloolaba’s award-winning seafood lunch cruise across two unforgettable days. Savour fine wine, gourmet cuisine, and breathtaking scenery with ease Scenic Food & Wine Day Tour + Mooloolaba Cruise Lunch
Escape to the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where lush landscapes, charming towns, and world-class wineries await. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:
After an enriching morning in the hinterland, we transition to the tranquil Mooloolaba canals for a different delight. Here’s what’s in store:
Duration: Full-Day Tuesday & Friday
Glass House Mountains Lookout Your first stop is Mary Cairncross in Maleny, on the aptly named Mountain View Rd. It looks east off the Blackall Range towards the coast where you will enjoy the gorgeous National heritage-listed Glass House Mountains.
Dairy town of Maleny Our next stop is Maleny, a picture-postcard dairy country town. Located 436 m above sea level on the southern edge of the Blackall Range, Maleny attracts painters, craftspeople, and potters. During this time, you will enjoy cheese tasting and explore the town at your leisure.
Maleny Food Co Enjoy a true cheese experience while you sample the finest Australian and international cheeses made by artisan cheesemakers. You will be provided with a cheese tasting board which will include a selection of cheese plus condiments including quince jam, baby pickles, figs, muscatels on the vine, dried fruit and crusty sourdough. Maleny Food Co has a reputation as one of the premier cheese shops in Australia with a selection of more than 250 cheeses.
Clouds Vineyard The Barrel (Fri, Sat & Sun) & Clouds Montville Accommodation (Tue) Our next stop is Clouds Vineyard cellar door which offers a flight of award-winning wines. Here you’ll smell and taste Queensland wines produced from the different grapes grown in Queensland.
Gerrard’s Lookout One of the two scenic lookouts we stop at will be Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill. This lookout offers coastline views to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island.
Lunch at Secrets on the Lake Your gourmet lunch will be at “Secrets on the Lake” which is set in the rainforest on the side of Lake Baroon. a popular foodie destination near Montville enjoying panoramic views of Lake Baroon
Montville Village When we arrive at the hinterland village of Montville, you can spend your free time checking out the delightful shops and boutiques and enjoying this picture-postcard village and its fresh mountain air.
Chocolate Country, Montville Chocolate Country has been specialising in making and serving handmade chocolate to locals and visitors alike since 1993. Here you will select a luxury handmade sampler box (one per couple) of five chocolates which you can take with you to enjoy in your accommodation.
Mapleton Falls Lookout The Mapleton Falls lookout for some is a highlight of their day, a hidden treasure in the Hinterland region, this scenic lookout offers amazing views over the Obi Obi Valley and the top of a lush rainforest canopy.
It’s late afternoon and you’ve bought yourself a couple of bottles of local wine to take home now it’s time to head back down to sea level where you will arrive back at your accommodation in time for a rest before dinner.
Welcome to an unforgettable adventure along the pristine Mooloolah River, where we invite you to indulge in the freshest local seafood while immersing yourself in the scenic wonders of this stunning coastal paradise.
Duration: 90 minutes Daily 11 am or 1 pm
*Select your preferred date and time for the cruise during check-out
Cruise Through Maritime Marvels: As you step aboard our vessel, you’ll be greeted by the captivating sights of Mooloolaba Harbour. Cruise effortlessly through the picturesque river and intricate canals, where you’ll witness our renowned ‘Fishing Fleet’ in action, alongside Pilot Boats and Recreational Vessels, painting a vibrant maritime tapestry.
Riverside Serenity: Venture out to the river mouth and savour panoramic vistas of the breathtaking Mooloolaba Bay. This tranquil spot provides the perfect backdrop for your seafood feast.
The Freshest Catch: Your journey isn’t complete without tasting the bounty of Mooloolah River Fisheries. Savour the freshest seafood offerings on the coast, carefully prepared to tantalize your taste buds.
Millionaires Row: Meander into the main river and canals, where you’ll be awestruck by the opulent Minyama mansions adorning Millionaires Row. Gaze upon the lap of luxury and waterfront living.
Lunch Choices Galore: Select from a delightful array of seven lunch options, all thoughtfully included in your ticket price.
90 Minutes of Enrichment: Immerse yourself in the local area with our informative commentary during the 90-minute cruise, delving into the rich history and fascinating stories of the Sunshine Coast.
Upgrade Your Feast: Peruse our onboard menu for delectable meal upgrades, including seafood platters, oysters, scallops, salads, and more. The choice is yours to enhance your culinary adventure.
Libations at Your Fingertips: Visit our fully licensed bar and quench your thirst with a diverse selection of beverages, from refreshing cocktails to fine wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks.
Unparalleled Atmosphere: Unwind in a relaxed, scenic environment, surrounded by friendly and helpful staff who are dedicated to ensuring your experience is nothing short of spectacular.
What to Bring:
Camera & a Smile: Capture the memories and the beauty of the Mooloolah River to cherish forever.
Weather-Ready: Our fully enclosed vessel operates in most weather conditions, so you can embark on this adventure with confidence.
Punctuality Matters: Please arrive 30 minutes before departure to ensure a seamless start to your unforgettable journey.
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