Mooloolaba Fusion Adventure, Combine two unforgettable experiences across two separate days in one. Start with our Scenic Food & Wine Tour, featuring the best of Sunshine Coast’s beauty, cheese tastings, award-winning wines, and scenic vistas. Then, step aboard the heritage-listed Spray of the Coral Coast Saltwater Cultural Tour for a 2-hour cruise. Enjoy bush-tucker-inspired canapes with a drink while learning about the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi culture, all in a single immersive journey.
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:
*Select your preferred date for the cruise during check-out
Embark on an enriching cultural cruise led by Traditional Owner Aunty Bridgette Chilli, featuring bush-tucker canapes, panoramic coastal views, and an educational journey
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.
Experience a cultural cruise with Traditional Owner Aunty Bridgette Chilli, savour bush-tucker canapes, choose your drink, and learn aboard the heritage vessel, the Spray of the Coral Coast, supporting the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi culture.
Duration: 2- Hours Every Saturday 11.30 am
Guided Cultural Cruise: Immerse yourself in an enlightening journey as you embark on a guided cultural cruise led by Traditional Owner Aunty Bridgette Chilli. Benefit from her profound cultural insights and knowledge, gaining a deeper understanding of the heritage of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi peoples and their connection to the land and sea.
Scenic Mooloolaba Canals: Revel in the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast as you cruise along the picturesque Mooloolaba canals. Relax in a tranquil and captivating atmosphere while taking in sweeping coastal views that will leave you awestruck throughout the 2-hour voyage.
Bush-Tucker Canapes: Delight your palate with a culinary adventure featuring up to 5 courses of delectable bush-tucker-inspired canapes. Each bite is a flavorful exploration of Indigenous cuisine, showcasing unique and delicious flavours that are a true representation of Australia’s native foods.
Beverage Choice: Elevate your dining experience by choosing from a carefully curated selection that includes a glass of champagne, beer, or a refreshing non-alcoholic drink to complement your meal. Enjoy the perfect beverage to suit your taste and enhance your cruise.
Educational Experience: Immerse yourself in an interactive and educational journey that goes beyond the ordinary cruise. Learn about the region’s rich history and heritage through engaging discussions and presentations, fostering a deeper appreciation for the land, sea, and culture.
Heritage-Listed Vessel: Step aboard the iconic Spray of the Coral Coast, a heritage-listed vessel steeped in history. Cruise on a vessel with historical significance, adding an extra layer of authenticity to your maritime adventure.
Support Traditional Custodians: Pay homage to the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi peoples by showing your respect and acknowledgment of their enduring cultural heritage. Your cruise is not only a journey but also an act of cultural appreciation and support for Indigenous traditions.
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