This Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with some of the region’s finest local produce. After being collected from your coastal accommodation, you will head inland towards the lush subtropical hinterland.
The first stop of the day is a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, then onto the dairy town of Maleny where you will sample a selection of local and international cheese at Maleny Food Co.
From Maleny, you’ll head to The Barrel, an iconic destination, shaped like a giant wine barrel in the grounds of Clouds Vineyard Maleny for a flight of wine, then onto a scrumptious two-course lakeside lunch before heading the quaint hinterland village of Montville via a scenic lookout to enjoy free time to browse in the shops and boutiques, pick up local hand-crafted items and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
Whilst in Montville, you’ll also visit Chocolate Country where you will select a luxury handmade sampler box (one per couple) of chocolates before making the scenic return trip down the range via another stunning scenic lookout back to your accommodation.
Pick up available from all Sunshine Coast Locations:
Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin, Caloundra etc
Pick-up Time Approximately 9.45 am
Drop-off at accommodation approximately 5.30 pm
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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 would include a selection of cheese plus condiments to include 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
Our next stop is Clouds Vineyard cellar door offering a flight of wine of award-winning wines. Here you’ll smell and taste Queensland wines produced from the different grapes grown in Queensland.
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. Nearby
Lunch at Secrets on the Lake or The Edge Restaurant
Depending on availability, your gourmet lunch will be at either “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, or “The Edge Café Bar and Restaurant” in Montville which is perched on the edge of the escarpment & offers panoramic views of the Sunshine coastline. Regardless of the lunch venue, you’ll enjoy a delicious 2-course meal included in the tour.
When we arrive at the Hinterland village of Montville, you can spend free time checking out the delightful shops and boutiques, 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.
It’s late afternoon and you’ve bought yourself a couple of bottles of local wine to take home and now it’s time to head back down to sea level where you will arrive back to your accommodation in time for a rest before dinner.
The tour group was great- on the morning of our trip our lunch destination texted and cancelled but that was no trouble. Coast to Hinterland tours were flexible with where we went , were on time and welcoming.
We all enjoyed our day- without them it could not have happened.