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:
Pick-up Monday – Sunday, approximately 9.45 am
Drop-off at accommodation at approximately 5.30 pm
Glass House Mountains Lookout Group Photo Opportunity
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.
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 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
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 of Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island. Nearby
Lunch at Secrets on the Lake or Montville Cafe Bar & Grill
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 “Montville Bar & Cafe” in Montville. 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 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 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, now it’s time to head back down to sea level where you will return to your accommodation in time for a rest before dinner.
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If you are not completely satisfied with the tour, Coast to Hinterland Tours will refund your complete or part purchase. Simply discuss your concerns with the Tour Guide on the day or call the owner Mark the same day. (Your guide will pass on Mark’s contact details)
Honestly can’t recommend this company enough for a tour! I’ve done three with my friends now and every time it’s a blast! Just did a private one for my 30th and everyone loved it. Owners super friendly and helpful, drivers are so lovely and accomodating.
12/10 would definitely recommend!
This has to be the best tour company I’ve dealt with! Ticks all the boxes, super helpful to organise trips, amazing and accomodating drivers, locally owned. I’ve done three tours and highly recommend them to anyone who’s asks… my friends and I will probably be back again next year 😅
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the most enjoyable day on Sunday.
It was really nice to just be our group of four. I hope we behaved!!!
The information and your knowledge of the area made for an informative session of things we did not know about the area.
The venues where we stopped for the cheese board, the wine tasting, lunch and chocolate tasting were superb and extremely pleasant and accomodating.
Thank you also for arranging the “private” viewing of the Possums Cabin at Secrets on the Lake. Absolutely beautiful.
I am sure we will be back again for a different excursion sometime!!
Once again, thank you for making it such a memorable day.
Martin & Terry
We booked a private tour as part of an overseas visit for a small group, Geoff was amazing and the day was an experience not to be forgotten. A highly recommended tour company.
My friend and I went on your Scenic Food, Cheese, Wine tour on Tuesday 11 Oct. Our guide was Jan.
What an EXCELLENT tour this was. The Tour exceeded our expectations and it was value for money. We enjoyed the diversity of the tour.
Jan was an EXCELLENT Guide. She was so friendly, polite, VERY informative, and a lot of fun. We both had a ‘top day’. Thank you Jan.
I would definitely recommend this tour.