Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour – Scenic, Food & Wine Tour

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour – Scenic, Food, Cheese and Wine Tour

Travelling alone? Single bookings permitted however minimum 2 adults required for the tour to operate.

What to Expect

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 cheeses 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 for a flight of wine, then onto a scrumptious two-course lakeside lunch before heading to 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 experience 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.

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  • The best day tour opportunity for a food & wine experience
  • Travel through the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland region for an unforgettable day
  • Sample a selection of award-winning local & international cheeses
  • Try a critically acclaimed signature gelato and sorbet (optional)
  • Enjoy a scrumptious two-course lakeside lunch
  • Visit a local cellar door to sample great wines (flight of wine)
  • Enjoy free time in Maleny and Montville to discover locally produced products
  • Visit 3 scenic lookouts for amazing Glass House Mountain, Coastal and Obi Obi Valley views


Pick-up & Drop-off Information

Pick up available from:

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin

Pick-up Times

  • Noosaville, Tewantin 8.05 am 
  • Noosa 8.15 am
  • Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach 8.25 am
  • Twin Waters, Marcoola, Coolum 8.35 am
  • Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree 8.50 am
  • Mooloolaba 9.00 am

Drop-off at accommodation approximately 5 pm – 6 pm

Alternative Pick-up Location


Option to catch the public Translink bus Route 600 from Caloundra to Mooloolaba to connect with the tour which departs from Sealife Mooloolaba.

Ask at your accommodation for more information on catching Translink Bus Services to Mooloolaba.

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Price Includes

  • Stunning Views of the Glass House Mountains
  • Sample Award-Winning local & international cheeses
  • 2-Course Gourmet Lakeside Lunch
  • Free time to explore Maleny and Montville villages
  • Cellar Door flight of wine (or beer) tasting
  • Sample box of Handmade Belgian Chocolate
  • Door-to-Door Pick-up and all transportation

Price Excludes

  • Beverages during lunch
  • Optional extras
  • Any Private Expenses

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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.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour - Scenic, Food & Wine Tour

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.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour - Scenic, Food & Wine Tour

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.

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Clouds Vineyard The Barrel

Our next stop is Clouds Vineyard cellar door offering a flight of award-winning wines. Here you’ll smell and taste Queensland wines produced from the different grapes grown in Queensland.

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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 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.

Montville Village

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.

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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.

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    Diane H

    Couple Traveller

    Tour guide was great. Sights & attractions were enjoyable. Vehicle was very comfortable. 7 hour tour flew past. Cheese tasting & lunch were a little to close together. Tour was worth the cost. Will recommend.

    November 28, 2021

    Jess L

    Family Traveller

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value
    Wonderful tour and tour guide Jan! great value and a wonderful day out! Highly recommend and would 100% do again. We brought our 2yr old and they were so accommodating and inclusive! Food was phenomenal!

    November 2, 2021

    Clare B

    Couple Traveller

    Absolutely fantastic day. Great locations with incredible wine tasting and food. Smooth schedule, perfect amount of time at each venue. Special mention to Dave who went above and beyond for us, great personality and professionalism. Would love to book another day.

    October 19, 2021


    Family Traveller

    I booked this tour as part of a family trip to the Sunshine Coast and was not disappointed. It was a lovely day with lots of sightseeing to local shops and lookouts, and I was amazed by the knowledge of Jeff who was our guide for the day. It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it to others!

    October 15, 2021

    Dorothy D

    Group Traveller

    I can highly recommend doing a tour, after a fantastic day tour with friends. We visited many places but it never seemed rushed. Geoff has a remarkable knowledge of the area and filled us in with the history and plenty of local stories. It was a relaxing and most enjoyable day. Thank you!! Dorothy

    September 21, 2021