This Sunshine Coast Hinterland scenic tour is for REAL foodies. This full-day guided tour involves a fabulous high tea at Flaxton Gardens, a visit to the quaint Hinterland village of Montville, afternoon tea set in a rainforest beside a lake, wine tasting at Flame Hill Winery and stops at two stunning scenic lookouts.
Pick up available from Mooloolaba | Maroochydore | Cotton Tree | Coolum | Twin Waters | Marcoola | Noosa | Noosaville
Pick-up time between 8.00 am – 9.00 am. Drop-off at accommodation approximately 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Actual time to be confirmed the day prior via the telephone number supplied at booking.
Option to catch the public Translink bus Route 600 from Caloundra to Mooloolaba to connect with the tour which departs from the Mooloolaba Information Center, located on the corner of First Avenue and Brisbane Road.
Ask at your accommodation for more information on catching Translink Bus Services to Mooloolaba.
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 lush rainforest canopy.
At mid-morning we’ve got an appointment for an elegant high tea at the famous Flaxton Gardens in the Hinterland region. This high-class class experience will take an hour and a half while you enjoy the amazing scenic views from the terrace or beautiful gardens. Choose a plunger coffee or pot of tea and 3 delicate sweets and savouries per person.
When we arrive at the Hinterland Village of Montville, you can spend an hour checking out the delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-postcard village and its fresh mountain air.
One of two scenic lookouts we stop at will be Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill land this lookout offers coastline views to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island. Nearby
Next, we’ve got afternoon tea on the lake! Set in the rainforest, on the side of Lake Baroon you’ll enjoy delicious afternoon tea included in the tour. “Secrets on the Lake” is a hidden gem near Montville and enjoys panoramic views of the lake.
Mid-afternoon following afternoon tea we move onto Flame Hill Winery for a wine tasting of local award-winning wines. Here, you’ll be enjoying the stunning rural hinterland setting while tasting 6 award-winning wines.
It’s late afternoon and you’ve bought yourself a couple of bottles of sustainable wine to take home and now it’s time to head back down to the sea to take you back to your accommodation. We will arrive back to your accommodation late afternoon in time for a rest before dinner.
Geoff, accompanied my adult daughter & I on a truly personal tour of the Sunshine Hinterland. The only 2 in the group meant we had flexibility and the perfect environment in which to tour this area.
We were able to view the breathtaking Glass House mountains from various vantage points and we learned so much about the area from the knowledgeable Geoff.
A delicious morning tea, glass of champers began our day of indulgence. Afternoon tea at the fabulous Treehouse and the highlight- the wine tasting at Flame Winery. We finished off our day tasting delicious macadamias – with full bellies and more knowledge of this area we were dropped back to our place.
I highly recomend this ‘new’ tour group. They have a ‘customer- focused’ approach.
We booked the Coast to Hinterland trip. 7 crazy, noisy ladies.. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful, and patient tour guide ….Geoff. He was so lovely, and very knowledgeable of the area. Being a really hot day, he made sure the van air con was on and ready for us on our stops ….which we appreciated. We also got to stop at a couple of lovely towns to do some retail therapy. And the Flame Hill Vineyards we were taken to was so pretty, with some fabulous wines. The cheese platter was also superb. Thanks again Geoff, great job.
Really enjoyed Flaxton Gardens – their take on high tea was very different although very enjoyable – staff were lovely. Secrets on the Lake is a must and again owners and staff were wonderful.
Geoff is a great personality with lots of knowledge and interesting stories to tell.
Felt as if we were on a trip with an old friend – would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour, loved the cheese and wine tasting. Shopping in Montville was also a highlight. Lovely tour guide – Geoff 🙂
Prompt pickup, welcomed by Geoff on a spotless bus, 1st stop to Flaxton gardens for high tea (at 10am, so skip breakfast!) which was divine in beautiful countryside, then shopping in Montville, super quaint! Then afternoon tea at secrets on the lake, stunning scenery and setting!! Then wine tasting with a beautiful cheeseboard then a look at the Macadamia factory. Fabulous trip, we recommend it!!