Minimum 2 People. Travelling alone? Please contact Coast to Hinterland Tours for availability
This Hinterland Scenic Food & Wine tour includes local cheese tasting in Maleny, a fabulous lunch in a Queenslander style cafe, Wine Tasting in the quaint Hinterland village of Montville followed by a touch of luxury with a platter of handmade Belgian Chocolate.
Pick up available from:
Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin
Drop-off at accommodation approximately 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Option to catch the public Translink bus Route 600 from Caloundra to Mooloolaba to connect with the tour which departs from the Mooloolaba Information Centre, located on the corner of First Avenue and Brisbane Road.
Ask at your accommodation for more information on catching Translink Bus Services to Mooloolaba.
Your first stop is McCarthy’s Lookout which is 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.
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.
Enjoy a true cheese experience while you sample the finest Australian and international cheeses made by artisan cheese makers. 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 have a reputation as one of the premier cheese shops in Australia with a selection of more than 250 cheeses.
Lunch which is included is in a traditional Queenslander style building, where breezy verandas and big open spaces create a feeling of lightness in a relaxed setting. The Lunch menu is prepared with good quality food using local produce and consists of Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches & Wraps.
When we arrive at the Hinterland Village of Montville and following wine & chocolate tasting, you can spend free time checking out the delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-postcard village and its fresh mountain air.
Our first stop in Montville is Mason Wines, a Cellar Door offering wine tasting of local award-winning wines. Here you’ll smell and taste local wines whilst identifying the different aromas while being educated on the different grapes grown in our region.
Chocolate Country has been specialising in making and serving handmade chocolate to locals and visitors alike since 1993. Here you will experience a luxury handmade sampler box (one per couple) of four 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.
Had an absolutley amazing time with this team. So much knowledge, food and things to see. Highly
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 🙂