Travelling alone? Single bookings permitted however minimum 2 adults required for the tour to operate.
Today is a day for nature and scenery with this best-selling Sunshine Coast Hinterland highlights day tour. Your experience will begin with a visit to the iconic Ginger Factory which offers fun rides, fascinating tours, a unique retail precinct and cafe surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens for all to enjoy. (tours & rides optional)
Next, you will drive up the stunning Blackall Range to the quaint village of Montville where you will have free time to visit the quirky and delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-perfect postcard village and its mountain air.
After Montville, dine on a delicious two-course lunch at one of Montville’s highly rated restaurants before making your way to Gerrard’s lookout where you will enjoy panoramic views of the coastline from one of the best vantage points in the hinterland.
Your last stop of the day is Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a lush paradise set on 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the stunning National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains. In Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, you will have the opportunity to walk 1.7 kilometres through pristine rainforest, learning about the unique flora and fauna that is present there.
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 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Today is a day to explore the amazing Sunshine Coast Hinterland Region. View the ancient volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, walk through the lush rainforests, take in the breathtaking scenery – lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
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.
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.
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
As we travel along the Blackall Range, we stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a scenic rainforest reserve set on 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the stunning Glass House Mountains. Here you will have an opportunity to walk a flat and easy 1.7km trail through the pristine rainforest learning about the unique flora and fauna that abound here. Or alternatively, you can sit and enjoy a coffee overlooking the stunning Glass House Mountains instead of taking a walk through the rainforest.
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 a lush rainforest canopy.
Learn to how Ginger is grown, harvested and turned into yummy foods on a Factory Tour, ride the Ginger Train or go on the Overboard Boat Ride. You can also shop at speciality retail stores, enjoy a huge range of delicious foods or wander the sub-tropical garden filled surroundings.
Whether you want to eat, shop or play – the Ginger Factory has something for all everyone.
We were fortunate to have our tour guide, Geoff, all to ourselves for the day so reaped the rewards of all of his knowledge of the areas and his enthusiasm for so many of the places visited. The damage to the area by recent bushfires and current flooding made us even more aware of the fragility of the area, with Geoff providing us with lots of background to the events. There were so many lovely parts to the tour that it is difficult to select just a few. However, some of the highlights for me were the walk through the rainforest ( and my encounters with little wallabies), the view though mist of the Glass Mountains, the clock shop in Montville and the delicious lunch provided in that town, the extra stop at the cheese shop ( and , yes, Geoff, we were able to bring our cheeses through customs without any problems!), together with Geoff’s almost inexhaustible supply of local folk tales and other stories. We thoroughly recommend this trip.
Geoff was polite and informative. The lunch was very delicious. The tour was interesting. If we had hired a car we could not have seen all the places and things that Geoff took us to in one day. Very adventurous and various activities. Thanks Geoff
Shorter time in Montville and more time at Mary Cairncross would enhance the tour in my opinion
Montville day trip
Amazing day out, tour guide very friendly and helpful,
We really enjoyed this tour. Geoff’s local knowledge and cultural stories were excellent. Tour stops were varied and we really think we got a good snapshot of the area. Thanks