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Rainforest, Views and Montville

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Rainforest, Views and Montville

Minimum 2 people


What to Expect

Book this bestselling Sunshine Coast hinterland day tour to walkthrough an enchanting rainforest, see stunning views of the national heritage listed Glass House Mountains, stop at two stunning scenic lookouts, enjoy free time in the hinterland village of Montville and enjoy a gourmet lunch to taste some finest Sunshine Coast local produce.

  • Comprehensive tour to explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Visit the Blackall Range to see the Glass House Mountains
  • Walk through a rainforest to view native wildlife and vegetation
  • Travel with a guide to learn about our culture & history
  • Watch coffee beans roast to learn the art of coffee making (Thursday’s Tour Only)

Pick-up & Drop-off Information

Pick up available from Mooloolaba | Maroochydore | Cotton Tree | Coolum | Twin Waters | Marcoola | Noosa | Noosaville  

Pick-up time between 8.00 am – 9.00 am. Actual time to be confirmed the day prior via the telephone number supplied at booking.

Drop-off at accommodation approximately 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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 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.

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Price Includes

  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Rainforest Walk
  • Free time to explore Montville village
  • Delicious 2-course gourmet lunch
  • Entry to The Ginger Factory (Thursday Tour Only)
  • Free coffee roasting demonstration (Thursday Tour Only)
  • All transportation
  • Lunch - (GFA) Gluten free available (VA) Vegetarian available (VGA) Vegan Available *Other dietary options available

Price Excludes

  • Beverages during lunch
  • Optional extras
  • Any Private Expenses

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.

Montville Village – 1 Hour Free Time

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.

Lunch at Secrets on the Lake or The Edge Restaurant – 1 Hour

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.

Gerrard’s Lookout – 15 Minutes

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 

Mary Cairncross Scenic Rainforest Reserve & Lookout – 90 Minutes

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.

Mapleton Falls Lookout – 15 Minutes

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.

Pioneer Coffee – 45 Minute Demonstration (Thursday Tour only)

If you book our Thursday Hinterland Tours, then first up, it’s coffee time…Smell the heady aroma of freshly roasted coffee as the roaster gives you a personal demonstration at Pioneer Coffee. After that, sample the wares and purchase some of their blends or single-origin coffee to take home with you.

Ginger Factory (Thursday Tour Only)

Following Pioneer Coffee, we walk across the road to the Ginger Factory to 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.

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Couple Traveller

Our tour was amazing and so was our guide Jeff. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

March 7, 2019


Solo Traveller

Thank you for proving us with a opportunity to see our lovely Sunshine Coast with a very Knowledgeable Guide Geoff was a great day out Very Happy and now able to recommend your tours knowing where you take the Tourist also was so lovely to receive a Rose 🌹 from Hostess Of Secrets Lunch was beautiful with a Champane Coctail very nice Thanks once again Doreen

February 14, 2019

Susan P

Solo Traveller

My son and I had an amazing day out with our driver, Geoff. Geoff was very knowledgeable and affable and helped make the day out very pleasant. We started the day with a visit to Pioneer Coffee roastery where we enjoyed a great coffee and watched the coffee roasting process. Nutworks is immediately next door and was the source of the freshest, most delicious macadamia nuts. A highlight was visiting Montville. It is a beautiful little village with a vast array of interesting shops. An amazing lunch at Secrets on the Lake was included in the tour price. We capped the day off at the Maleny Botanic Gardens. We chose to visit the aviary there and it was a wonderful experience. I’ve always been scared of interacting with big parrots such as macaws, but the birds are so well trained and friendly that I was able to overcome the fear and have fun interacting with the birds. Overall, we had a great day and would highly recommend Coast to Hinterland Tours.

February 3, 2019


Couple Traveller

We booked the above tour and when we were picked up at our hotel it was only the 2 of us and Jeff, so a private tour. Jeff was very professional and friendly and adjusted our timing of where we visited to suit us which was great. The tour was interesting and informative and we had a great time looking around the towns we visited. The rain forest was great. Our highlight was our visit and lunch to Secrets on the Lake. The food was very good and the owner showed us around one of their tree houses which are amazing. The vehicle we traveled in was very clean and tidy and there was a bottle of water for us.

January 31, 2019


Couple Traveller

Mark and Jeff run a very professional tour. Showed up right on time and very friendly right from the off. Jeff was our guide, very knowledgeable about the attractions and quite accomodating. Particularly enjoyed his stories/legends as passed down by aboriginal people explaining the landscape. He has done his research and is very wel versed in the history of the area. We did this tour as part of our baby moon, with a 7 months pregnant partner and this was not an issue at all. Dietary requirements were met during lunch. This tour is a must do if you are in Sunshine Coast. Great way to see the hinterland

January 4, 2019