Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour | Walk through enchanting rainforest, see stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and sea, lunch at Lake Baroon and taste some Sunshine Coast delicacies.
This full day tour involves a coffee roasting demonstration, a visit to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a visit to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland village of Montville, The Ginger Factory and Nutworks.
Noosa | Coolum | Maroochydore | Mooloolaba
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
Today is a day for nature with our Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Tour, views and local delicacies; we pick you up from Mooloolaba early morning or if you are staying in Noosa & Noosaville 45 minutes later from your accommodation depending where you are staying.
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.
After our coffee stop we drive across Blackall Range to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a bush-walkers paradise set on 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the stunning Glass House Mountains.
In Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve you have an opportunity to walk 1.7km through the pristine rainforest learning about the unique flora and fauna that abound here.
If we are lucky enough to get a volunteer guide for the walk, they will point out the diverse bird life and hopefully you’ll spot more animals too.
When we arrive into Montville you can spend an hour checking out the quirky and delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-postcard village and its mountain air.
After Montville, it’s time to get back on the minibus and check out the awesome panoramic view from Gerrard’s Lookout.
Next, we’ve got a lunch date on the lake! Set in rainforest, on the side of Lake Baroon you’ll enjoy a delicious 2-course meal on us including a beer, wine or soft drink. “Secrets on the Lake” is a popular foodie destination in Montville and enjoys panoramic views of the lake.
Following Secrets on the lake, we spend two hours at the Ginger Factory giving you plenty of time 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.
Optional extras at The Ginger Factory include the Guided Factory Tour, The Overboard Boat Ride and Moreton The Ginger Train
Whether you want to eat, shop or play – the Ginger Factory has something for all the family.
Nutworks is a proud supplier of macadamia nut in shell, kernel, flavoured nut products and sweets. Located in Yandina on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, they are an Australian company recognised for quality and innovation. Nutworks supplies major supermarkets, and smaller outlets nationally, and also export macadamia their products overseas.
You’ll be dropped back to your accommodation late afternoon in time for a rest before dinner.
Our tour was amazing and so was our guide Jeff. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
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
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
Great Way to see Attractions
These guys do a stellar job, everything so well organised. They show up on time to pick you up and everything is as promised. Jeff and Mark are great tour guides, very knowledgeable about the hinterlands. Full of interesting aboriginal stories/legends that explain the landscape. A must do tour!
Picked up at Mooloolaba by the gorgeous Geoff. Off to the Coffee Factory the aromas and knowledge by staff was amazing. A Nut Factory taste athon then over to the beautifully presented Ginger Factory the newly appointed gardener has done wonders with the place since my last visit of some 18mths ago. Highlights of the stop overs at special outlooks made me appreciate the Sunshine Coast and the history knowledge supplied by Geoff was revealing. Montville has really had a make over and now have some really lovely shops and cafes. But the icing on the cake was SECRETS what a lovely cafe and unique in every way a must to go to management and staff are of a special quality. Last but not least Marycairnscross was our final stopover and and is so special that I am lost for words. Overall a must do trip guided by the ever caring Geoff.