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Scenic Food & Wine Tour

Travelling alone? Single bookings permitted however minimum 2 adults required for the tour to operate.

What to Expect

This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with some of the region’s finest local produce. After being collected from your coastal accommodation, you will head inland towards the lush subtropical hinterland.

The first stop of the day is a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, then onto the dairy town of Maleny where you will sample a selection of local and international cheese.

From Maleny, you’ll head to lunch in a Queenslander style building and onto the quaint hinterland village of Montville for wine tasting and free time to peruse in the shops and boutiques, pick up locally handcrafted items and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Whilst in Montville, you’ll also visit Chocolate Country where you will experience a luxury handmade sampler box (one per couple) of five chocolates before making the scenic return trip down the range back to your accommodation.

 

Highlights
  • The best day tour opportunity for a food & wine experience
  • Travel through the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland region for an unforgettable day
  • Sample a selection of award winning local & international cheese
  • Try a critically acclaimed signature gelato and sorbet (optional)
  • Visit a local cellar door to sample great wines while being educated
  • Enjoy free time in Maleny and Montville Village to discover locally produced products
  • Visit Scenic lookout for amazing Glass House Mountain views

Pick-up & Drop-off Information

Pick up available from:

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin

Pick-up Times

  • Noosaville, Tewantin 8.00am 
  • Noosa 8.15am
  • Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach 8.25 am
  • Twin Waters, Marcoola, Coolum 8.35 am
  • Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree 8.50am
  • Mooloolaba 9.00am

Drop-off at accommodation approximately 3.45 pm – 5.00 pm

Alternative Pick-up Location

Caloundra

Option to catch the public Translink bus Route 600 from Caloundra to Mooloolaba to connect with the tour which departs from Sealife Mooloolaba.

Ask at your accommodation for more information on catching Translink Bus Services to Mooloolaba.

Translink Journey Planner
Mooloolaba Map

Price Includes

  • Stunning Views of the Glass House Mountains
  • Sample Award Winning Local & International Cheese
  • Lunch in a Queenslander Style Building
  • Free time to explore Maleny and Montville Village
  • Cellar Door Wine Tasting
  • Sample of Handmade Belgian Chocolate.
  • All transportation

Price Excludes

  • Beverages during lunch
  • Optional extras
  • Any Private Expenses
Itinerary
McCarthy’s Lookout – 15 Minutes

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.

Dairy town of Maleny – 1 Hour 15 Minutes

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.

Maleny Food Co

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 at the Orangery – 1 Hour

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.

Montville Village – 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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.

Mason Wines

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

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 five 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.

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Couple Traveller

Our tour guide for the day was absolutely fantastic, so full of recommendations and suggestions and added a few extra stops to ensure we got the most out of the day

December 28, 2019

Maria K

Group Traveller

Geoff really made the day a very pleasant & enjoyable day. Thanks so very much!

August 30, 2019

Maria K

Group Traveller

Geoff really made the day a very pleasant & enjoyable day. Thanks so very much!

August 30, 2019

J.H.

Solo Traveller

Great tour – Thanks Geoff & Mark

July 5, 2019

Rachel S

Couple Traveller

Had an absolutley amazing time with this team. So much knowledge, food and things to see. Highly
recommend

May 25, 2019
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