Day trip

Sunshine Coast: Rainforest, Views, and Montville Day Tour

Day trip

Sunshine Coast: Rainforest, Views, and Montville Day Tour

Activity provider: Coast to Hinterland Tours

From US$ 149.64 per person

Walk through enchanting rainforests. See stunning views of the national heritage-listed Glass House Mountains. Enjoy a gourmet lunch to taste some finest Sunshine Coast produce.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup locations: Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, and Tewantin. Pickup times: • Mooloolaba 8:00 AM • Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, and Cotton Tree 8:15 AM • Twin Waters, Marcoola, and Coolum 8:30 AM • Peregian Beach and Sunshine Beach 8:40 AM • Noosa 8:50 AM • Noosaville and Tewantin 9:00 AM


  • Enter the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Reserve and see the Glasshouse Mountains
  • Enjoy free time to explore Montville Village
  • Savor a delicious 2-course lunch
  • Ginger Factory Tour and tastings
  • Admire panoramic views from three different Hinterland lookouts
Full description
Today is a day for nature with a Sunshine Coast Hinterland day tour, including spectacular views, local delicacies, and plenty of photo opportunities from three different panoramic lookouts Begin your experience with pickup from Mooloolaba in the early morning, or from Noosa and Noosaville 45 minutes later from your accommodation (depending on where you are staying). First, visit an Australian company recognized for quality and innovation: Nutworks. Nutworks is a proud supplier of macadamia nuts in the shell, kernels, flavored nut products, and sweets. Across the road is another major attraction — the Buderim Ginger Factory. Here you can take a tour of the factory (included) or ride the steam train through the rainforest gardens (additional cost) and sample unique ginger-based products. You will then arrive in Montville where you will spend an hour checking out the quirky and delightful shops and boutiques, enjoying this picture-perfect postcard village and its mountain air. Following Montville, it will be time to get back on the minibus and check out the awesome panoramic views from Gerrard’s Lookout. It will then be time for lunch at The Barn Flaxton, where you will enjoy a delicious 2-course meal. After lunch, take a short drive across the 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 the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, enjoy the opportunity to walk 1.7 kilometers (about 1 mile) through the pristine rainforest, learning about the unique flora and fauna present there. At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation in the late afternoon in time for a rest before dinner.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 2-Course lunch
  • All transportation
  • Experienced local guide and driver
  • Sampler box of Belgian chocolates
  • A guided tour around the Buderim Ginger Factory, located in Yandina. See how ginger is grown, harvested and turned into a delicious range of Buderim Ginger products. Finish the tour with a tasting and discover why we produce the world’s finest ginger at the Ginger Factory
  • Personal expenses
  • Cane train ride at the Ginger Factory
  • Drinks at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people that require a wheelchair
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 5 reviews

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November 22, 2022

The tour guide was lovely and very accommodating. Two members of our group were elderly and slow, and there was no rush. The Ginger Factory was great, lunch in the Hinterland's was delicious, and the shopping & lookouts were also awesome. Highly recommended.

October 31, 2022

July 19, 2022

Product ID: 217986