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Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

1. Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

Depart Brisbane and journey past small villages and farms as you venture into the mountains of the Blackall Range. Get stunning views of the coastline of Queensland and stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve for panoramic vistas of the majestic Glass House Mountains from the lookout. Go for a stroll above the tree tops or relax with a morning tea as you take in the views. Continue past Gerrard's Lookout and marvel at the views to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island along the coast. Arrive at Montville and get some free time to explore the quaint mountain village before going to Eumundi Markets to experience Australia’s premier artisan outlet for art and food. Enjoy lunch at leisure at Eumundi Markets before visiting the pristine beaches of Noosa, where the rich and famous come to unwind by the sea. Return to Brisbane via the world's largest operating ginger factory at Yandina, where you can try their delicious ginger ice cream.

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

2. Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

Learn to surf on the idyllic Sunshine Coast at Noosa Heads, one of Australia's best known surfing towns. With warm water and a safe beach, it is ideal for learning how to surf the waves. Start off with a safety briefing and some basic instruction on the beach before catching your first few waves waist-deep in the water. Back on the beach, take in some detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard before finally paddling onto the wave. Feel the thrill of standing on your first wave with the help of your instructor, who will assist by pushing you onto waves, and offering advice and support to everyone for the remainder of the lesson. Feel free to use the showering facilities at the end to leave feeling refreshed after an exhilarating lesson. 

Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

3. Noosa: Tandem Skydive from 15,000 Feet

Benefit from a 10-minute instruction and training session before you head for the sky above the Sunshine Coast. Then, jump out of the aircraft attached to your experienced instructor. Dive back down to earth at speeds of up to 200 kph. See stunning beaches and ocean views as you free fall from up to 15,000 feet into one of Australia’s favourite tourism destinations. After you experience freefall, your instructor will pull the chute and you will soar serenely for up to 7 minutes taking in the views. If you are feeling brave, take control and steer the parachute before landing safely back on soft Coolum beach.

Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

4. Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Hear about the method of cider known as champagne-style cider, meet a fifth-generation cider maker, and try traditional mead as you cruise around the Sunshine Coast’s stunning scenery on a day-tasting tour. Begin your tour by visiting the cozy Cellar Door at Sunshine Coast Cider. Learn about the cider-making process directly from the maker and enjoy sampling some of the cider that’s made on-site. Next, drive through the spectacular scenery of Noosa’s Hinterland to the alternative town of Pomona, nestled at the foot of Mt Cooroora. Arrive at the boutique Amrita Park Meadery. Try some of their award-winning mead and see over 50 species of native plants on the beautiful grounds. Head to the Imperial Hotel, also home to the Eumundi Distillery and Eumundi Brewery. Enjoy a delicious lunch and time to relax. Discover the range of gins distilled there, which use the finest juniper, botanicals, and local Cooroy Mountain spring water to create the excellent Folktale Gin range. Enjoy a scenic drive back to Noosa for your final experience, the Fortune Distillery at Land and Sea Brewery. Explore the brewery’s craft beer and award-winning fine spirits made from local ingredients.

Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

5. Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

Savor delicious cider and wine while you absorb the scenic views of the Sunshine Coast on this wine tour. Learn about the rich history of the region, discover different wine-making methods, and cultivate your palette as travel through the vineyards.  Start your day at Sunshine Coast Cider with a tasting and demonstration of the champagne-making process. Discover one of the only wineries in Queensland that does the full méthode traditionnelle in-house.  Then be escorted to Clouds Vineyard for a tasting of some of their award-winning wines. Smell and taste local vintages, identifying the complex aromas while learning about the different grapes grown in the region. Take a moment to appreciate the panoramic coastline view at Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill overlooking Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra, and Bribie Island before enjoying a 2-course gourmet meal at one of two potential dining establishments.  Move onto Flame Hill Winery to try 6 local award-winning wines in a stunning rural hinterland setting. Grab yourself a couple of bottles of sustainable wine to take home and then it’s time to head to the creative heart of the region: Montville. Check out an art gallery or do a little shopping before finishing at Chocolate Country in Montville. Enjoy a cup of Belgian hot chocolate in the patio garden. Make sure to create your own chocolate box to enjoy later, or to give as a gift. 

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What people are saying about Noosa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27 reviews

A great experience with family and friends. Vince was very knowledgeable and always kept us engaged and interested in the activity. Kayaking was fun. Dolphins were vey kind to give us a wonderful view of their diving in and out of water. 4WD along the north shore was great. Overall good experience.

Boys made it fun, informative and didn’t make us feel like like the Griswald tourists that we are saw dolphins all around us on the kayaks. Had a fun day.

Great Instructors, patient, caring and fun. Had a great time in the sea, sometimes unforgiving, but fantastic anyway. Also a great aerobic workout.

Don’t even think twice. It was worth every cent. The driver of the small van was possibly the best guide I’ve ever had as well. Thank you so much!!

Brian was an amazing tour guide! We enjoyed our trip so much ;) Thanks Brian :)