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Noosa: Afternoon Cruise through the Noosa Everglades

1. Noosa: Afternoon Cruise through the Noosa Everglades

Climb aboard an eco safari vessel and travel to the Noosa Everglades on this group tour. Experience one of the two everglade systems on the planet. Travel over the calm reflective waters that are known as the river of mirrors. View Queensland's most stunning natural landscapes. Sip a glass of sparkling wine or beer as you cruise the waterways and keep a lookout for wildlife. Upon returning, try to spot one of the many grey Kangaroos that inhabit the Habitat Ecocamp.

Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Country Drive Tour Inc. Lunch

2. Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Country Drive Tour Inc. Lunch

Discover the awe-inspiring natural highlights of the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland in one day on this relaxing, no-hurry, no-hassle drive where you can soak up stunning views of the Glass House Mountains, view waterfalls and wander through giant 150 year old fig trees, fuelled up with coffee, pastries and a delicious lunch in a 1939 art deco country pub. A stress-free, delightful drive through the very best of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland welcomes you to the sparkling Gardener Falls and not one, but two, spectacular viewpoints showing you the sweeping hinterland landscapes of the Glass House Mountains. Enjoy a civilized artisan morning coffee and pastries in the quaint rural town of Maleny before discovering the sights and sounds of the giant 150 year old fig trees at Imbil State Forest. Lunchtime calls you to Kenilworth, a tiny town in the heart of the Mary Valley for a delicious lunch in a 1939 art deco country pub, and round off your relaxing day with free time at local cheesemaker Kenilworth Dairies.

Sunshine Coast: Half-Day Coastal Craft Brewery Tour

3. Sunshine Coast: Half-Day Coastal Craft Brewery Tour

Sit back and relax as your guide takes you on a craft beer journey on the Sunshine Coast. Join a half-day tour to visit local breweries, where you'll have the opportunity to discover the brewing process from the local brewers and taste their creations. Get behind the scenes at 3 famous breweries on the Sunshine Coast, with stops at 3 out of the 4 following locations: 10 Toes, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Moffat Beach Brewery, or Sunshine Brewery, depending on availability. Sample a wide range of award-winning beers, such as lagers, pale ales, amber ales, IPA, and stouts. Your tour include a delicious lunch at one of the stops. At the end of your experience, you'll be dropped off back at your original start point.

Sunshine Coast: Camels, Gin, and Beer Guided Tour

4. Sunshine Coast: Camels, Gin, and Beer Guided Tour

Situated in South East Queensland, 70mins North of Brisbane’s CBD, Caloundra is the gateway to Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast. Renowned for it’s laidback lifestyle, surf beaches and pristine waterways and with views stretching from the Glasshouse Mountains to Bribie and Moreton Islands, Caloundra is the perfect location to begin your Sunshine Coast experience. After a quick stop at our favourite café to pick up a freshly brewed coffee, you'll meet Lauren and her camel family at QCamel Dairy. She will take you on a guided tour of the dairy farm explaining its history, her absolute love of camels, passion for ethical farming and focus on providing premium health care products and produce including the only Certified Organic Camel Milk in the world. You'll get the opportunity see a live milking demonstration, then meet the camel family, where hugs are encouraged and welcomed by the affectionate camels. Morning tea will then be served offering you a range of gluten free crackers, chemical and spray free seasonal fruit, freshly made warm damper, cheeses including camel cheese, organic tea, percolated coffee and camel milk. For thousands of years, Indigenous Australians have been using native Australian flora as part of bush tucker. This includes extraordinary botanicals. The team at Beachtree Distilling Co. follow our ancestors by using ethical and sustainable methods to source and produce world-class products. And it shows, with them bringing home gold in the 2022 World Gin Awards. Each Beachtree product tells a story through its aromatic native botanicals. Not only are native Australian botanicals bursting with tasty flavours, but they also provide many health benefits for us too. Often referred to as ‘superfoods’, they contain tons of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Using these native botanicals, along with classic gin ingredients such as juniper berries. The base spirit used in our tasty gin and vodka is made from certified organically grown sugar cane. No pesticides, no chemicals and harvested with sustainable practices. Experience an informative distillery tour & tasting of vodka & gin. Brouhaha Brewery, founded by locals who have a true love and passion for their region and high quality, locally sourced produce. The team at Brouhaha have set themselves a mission to educate the community and its visitors in the art of craft beer. Their core range has been carefully crafted and designed to tempt the average beer drinker to explore a new style of beer and start a journey with craft brewing and drink better beer. You'll enjoy a tasting paddle of 4 beers from their core rage. Your guide will share their philosophy behind the beer making process, taking you step by step in an in-depth tour of the brewery and give you an understanding of the beers in front of you. Lunch will also be served during this stop and includes a range of entrees and pizzas, made from only the best and freshest local produce the region has to offer.

Noosa: Maleny & Montville Tour with Chocolate & Wine Tasting

5. Noosa: Maleny & Montville Tour with Chocolate & Wine Tasting

You will start the day with a nice country drive to our first stop where you will enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee alongside the picturesque view atop Mapleton Falls. A lovely ridgeline drive atop the Blackall Range will then land us in Montville Artisan Village, the prettiest and most unique little village on the hinterland. You will have ample time to explore the Montville Artisan Village and its many novelty shops and galleries. This time is also allocated for you to find yourself a nice place for lunch. Next, we will journey along the ridgeline to the Maleny region where we will go for a bushwalk through a mesmerising remnant old-growth rainforest with giant native trees, many singing birds, pademelons and more. We will follow the bushwalk with a visit to a panoramic lookout where you will experience one of the most stunning and photographed views in Australia, overlooking the picturesque Glass House Mountains. A visit to Maleny wouldn’t be complete without our next stop, which is a chocolate tasting with the region’s best chocolate maker, followed by a walk down the main street of the Maleny village. Another panoramic lookout visit will offer a different view to the last. This time looking out at the entire Sunshine Coast coastline, from Noosa to Caloundra and as far as Moreton Island on a clear day. Our last stop will give you a chance to reflect on this amazing day as you participate in a mountain top wine tasting with ocean views at the local’s favourite winery and vineyard. A ridgeline drive back through Montville and Mapleton will have you back to your accommodation no later than 5:30pm, in time for sunset and dinner.

Sunshine Coast: Private Group Wine Tour with Lunch

6. 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. 

Noosa: Craft Beer and Distillery Tour

7. Noosa: Craft Beer and Distillery Tour

Brewery & Distillery Tour of Noosa Visit four breweries and one distillery as we take you on a local experience to taste the flavours of the Noosa region. We take you behind the scenes of breweries and distilleries in Noosa and the surrounding regions smell, and see the brewing process, chat to the brewers, and sample freshly crafted local beer, gin, and vodka. First up we visit Boiling Pot Brewery to see how beer is made and taste their amazing range of beers. Their head brewery Pedro is a Brazilian born and German trained brewer, who loves to tell a story! Plenty of taps and plenty of beer options to satisfy everyone Enjoy lunch and a tasting paddle of beer at the largest brewery on the Sunshine Coast, Heads of Noosa. Craig & Lance serve a refined list of lagers, pilseners, bocks and seasonal beers at the Heads of Noosa Taproom which are perfect for the Noosa climate. Then sit back and relax as we take you out of Noosa to visit Terella Brewing in North Arm just north of Yandina. Situated on a beautiful rural setting, the gang at Terella have an extensive tap list featuring a diverse and changing line up of beers. We grab another freshly brewed tasting paddle of beer from their range and take a look at their brewery set ups, which are vastly different to other breweries on the Noosa brewery trail. Grab some local produce from their fridge, or a few takeaway beers before we make our way back into town. The final stop is Land & Sea Brewery, also home to Noosa Heads Distillery! Here you get the choice of a tasting paddle of beer, or a flight of spirits including their range of gin and vodka. A truly impressive venue, this is a great place to wind up our tour and share a few more stories before we drop you back into town! Throughout the day, our knowledgeable tour guides will share their insight into the local industry and talk you through a range of beer styles including lagers, pale ales, IPA’s, sours, saisons, stouts, porters, and everything in-between. If you’re lucky, the brewers might even let us taste one of their upcoming releases straight from the fermenters. You won’t find a better way to experience local breweries and distilleries! This tour is available Wednesday to Sunday, or available 7 days for private group bookings

Sunshine Coast: Country to Coast Luxury Day Tour

8. Sunshine Coast: Country to Coast Luxury Day Tour

Your experience begins with a quick stop at our favourite café to pick up a freshly brewed coffee or hot beverage of your choice, you'll head to Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co. The beautiful little town of Cooran is home to family owned Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co. Housed in a heritage listed building, the old Alfredson’s Joinery, pre-cut house workshop, this place is worth a visit on its own. This is a true microbrewery with the brew-kit and fermenters visible just over the bar. You’ll be visiting on a day that they’re not open to the public, so you’ll be able to pull up a stool at the bar and see the brewing process in action. Chat to the brewer or owner one-on-one with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss the beers. Learn about ingredients, taste profiles and the process for each of their unique brews. Then enjoy a tasting paddle with 4 beers chosen by the brewer for you. Learn the art of Mead making as passed down through the generations. Owners of Amrita Park Meadery will have you truly engaged as they take you through bee keeping, the benefits and history of Mead. Andy comes from a family with a long history of beekeeping and Mead making and has a passion for all things Mead. He has honed his skill as a mead maker over the years under the watchful eye and plenty of advice from his grandfather. Enjoy a guided tasting session in their unique tasting room before heading to the lawn for a morning tea of fresh baked goods and seasonal fruit. Sunshine & Sons Distillery has superb small batch spirits, award winning gin and newly released Nil Desperandum Rum. Tour the distillery and meet Maria and Sarah, their gleaming 6,000 and 2,500 litre Tasmanian artisan pot stills. Hand-made from the finest German copper and meticulously custom-designed to create stunning and complex flavour profiles. See the volcanic rock used to filter their Original Vodka and learn the unique and funny stories behind their eye catching labels. Enjoy an informative tasting session of their handcrafted spirits including Pineapple Parfait Gin, inspired by the 1970's desert once served at the Big Pineapple. Dry Gin, bursting with natural Australian botanicals. Mr Barista, an organic molasses spirit infused with coffee and macadamia nuts & Original Vodka. After the scenic coastal road, you'll be greeted at Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba. Twilight has its own special meaning to everyone, and to us it means relaxation, fresh local food & cold drinks. Unwind & flow into evening with a bottle of French champagne & a fresh seafood platter while enjoying the Mooloolaba Rivers’ magical scenery. The cruise takes you out to the river mouth to enjoy sensational, scenic views. Stop at the local fish markets before continuing through the Harbour & river viewing our famous 'Fishing Fleet', pilot boats & recreational vessels. Head out to the river mouth to enjoy picturesque views of the bay of Mooloolaba & enjoy the sights of the mansions on Millionaires Row.

Noosa: Kenilworth Donuts, Hinterland Lunch & Ginger Factory

9. Noosa: Kenilworth Donuts, Hinterland Lunch & Ginger Factory

Our West of Noosa Tour is enjoyed by people of all ages with a real treat to the senses. Indulge in the local produce and a delicious lunch, absorb the picturesque views and waterfalls, and enjoy the fun of the Ginger Factory. This private tour will show you the best of where the valley meets the hinterland. Gather your friends and family for this fun day out where you will experience the fun, quirky and delicious at Kenilworth, including the famous Kenilworth Donuts, the picturesque views from atop a waterfall, wander through a nature walk buzzing with life, enjoy a delicious lunch in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and have a lot of fun on the rides and experiences at the Ginger Factory. This is an all-inclusive private tour that includes a famous Kenilworth donut, lunch with a drink, and an experience at the Ginger Factory. You will have enough time at the Ginger Factory to do a second experience if you wish. To further compliment this tour, we provide you with an experienced local guide and door to door pick-ups in a luxury vehicle with reclining seats and a USB port for each seat to charge your phones and cameras along the way. ITINERARY You will be picked up at 9am for a scenic country drive to Kenilworth, home of the famous Kenilworth Donut where you will enjoy a complimentary donut, and have free time to explore this popular little country village. Next we drive from the valley up into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where we will stand above a beautiful waterfall and absorb the picturesque of the valley below. We will then go for a wander through a rainforest buzzing with life and giant trees. A short ridgeline drive with panoramic views will get us to our lunch stop at a beautiful cottage cafe in the hinterland. Lunch and drink is included. We will then make our way back down into the valley to the famous Ginger Factory in time for your included experience. This will be either the Live Bee Show and Tasting, or the Factory Tour and Tasting, which you will choose when you book our tour. Each experience is about 40mins long. You will have plenty of time at The Ginger Factory after your chosen experience to do a second experience, explore, ride on the train, jump on the overboard boat ride, or visit Nutworks across the road. As this is a private tour, you have the option to leave the Ginger Factory earlier, if you wish. A short final drive will have you back to your accommodation at 4:30pm, in time for sunset and dinner.

Sunshine Coast: Sunday Sessions Distillery and Picnic Tour

10. Sunshine Coast: Sunday Sessions Distillery and Picnic Tour

Our most decadent and luxurious experiences takes Sunday Sessions to the next level. Situated behind The Big Pineapple, on the lawn of award winning Sunshine & Sons distillery, indulge in a 3hr picnic experience including cocktails, local beer and premium grazing boards, enjoying the serenity of the lush Hinterland landscape. Then watch the sunset in style as you cruise down stunning Mooloolaba River, indulging in the Coast's freshest local seafood and French champagne. Sunshine & Sons is one of the Sunshine Coasts' best kept secrets, you'll be close enough to see your cocktails being made at the cellar door, and far enough away to enjoy the serenity of the Hinterland's lush landscape. Tour the distillery and learn how they make their hand crafted spirits and hear the unique and funny stories behind their eye catching labels. Enjoy a tasting session that includes their Pineapple Parfait Gin, inspired by the 1970's desert once served at the Big Pineapple. Original Dry Gin, bursting with natural Australian botanicals. Mr Barista, an organic molasses spirit infused with coffee and macadamia nuts. Then head to the garden to enjoy cocktails and grazing platters in your beautiful picnic setting. Relax on our cushioned floor chairs and nibble on a selection of cold cuts, cheeses, fresh seasonal fruit, olives, nuts, dips and crackers. Then we take the sort but scenic coastal road to Mooloolaba where you'll be greeted by the crew from Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba. Enjoy the sights and excitement of the Mooloolaba Harbour, River & Canals on their fleet of luxury all-weather vessels, including Duffy, The Pacific Star and The Rum Runner. Twilight has its own special meaning to everyone, and at Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba it means relaxation, fresh local food and crisp, cold drinks. Unwind and flow into evening activities with a bottle of French champagne and a fresh seafood platter, while gliding effortlessly through the Mooloolaba Rivers’ magical scenery. The cruise takes you out to the river mouth to enjoy sensational, scenic views right down to Noosa the headland. Stop at the local Mooloolaba fish markets before continuing through the Mooloolaba Harbour, river & canals viewing our famous 'Fishing Fleet', pilot boats & recreational vessels. Head out to the river mouth to enjoy picturesque views of the bay of Mooloolaba, view Steve Irwin's marine research vessel 'Croc One’ and enjoy the sights of the Minyama mansions along Millionaires Row.

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I enjoyed this tour. It was relaxing. It’s quite an experience to see the river of mirrors. I took my 16 year old daughter and I joked that we were definitely the youngest on the tour. The description says we get anti pasto platters. We didn’t but we did get a delicious savoury scone each and a drink, which was lovely. The tour guide was knowledgeable and also humorous. We did see one bird. Lovely tour.

fun, interesting, and beautiful. i liked the fact that within the glades it will always be peaceful, regardless of the wild weather beyond. guide was great, and i appreciated the mimosa and antipasto.

Great guide, passionate about the environment great information and really interesting.

Bubbly, beer or soft drink on board and snacks after the trip, very good value.

Amaizing. Something different. Great value for money.