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Sunshine Coast High Tea & Wine Small-Group Private Tour

1. Sunshine Coast High Tea & Wine Small-Group Private Tour

Travel in comfort through the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland on this half-day private gastronomical tour with several stops along the way, where you'll sample local chocolates and cheeses and indulge in a high tea fit for a queen. The first stop on the tour is Mapleton Falls. This scenic lookout offers amazing views over the Obi Obi Valley and the top of the lush rainforest canopy. Then enjoy a stop for an elegant high tea at the famous Flaxton Gardens. Look out at the amazing scenic views from the terrace. Choose from coffee, tea, sweets, and savories. Arriving at the Hinterland village of Montville, you'll make your way to the artisan chocolate workshop Chocolate Country and complete your own Belgian chocolate sampler box. Choose from exotic flavors like White Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate Double Espresso Shot, or Orange and Almond. Take time to stroll around the art galleries and boutiques brimming with local crafts before stopping by Maleny Cheese to sample the flavors that make up their range of boutique cheeses. Served on a platter with a selection of accompaniments, these handcrafted cheeses are made from pure local milk. Next up, pay a visit to The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard, which showcases custom wines from the Granite Belt region of Queensland: chardonnay, shiraz, merlot, and more. Identify the subtle aromas and notes found in the local vino. To end the day, take a few group snaps in the natural beauty of the Glass House Mountains, as seen from Mary Cairncross Rainforest Reserve. After all the indulgence, you'll want to head home for an afternoon nap.

Noosa: Private Hinterland Drinks Tour - Gin Beer Mead & Wine

2. Noosa: Private Hinterland Drinks Tour - Gin Beer Mead & Wine

This luxury private tour takes you to the Noosa Hinterland, where many of Noosa’s finest drinks are created and consumed at distilleries, breweries, a meadery, and winery. The best way to experience this on our all-inclusive luxury private Noosa Hinterland Drinks Tour. Treat yourself and your group to an all-inclusive day out to the best of Noosa Hinterland’s drink destinations. This all-inclusive luxury private tour includes a gin tasting, craft beer tasting, mead tasting*, premium wine tasting with cheese^, sightseeing and incredible scenic drives through the hinterland and Noosa’s hidden country villages. To further compliment this tour, we provide you with an expert 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. *Meadery is not open on Sundays, replaced with a drink at iconic Noosaville brewery. ^Winery is not open on Thursdays, replaced with a drink at iconic Noosaville brewery. ITINERARY You will be picked up at 11am or 12:30pm for a scenic country drive to the Noosa Hinterland where we will start our day with a mead tasting at a beautiful award-winning local estate, where the mead-making has been in this family for 3 generations. [Not included on Sundays. Our tour will start at the gin distillery in Pomona on Sundays, as per below. Same pick up time of 11am applies]. Next we will arrive in the heart of the Noosa Hinterland, Pomona, where the Noosa Shire was born & where one of the regions favourite gin distilleries will be awaiting our arrival for a gin-tasting or equivalent drink of your choice. You will have time to let the hair down at this wonderful destination & possibly go for wonder through the beautiful Pomona village. Food is available for purchase at the distillery & each venue we visit thereafter. We will then go deeper into the country to Noosa’s favourite vineyard, where you will indulge a premium wine tasting with a cheese platter for the group & appreciate the serenity of the surrounding grapevines and rolling hills. [Not included on Thursdays or 23-Dec to 1-Jan]. Our next stop is at the local’s favourite brewery, which is a true craft brewery established in a 90-year old historical joinery building with the picturesque backdrop of Mt Cooran. Here you will settle in & enjoy a beer-tasting paddle or equivalent drink or your choice, and possibly some live music. On Thursday & Sunday we will finish our tour with schooner or equivalent drink of your choice at one of Noosaville’s local brewery melting pots where you can sit back & take in the atmosphere or possibly get the feet tapping to some live music. If you’re having too much fun and want to stay, you are welcome to end the tour here and find your own way home at a later time. We will have you back to your accommodation by approximately 5:30pm (for the 11am tour) or 7pm (for the 12:30pm tour), in time for dinner.

Sunshine Coast: Distilleries Tour with Gin Tasting and Lunch

3. Sunshine Coast: Distilleries Tour with Gin Tasting and Lunch

Your Distillery Door Day Tour begins in the morning when our friendly and experienced driver will welcome you aboard our comfy, COVID-safe minibus. Fasten your seatbelt and select the perfect soundtrack for your day. We have chosen some of the region's finest distilleries for your morning tastings, starting at Sunshine & Sons, where we will arrive mid-morning. After spending an hour at this venue, we will hop back onto the minibus from where you can soak up the breath-taking beauty of the area as we head to our second distillery, Steampunk Distillery, set in tranquil surroundings. Next, it’s back to the bus for more magnificent scenery as we meander along the Sunshine Coast to conveniently arrive at our next stop just in time for lunch. Not only will you enjoy a delicious lunch at Paradise Rum, but also a tasting paddle of some of their uniquely distilled products. Once you’ve had plenty of time to enjoy your food and stretch your legs, we will spend the afternoon at our final stop to enjoy award-winning craft beers.

Brisbane: Personal Southeast Queensland Tour

4. Brisbane: Personal Southeast Queensland Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you'll begin your personal tour allowing your group to experience Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, and everywhere in between on your own terms. You can feel free to put together your own itinerary, or can instead opt for your guides to suggest some locations to suit your needs. Visit the historic sites of Brisbane, including the Brisbane Powerhouse, Petrie Terrace, Paddington, and Red Hill; or take a food-and-wine tour on the Sunshine Coast. Depending on the season you can visit Toowoomba during the Carnival of the Flowers, or choose to visit the tourist sites on the Gold Coast which are available year round. You will be in charge for the duration of your tour, with Southeast Queensland at your group's disposal. As your tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel or another designated point to enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunshine Coast: Private Wine, Beer & Whisky Tour with Lunch

5. Sunshine Coast: Private Wine, Beer & Whisky Tour with Lunch

This is a tour for beer, wine, and whisky lovers. Embark on a private trip by minivan to four locations to taste local, Sunshine Coast flavors. From a craft brewery to a 50s-inspired whisky joint, you have the chance to explore your taste buds on this tour. En route, tuck into a hearty German lunch or typical brewery fare to keep your energy levels up. Best of all, sit back and relax as you're driven from point to point. All you have to do is enjoy yourself with your friends and family. After a scenic drive at the foothills of the the Blackall Range, arrive at your first stop: the Clouds Vineyard. Taste their handcrafted wines and beers in the vineyard's barrel-shaped Tasting Hall before continuing to your next stop. Choose between two locations for lunch. Enjoy a hearty and award-winning German meal at King Ludwig's Restaurant & Bar, with a choice of tasty Teutonic beers as you gaze at the spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Alternatively, eat at Brouhaha Brewery, which shares its love for quality food and beer with its customers. Their seasonal menu is designed with minimal intervention to allow for the fresh Sunshine Coast produce to shine. Next, head back to the 1950s at Rick’s Garage, a vibrant retro diner with a specialist whisky bar and a laid-back atmosphere. When you’ve had time to discover your rockabilly roots, drive over to the last stop of the day, The Glasshouse Brewery. Enjoy a mouth-watering selection of house beers here. Try the Front & Line, a classic Aussie draught ale brewed in honor of healthcare workers, a sharp and fruity Raspberry Sour, a grassy Pilsner, and a whole ton of other classy brews. After you’ve totally chilled out, head back to your chosen drop-off point.

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: Kenilworth Donuts, Hinterland Lunch & Ginger Factory

7. 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: Private Craft Brewery Tour with Tastings

8. Sunshine Coast: Private Craft Brewery Tour with Tastings

Roll in comfort from brewery to brewery on this private craft brewery tour. Feel like a local and visit 3 breweries, tasting some of their best tipples and tucking into a freshly prepared lunch. Take away the stress of organizing transportation and let yourself be safely driven around in a minivan. Kick-off your tour mid-morning and relax on the short drive to the first brewery, or, if your group is feeling upbeat, bring your music to get the party started. Roll up to The Glasshouse Brewery, your first stop. Enjoy the cool, industrial vibe in the brewery's airy ceilings, wooden beams, and pallet-clad walls, as you tuck into a tasty beer tasting paddle. Enjoy the brewery's Front & Line, a classic Aussie draught ale, a sharp and fruity Raspberry Sour, a grassy Pilsner, and a whole ton of other classy brews. Jump back in the minibus for the short drive to your next stop, Your Mates Brewing Co. This uniquely successful craft brewery has an awesome backstory, an array of popular beers, and amazing food. Here, tuck into your freshly-prepared lunch with a taste of Larry, an Australian pale ale that was Your Mates’ first-ever beer – and voted the 4th most popular beer in all of Australia. After lunch, get back on the road to drive to your third and final stop, 10 Toes Brewery. Taste some of the brewery's core range, including thirst-quenching Hell Yes German-style lager, rich chocolatey Alter Ego, a vanilla porter, and Pipeline, bursting with the acidity of tropical fruits. After this leisurely chill-out stop, head back to your chosen drop-off point.

Queensland: Sunshine Coast Tour with Lunch and Drinks

9. 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 Mister Jones and Me Restaurant Enjoy a delicious lunch and time to relax. range. Enjoy a scenic drive 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. Visit Noosa Chocolate for your choice of premium chocolate to take home

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based on 26 reviews

We all had a wonderful time on Joel's tour. His knowledge and the places he shared with us were awesome. The food, tastings and sites of the Noosa surrounds were spectacular and showcased the best offerings that you would not find on your own. Joel was the perfect host on this tour and the bus was comfy and air conditioned. It was obvious the passion Joel has for what he does and it makes for an excellent and informative day - could not recommend this enough. Thanks Joel.