Things to do in Maroochydore

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From Montville: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cheese & Wine Tour

1. From Montville: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cheese & Wine Tour

This tour takes in some beautiful scenery as we make our way up the range to our first stop at Flame Hill Vineyard, which is situated in the cooler climate region on the Blackall Range in Montville. Enjoy a private wine tasting with a platter of local cheeses while you take in the spectacular views of the estate and the coastline. The next stop is the Maleny Cheese Factory, where you can purchase a range of local cheeses made exclusively from local milk suppliers, along with a range of other tasty local produce from the region. We then take in the beautiful views of the Sunshine Coast and Glass House Mountains as we drive across the range to our lunch destination. This will either be Clouds at Montville or Brouhaha Brewery & Restaurant, depending on availability. Enjoy a delicious lunch with a range of tastings, or a glass of wine or beer, and relax in their beautiful restaurant. Our final stop is either at Clouds Vineyard in the iconic Big Wine Barrel or Sunshine & Sons Distillery near the Big Pineapple in Woombye. At Clouds Vineyard you will have the choice of a flight of wine or a tasting paddle of beer. Sunshine & Sons Distillery offer you a drink on arrival and a range of gin and vodka tastings.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Noosa Small Group Tour

2. 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. Continue past Gerrard's Lookout and marvel at the views of 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. You can purchase lunch 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.

Sunshine Coast: Shared Return Transfer to Eumundi Markets

3. Sunshine Coast: Shared Return Transfer to Eumundi Markets

Spend the day exploring Australia's largest outdoor market, Eumundi Markets. Ensure stress-free shopping and enjoy the enchanting experience of this world-renowned market. Pickup is available from Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin. Benefit from a return transfer service that will get you there nice and early so you can shop for the best local artisanal bargains and freshest delicacies on offer before the crowds arrive. Discover a range of arts, crafts, and tasty produce from some of Australia’s most talented artisans at seriously low prices. Browse the stalls, indulge in gourmet morsels to eat, or shop 'til you drop for art, handcrafted homeware, hand-built furniture, trendy ceramics, or funky fashion and jewellery. When you've filled up on local delicacies and finished shopping, relax with a massage, get your palm read, or listen to local musicians before heading back to your hotel in the afternoon.

Coolum Beach: 1.5 Hour Private Surf Lesson

4. Coolum Beach: 1.5 Hour Private Surf Lesson

The 1.5hr Private Surf lesson is catered to your individual needs. Get a group of friends together or have time with just you and your coach, we can help you choose the best time that suits you and surf conditions and get you out there enjoying the surf. Best surf is usually the mornings as the winds are lighter, with an incoming tide. Our experienced professional staff will meet you at our custom built surf truck in the main beach car park Tickle Park. This is where we will arrange your wetsuits or wet shirt choose the best equipment and head down to the beach from there. Its a short walk to beautiful Coolum Beach where you will experience the natural high of catching a wave. Coolum offers some of the warmest waters in Australia to surf in and is located on 90mins north of Brisbane.

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What people are saying about Maroochydore

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 50 reviews

I had a brilliant time on this wine & cheese tour! The pick up/drop off was nice and easy with a few different options to choose from and the air conditioned bus was perfect! The weather wasn’t particularly hot but the air con was still needed. Our driver was really helpful with ordering and flexible with our stop times but also keeping us all going! My favourite stop was the first at the wonderful Flame Hill vineyard - the views were gorgeous and the tasting delicious accompanied with some tasty local cheeses to compliment the wine. For foodies taking a holiday on the Sunshine Coast this is a must do experience! If you’re not a wine lover there were a few other options (softies at the first stop and beer and the second two).

A great way to explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for cheese & wine fans. A good plus to have a tour guide and bus so that everyone in the group could enjoy all of the tastings. Lovely day with coolish but bright weather to enjoy countryside views through the journey. Particularly liked the first stop with some great wine and cheeseboard. The wine guide helped take us through how to taste wine properly (useful for future!) and wine characteristics.

A well-curated tour exploring some key spots in Montville. Generous portions at each of the vendors, the only slight downer being lunch was a tad late and felt a bit rushed at this pit stop. Our tour guide Zoe was lovely, happy to share her knowledge and an easy-going tour leader. Highly recommend for craft beer and wine lovers!

Was picked up from my private accommodation. We stayed three hours in Eumundi, enough time to stroll around and eat. I liked that very much.

Easy bus transfer, fun markets and lovely little town.