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Queensland Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Queensland Wine tasting & winery tours

Tamborine Mountain: Half-Day Local Winery Tour with Lunch

1. Tamborine Mountain: Half-Day Local Winery Tour with Lunch

Taste a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries on a guided tour. Get picked up from your hotel at around 10 AM. Admire the stunning mountain views as you are driven to your first stop: Hampton Estate Winery. Sample a variety of wines at the cellar door and learn about the winery's fascinating history. Then, climb back in the van and listen to your guide as they share their knowledge of the sights, sounds, and history of Tamborine Mountain. Next, stop at Witches Falls Winery, where you can sample a selection of locally made cheese along with your wine. Finally, visit Cedar Creek Estate Winery and its organic vineyard for another guided tasting. As part of the tour, indulge in a two-course lunch. Sample some of the best food this region has to offer. Along the route, stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the fresh mountain air. Choose to be dropped back at your hotel, the Fortitude Brewery, or the Gallery Walk.

Sunshine Coast: Scenic Food and Wine Tour with Tastings

2. Sunshine Coast: Scenic Food and Wine Tour with Tastings

This full-day tour combines the stunning scenery of the Sunshine Coast with some of the region’s finest local produce. After being collected from your coastal accommodation, you will head inland towards the lush subtropical hinterland. The first stop of the day is a scenic lookout to take in the stunning views of the National Heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, then onto the dairy town of Maleny where you will sample a selection of local and international cheese at Maleny Food Co. From Maleny, you will head to The Barrel, an iconic destination, shaped like a giant wine barrel on the grounds of Clouds Vineyard Maleny. There, you will enjoy a flight of wine, before heading to the quaint hinterland village of Montville via a scenic lookout. Once in Montville, enjoy free time to peruse in the shops and boutiques, pick up local hand-crafted items and breathe in the fresh mountain air. You will also visit Chocolate Country where you will receive a luxury handmade sampler box of chocolates (one per couple), before making the scenic return trip down the range via another stunning scenic lookout, back to your accommodation.

From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

3. From Port Douglas: Atherton Tablelands Food & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a food and wine tour from Port Douglas and taste some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Be taken through various contrasting landscapes from lush rainforests to stunning ochre Savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil allows farmers to grow many diverse crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus, and more which you will learn about once you taste your way around the region's food bowl.' Stop 1: Creamery Make your way to the first stop at a family-owned creamery in Emerald Creek. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of seasonal tropical fruits, pikelets, syrup, and homemade strawberry and blueberry jam. Taste 2 scoops of homemade ice cream and sorbet from the creamery as well. Stop 2: Jaques Family Coffee Plantation Enjoy a visit to a working coffee plantation all run on solar energy. Try a tasting paddle of coffee and tea matched with tasty treats whilst overlooking the coffee bushes. Stop 3: The Humpy The best place to go to for freshly harvested Atherton Tablelands produced straight from the growers. From vegetables to tropical fruits and hundreds of different varieties of nuts, dried fruits, locally made jams, and sauces. Taste some seasonal fruits and many different flavors of hot local peanuts and macadamia nuts. Stop 4: Lunch at The Australian Platypus Park The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. Take a wander down to see them in their magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavored handcrafted smoked products, combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spices. These tasty treats are all produced in-house using only the freshest quality ingredients and include Crocodile, Red Claw (Yabby), and Kangaroo with fresh local salads topped off with a ‘Tarzali Lakes’ boutique beer, Dragon Fruit cider, or Lemon Myrtle tea. Then enjoy Tropical fruit wine and liqueur tasting. Stop 5: Gallo Dairyland A fully operational dairy farm spread across 1000 acres of rich red volcanic soil with a gourmet cheese factory. Here, taste a selection of their delicious cheeses and homemade chocolates whilst gazing out over the picturesque landscape. Stop 6: Mt. Uncle Distillery Just down the road, arrive at Australian Distiller of the year 2017, Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland’s first distillery. Here you can taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits. Stop 7: Platypus Hut - Queensland wines and beers A unique 160-acre private property. Head down to 'the Platypus Hut' where you can sit in this tranquil setting as the sun goes down and watch for dive-bombing kingfishers and the elusive platypus (or dip your toes into the most beautiful mountain stream while tasting some Queensland wines and beer. Then, head down the Julatten range and be dropped back to your accommodation.

Lamington National Park, O'Reilly's and Vineyard Tour

4. Lamington National Park, O'Reilly's and Vineyard Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, head towards Lamington National Park. Located 1,000 meters above sea level, the park boasts rugged mountain scenery, waterfalls, caves, and one of the largest sections of subtropical rainforest on earth. Learn stories of the area, including the tragic Stinson plane crash, and experience some treetop canopy walking. Stop at the Canungra Valley Vineyard, situated in a beautiful location by a mountain stream. Sample the vineyard’s own sparkling wine and meet the property’s animals. See the variety of exotic birds and pet the cute alpacas.

Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

5. Brisbane: Tamborine Wine & Distillery Tour + 2 Course Lunch

The Vino Bus will pick you up from your home or holiday accommodation at approximately 09:00. From there, you will be driven in comfort to Tamborine Mountain in an air-conditioned mini bus while absorbing the spectacular views of rainforest and picturesque landscapes. Visit three award-winning wineries plus Tamborine Mountain's famous distillery.  Each venue will conduct group-guided private tastings, allowing you to try between 6 -10 varieties at each venue. If you like finishing the tour with some beer, you can switch to one of the wineries for a brewery on the day.  A delicious two-course lunch at one of the mountain's top wineries is included in your tour, as well as all of your tasting fees. Snacks and water are also included and available on the bus.  The Vino Bus's entertaining and knowledgeable guide will ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable experience while teaching you a thing or two along the way. Relax on the drive home, or chat to the new friends you've made, and then you will be dropped back at your pick-up point.

The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

6. The Gold Coast: Full Day Winery Tour

Experience the endless picturesque views from the Gold Coast to the unique wine trails of Mount Tamborine. This is a unique opportunity to sample a hand-picked selection of wines produced by seasoned winemakers and award-winning boutique wineries as you wind through the valleys.  You will be picked up from your hotel and your knowledgeable guide will take you through the valley. You will make a number of stops at family-run wineries where you can try guided tastings of multiple varieties of wine. The tour also includes a stopover at the famous Tamborine Mountain Distillery, where you will be invited to sample a selection of their world famous liquors. The tour also includes a sumptuous two-course lunch in the beautiful setting of a winery. Snacks and water will be provided on-board, as well as, a stop to indulge your cheese cravings at the Witches Cheese factory. Afterward, if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can also sample some of the delicious fudge at Granny Macs. 

From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

7. From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

STOP 1 Journey to the Atherton Tablelands which is located 1 hour’s drive from the city via the scenic Gillies Highway. Discover a cool highlands where you will sample a delicious breakfast of local produce and enjoy a special coffee or local tea at an 80-year old lakeside tea house over looking Lake Barrine crater lake surrounded by lush rainforest. STOP 2 Next, visit Nerada Tea Plantation situated on the scenic outskirts of Malanda. Here, you will be tasting several of the Plantation grown, single-origin teas, such as Plantation Fresh Black and Royal Devonshire, black tea with a hint of natural vanilla. The teas will be paired with a selection of local cheeses. Whilst enjoying your tastings, overlook the lush fields of Australia’s largest Tea Plantation. Keep your eyes peeled as you might just spot one of the resident Tree Kangaroos, too! STOP 3Enjoy lunch. The Australian Platypus Park is home to a thriving platypus population. Take a wander down to see them in their magnificent setting then sit down to enjoy flavored handcrafted smoked products, combined with a unique blend of local Australian native herbs and spices. These tasty treats are all produced in-house using only the freshest quality ingredients and include Crocodile, Red Claw (Yabby), and Kangaroo with fresh local salads topped off with a boutique beer, Dragon Fruit cider, Lemon Myrtle tea, and finish with a wine tasting of the Murdering Point tropical fruit wine range. STOP 4Arrive at Gallo Dairyland, a working dairy farm where we sample their hand-crafted chocolates and an opportunity to buy their cheeses. STOP 5The Humpy is the best place to go for freshly harvested produce straight from the growers. Marvel at the array of vegetables, tropical fruits, and hundreds of varieties of nuts, dried fruits, and locally produced jams and sauces. Enjoy some seasonal fruits and different hot peanuts and macadamia nuts, and get some time to browse to make any purchases. STOP 6 Continue to the Mount Uncle distillery to taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits. Wander around the stunning property nestled in coffee and banana plantations and meet the friendly animals. STOP 7 Move on to the Jacques Family coffee plantation and get an insight into the finer details of coffee, from the tree to the cup, Stroll through the coffee bushes and gardens, and end with a cup of Jacques coffee made just as you like it and served with homemade scones with jam and cream and sample some coffee liqueurs. Alternate stop: Rainforestation for local coffee and tea with fresh damper, Davidson plum jam, and cream.

From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

8. From Brisbane: Premium Full-Day Winery Tour

Join a fun and truly memorable small-group wine tour of the Gold Coast hinterland wine region. You’ll visit a selection of charming, boutique wineries, indulge in lunch at a winery, and hear stories and tidbits of local history, culture, and winemaking. This easy-going tour is sure to entertain as you discover and have new experiences while tasting some of the region's most celebrated wines. Your tour includes wine tastings, a 2-course lunch by an award-winning chef, optional cheese and fudge tastings, and transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The proposed itinerary of this winery tour includes visits to Hampton Estate Winery, Witches Falls Winery, Cedar Creek Estate Winery, and Tamborine Mountain Distillery with optional stops at scenic lookouts.

Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

9. Gold Coast: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast and Bubbly

Enjoy a panoramic morning ride with an expert crew, before toasting a glass of bubbly at breakfast and touring a vineyard. Start your morning with pickup in an air-conditioned bus from select Gold Coast hotels and head out to the launch site. Watch the impressive balloon inflate and snap some photos before taking flight. Take in panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline, hinterland, and surrounding mountain ranges. Once you gently touch back down, have a laugh with pack-up games before a short drive to the vineyard for a champagne breakfast on the veranda of the grand homestead. Toast a glass of bubbly and enjoy a delicious feast. Take some time afterwards to explore the vineyard and taste some other wines. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off, or opt to be dropped off at the theme park.

From Montville: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cheese & Wine Tour

10. 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.

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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.

Daniel our guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Pointing out bush good and interest info on the area we toured. Nice stop at the winery and alpaca farm at the end. Really enjoyable. Thank you.

An absolute brilliant day. Never thought of doing something like this before but Matt and the other participants were just great.

Southern Coast Tours took good care of us. The pristine Rain forest cannot be missed.

Amazing! really fun day out. Lots of information and activities.