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Rainforests, Views & Montville Village Day Tour inc. 2-Course Lunch


Explore enchanting rainforests, soak up incredible views, and indulge in Sunshine Coast delicacies on this amazing full-day tour which stops at two scenic lookouts, Mary Cairncross and Montville!


  • Comprehensive tour to explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
  • Explore a native rainforest learning about the unique flora and fauna
  • Check out the delightful shops and boutiques of Montville
  • Visit the Blackall Range to see the Glass House Mountains
  • Soak up stunning panoramic views from Gerrard’s & Mapleton Falls Lookout
  • Indulge in a delicious complimentary 2-course lunch

Lose yourself in the spectacular beauty of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Region as you discover the Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, tranquil seas and Montville Village on an epic full day tour.

Beginning with a convenient pick up, we head to a stunning subtropical rainforest set on 55 hectares, otherwise known as Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

Explore 1.7km of this pristine rainforest with your guide and learn all about its unique flora and fauna, and then we stop at the delightful and quirky Montville Village.

Spend a bit of time exploring the boutique shops before we head to Gerrards lookout, offering spectacular views of Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island.

Next up is a delicious 2 course gourmet lunch, which will either be in the rainforest near Lake Baroon at “Secrets on the Lake” which is a popular foodie destination offering panoramic views of Lake Baroon, or “The Edge Café Bar and Restaurant” in Montville which is equally as delightful offering panoramic views of the Sunshine coastline.

The highlight is the next stop at Mapleton Falls lookout, a hidden gem in the Hinterland region, offering amazing views over the Obi Obi Valley and the lush rainforest canopy, after which you'll be dropped back to your accommodation late afternoon in time for a rest before dinner.


  • The Ginger Factory: Learn how they grow, harvest and turn Ginger into yummy foods on an optional tour of the Factory or ride the Ginger Train. You can wander through the spectacular garden filled surroundings and shop at the speciality stores for a wide range of delicious foods.
  • Mapleton Falls Lookout: The highlight of the day for many, a hidden treasure in the Hinterland, this scenic lookout offers stunning views over the lush rainforest canopy and Obi Obi Valley.
  • Montville Village: Enjoy some free time to explore the quaint and quirky boutique shops that make up this picturesque village.
  • Gourmet Lunch: “The Edge Café Bar and Restaurant” in Montville is where you will enjoy a delicious 2-course meal whilst taking in the panoramic views over the Sunshine Coast.
  • Chocolate Country: Specialising in producing handmade, gourmet chocolates since 1993! Here you will be treated to a luxury sampler box (one per couple) of four chocolates which you can take with you to enjoy later.....if you can resist the temptation!
  • Gerrard’s Lookout: Located high on the hinterland, this lookout boasts views over the coastline to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island.
  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Rainforest Reserve & Lookout: Travelling through the Blackall Range, we stop at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, set in 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the stunning Glass House Mountains. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the pristine rainforest or sit back and relax with a coffee!
Adult $195.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $115.00 (Aged 3 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0-2 years)

What's included

  • Entry Mary Cairncross Rainforest Reserve
  • Free time to explore Montville village
  • Delicious 2-course gourmet lunch
  • Free entry Ginger Factory
  • Sample of Handmade Belgian Chocolate
  • Comprehensive tour to explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland


  • The duration of this experience is 1 days


  • Pick up from your accommodation - please see times and locations below.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Pick-up available from hotels and apartments located in the following areas:

    Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree, Coolum, Twin Waters, Marcoola, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Noosaville, Tewantin

    Pick-up Times:

    Mooloolaba - 8:00 am

    Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree - 8:15 am

    Twin Waters, Marcoola, Coolum - 8:30 am

    Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach - 8:40 am

    Noosa - 8:50 am

    Noosaville / Tewantin - 9:00 am

    Drop-off at accommodation approximately 5:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Please Note: There is a minimum of 2 persons required for the trip to depart. Single bookings are waitlisted to be confirmed. .

Available Bookings from 01 Jul to 07 Jul 2022

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  • Adult$145.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$94.00
  • Infant Free

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Andrew McLean from New Zealand wrote on 25 August 2019

Fantastic Day Out !!!!

This Day just went from Great to Fantastic....Geoff, our Tour Guide was experienced, extremely knowledgeable of the areas we visited, relaxed, classy & very well spoken....The Day was not rushed, well planned & very enjoyable....All of the places we saw were fantastic & lunch at Secrets just blew me away..... I would Definitely recommend this Tour.... Without a doubt.... We WILL be doing that Tour again !!!!!

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From Rainforests, Views & Montville Village Day Tour inc. 2-Course Lunch

Thank you so much for writing a review, super glad you had a great experience. We hope to see you again!

Jennifer Sheraton from Australia wrote on 21 April 2022

Fantastic service on this tour

We had a fantastic day with Jeff as our tour guide. We are locals but we got to explore places we have never been to and learnt about more places we want to explore in the future. Jeff was a very knowledgable guide and gave us some great information and was also respectful and gave us time together alone. We were very lucky to be the only 2 people on the tour. I highly recommend any tour with Coast to Hinterland Tours and we would happily do another one.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience Jennifer, much appreciate and we are glad you took something positive away from the day with Geoff on tour.

lisam18 from New Zealand wrote on 19 October 2019

Montville day trip

Amazing day out, tour guide very friendly and helpful,

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So glad you had a great day out...till next time :)

Kelvin Chivige from Australia wrote on 04 January 2019

Great Way to see Attractions

These guys do a stellar job, everything so well organised. They show up on time to pick you up and everything is as promised. Jeff and Mark are great tour guides, very knowledgeable about the hinterlands. Full of interesting aboriginal stories/legends that explain the landscape. A must do tour!

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