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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Highlights Tour: Discover Maleny and Montville

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Explore the very best of Sunshine Coast Hinterland with its breathtaking views and cultural richness...

Explore the very best of Sunshine Coast Hinterland with its breathtaking views and cultural richness...


  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Glass House Mountains: Experience the dual wonders of stunning mountain views and a tranquil rainforest, offering a deep connection with nature’s majesty.
  • Maleny and Montville Artisan Charm: Delve into Maleny and Montville, towns rich in arts and crafts, offering a unique opportunity to explore and engage with the local culture independently.
  • Gerrard’s and Mapleton Falls Lookout Panoramic Views: From Gerrard’s Lookout, take in the expansive beauty of the Sunshine Coast, a moment to truly appreciate the region’s scenic splendour.
  • Flexibility & Personal Exploration: Enjoy the freedom to explore, whether it’s choosing to join the group for an optional lunch or discovering Montville’s quaint shops and eateries at your own pace.

Choose your Sunshine Coast pick-up spot and we’ll collect you and your group in our comfortable COVID-safe air-conditioned minibus. We’ll drive you in luxury through the spectacular scenery of the Sunshine Coast to the hinterland town of Maleny, high in the iconic Blackall Range.

You’re free to roam through the tranquil beauty of the Maleny Botanic Gardens, 18 acres of waterfalls, lakes and gardens planted with a heady mix of native and exotic flora.

When you’ve refreshed yourself with a Devonshire tea at the Garden’s friendly cafe, it’s time to head over to the awe-inspiring Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Lose yourself in the sights and sounds of this subtropical rainforest; spot some of the 141 species of birds that flit through the canopy; discover the breathtaking range of bugs, beetles and butterflies that are the hardest workers of the rainforest. It’s an unforgettable experience for bird and bug enthusiasts and for normal people alike.

Then it’s just a short drive up to Clouds the Barrel Vineyard for a delicious lunch. You’ll enjoy incredible locally produced food with an optional glass of wine. A perfect end to a perfect day.

Don’t forget to bring comfortable footwear as the Rainforest Trail can be uneven, and a jumper as the Rainforest can be cooler than the coast because it’s higher up. It’s just science.


  • Mary Cairncross Scenic Rainforest Reserve and Glass House Mountains Lookout Start your journey at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Rainforest Reserve, with stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and an immersive rainforest experience.
  • Dairy Town of Maleny Explore the charming town of Maleny, known for its vibrant arts scene and unique shops. Enjoy a 30-minute stroll among local craftspeople and picturesque surroundings.
  • Clouds the Barrel Montville (Friday & Sunday Only) While others indulge in a wine-tasting session, relax with a non-alcoholic beverage and enjoy the vineyard's serene atmosphere. You can join the wine tasting last minute if you wish.
  • Gerrard’s Lookout Take in panoramic views from Gerrard's Lookout, capturing the essence of the Sunshine Coast from a majestic height.
  • OPTIONAL Lunch at Secrets on the Lake Decide whether to join the group for lunch at Secrets on the Lake, with panoramic views of Lake Baroon. Check out the sample menu for delightful options.
  • Montville Village If you opt out of the group lunch, explore Montville Village at your leisure. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, browse boutiques, and choose your own lunch spot amid scenic surroundings.
  • Mapleton Falls Lookout End your tour with breathtaking views of the Obi Obi Valley from Mapleton Falls Lookout. This serene spot offers a majestic overlook of the rainforest canopy, perfect for a tranquil close to your adventurous day.
Adult $175.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $95.00 (Aged 3-14 years)
Infant 0-2 yrs $0.00 (Aged 0-2 years)

What's included

  • Explore Spectacular Vistas: Three Iconic Lookouts
  • Marvel at the heritage-listed Glass House Mountains
  • Free time to explore Maleny and Montville villages
  • Visit Montville and select your own lunch venue (own expense)
  • Accommodation pick-up and drop-off


  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


  • Sunshine Coast
  • Queensland


  • Accessibility Parts of the gardens may be a little challenging to access via wheelchair due to the steepness of the roads. We highly recommend hiring an electric golf cart to transport you easily around the garden to enjoy all the sights and sounds. Buggy Hire at Maleny Botanic Gardens (from $34 per buggy).

Available Bookings from 15 Jul to 28 Jul 2024

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  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant 0-2 yrs Free of Charge

  • Adult$140.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant 0-2 yrs Free of Charge

  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant 0-2 yrs Free of Charge

  • Adult$140.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant 0-2 yrs Free of Charge

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