Dive into the Sunshine Coast’s Culinary Charms
The Sunshine Coast isn’t just famous for its pristine beaches and sparkling waters. Nestled within its hinterlands lies a culinary treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Join us for an unmatched food and wine tour, expertly designed for those with discerning palates.
Your journey will begin in Maleny, a quintessential dairy town that is nothing short of a painter’s dream. As you traverse its picturesque streets, we ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in some of the finest cheeses the region has to offer at Maleny Food Co. Here, a delightful tasting board awaits, garnished with gourmet condiments from quince jam to crusty sourdough, setting the tone for the gourmet day that lies ahead.
As the gentle highs of the dairy dissipate, we ascend the taste ladder to the award-winning wines at The Barrel @ Clouds Vineyard. Unravel the intricate notes of local wines, while our expert guides illuminate the rich history of viniculture in the region.
Lunchtime introduces you to the crème de la crème of our tour: a gourmet two-course meal. Depending on availability, you will either be treated at Secrets on the Lake, nestled amidst a serene rainforest beside Lake Baroon, or at The Edge Café Bar and Restaurant in Montville. Both venues offer panoramic views, either of Lake Baroon or the Sunshine Coast, ensuring your meal is complemented with sights as spectacular as the flavors on your plate.
The day is far from over as we then whisk you away to Chocolate Country. Since 1993, this establishment has been enchanting locals and tourists alike with its handmade Belgian chocolates. As part of the tour, indulge in a luxury handmade sampler box that you can either enjoy immediately or save for later.
We then navigate to Montville, a village that seems to have leapt straight out of a postcard. After savoring some wine, you’re free to roam around, popping into quaint shops or simply drinking in the refreshing mountain air.
Our journey concludes at Mapleton Falls National Park, where a stunning lookout awaits. Drink in the views of the Blackall Range and the expansive Obi Obi Valley before we head back, ensuring your day is etched in your memory forever.
- The tour isn’t wheelchair accessible but is stroller-friendly.
- Operates in all weather conditions; dressing appropriately is advised.
- Service animals are allowed.
- Near public transport with infant seats available.
- Dietary options: (GFA) Gluten-free, (VA) Vegetarian, and (VGA) Vegan. Other dietary requirements can be catered to.
- Tour accommodates a maximum of 13 travelers.
- Operated by Coast to Hinterland Tours.
Embarking on this tour isn’t just about satiating your taste buds. It’s a holistic experience, melding scenic views, cultural insights, and gourmet delights into one unforgettable day. So, are you ready to discover the Sunshine Coast like never before?