Secrets of the Hinterland

Get off the beaten track and uncover some of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets as you tour through the lush hinterland region. You’ll meet local producers, visit a farm gate, botanic garden and soak up the charm of mountaintop village, Montville. Your tour begins as you board your coach and make your way to the Upper Mary Valley in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, enjoying spectacular mountain views along the way. Here, you’ll visit Australia’s only certified organic feijoa farm, home to approximately 750 feijoa trees. Walk through the orchard then sit down for a morning tea of homemade feijoa cakes, muffins, organic tea and coffee. Next, travel through the rolling green hills to the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World. Wander through the gardens at your leisure, taking in the unique landscaping, idyllic rainforest surrounds and the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains in the background. Then, take a guided tour of Bird World, a walk-through aviary with a huge range of colourful birds from all around the world. Next, it’s off to the mountain top village of Montville, perched high up in the Blackall Ranges, where you'll have free time to explore the village, cafes and restaurants and wander through the boutique stores. At the end of the day you can return to the cruise ship knowing you’ve experienced a different side of the Sunshine Coast that few get to see. Special Notes: To ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes as you will encounter some gravel, inclined pathways and steps throughout your day. Please prepare for your day by wearing flat soled shoes. Expect to encounter some gravel, inclined paths and steps throughout your day. Return to the pier having discovered some of the most spectacular sights of the Sunshine coast.
  • Tour Code


  • Location

    Mooloolaba - Sunshine Coast

  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types


  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $119.99
    Children (12 & under) from $99.99

  • Snack included!


The hinterland and the views from the hinterland are spectacular, you will also need to capture the bird action at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.


Enjoy a casual morning tea featuring home made Feijoas cakes and muffins coupled with organic tea and coffee at the organic feijoa farm.

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water. The order of venues visited may vary.

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