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$109.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup at the Jen Hotel in Brisbane followed by a one-hour drive in an air-conditioned minivan to reach the legendary Australia Zoo. Enjoy about four hours on your own to explore the fascinating exhibits at Australia Zoo. The newest exhibit, Africa, features spacious plains like the African Savannah where rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and other exotic animals live. Get close views of Sumatran felines at the Tiger Temple, and feel your heart race as crocodiles emerge from clear water pools during the Crocoseum show. From time to time, handlers walk animals through the park, giving you the opportunity for an up-close encounter. You can also participate in a Birds of Prey experience or meet Outback stars like the dingo, wombat, lemur and tortoise. You can even hand-feed kangaroos and pat a cuddly koala. Check the schedule for the day’s shows and demonstrations.After an exciting morning with the animals, meet your guide for the 30-minute journey to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Enjoy mountain scenery and a cooler climate as you approach the town of Montville, which sits at 1,310 feet (400 meters) above sea level. Admire the town’s eye-catching architecture as you walk the streets lined with art galleries, wineries, and restaurants. There is even enough time to pop into boutiques selling items such as handmade candy, cheese, clothing and crafts. Then continue down the road to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Your guide leads you on an optional walk through the rain forest’s towering trees and vibrant plant life. Looking across the Hinterlands, snap photos of the Glass House Mountains and views that extend all the way to the Coral Sea. Return to your starting point in Brisbane in the early evening at the end of your 9-hour tour.

$80.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Noosa and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Trip from Brisbane

Experience of the best of Noosa and the magnificent Sunshine Coast Hinterland in a day! A visit to Australia’s famous Noosa Heads is a must! Spend over an hour and half relaxing and exploring the Noosaville and Noosa Heads, including famous Hastings Street and its exclusive fashion boutiques and cosmopolitan restaurants. Stroll along the boardwalk of the stunning Noosa Beach and take in the spectacular scenery of the National Park and Laguna Bay. Included is a ferry trip along the beautiful Noosa River to the heart of Noosa.Depart Noosa in the afternoon to tour through some of the most picturesque scenery of the Hinterland. Stroll the quaint Montville village, known as 'The Creative Heart of the Sunshine Coast' and enjoy the atmosphere of the specialty shops and galleries.Complete the day with a great photo opportunity at Mary Cairncross Park. Take a guided rainforest walk and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Glass House Mountains and the ocean.

$69.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Choose from two variations of this full-day tour that travels by air-conditioned minivan with a knowledgeable guide. Both options start with morning pickup at the Jen Hotel in Brisbane for a 1.5-drive to the Eumundi Markets. Depending on which tour you select, you’ll have either 40 minutes or two hours at the open-air market. Browse more than 600 stalls that offer furniture, handcrafted toys, household items, one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing by local designers, and more. If you work up an appetite, choose from a range of tasty ready-to-eat dishes, fresh salads, fresh-baked breads, local cheeses, homemade chocolates, cakes and quality coffees. After the market, embark on the next leg of your journey (itinerary options are listed below). Eumundi, Noosa & Hinterland: Spend 40 minutes at the Eumundi Markets then take a short drive to Noosa, where you can explore the relaxed coastal resort town's boasts superb beaches, stylish restaurants and bars for 1.5 hours. You can walk along the beach and boardwalk to watch the surfers, or take in the fashionable shops along Hastings Street. Your tour includes a ferry ride on the Noosa River that takes you into the heart of town. Keep your camera handy for photo ops of Noosa National Park and Laguna Bay. In the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, less than an hour’s drive from Noosa, mountain roads lead to the town of Montville, located at 1,310 feet (400 meters) above sea level. Admire the town’s architecture, with Tudor, Irish and English cottages that sit next to Swiss- and Bavarian-style chalets. Stroll the streets lined with art galleries, restaurants, wineries, cheese factories and small shops that sell items such as handmade candy, clothing and cuckoo clocks. Other notable sights include an old mill with water-wheel and panoramic views over the coastal plain. Once you have explored Montville, continue a few more minutes down the road to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. You can opt to take a leisurely guided walk through the rain forest, gazing up at towering trees and across the Hinterlands at the stunning topography of the Glass House Mountains. Throughout the day, your guide shares the history of the places you visit and tips on the best spots to check out. At the end of your 9-hour tour, you're returned to your starting point in Brisbane. Eumundi & Hinterland:This tour spends three hours at the Eumundi Markets and does not go to Noosa. After perusing the wares at Eumundi Markets, you’ll meet your guide and drive a half hour to reach Montville. From here, the tour continues as above and returns to Brisbane in the early evening.

$348.86 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Queensland Food Tour: Farm-to-Table Indulgence

You will begin your experience by being picked up in a premium vehicle for your drive up the coast. As we make our way north, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious delights and refreshments in your welcome pack, whilst taking in the scenery.To ensure you really get a chance to take in the countryside, we will be stopping off at a beautiful vantage point on the way to our first farm-to-table entree stop. These entrees of local ingredients will be beautifully paired with wine.The next stop will take you on a scenic drive into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. You will enjoy your main course with wine at an award-winning and highly celebrate restaurant on a beautiful country property.You will get to take in the quaintness of a cute country town and enjoy delicious handmade luxury chocolates and coffee for a quick dessert stop.To cap off your experience, we will head up the coast towards Noosa where we will have one last stop for a cocktail and delicious savoury nibbles overlooking the water.This experience will be lead by a local knowledgeable host who will not only guide you through the different areas you’ll be travelling through, the venues, food and beverages you will enjoy, but will also share interesting local facts and stories with you.Throughout the day you will be driven around in premium private transportation and picked up and dropped off at the airport, your home or accommodation.This tour can be booked both for a private and small group public tours (2 to 8 people).ADDITIONAL NOTESWe only visit venues that we’ve tried before who have an excellent reputation, fresh seasonal produce, and consistently deliver exceptional food and service.All food and beverages will vary slightly depending on what is seasonally available, as well as to meet your specific tastes and dietary requirements.

$116.78 Day Trips & Excursions

Australia Zoo and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane

Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup at the Jen Hotel in Brisbane followed by a one-hour drive in an air-conditioned minivan to reach the legendary Australia Zoo. Enjoy about four hours on your own to explore the fascinating exhibits at Australia Zoo. The newest exhibit, Africa, features spacious plains like the African Savannah where rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and other exotic animals live. Get close views of Sumatran felines at the Tiger Temple, and feel your heart race as crocodiles emerge from clear water pools during the Crocoseum show. From time to time, handlers walk animals through the park, giving you the opportunity for an up-close encounter. You can also participate in a Birds of Prey experience or meet Outback stars like the dingo, wombat, lemur and tortoise. You can even hand-feed kangaroos and pat a cuddly koala. Check the schedule for the day’s shows and demonstrations. After an exciting morning with the animals, meet your guide for the 30-minute journey to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Enjoy mountain scenery and a cooler climate as you approach the town of Montville, which sits at 1,310 feet (400 meters) above sea level. Admire the town’s eye-catching architecture as you walk the streets lined with art galleries, wineries, and restaurants. There is even enough time to pop into boutiques selling items such as handmade candy, cheese, clothing and crafts. Then continue down the road to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Your guide leads you on an optional walk through the rain forest’s towering trees and vibrant plant life. Looking across the Hinterlands, snap photos of the Glass House Mountains and views that extend all the way to the Coral Sea. Return to your starting point in Brisbane in the early evening at the end of your 9-hour tour.

$80.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Eumundi Markets and Sunshine Coast Day Trip from Brisbane (Noosa optional)

Choose from two variations of this full-day tour that travels by air-conditioned minivan with a knowledgeable guide. Both options start with morning pickup at the Jen Hotel in Brisbane for a 1.5-drive to the Eumundi Markets. Depending on which tour you select, you’ll have either 40 minutes or two hours at the open-air market. Browse more than 600 stalls that offer furniture, handcrafted toys, household items, one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing by local designers, and more. If you work up an appetite, choose from a range of tasty ready-to-eat dishes, fresh salads, fresh-baked breads, local cheeses, homemade chocolates, cakes and quality coffees. After the market, embark on the next leg of your journey (itinerary options are listed below). Eumundi, Noosa & Hinterland: (if NOOSA option chosen) Spend 40 minutes at the Eumundi Markets then take a short drive to Noosa, where you can explore the relaxed coastal resort town's boasts superb beaches, stylish restaurants and bars for 1.5 hours. You can walk along the beach and boardwalk to watch the surfers, or take in the fashionable shops along Hastings Street. Your tour includes a ferry ride on the Noosa River that takes you into the heart of town. Keep your camera handy for photo ops of Noosa National Park and Laguna Bay. In the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, less than an hour’s drive from Noosa, mountain roads lead to the town of Montville, located at 1,310 feet (400 meters) above sea level. Admire the town’s architecture, with Tudor, Irish and English cottages that sit next to Swiss- and Bavarian-style chalets. Stroll the streets lined with art galleries, restaurants, wineries, cheese factories and small shops that sell items such as handmade candy, clothing and cuckoo clocks. Other notable sights include an old mill with water-wheel and panoramic views over the coastal plain. Once you have explored Montville, continue a few more minutes down the road to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. You can opt to take a leisurely guided walk through the rain forest, gazing up at towering trees and across the Hinterlands at the stunning topography of the Glass House Mountains. Throughout the day, your guide shares the history of the places you visit and tips on the best spots to check out. At the end of your 9-hour tour, you're returned to your starting point in Brisbane. Eumundi & Hinterland:This tour spends three hours at the Eumundi Markets and does not go to Noosa. After perusing the wares at Eumundi Markets, you’ll meet your guide and drive a half hour to reach Montville. From here, the tour continues as above and returns to Brisbane in the early evening.

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