Sunshine Coast Hinterland tours

Get away from the beach and be treated to beautiful scenery with these tour options.

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From the top of the Glasshouse Mountains to the waters of the Sunshine Coast everglades, there's much more to do on this part of Queensland's coast than go to the beach.

Teaming with wildlife and lush rainforests, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland should be on everyone's list to visit while in the area. We've taken a look at some of the best tour options available so that you can make the best decision when it comes to which is the right one for you.

Our top picks for hinterland tours from the Sunshine Coast

Departs fromVisitsHighlightsPriceBook with
Sunshine Coast (Noosa)Noosa HinterlandBushwalking adventure$125Viator
Sunshine Coast (Noosa)Noosa HinterlandHalf-day bushwalking tour, learn about wildlife and local plans, morning tea and trail snacks$125Get Your Guide
Sunshine Coast (Noosa)Noosa Biosphere ReserveBirdwatching and wildlife tour, morning tea and snacks (half-day option) or lunch (full-day option)$185Get Your Guide
Transport not includedGlasshouse MountainsAbeiling adventure in the Glasshouse Mountains$149RedBalloon

Sunshine Coast Hinterland things to do

The Sunshine Coast also boasts a green backdrop, spanning from the towering Glass House Mountains to the natural beauty of the rainforests and waterfalls around Maleny and Mapleton. Don’t miss the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk which takes four days in total, but can also be split into shorter walks. The route passes through rainforest and waterfalls, and you can even camp along the way.

Explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and visit Australia Zoo from $164 per person on Or enjoy the foodie-themed tour, Taste of the Hinterland Day Trip from Noosa, which takes you up to the hinterland to discover regional produce, with lunch included – available from $139 per person on Viator.

Where are the hinterland attractions from Sunshine Coast?

From the Sunshine Coast, expect the following driving distances to get to the area's local attractions. Some of the below are also within easy reach of the Gold Coast and Brisbane. If you're going on a multi-stop trip along the Queensland coast, some places may be more easily accessed from those areas.

  • Tamborine Mountain: 40km
  • Lamington National Park: 50km
  • Mount Coot-tha Forest: 85km
  • Glass House Mountains: 150km
  • Maleny: 170km
  • Blackall Range: 180km

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