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Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

1. Sunshine Coast: Mooloolaba River Sunset Cruise

Unwind into the Mooloolaba evening with a cocktail or two and a selection of the catch of the day while sailing effortlessly through the magical scenery of the Mooloolah Rivers.  The cruise picks you up from Wharf Mooloolaba, and takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy scenic views right down to the Noosa headland.  Next stop is the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up the fresh catch of the day. You’ll then continue on a leisurely cruise through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, and then through the harbor and canals. The boat is fully licensed so you can purchase wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks all on board. And if you’d like to eat, A full à la carte menu is offered, using the fresh catch of the day picked up at the market.

Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

2. Mooloolaba: Sunshine Coast Sunset Canal Cruise

As the setting sun slowly slips behind the majestic Blackall Mountain Range to the west of Mooloolaba, cruise through the waterways. Watch as nocturnal wildlife begins to appear and bird calls welcome the evening. Listen to commentary from your onboard skipper. Grab some dinner to bring onboard and purchase drinks with the licensed on board bar. Head to the pier to meet your guide and group and hop aboard the vessel. Your skipper will provide commentary while the glass-fronted waterside mansions reflect the setting sun. Check out the fishing boats returning to the harbor with their fresh catch of prawns, crabs, and fish. The trip ends back at the wharf.

Sunshine Coast: Half-Day Coastal Craft Brewery Tour

3. Sunshine Coast: Half-Day Coastal Craft Brewery Tour

Sit back and relax as your guide takes you on a craft beer journey on the Sunshine Coast. Join a half-day tour to visit local breweries, where you'll have the opportunity to discover the brewing process from the local brewers and taste their creations. Get behind the scenes at 3 famous breweries on the Sunshine Coast, with stops at 3 out of the 4 following locations: 10 Toes, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Moffat Beach Brewery, or Sunshine Brewery, depending on availability. Sample a wide range of award-winning beers, such as lagers, pale ales, amber ales, IPA, and stouts. Your tour include a delicious lunch at one of the stops. At the end of your experience, you'll be dropped off back at your original start point.

Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Day Trip with Lunch & Dairy Visit

4. Sunshine Coast: Hinterland Day Trip with Lunch & Dairy Visit

Discover the awe-inspiring natural highlights of the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland in one day on this relaxing, no-hurry, no-hassle drive where you can soak up stunning views of the Glass House Mountains, view waterfalls and wander through giant 150 year old fig trees, fuelled up with coffee, pastries and a delicious lunch in a 1939 art deco country pub. A stress-free, delightful drive through the very best of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland welcomes you to the sparkling Gardener Falls and not one, but two, spectacular viewpoints showing you the sweeping hinterland landscapes of the Glass House Mountains. Enjoy a civilized artisan morning coffee and pastries in the quaint rural town of Maleny before discovering the sights and sounds of the giant 150 year old fig trees at Imbil State Forest. Lunchtime calls you to Kenilworth, a tiny town in the heart of the Mary Valley for a delicious lunch in a 1939 art deco country pub, and round off your relaxing day with free time at local cheesemaker Kenilworth Dairies.

Sunshine Coast: Country to Coast Luxury Day Tour

5. Sunshine Coast: Country to Coast Luxury Day Tour

Your experience begins with a quick stop at our favourite café to pick up a freshly brewed coffee or hot beverage of your choice, you'll head to Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co. The beautiful little town of Cooran is home to family owned Noosa Hinterland Brewing Co. Housed in a heritage listed building, the old Alfredson’s Joinery, pre-cut house workshop, this place is worth a visit on its own. This is a true microbrewery with the brew-kit and fermenters visible just over the bar. You’ll be visiting on a day that they’re not open to the public, so you’ll be able to pull up a stool at the bar and see the brewing process in action. Chat to the brewer or owner one-on-one with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discuss the beers. Learn about ingredients, taste profiles and the process for each of their unique brews. Then enjoy a tasting paddle with 4 beers chosen by the brewer for you. Learn the art of Mead making as passed down through the generations. Owners of Amrita Park Meadery will have you truly engaged as they take you through bee keeping, the benefits and history of Mead. Andy comes from a family with a long history of beekeeping and Mead making and has a passion for all things Mead. He has honed his skill as a mead maker over the years under the watchful eye and plenty of advice from his grandfather. Enjoy a guided tasting session in their unique tasting room before heading to the lawn for a morning tea of fresh baked goods and seasonal fruit. Sunshine & Sons Distillery has superb small batch spirits, award winning gin and newly released Nil Desperandum Rum. Tour the distillery and meet Maria and Sarah, their gleaming 6,000 and 2,500 litre Tasmanian artisan pot stills. Hand-made from the finest German copper and meticulously custom-designed to create stunning and complex flavour profiles. See the volcanic rock used to filter their Original Vodka and learn the unique and funny stories behind their eye catching labels. Enjoy an informative tasting session of their handcrafted spirits including Pineapple Parfait Gin, inspired by the 1970's desert once served at the Big Pineapple. Dry Gin, bursting with natural Australian botanicals. Mr Barista, an organic molasses spirit infused with coffee and macadamia nuts & Original Vodka. After the scenic coastal road, you'll be greeted at Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba. Twilight has its own special meaning to everyone, and to us it means relaxation, fresh local food & cold drinks. Unwind & flow into evening with a bottle of French champagne & a fresh seafood platter while enjoying the Mooloolaba Rivers’ magical scenery. The cruise takes you out to the river mouth to enjoy sensational, scenic views. Stop at the local fish markets before continuing through the Harbour & river viewing our famous 'Fishing Fleet', pilot boats & recreational vessels. Head out to the river mouth to enjoy picturesque views of the bay of Mooloolaba & enjoy the sights of the mansions on Millionaires Row.

Sunshine Coast and Noosa: Private Full-Day Tour

6. Sunshine Coast and Noosa: Private Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a fantastic full-day private tour of the Sunshine Coast. Avoid the hassle of traveling with a large tour group and enjoy the peace and serenity of exploring with close family or friends. Take complete control of your itinerary — decide what to do on the day or let your experienced tour guide/driver create a full itinerary for you based on your preferences. Here are some suggested itineraries you may choose from: Sunshine Coast Hinterland Enjoy a 1.7-kilometer walk through the rainforest, visit Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, enjoy lunch on the lakefront, go shopping in Montville, and visit the Ginger Factory and Nutworks. Noosa National Parks Enjoy a serene walk along the coast, take in panoramic views from Mount Tinbeerwah lookout, visit Noosa Botanic Gardens and the Ginger Factory and Nutworks, with a stop for lunch in a brewery. Wildlife and Rainforest See koala bears and kangaroos in Australia Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views of the Glasshouse Mountains from a scenic lookout, go shopping in Montville and walk through Mary Cairncross Rainforest. Markets and Gardens Shop for souvenirs at Eumundi Markets and visit the Nutworks and Ginger Factory. Stop for lunch at Flaxton Gardens before doing some retail therapy in Montville and enjoying afternoon tea at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Gympie Region Shop for souvenirs at Eumundi Markets, visit Gympie Historical Museum, have lunch in a historic train station and visit a vineyard or brewery in Dingo Creek.

Sunshine Coast: Sunday Sessions Distillery and Picnic Tour

7. Sunshine Coast: Sunday Sessions Distillery and Picnic Tour

Our most decadent and luxurious experiences takes Sunday Sessions to the next level. Situated behind The Big Pineapple, on the lawn of award winning Sunshine & Sons distillery, indulge in a 3hr picnic experience including cocktails, local beer and premium grazing boards, enjoying the serenity of the lush Hinterland landscape. Then watch the sunset in style as you cruise down stunning Mooloolaba River, indulging in the Coast's freshest local seafood and French champagne. Sunshine & Sons is one of the Sunshine Coasts' best kept secrets, you'll be close enough to see your cocktails being made at the cellar door, and far enough away to enjoy the serenity of the Hinterland's lush landscape. Tour the distillery and learn how they make their hand crafted spirits and hear the unique and funny stories behind their eye catching labels. Enjoy a tasting session that includes their Pineapple Parfait Gin, inspired by the 1970's desert once served at the Big Pineapple. Original Dry Gin, bursting with natural Australian botanicals. Mr Barista, an organic molasses spirit infused with coffee and macadamia nuts. Then head to the garden to enjoy cocktails and grazing platters in your beautiful picnic setting. Relax on our cushioned floor chairs and nibble on a selection of cold cuts, cheeses, fresh seasonal fruit, olives, nuts, dips and crackers. Then we take the sort but scenic coastal road to Mooloolaba where you'll be greeted by the crew from Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba. Enjoy the sights and excitement of the Mooloolaba Harbour, River & Canals on their fleet of luxury all-weather vessels, including Duffy, The Pacific Star and The Rum Runner. Twilight has its own special meaning to everyone, and at Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba it means relaxation, fresh local food and crisp, cold drinks. Unwind and flow into evening activities with a bottle of French champagne and a fresh seafood platter, while gliding effortlessly through the Mooloolaba Rivers’ magical scenery. The cruise takes you out to the river mouth to enjoy sensational, scenic views right down to Noosa the headland. Stop at the local Mooloolaba fish markets before continuing through the Mooloolaba Harbour, river & canals viewing our famous 'Fishing Fleet', pilot boats & recreational vessels. Head out to the river mouth to enjoy picturesque views of the bay of Mooloolaba, view Steve Irwin's marine research vessel 'Croc One’ and enjoy the sights of the Minyama mansions along Millionaires Row.

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What people are saying about Mooloolaba

We really enjoyed the trip. Staff on board were excellent, great personalities, sense of humour, knowledge & service with a smile. Will definitely recommend to others & we'll be back when we have visitors to the area.

Spacious interior, with large windows for unobstructed viewing, comfortable seating and exterior viewing platforms in front and back. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Amazing Experience Beautiful Sunsets Seafood was delicious wonderful staff great value We will be back .

relaxing trip,the right length, good food and beverages

Recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing night out