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Glass House Mountains Day Tours to See Queensland?s Most Stunning Scenery

Want to add a Helicopter Flight? See option 2 below!

Just a short drive from Brisbane, our beautiful mountain range Day Tours have something to offer everyone.

 

Day Tours that let you see the best of the best.

Mix and match from the options below to create your own

personalised Day Tour.

 

Feel like a movie star as you sink into the luxury Lugano leather seats and stretch out in complete comfort behind privacy glass in one of our prestige Mercedes Benz V250 vehicles.

 

With panoramic views, a fully air-conditioned passenger compartment and ample legroom you will be treated to five-star, personalised service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff who know our destinations intimately.

 

You'll feel as though you have been out with trusted friends for the day. We'll make your Day Tour memorable for all the right reasons.

 

Choose from one of our options below, or mix and match to create your own Day Tour Experience.

 

 

Option 1 - Standard Day Tour  **Changes are being made to this itinerary due to a change in trading hours for Maleny Botanic Gardens. Please contact us with any enquiries for this tour.**

Pick up from Brisbane City hotels will be between 8:00 - 8:15 am. We then head north towards the Sunshine Coast hinterland for a day that includes stunning mountain and rainforest scenery, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World and shopping in the mountain village of Montville.

 

Sit back and relax as we pass the Glass House mountains, a group of rugged volcanic peaks on our way to Maleny. Our staff will share the Aboriginal legend that explains the geological formation of this area.

 

Our first stop will be at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Here we will enjoy a Devonshire Tea (fresh scones and tea or coffee) for morning tea before some free time to explore the sculpted, layered gardens featuring walking paths, ponds and waterfalls, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Glass House Mountains. There is also an option to join the guided aviary tour for an additional $15.00 per person. This is a walk-through aviary covering 1,500 m2 over two levels, with a wide variety of bird species from Australia and overseas. This experience is not to be missed. You can have the birds sit on your arm, if you wish.

 

We will then travel to nearby Montville, which will be our lunch destination. With over 100 boutique retail outlets in the main street (many in historic buildings), you will have the opportunity to explore art galleries, antique and souvenir shops, as well as fashion retailers. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants where you can also enjoy a lunch break. 

 

We then drive to Maroochydore for some beach views before stopping off at a very unusual pub for our afternoon tea break.

 

We then wind our way back into the hinterland to a scenic lookout for a closer view of the mountains before heading back to Brisbane.

 

Drop off at your hotel will be between 5:00 - 5:30 pm.

 

We also offer trips to Mount Tamborine to complete your experience of South East Queensland.

 

Finer details of our Glass House Mountains Day Tours

Price: $275.00 per person (Includes entry to Maleny Botanic Gardens as well as morning tea and afternoon tea).

 

Optional entry to Bird World is an additional $15.00 per person.

 

Lunch is at guests' own expense.

 

Tour Times: Depart 8:00 - 8:15 am. Return: 5:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Driving Time: approx. 4 hours Distance covered: approx. 255 km

 

This tour is available Monday to Saturday.

 Glass House Mountains

 

Option 2 - Day Tour with Helicopter Flight

 

Pick up from Brisbane City hotels will be between 8:00 - 8:15 am. We then head north towards the Sunshine Coast hinterland for a day that includes rainforest scenery, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World and shopping in the mountain village of Montville.

 

Sit back and relax as we pass the Glass House Mountains, a group of rugged volcanic peaks on our way to Maleny.

 

Our first stop will be at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Here we will enjoy a Devonshire Tea (fresh scones and tea or coffee) for morning tea before some free time to explore the sculpted, layered gardens featuring walking paths, ponds and waterfalls, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Glass House Mountains. There is also an option to join the guided aviary tour for an additional $15.00 per person. This is a walk-through aviary covering 1,500 m2 over two levels, with a wide variety of bird species from Australia and overseas. This experience is not to be missed. You can have the birds sit on your arm, if you wish.

 

We will then travel to nearby Montville, which will be our lunch destination. With over 100 boutique retail outlets in the main street (many in historic buildings), you will have the opportunity to explore art galleries, antique and souvenir shops, as well as fashion retailers. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants where you can also enjoy a lunch break.

 

We then drive to Maroochydore for some beach views on our way to our Airways Aviation helicopter flight at Caloundra Airport. Choose the Beach Cruise or upgrade to the Glasshouse Mountains Dreamtime Tour to view amazing scenery from the air.

 

We then stop off at a very unusual pub for our afternoon tea break before winding our way back into the hinterland to a scenic lookout for a closer view of the Glass House Mountains before heading back to Brisbane.

 

Drop off at your hotel will be between 5:00 - 5:30 pm.

 

Price:    $410.00 per person    (Includes entry to Maleny Botanic Gardens - Optional entry to Bird World is an additional $15.00 per person, morning and afternoon tea, and 15 min. Beach Cruise, helicopter flight) 

 

Upgrade to 24 min Glasshouse Mountains Dreamtime Tour flight  for an extra $70.00 per person.

 

Tour Times:  Depart 8:00 - 8:15 am. Return: 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Driving Time:  approx. 4.25 hours     Distance covered: approx. 270 km

 

This tour is available Monday to Saturday.

 

Option 3 - Glass House Mountains Day Tour - Hinterland

 

Pick up from Brisbane City hotels will be between 8:00 - 8:15 am. We then head north towards the Sunshine Coast hinterland for a day that includes rainforest and mountain scenery, Maleny Botanic Gardens and shopping in the mountain village of Montville.

 

Sit back and relax as we pass the Glass House Mountains, a group of rugged volcanic peaks on our way to the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

 

Our first stop will be The Lookout Café for our morning tea. Here you can select from an enticing array of homemade cakes and slices to enjoy with your tea or coffee. We will then stop at the Glass House Mountains Lookout for a panoramic view of the mountains that make up this heritage listed National Landscape.

 

We will then wind our way through the mountains to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. This 52 hectare reserve of natural rainforest contains a remarkable array of native flora and wildlife. There is a 1.7km circuit which is wide and level and is suitable for all fitness levels. This is truly an awe-inspiring, beautiful walk.

 

Our next stop is Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Here we will enjoy some free time to explore the sculpted, layered gardens featuring walking paths, ponds and waterfalls, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Glass House Mountains. There is also an option to join the guided aviary tour for an additional $15.00. This is a walk-through aviary covering 1,500 m2 over two levels, with over 500 birds from Australia and overseas.

 

We will then travel to nearby Maleny, which will be our lunch destination, before heading on to the mountain village of Montville. With over 100 boutique retail outlets in the main street (many in historic buildings), you will have the opportunity to explore art galleries, antique and souvenir shops, as well as fashion retailers. We will have our afternoon tea stop here, before heading back to Brisbane through Nambour.

 

Drop off at your hotel will be between 5:00 - 5:30 pm.

 

Price:    $275.00 per person    (Includes entry to Maleny Botanic Gardens. Optional entry to Bird World is an additional $15.00 per person)

 

Tour Times:  Depart 8:00 - 8:15 am. Return: 5:00 - 5:30 pm

 

Driving Time:  approx. 4 hours                Distance covered:         approx. 255 km

 

This tour is available Monday to Saturday. Helicopter options can also be added to this tour.

 

 

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Maleny Botanic Gardens

Jenday Conure at Bird World, Maleny

Macaw at Bird World, Maleny - click to enlarge

Macaws at Bird World, Maleny

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Images on this page are courtesy of Cheryl Profke Photography and Maleny Botanic Gardens.