TRIP SUMMARY
Discover Noosa's stunning Hinterland with this adventure themed package designed by Melissa Findley, an internationally renowned photographer and passionate advocate of sustainable travel.

Experience fresh mountain air, quiet country roads dotted with farm stands, and small towns bursting with charm. Stay at Mayan Luxe Villas, bespoke, sustainable luxury accommodation, go on a Dolphin Safari to get up close to wild dolphins, cruise through the ancient landscapes of Australia's only Everglades, get access to a guide with Melissa's favourite photography locations, and more.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• Mayan Farm - Mayan Luxe Villas (3 nights)
• Everglades Eco Tour + Lunch
• Dolphin Safari

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide with photography tips and essential stops
• A fine art print by Melissa Findley, to hang in your home

OPTIONALS:

• Sunset Abseiling
• Noosa Hinterland Distillery Tour

Price per person (based on twin-share).
From: $1,131 AUD
From
Melissa
"Photography lets me peruse my dreams, wherever that takes me. I call Australia home and love inspiring people to learn about our indigenous culture while exploring the stunning Australian landscapes. I had such a good time in Noosa and believe it is a very special place. It was incredible to learn about the Gubbi Gubbi people, the traditional custodians of the land, and photographing the local beauty and natural wonders of Noosa was a photographer's dream. I am incredibly excited to share this adventure & Hinterland themed itinerary with you. I hope you like it!"

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Kin Kin
Welcome to the Noosa Hinterland! Experience fresh mountain air, quiet country roads dotted with farm stands, and small towns bursting with charm. Stay at Mayan Luxe Villas for three nights — bespoke, sustainable luxury accommodation with exclusive use of the plunge pool, pizza oven, fire pit and outdoor bathtub with a view.
Activities
OPTIONAL
Sunset Abseiling
Immerse yourself in the Noosa Hinterland with a sunset abseiling experience, if you dare! Witness stunning sunset views and abseil 40-50m cliffs. All gear and training included, and no experience necessary, this will be an adventure to remember. A sunset abseiling session is the perfect way to get your adventure fix and see a new side of the Sunshine Coast, overlooking beautiful Noosa. While on Mt Tinbeerwah, you are guided by an energetic, professional and fun team who pride themselves on their spectacular scheduled sunset abseiling tours.
INCLUDED
Mayan Farm - Mayan Luxe Villas
Mayan Luxe Villas is bespoke accommodation in the stunning Noosa Hinterland. Set on 100 acres with views of the surrounding countryside, this unique property is constructed with the sustainable building material, rammed earth. It offers east and west wing suites each featuring a deck, king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. One suite also has a kitchenette, laundry facilities and an outside “bath with a view”. The central living pavilion comprises a Queen Bed bedroom with access to separate guest bathroom, a large open plan lounge and dining area seating 10, chef's kitchen and butler's pantry. A high-quality Queen Bed sofa bed is available in the central living area. Outside there are three alfresco entertaining and dining areas in beautifully landscaped grounds, overlooking the plunge pool and surrounding farmland. A pizza oven and fire pit add to the outside entertaining ambience.
Day 2
Day 2: Everglades
Good morning. Enjoy those beautiful views of the surrounding farmland and countryside! Today, you will experience the ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways and sub-tropical rainforest of Australia’s only Everglades system (of only two in the world) with an Everglades Eco Tour. Perhaps you would like to follow up with a Hinterland Distillery Tour?
Activities
INCLUDED
Everglades Eco Tour
Cruise through the ancient landscapes, mirrored waterways and sub-tropical rainforest of Australia’s only Everglades. The tour starts with a cruise over stunning Lake Cootharaba before entering the Everglades. Experienced guides provide expert commentary throughout the tour covering the unique flora and fauna, abundant wildlife and extensive history of the region. Morning tea and a delicious chef prepared lunch included.
OPTIONAL
Noosa Hinterland Distillery Tour
This is an optional experience you can add to your itinerary. Visit 3 local Hinterland distilleries to sample a range of gin, with cheese platters and lunch included. Visiting the small town of Cooroy, your first stop is 2020 Distillery where you will enjoy a drink on arrival, tour of the distillery and a guided tasting of their gins. You will then head to Pomona Distillery for a tasting flight of gin with a delicious lunch included. Last stop is the Noosa Heads Distillery for a choice of one of their signature gin cocktails.
INCLUDED
Mayan Farm - Mayan Luxe Villas
Mayan Luxe Villas is bespoke accommodation in the stunning Noosa Hinterland. Set on 100 acres with views of the surrounding countryside, this unique property is constructed with the sustainable building material, rammed earth. It offers east and west wing suites each featuring a deck, king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. One suite also has a kitchenette, laundry facilities and an outside “bath with a view”. The central living pavilion comprises a Queen Bed bedroom with access to separate guest bathroom, a large open plan lounge and dining area seating 10, chef's kitchen and butler's pantry. A high-quality Queen Bed sofa bed is available in the central living area. Outside there are three alfresco entertaining and dining areas in beautifully landscaped grounds, overlooking the plunge pool and surrounding farmland. A pizza oven and fire pit add to the outside entertaining ambience.
Day 3
Day 3: Noosa Heads
Get ready for a visit to iconic Noosa Heads. Surrounded by bay, beach, National Park and river, Noosa is listed as an official Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This morning you will go on a magical Dolphin Safari, a scenic tour that takes in the beautiful sights of the Noosa Coast and gets you up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
Activities
INCLUDED
Dolphin Safari
Noosa Oceanrider's Dolphin Safari is a scenic tour taking in the beautiful sights of the Noosa Coast and getting up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat. After your brief with Captain Nathan, your tour starts with a relaxing cruise down the Noosa River and out around the Noosa National Park Headland where you to take in the spectacular scenery and sights including Hells Gates. Usually the dolphins can be spotted anywhere between the National Park and Sunshine Beach. You will spend some time observing these beautiful creatures before returning to Noosa Marina.
OPTIONAL
Whale Watching (July to November)
Breaches, tail lobs & pectoral slaps, a breathtaking experience that is impossible to describe. Come and see the Humpback whales playing in Noosa’s aquatic backyard on their annual migration. In the latter half of the season, you may be lucky enough to spot a mama with her calf as they return south.
INCLUDED
Mayan Farm - Mayan Luxe Villas
Mayan Luxe Villas is bespoke accommodation in the stunning Noosa Hinterland. Set on 100 acres with views of the surrounding countryside, this unique property is constructed with the sustainable building material, rammed earth. It offers east and west wing suites each featuring a deck, king-size bed and ensuite bathroom. One suite also has a kitchenette, laundry facilities and an outside “bath with a view”. The central living pavilion comprises a Queen Bed bedroom with access to separate guest bathroom, a large open plan lounge and dining area seating 10, chef's kitchen and butler's pantry. A high-quality Queen Bed sofa bed is available in the central living area. Outside there are three alfresco entertaining and dining areas in beautifully landscaped grounds, overlooking the plunge pool and surrounding farmland. A pizza oven and fire pit add to the outside entertaining ambience.
Day 4
Day 4: Kin Kin
Enjoy Mayan Farm and the stunning surroundings one last time. Maybe you feel like a hike before you go? Then it is time to say farewell to the Noosa Hinterland. If you can't get enough of it —which we totally understand— we can always extend your stay.
Activities
STORYTELLER

Melissa Findley

About Melissa
STORYTELLER

About Melissa

Meet Melissa Findley, the accomplished photographer from Australia whose work is a curation of lived experience and in-depth discovery of some of the world’s richest cultures. Melissa’s hunger for travel has taken her around the world, always in the company of her trusted camera lens. She is a storyteller right through to the core. Her innate passion for sharing the adventures she creates with her community and beyond is something from a best-seller. Melissa falls nothing short of extraordinary as she blends storytelling, charity work, fashion, lifestyle and travel with awe-inspiring photography. A true hero in her own right.

FAQ's

What is included?
• Mayan Farm - Mayan Luxe Villas (3 nights)
• Everglades Eco Tour + Lunch
• Dolphin Safari

PLUS:

• An exclusive travel guide with photography tips and essential stops
• A fine art print by Melissa Findley, to hang in your home

OPTIONALS:

• Sunset Abseiling
• Noosa Hinterland Distillery Tour
Can I personalise this trip?
We would love to personalise this itinerary for you. Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry.
Will there be a guide?
No, this is a self-guided road trip. Our independent packages are designed to offer you the freedom to travel at your own pace.

The included day tours in this package do have guides.
Can I speak to somebody about this trip?
You can contact our friendly team on 1300 590 838 (we are based in Australia).

Alternatively, fill out the above booking or enquiry form. We will get back to you with a personalised itinerary within 2 business days.
How many people can join this trip?
We can organise this trip for small to medium groups (up to 15 people).

Please contact us if you have a larger travel group.
Is this trip family-friendly?
Absolutely! We would love to personalise this trip for your family and make it extra special for your little ones (and stress-free for the parents!).

Contact our team on 1300 590 838 or send an enquiry. We will get back to you with a family-friendly itinerary within 2 business days.
Have a special occasion?
Celebrating your honeymoon, birthday or another special event? Please do tell us!

We would love to make this trip extra special for you.

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We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
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From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
Trips of a lifetime
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure
Responsible travel is at the core of everything we do
We focus on those destinations 'less travelled' in Oceania
We work with local and Indigenous tourism operators where possible
We search the world to find the most inspiring travel storytellers
Our trips are designed by photographers, filmmakers and chefs
Authentic and exclusive, you won't find our packages anywhere else
Peace of mind travel — we take care of everything for you
We handpick all experiences to make sure you get the very best
Our trips include premium accommodation, unforgettable experiences and transport you can trust
From the planning stage to the trip, our team is here 24/7 whenever you need us
We take care of all logistics, so you can focus on the fun
Travel at your own pace with the comfort of knowing we have got your back
We personalise the trip to match your wildest travel dreams
Balancing detailed itineraries with the freedom to truly discover destinations
Our promise? A once in a lifetime adventure

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