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Places in Sunshine Coast

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Sunshine Coast

Discover the beautiful and diverse natural wonders of this stunning region. With over 100 kilometres of sparkling beaches, picturesque national parks and rolling hinterland, the Sunshine Coast offers something for everyone.

From cosmopolitan Noosa to the quiet, relaxing surrounds of Coolum, from the
family friendly beaches of Caloundra to cosy rainforest hideaways in the
hinterland, no matter what holiday experience you desire, you can find your own space on the Sunshine Coast.

Tantalise your tastebuds with an excellent array of dining experiences. Award winning restaurants, beachside dining and hinterland cooking schools showcase the region’s fresh locally grown produce and seafood.

From designer label clothing to boutique shopping, art galleries to quirky handmade arts and crafts, you’ll find it all on the Sunshine Coast.

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Sunshine Coast: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Top Shots Fun Park


Top Shots Fun Park in Maroochydore is one of the best family orientated attractions on the Sunshine Coast. A day at Top Shots goes a little like this; climb it, play it, splash it and hit it! There are loads of great activities to choose from; Climb the Indoor Rock Climbing wall with three tricky climbs, Putt two of Queensland's best 18 hole mini golf courses, Turn and Spin on the Extreme Vertical Trampoline, enjoy the Battle Dome of the Cannon Ball Blaster or for water sport lovers, the Blaster Boats and Inflatable Blue Crush Waterslide (closed for winter).

The park has dozens of great coin operated arcade games, catering options, and an onsite fast food cafe to satisfy the hunger. From stress free birthday parties, to group functions, corporate building days, or just an exciting family day out, you are sure to have a memorable day here!




2 Allora Drive ,
2 Allora Drive (Cnr Maroochydore Road)
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Located 2.3K from Sunshine Coast

Ripple Sunshine Coast Massage, Day Spa and Beauty


Ripple Sunshine Coast Massage, Day Spa and Beauty - the day spa that comes to you! Their massage therapists will come to you in your home or hotel. Just sit back, relax and they will take care of the rest. They come to you in all areas of the Sunshine Coast, all the way from Caloundra through Mooloolaba,
Maroochydore to Noosa and up through Montville and Maleny.

With Ripple Sunshine Coast Massage, Day Spa and Beauty you can really take a break with one of their spa packages. It is perfect for couples massages, they can send two therapists to you to have your treatments at the same time.

Perfect for spa day and hens party treatments, there is something here for every budget including manicure, pedicure and facial. Or, try a rare massage you won't find anywhere else in Australia - choose from Russian, Chocolate, Vietnamese Four Hands and sea shell massage. Or maybe try a pregnancy massage, hot stone, Blokes, Indian head or Frangipani package.

Their value for money spa treatments also include lots of free spa extras like tangerine and walnut body exfoliations, organic green clay facials and free gifts like aromatherapy lotions.




14a Alexandra Parade
Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

Located 4.1K from Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast: Activities

  • UnderWater World
  • Australia Zoo
  • Australia Zoo Whale Encounters
  • Noosa River and Everglades Cruise
  • Dolphin Kayak Adventures
  • Fraser Island Tours
  • Visit to Montville and surrounds
  • Eumundi Markets

Sunshine Coast: Events

Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival


The second annual Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival is back this September, kicking off the start of Spring with a sensory feast celebrating the hottest contemporary Australian and international bands and visual artists.

This one day festival has a home on the old Horton Park Golf Course, and they're transforming the manicured fairways and greens again into a cultural Oasis, hidden away (some of the locals don't even know it's there!) but smack bang in the middle of Maroochydore.

They're an open-air exhibition experience moving beyond your standard festival fare. With a no-clash-mantra, a beautifully alluring natural amphitheatre, Champagne and Oyster Garden, culinary delights and a massive cash bar, this 'festival for the punter' will keep your hunger for world-class art totally satisfied.

See you in the Ampi!


Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep


Dalton Drive,
Dalton Drive
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Located 2.2K from Sunshine Coast

Meditation/Discussion Wednesdays with Lindsay Pratt


Busy? Stressed? Want to learn to Meditate? Or sit regularly with others? A meditation practice will enable you to get your life moving in rich, full and meaningful ways. While some people turn to Tibetan meditation to slow down an increased heart rate or better control their blood pressure, others enjoy the mindfulness, awareness, and reduced stress that come with this practice.

Join thejm for a guided meditation and discussion on Wednesday evenings in Maroochydore. Your donations help them to keep this program running.

Established in 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat, and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Today, the Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreatants, and guests. Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks.

Stroll along the bush paths, wander in the formal garden, sip espresso in the caf?, have a vegetarian meal, drop in for a meditation class or teaching, or just sit and listen to life.


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11 Millwell Road,
33 JOHNSONS ROAD
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Located 2.8K from Sunshine Coast

Inverted Queensland Bodyboarding Titles


The Queensland State Bodyboarding Title is the premier State event that determines the Queensland Bodyboarding Team to compete at the National Bodyboarding Titles to be run by Surfing Australia as part of the Australian Surf Festival, 29 July to 15 August in Coffs Harbour.




66 Goodwin Terrace
Sunshine Coast, QLD, 4220

Located 3.3K from Sunshine Coast

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon


The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the fastest growing running events in Australia and the biggest not-for-profit sporting event on the Sunshine Coast. Supporting over 80 charities and community groups in 2015, this event is set on an idyllic beachside course. It is flat, fast and attracts elite athletes from across the world. It is also one of the most family-friendly events around with race start times scheduled to suit families, plenty of free kids entertainment, music and cheerleading on course and heaps of fun activities for spectators!

Join them and turn personal challenge into community connection.


Event Dates
2016
      21st Aug


167 Alexandra Parade
Alexandra Headland, QLD, 4572

Located 3.6K from Sunshine Coast

GIANT Sunshine Coast CycleFest 2016


The GIANT Sunshine Coast CycleFest brings elite and amateur riders together for an action packed weekend of two wheeled fun.

The 2016 event will be held September 24 and 25 on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast. With several events planned and a waterfront CycleVillage in Cotton Tree Park, this event is a must do for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The weekend includes a range of events, including a timed King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge up Montville, Gran and Piccolo Fondo's, Street Crit plus Open Road Races.

Entries are now open. For further details please see the website.


Event Dates
2016
      24th Sep
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Cotton Tree Park
Cotton Tree, QLD, 4558

Located 3.6K from Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast MS Swimathon


The Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre on the Sunshine Coast will host the MS Swimathon event again this year to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system. Designed as a relay event, teams must have one swimmer in the water at all times throughout the entire 12 hour event period.

Participants can raise donations by asking for a one off donation from friends and family or being sponsored based on the number of laps they can do.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Sep


Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre,
Cotton Tree Parade
Cotton Tree, QLD, 4558

Located 3.9K from Sunshine Coast

Inviting Well-being Techniques for Balance and Flourishing Dr B Alan Wallace Innovation Centre USC


Well-being is a skill that can be learned. Just as people can use diet and exercise to improve physical health, they can also train in techniques that increase mental health and resilience.

Some of these techniques have stood the test of time in ancient contemplative traditions and more recently stood the test of scientific rigour. Modern psychology and neuroscience have found some of these ancient techniques to be critical in cultivating twenty-first century well-being.

In this workshop, you will learn about these techniques, how to implement them, and what benefits to expect from practising them. For decades Alan Wallace has pioneered the exploration of the common ground of science and contemplative traditions and teaches how to successfully harnesses the full potential of both.

Venue: Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast. The Innovation Centre is the very first building on the right as you enter the university campus. Please note: You will need to pay for a days parking at USC, which is AUD5. Each car-park has a pay machine. Tickets do not need to be displayed (computerised system).


Event Dates
2016
      19th Aug


90 Sippy Downs Drive,
33 JOHNSONS ROAD
Sippy Downs, QLD, 4556

Located 4.3K from Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast: Shopping

If retail therapy is what you need while on holidays, you won’t be
disappointed on the Sunshine Coast. Hastings Street Noosa offers exclusive
boutiques with all the latest designer wear. Mooloolaba Esplanade offers
shopping choices ranging from surf wear and boutiques, to book stores and
accessories. Be spoilt for choice at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast with over 210 specialty shops. The
famed Eumundi markets held each Wednesday and Saturday are a must
if you enjoy hunting for treasures amongst a great array of arts and crafts. It’s also a fabulous food experience with a variety of fresh local produce and gourmet treats.

Sunshine Coast: Eating Out

The Sunshine Coast is a food lover’s delight, offering a feast of flavours
and options to suit every taste and budget. Enjoy the alfresco fine dining
restaurants, bars and cafés lining Hastings Street Noosa, or for a
riverside setting try the delicious dining options at nearby Gympie Terrace
in Noosaville. For great views of the beach and affordable meals, the Surf
Lifesaving Clubs at Noosa, Coolum, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba are great choices for a laid-back dining experience. If you prefer a country setting, head to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where you can savour gourmet meals made from fresh locally grown produce or Devonshire tea in a cosy tea house. The famed cheeses of Kenilworth and Maleny are not to be missed, and are a great accompaniment to the locally produced wines. If you’re looking to improve your culinary skills, why not enroll in a cooking school. Try The Spirit House at Yandina or Tamarind Cookery Retreat at Maleny.

Sunshine Coast: Travel Tips

Maroochydore Visitor Information Centre


The Maroochydore (Cotton Tree) Visitor Information Centre is located on the corner of Melrose Parade and Sixth Avenue in Maroochydore under the Cotton Trees.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable local volunteers, the Maroochydore Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. The Centre now has free Wi-fi.




Melrose Parade,
Corner of Sixth Avenue
Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Located 3.7K from Sunshine Coast