Tourism Caloundra welcomes Industry attractions
Food, Food, Food! Indulge yourself with our world famous parfaits and sundaes. Our restaurant will tempt you with delicious meals, snacks and fresh juices.
The Big Pineapple is fully licenced to compliment our restaurant and function facilities.
You can experience the plantation aboard our unique Plantation Train as it tours past exotic fruit trees and sub-tropical rainforest. A pineapple growing demonstration is included in the tour. This trip visits our Wildlife Reserve where you can observe Australian native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, owls, exotic parrots and much more.
Our Animal Nursery is a great childrens favourite, where they can touch and feed all the baby animals.
Childrens parties can be arranged to include meals and a personalised Animal Nursery tour.
Our Nutmobile will carry you through tranquil rainforests and our own macadamia plantations, where we will show you how macadamias are grown and harvested.
Children under 4 are free on all tours.
The Big Pineapple has been recognised as a National Icon for its significant role in the tourism industry.
Visit our large gift shop and try our extensive range of pineapple and tropical fruit jams, preserves and sauces all made exclusively for the Big Pineapple, as well as a large range of our own confectionery available for your enjoyment.
Try one of our special pineapple or macadamia biscuits that are made fresh daily in our very own bakery. We have a large range of Australian produce, arts and crafts, souveniers, toys, leisure wear, jewellery and aboriginal arts and crafts.
Our friendly staff will give you every assistance in making your selection.
Set in a tropical tranquil setting with ample parking and excellent catering facilities, the Big Pineapple is fully licenced and is an ideal venue for all occasions including formals, conferences weddings and trade shows.
Ask how we can organise your special event, or simply hire a room for the day.
Bellingham Maze, originally planted in 1991 and opened to the public in 1993 is one of the most familiar attractions on the Sunshine Coast. This Queensland tourism icon which is set in a lush tropical rainforest environment on Tanawha Tourist Drive #25, Tanawha has a huge 80m x 80m living hedge maze which was recently re-opened to the public after an extensive regeneration program.
In 2013 all of the original 20 year old cypress pine trees in the hedge maze were replaced with over 1000 of Sunshine Coast’s favourite plant, the lilly pilly. The hedge maze was closed for nearly 2 years and in March 2015 is was re-opened to the public and looks amazing!
Whilst the hedge maze is the main attraction at Bellingham Maze, it is certainly not the only attraction. Bellingham Maze also has a wooden maze, a tyre maze, a rope maze and some other aMAZEing activities for you to enjoy. Did you know Bellingham Maze also has an 18 hole mini golf course, which is a par 2 course suitable to all ages? They also have a café where you can enjoy a coffee, a cold drink or something to eat, without having to pay any maze entry fee. The puzzle shop at Bellingham Maze stocks a unique range of brain teasing metal and wooden puzzles – all with instructions enclosed. A selection of puzzles are also on the tables at the café for customers to try. The shop has an affordable range of toys and puzzles to purchase, suitable for all budgets and caters for kids with their own pocket money.
A visit to Bellingham Maze is certainly a great way to stretch your mind, stretch your legs and have some outdoor brain-teasing fun. Bellingham Maze is suitable for all ages, attracting families, couples, groups, parties, school excursions and many more. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Take a journey to another world at UnderWater World (Australia), Queensland's largest Oceanarium and Aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other predators and surround yourself in the beauty of thousands of coral fish.
Walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals including giant sharks, stingrays, sawfish and tropical reef fish without getting your feet wet. You can view the shark feeding or watch a shark dive from the 80 metre transparent tunnel in the 2.5 million litre Oceanarium.
Our most popular attraction though is our highly entertaining seal and otter shows where you’ll soon discover the highly amusing personalities of our family of mammals.
Experience the wonderful Maroochy River, one of the Sunshine Coast's premier recreation areas. The river is well-known as a popular fishing ground with bream, whiting and flathead being the main catch. We also will provide you with local fishing knowledge and the best places to try on the day. Navigable up to Dunethin Rock picnic area (approx 20km from the river mouth). Pack a picnic lunch, or pick up snacks and drinks from our shop and cruise the river, or enjoy lunch at one of the hotels or restaurants where there are safe moorings. You can also visit Cotton Tree shops and markets, or moor your boat and walk to the surf beach.
A variety of hire craft for every budget including 6 & 8-seater fishing boats, half-cabins & runabouts, super steathy plastic polycrafts for ambushing fish and twin-hull pontoon cruisers for groups up to 10. If you want something big - take out a luxury barbecue/party pontoon for groups of 8-12 people. They have deluxe 4-burner gas barbecues plus single gas burner for the kettle, picnic tables & comfortable seating, sink unit with drinking water on tap, onboard chemical toilet, weatherproof roll-down see-through blinds, key start quiet 4-stroke engine plus power steering trim & tilt. We also have rod hire, esky hire, live bait, tackle, ice, crab pot hire, yabby pump hire, snacks and drinks available in store.
There is disabled access to the shop and large pontoon style boats with a ramp.
The 85km cruise begins in the beautiful Noosa River and continues beyond the Lake Cooroibah and Cootharaba to the unspoilt Everglades. We visit Kinaba, the gateway to Cooloola National Park. Built in the water, boardwalks surround this unique information centre. There is time to explore the wetlands and view the displays before we enter the everglades. The River of Mirrors, with tranquil, unspoilt dark water. Cruise slowly through the unsurpassed reflections. Photograph and enjoy the beauty of this wondrous area. At Harry\'s Hut we\'ll enjoy a delicious home-made barbecue lunch cooked by your skipper while you explore, swim or just relax with a complimentary glass of wine. We have a beautiful covered picnic area right by this relic of the timbercutting days. After lunch we retrace our steps to have you home around 3pm. Departure times take advantage of the nicest part of the day. Specially designed boats provide fast, comfortable, all-weather cruising to spend more time in the everglades than getting there. Windows all round for best viewing (can be open or closed). Comfortable padded seats. Barbecue lunch - your choice of steak or fish, includes sausages and home-made salads with fruit and complimentary wine. Real tableware and cutlery used (not disposable). Refreshments throughout cruise including morning and afternoon tea. Amenities at all stops (Kinaba, Harry\'s Hut). A very experienced and proud team ensures safety, quality and informative entertainment.
Prepare yourself for a heightened sensory experience! The sound of a few hundred horsepower behind you, the feeling of weightlessness as you get airborne off your first few waves, the taste and the feel of the wind and the salt spray in your face all adds up to one thing...mega fun! Screaming and lots of laughter is mandatory, so don\'t even try to hold back. We also have a magical coastline to explore - waves crashing on rocky cliffs, pristine little coves and beaches of Noosa National Park, secret caves and the spectacular Hell\'s Gates. Regular dolphin spotting and whales in winter make this a 100% pure adrenalin ride.
Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions.
Discover our story of ginger from paddock to plate and see how Buderim Ginger have become the largest processor of ginger in the world.
Experience the fascinating world of bees with our live bee show then taste our sensational varieties of honey.
Go Overboard with the gingerbread man as you set out on an exciting water voyage visiting hundreds of puppets from every port of the world.
Ride Moreton our 100 year old Ginger train as you relax in our open air carriage and enjoy our beautiful gardens.
The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to experience the authentic taste of Queensland with great shopping along with a fantastic café featuring modern Australian cuisine surrounded by acres of beautiful tropical gardens & walks.
Overboard Boat Ride
Family: $ 44.00
The Factory Tour
The Live Bee Show
Tour Double Deal – Includes the Factory tour and the Live Bee Show
Ride Double Deal – Includes the Ginger Train and the Overboard Boat Ride
Superpass – Includes all rides and attractions
Just 60 minutes north of Brisbane Airport. Follow the Bruce Highway (M1) to the Yandina/Coolum exit and follow the signs.
Water Activities - Harbour Cruises, Whale Watching, Eco Tours, Scuba Dive the ex-HMAS Brisbane, Jet Ski Adventures, Fishing Trips, Kayaking Hire and more.
The Wharf has 10 takeaways/restaurants, a tavern and 16 specialty shops.
Shaded kids activity play area with slide.
The Wharf Mooloolaba also offers a world class marina facility and a boardwalk which overlooks the Mooloolaba Harbour.
Experience the latest in extreme sport at Suncoast Cable Watersports Bli Bli where you can master the art of Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Wakeskating or Waterskiing with the help of trained professionals on the dock.
Just a 2-hour flight north from Melbourne will land you at Maroochydore Airport. A 5 minute drive from there can have you standing on the dock ready to go shred the most obstacle littered Cable Wakeboard lake in Australia. Bli Bli's Suncoast Cable Watersports Cable park boasts world class kickers and sliders to suit all skill levels from beginner’s right up to advanced. This allows everyone the opportunity to take their riding to the next level.
The standard price includes life-jacket and selection of kneeboards, skurfboards, wakeboards and skis. Pro model wakeboards and wakeskates are available for hire for an additional fee. Eftpos and major credit cards are accepted.
Free barbecue facilities are available. Or you can enjoy a meal, fresh roasted coffee or a beverage, lakeside at the fully licensed Cypress Café.
*Children under the age of 10 years and 35 kg are not eligible to participate unless they have their own life jacket
Time for you to take an awesome dive with the resident sharks and rays at the Under Water World oceanarium. Feel your adrenalin rush as you come within centimetres of large grey nurse sharks,white tip reef sharks, shovel nosed and the sleek whaler sharks. You\'ll be face to face with blotched fantail rays, coachwhip rays, spangled red emperors, sweetlip, snapper, bream, remoras, wobbegongs and much more!
Explore the Sunshine Coast with our mini-coach tours. Go whale watching, see the crocodiles being fed at Australia Zoo, cuddle a koala or just pat a friendly kangaroo. Sample some great taste treats at the Nutworks and Ginger factory.
Our modern air conditioned coaches visit all the best places on the Sunshine Coast including Noosa, Mooloolaba, Montville, Eumundi Markets and the Hinterland
Storeyline Tours is a 100% Queensland owned family business operated by Ralph and Sue Storey with more than 30 years conducting coach tours throughout Australia.
When you next visit Queensland, come and share your Sunshine Coast tour with us. Join one of our coach tours and allow us to show you why we think the Coast, tourist attractions and it\'s Hinterland is the most fascinating and beautiful part of Australia.
Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is nestled on over 100 acres of natural Australian bushland, and is home to 1,200 native and exotic animals.
Check out giraffe, rhinos, cheetah and zebras on the African Savannah, plus Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers and red pandas in South-East Asia. And be sure to visit the newly opened Bindi’s Island, where guests can get up close with ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabran Tortoises and colourful macaws!
Grab a good seat for the midday Wildlife Warriors show, where you can catch all the slithering, swooping, jaw-snapping action of our snakes, birds and crocs LIVE in the Crocoseum.
You can also learn heaps about our amazing animals by booking in for one of our animal encounters or checking out the other daily shows on offer. And don’t forget to say hello to all the roving wildlife around the zoo too!
Visit us at Australia Zoo to experience Australia’s ultimate wildlife adventure and conservation destination.
Adam Austin & his crew are operating on the Fabulous Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba, we welcome all new and previous customers to join us aboard "Sea View" for your next fishing or cruising adventure.
There are several Sunshine Coast trip options to suit everyone from the novice to the experienced angler. You can choose from a half day trip to fish the productive close reefs of the Sunshine Coast or take a 3/4 day or full day to the Barwon Banks or Wide Caloundra. For the ultimate Sunshine Coast fishing adventure join Odyssey Charters on a Maxi Day trip to fish the northern fishing grounds at The Hards.
Sunshine Coast Fishing Charters deep-sea Queensland Australia game and reef fishing tours include deep-sea fishing game fishing reef fishing estuary fishing river fishing bay fishing calm water fishing - ideal for every angler The largest and most Professional Fishing Charters on the Sunshine Coast these operators know where the spots are and how to catch big fish.
Sunshine Coast Fishing charters are one of the largest, longest running and most respected offshore fishing services in South East Queensland, Australia.
Kayak Noosa makes it easy for you to experience the wonders of kayak paddling by offering people of all capabilities a selection of guided tours, sea kayak instruction, fitness and group kayaking programs including freedom kayak hire and retail sales.
Join one of our guided kayak adventures and experience the thrill of river and ocean paddling and kayak sailing in the amazingly beautiful Noosa region. Our tours range from a relaxing two hour Sunset Session, a half day Ocean and River Adventure through to our Dolphin Adventure where you can experience kayak surfing, snorkel the pristine waters off Noosa National Park and sail your kayak across Laguna Bay.
Join us on a Sea Kayaking Adventure Tour around the magnificent volcanic Noosa National Park and or Riverways! No Experience Required, as you paddle in our brand new safe 1 or 2 person super fast Cabo Ocean Kayaks. See everything Noosa has to offer from a very beautiful and peaceful ocean perspective.
Discover the beautiful Noosa river everglades with former Australian kayaking champion Vivienne Golding. Even if you have never paddled before your instructors will guide you through a customised tour to suit your abilities. For the experienced kayaker your trip will be designed to your ability.
A Kanu Kapers Australia Guided Kayaking experience in the Noosa Everglades, is an active inspiring day out amongst some of the most spectacular scenery you will find anywhere in the world. Our sea kayaks are easy to paddle and we cater for all levels of fitness and age. Trips include professional guide, all equipment, delicious brunch and an unforgettable experience.
Eumundi markets is open rain, hail or shine every Wednesday and Saturday.
A visit to the Original Eumundi Markets is shopping heaven if you’re looking for something different, something handmade, something special…
You’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, all guided by our ethos of “we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it”.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll especially love our market …laksa, calamari, thai, paella, quality coffee, chocolate, great cakes, old fashioned lemonade, and more. We have a wealth of fresh produce – including fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, locally made cheeses and yoghurts.
And, when you need a break from the shopping, sit back and be entertained by a stellar line-up of performers guaranteed to get you in the groove. There’s plenty of local talent to keep you entertained, with world-music sounds, country tunes or tribal rhythms.
You can also have your palm read or indulge in a vast array of services offered by our many health and wellbeing practitioners.
Are you looking for thrills and spills? Then you’ve found it all at Aussie World – slap bang in the middle of the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway.
There are rides that will get you soaked! There are rides that will make you green and dizzy! There are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters! And of course there is the Aussie charm of the Ettamogah Pub.
With so many thrilling rides and games we're a FANTASTIC day out for the entire family!
Laser Tag is a high-tech sport where players wearing computerised vests or packs and handheld "phasers" attempt to achieve a winning score by zapping opponent players, base stations, and other targets within a playing arena or maze.
After players put on their packs, the players move into the arena and the missions is started by the central computer. The packs will activate allowing the player to fire their phaser at opponent packs and arena devices such as base stations. Each pack has sensors on the front, back, shoulders and phaser. Zapping these areas will award points while deactivating the tagged opponent for a short time. At the end of the mission, the packs shutdown automatically and the players return to the kit-up room. Score information is displayed on the scoreboard in the foyer. You can even get a print-out your own individual scorecard!
Each mission consists of 8 minutes of actual arena time. We allow a 4 minute change-over and kit-up time. For your first mission, there will also be a 5 minute briefing where Laserzone staff will explain the operation of the packs and arena devices as well as outlining the safety rules.
When you play more than one mission, you will have a 12 minute rest between your missions.
A day at Top Shots Fun Park in Maroochydore goes a little like this; climb it, play it, splash & hit it! From rock-climbing to mini-golf, or for water sport lovers the blaster boats; you're sure to have a memorable day here. You may want to book a party here for the kids, there are many packages to choose from! If a day here is an event for extended family & friends, or even a corporate team building day, you could organise catering, BBQ's, & more.
Plenty of fun, rides, attractions & even relaxation await you at this Sunshine Coast Fun Park for all!
Just one hour north of Brisbane, Mooloolaba is the ultimate destination on the Sunshine Coast.
Centrally located on the Sunshine Coast the Adventure Centre at The Wharf Mooloolaba is the base and departure hub for all water sport activities and adventure. Take a stroll through this boardwalk village next to Under Water World and choose from Jet skiing, whale watching, kayak tours, lunch cruises, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hire a bike or just hire a boat to fish or explore the canals.
Palmersaurus will be full of surprises and anyone who visits at twilight will see just how effective and impressive the lighting is.
Weighing in at around four metric tons and measuring up to thirteen metres from nose to tail, the Edmontosaurus stood around three metres tall and was part of the Hadrosauridae, or duckbill family of dinosaurs which were known for their remarkable dental arrangement. Three rows of interlocking munching molars on each side of the jaw added up to a grand total of over 700 teeth, ideal for chomping their way through the toughest cycads and conifers.
Palmersaurus will be available for hire to host children’s birthday parties, evening cocktail functions and other special occasions.
Named by Cook during his epic voyage along Australia's east coast, the Glass Houses are rhyolitic volcanic plugs left by volcanic activity millions of years ago. This area has special significance for the Gubbi Gubbi Aboriginal people. Remnants of the open eucalypt woodland and mountain heath vegetation, which once covered the coastal plains, provide a home for an interesting variety of wildlife including 26 rare and threatened plants. The first 300 metres of this walk is along a well graded track to three lookouts overlooking Mts Tunbubulla (The Twins), Tibberoowuccum, Coonowrin and Beerwah. Past the third lookout, your climb to the summit is along steep rock face.
Casa Di Natura' - House of Nature, is a boutique luxury Day Spa Centre, located in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings of the Blackall Range on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at Flaxton (next door to Montville) on eight acres of rainforest and bushland offering a completely private, relaxing and indulgent experience. It is a haven of peace and healing for women, and the other family members they bring. Be indulged with a selection of massages, body treatments, facials and healing therapies from their highly qualified Practitioners. From the moment you arrive, you will feel special and cared for. Connection is their passion. If they can help you feel bliss ... passion ... life ... and completely divine, then they have done their magic. The tranquil sounds and native beauty of the lush surrounds will mesmerise you into a state of deep relaxation empowering you to reconnect, find balance and release stress. Whether you want a personal experience or come as a group of friends, Casa Di Natura is a loving, energising and natural retreat where all your worries can be left behind and be truly pampered. Your unique spa experience is aimed at enhancing and promoting health, wellbeing and holistic wellness.
The Wolvi and District Recreation Hall was built in 1923 and is of significant historical and social significance to the local community. Wolvi started out as a timber milling township and today has a proactive school. Next to the Hall is the Stanton - Eaton Playground where the kids will be amused for some time. There is also an amenities block and grassed picnic areas so this is a great spot for a rest stop.
Come along and enjoy the Caloundra Country Markets every Sunday from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Caloundra Country Markets are managed by Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club and are held at Central Park, Caloundra. Main entrance in Arthur Street between swimming pool and Rugby Union fields, top entrance via Bower Street.
Winding through the spectacular Blackall Range, a cool retreat in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk traverse some of Queensland's most scenic natural areas in Kondalilla and Mapleton Falls National Park and Mapleton Forest Reserve. Walk traverses the very best of the Blackall Range with three overnight walkers' camps. Campsites must be booked in advance. Day visitors can access sections of the great walk for shorter walks. The majority of the great walk is Class Three and Four walking track standard. Walkers need a moderate level of fitness and good ankle supporting footwear.
Conondale National Park forms the heart of an extensive area of unspoilt mountain scenery in the Conondale Range. With magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views, this park and the adjacent State forest offer scenic drives, picnic areas and a choice of four grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. Walks range from a short stroll beside crystal clear streams, to challenging hikes including to Mount Allan fire tower or along the four-day 56 kilometre Conondale Range Great Walk. It is a picturesque and ecologically important area, protecting the habitats of many rare and threatened animals, including several species of frogs and the seldom-seen yellow-bellied glider. Access is via gravel roads suitable for conventional vehicles with care. In wet weather, roads may be closed. The scenic drive starting on Booloumba Creek Road has several creek crossings that are only accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles. Allow at least 90 minutes for the scenic drive and extra time for picnics and bushwalks. Birdwatchers will enjoy Little Yabba Creek, while mountain bike and horse riders can explore the park and forest along vehicle tracks.
The Sunshine Coast's most uniquely authentic Asian day spa. Feel the tranquillity of Ikatan - before you have even had a treatment! Ikatan is set on acreage of tropical gardens with private Single or Double treatment rooms. Ikatan devises the ultimate day spa experience, combining the best of Balinese authentic therapies with an environment that stimulates the senses and celebrates nature. Not just a day spa, it is a sensory experience! Ikatan resembles a Balinese village where life is at a slower pace and your therapist has ample time to prepare and care for you. Treatments include: pampering packages, hot rock massage, Chi and Balinese Massage, Environ and Elemis facials, body treatments, pedicures, head massage, waxing and tinting services. Also popular destination to just escape or for a romantic getaway and to celebrate with a group of friends. Away from spa area but connected by a rainforest walk is a private Balinese garden with a covered pavilions for clients to enjoy High Tea, morning/afternoon tea or light lunch or select a Taster plate on the day. Browse our wine list of boutique wines from New Zealand and Australia to enjoy in the gardens before or after your spa treatments.
The Caloundra Regional Gallery's mission is to showcase the local visual arts through Gallery curated shows, touring exhibitions, and provide learning opportunities for the economic, cultural and social enhancement of their community. The Gallery is a permanent regional art gallery in which the facility and programs centre on excellence in visual arts practice with a strong educational focus. The Gallery is located in the converted 1970s former library building, Felicity House, Caloundra. The building is part of a civic and cultural precinct located in central Caloundra near the Caloundra Civic Cultural Centre, the Council Administration Building and the Caloundra City Library.
Delicia Road Conservation Park on the scenic Blackall Range is a small park protecting remnant forest communities. It is a refuge for wildlife and a special place where visitors can enjoy a peaceful native forest. The land was generously donated by Linda Garrett. Locals refer to it as Linda Garrett Park. Walk the easy 2.2 kilometre Linda Garrett circuit through rainforest, a palm grove and tall, wet eucalypt forest. Enjoy a section of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Along Gheerulla Creek, look for a great barred frog. Birdwatchers may be fortunate to hear the melodic, drumming call of the endangered marbled frogmouth.
Brooyar State Forest features sandstone cliffs, hoop pine plantations and a mix of tall open eucalypt forest with spotted gums. Pockets of riparian rainforest fringe Glastonbury Creek. Take a scenic drive, stopping to enjoy views from Point Pure lookout (300 metre return walk) or a short stroll along an old logging road through rainforest. You can picnic at Glastonbury Creek, or set up your tent or caravan on the grassy camping area nearby. Relax and absorb the tranquillity. In summer, feast your eyes on the forest's colours: rich red and yellow flowers of black bean trees, and vivid orange flower spikes of silky oaks. You can camp with your dog overnight, but must keep it on a leash.
Craggy volcanic peaks, rhyolite plugs, rise abruptly above the scenic landscape, a rolling green patchwork of pine plantations, bushland and cultivated fields. The Glass House Mountains were named by Lieutenant James Cook as he voyaged up the Queensland coast in 1770. They are spiritually significant to the local Aboriginal people and are listed on the Queensland and National Heritage Registers as a landscape of national significance. In this park, remnants of the open eucalypt woodland and heath vegetation, which once covered the coastal plains, provide a home for an interesting variety of animals and plants. Visit the interpretive centre in the Glass House Mountains township. Drive to the nearby Glass House Mountains lookout in Beerburrum State Forest for views of the multiple peaks. Enjoy a picnic at the base of Mount Beerwah or Mount Tibrogargan. Take the easy Western Boundary walk at Mount Beewah or try a slightly more challenging walk such as the Tibrorgargan circuit or Mount Beeburrum track for great views. If you are a fit, experienced walker with rock climbing skills, tackle the Mount Ngungun summit track. The summit routes on Mounts Ngungun and Tibrogargan are also suitable for roped sports for experienced and well-equipped climbers.
Boardstore park also known as The Woods, is the only indoor skatepark on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Also only one of two skateparks in Australia that is air-conditioned. Fully supervised with sessions every day, from open to Coaching lessons 4-5 times a week. They also offer Member only sessions six days a week. Check it out on the web site.
Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go kart track In Australia. They have 50 karts going on their 1.2 kilometre long international standard race track at 60 kilometres per hour. They are open seven days a week. A perfect venue for your company, social club or association to have an action-packed experience whilst doing some teambuilding in full fun!!! Since 1983 they have been in the business to please and give the best fun in full safety!
The Caloundra Coastal Walk stretches 25 kilometres along some of the most scenic shorelines you could ever wish to see. The path is a continuous coastal link from Golden Beach in the south, where it hugs the Pumicestone Passage, before passing Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach on its way around Caloundra Headland heading north following the long, sandy beaches of Kawana to Mooloolaba. Along the way visit some historical sites including Military Jetty used for military operations in World War II, and the heritage listed Kings Beach Bathing Pavillion constructed in 1937. The headland section follows a trail of plaques honouring the lives of those lost in war. Keep an eye out for the wreck of the SS Dicky that ran aground on Dicky Beach in 1893 during a cyclone.
The scenic waterways of the upper Noosa River and its tributaries are one of the Great Sandy National Park's, Cooloola section most outstanding features. Tannins washed from decaying plant matter stain the waters a very dark colour, almost black in deeper sections, offering spectacular reflections of the twisted paperbarks and bloodwoods that line the waterways' banks. The Kinaba track takes you through regrowth forests, paperbark swamps and cabbage palm wetland. The vegetation changes from open forest to areas dominated by melaleucas and swamp banksias. As you enter a section of casuarinas with ground cover of mangrove ferns, look to the left for a surveyor's blaze on a dead tree. The Government arrow and the numbers "239" are still clearly visible. Upon reaching the Kinaba Information Centre, visit the displays or take the self-guided boardwalk through the mangroves.
Mount Coolum National Park, especially the green-cloaked dome of Mount Coolum, dominates the skyline of the Sunshine Coast lowlands. After rain, waterfalls cascade down steep craggy cliffs to open eucalypt forest skirting the lower slopes. Towards the summit, rare montane heath grows. The park also protects coastal wallum, paperbark wetlands and rainforest remnants. Climb the steep, rough 800 metre trail up the mountain's eastern side from the carpark to the summit. Carry water and snack food. Be rewarded with 360 degree views - most spectacular at sunrise. Look for peregrine falcons nesting along cliff faces. In winter and spring, photograph wildflowers. See how many different types of banksia you can find!
Ethically and sustainably produced from their own vineyards and farms, the wine and the food at Flame Hill Vineyard is prepared and served with conscience, guaranteeing patrons an experience of paramount quality at this world class venue featuring breathtaking ocean views and mountain vistas. By definition firstly a winery, featuring a quality range of estate grown wines, offering sales and tastings from the cellar door within a contemporary Queenslander. The Deck Restaurant featuring a la carte fare from off farm seasonal produce matched to the estate grown wines is the essence of relax - unwind - breath Whilst the restaurant is relaxed and casual the guests can also opt for Charcuterie or Regional Cheeses on the Terrace which flows onto the lawns leading to the Shiraz Vines. At Flame Hill, they like to know where their wine and food comes from!