Sunshine Coast Region
Just north of Brisbane, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated lifestyle. Encompassing the coastline from Caloundra to Rainbow Beach and the lush countryside of the hinterland, the beauty of this region will captivate you. The beaches of the Sunshine Coast are varied with gentle waves to serious surf, while idyllic coastal towns are perfect for both romantic getaways and family holidays. If you prefer a cosy holiday nestled amongst the hills and beautiful Glass House Mountains, then wander through the hinterland where you can browse among local delicacies at markets and fresh food stalls. Be prepared to tempt
Fish the rich waters of the Sunshine Coast with South Queensland Charter Services out of the port of Mooloolaba. Leaving from the Kawana Waters Hotel aboard a 7.7 metre diesel powered charter boat they can take you where you need to go to catch the big ones. Offering half, three quarter and full day trips as well as dawn and dusk snapper trips in season, there is a charter to suit everyone. Operating with fewer customers, South Queensland Charter Services offer a more personalised service in the famous holiday making Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland. Groups of up
Cocoa Chocolat are makers of the most exquisite handcrafted Belgian chocolates and truffles made fresh on the premises every day. They have a stunning retail shop with glass showcase displaying their beautiful creations plus a viewing window into the factory where you will see the chocolates being made. Only the finest ingredients are used such as King Island Cream, Tasmanian leatherwood honey, Queensland macadamia nuts, Buderim ginger, Eumundi strawberries, famous German Lubeke marzipan, all packaged most delightfully. The Eumundi shop is open seven days a week.
Unwind and relax with a visit to the Grand Colonial 'Boonara Homestead' built in 1862 for David Jones of Department Store fame. Enjoy a country Devonshire Tea and a guided Tour which includes all the intriguing 'century old' stories from the mid 1800s when Boonara Station was a holding of over 172,000 acres. Lunches are available for group bookings. Self-contained Cottage also available.
Under the watchful eye of acclaimed chef, Cameron Matthews, The Long Apron has made Spicers Clovelly Estate a destination for foodies from around Australia. From a croissant on the sun drenched terrace, to a cassoulet shared with someone you love in the dining room, The Long Apron offers a unique taste of Modern European in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Long Apron restaurant serves contemporary and classic European cuisine in an understated and elegant dining room or garden terrace area. The food is meticulously prepared and only the freshest seasonal produce is used, sourced from on the property and the
Noosa National Park, a chunk of wild coastline jutting into the ocean, is understandably one of Australia's most visited parks. Wallum heaths, woodlands and pockets of rainforest with hoop and kauri pine are important refuges for wildlife, including koalas and rare glossy black-cockatoos. Explore the picturesque Noosa Headland along a selection of five tracks, ranging from one kilometre to eight kilometres and catering to all fitness levels. Walk past rocky shorelines and spiky pandanus, through woodlands and rainforests with piccabeen palms, to wide beaches or lofty lookouts. In the Peregian section, stroll to the ocean beach. In the Emu Mountain