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Holiday after your holiday on the Sunshine Coast

byGemma Westacott-13 Apr 2018

Holiday after your holiday!

With its relaxed pace and chilled out lifestyle, the Sunshine Coast is the ideal place to revive, rest and rejuvenate after a busy holiday or when you dream of your next relaxing break!

Have you ever had a holiday where you were so busy that you felt like you needed another few days getaway to relax, revive and recuperate from the hectic 'break' you've just had?

If you find yourself racing from one tourist spot to another, running around with family commitments or just being so busy on your holiday, then you'll definitely need some refreshing 'me' time, and an escape on the nearby chilled-out Sunshine Coast is the perfect way to revitalise.

Set your own pace as you take leisurely walks along the pristine beaches and dive into the refreshing turquoise waters of this beautiful stretch of coastline, or sip cocktails as you dine on the freshest local produce and watch the sunset.

The Sunshine Coast has its own unique atmosphere that's all about making the most out of every relaxing moment. Experience it for yourself! The only thing you'll regret is not staying a little longer.

It's stress free even just getting here!

The Sunshine Coast is easy to access, so you'll be spending less time travelling and more time relaxing. Located just over an hour's drive from Brisbane and two hours north of the Gold Coast, even getting here is a stress-free experience.  There are direct flights to the Sunshine Coast Airport from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, or opt for the ultimate indulgence and take in the stunning views as you zip up the coast on a helicopter flight from Brisbane with Helitec. Check out the latest deals on getting to and around the Sunshine Coast.

Take your pick of beaches for a relaxing swim
Take your pick of beaches for a relaxing swim

Relax, you're on Sunshine Coast time

The Sunshine Coast has its own unique way of life that's synonymous with relaxation and reconnection. There's no rush or jam-packed schedules to contend with. Instead, on the Sunshine Coast it's about taking your time to enjoy the views and the beaches, and conversations and experiences with your partner. Reconnect as you stroll along the beautiful Coolum Boardwalk as it curves around the coastline offering a series of impressive lookouts, or enjoy a heartfelt conversation as you take the time to indulge in one of the region's top degustation dinners.

Stroll or bike ride the many coastal pathways
Stroll or bike ride the many coastal pathways

Feast of flavours

The fertile soil of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland produces some of the country's most flavoursome produce. Take advantage of this veritable 'food bowl' by perusing one of the many local farmers markets, such as the The Original Eumundi Markets. Nearby in Yandina you can take a delicious tasting tour of The Ginger Factory. Further up the picturesque Blackall Range, drink in the panoramic coastline views at Flame Hill Vineyard as you sip on a local wine, taste a range of sumptuous cheeses at Maleny Cheese, or enjoy a delicious small batch roasted coffee at Montville Coffee.

Taste the region with local wine and sumptuous cheeses
Taste the region with local wine and sumptuous cheeses

Nature at its best

The average temperature on the Sunshine Coast during Autumn is a pleasant 25.5 degrees, making it the perfect time to explore the region's wealth of natural wonders. Enjoy the short stroll through Buderim Forest Park to the picturesque Buderim Falls, take in the panoramic views from Point Cartwright and try to spot local dolphins and turtles, or wander your way through the sub-tropical rainforest at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve before marvelling at the view of the Glass House Mountains. You can also tick flying in a seaplane off your bucket list by enjoying a jaw-dropping scenic flight with Paradise Seaplanes Maroochydore.

Enjoy jaw-dropping views on a science plane flight.
Enjoy jaw-dropping views on a science plane flight.

Spoil yourself with those longed-for experiences

Feel any stress fall from your shoulders as you enjoy all those luxurious activities you don't usually have time for. Spend the day at one of the Sunshine Coast's top day spa indulging in massages and beauty treatments, fine-tune your golf swing at one of the coast's many impressive golf courses, or hook a discounted fishing and crabbing charter with Sunshine Coast Afloat. Alternatively, you could cook up some new skills with a lesson from a top chef at one of the Sunshine Coast's premier restaurants such as Sprit House Restaurant and Cooking School or the Red Hot Chilli Pepper Mediterranean cooking class in Caloundra.

Learn some new culinary skills at one of the coast’s outstanding cooking schools.
Learn some new culinary skills at one of the coast’s outstanding cooking schools.

Let your creative side free

Take the time to explore your creative side by enjoying the wide range of artistic talents on display on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Arts Trail. If performance art is more to your liking, The Events Centre Caloundra has something to suit everyone, with upcoming shows ranging from The Nutcracker, to psychic-medium Peter Williams, to the Naked Magicians. For an up-to-date list of events, visit the What's On page.

Art on Caincross
Art on Caincross

Where to stay

The Sunshine Coast has a wealth of luxury accommodation options to suit every taste. Click here for fantastic deals on everything from resorts to luxury hinterland cottages.


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