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How to have the ultimate ladies’ weekend on the Sunshine Coast

byHillary Smith-24 Sep 2018

Be it a relaxing weekend at the spa, or a night of cocktails and dancing, the girls' getaway can work wonders for a tired soul – and the Sunshine Coast caters to all needs!

Gather your best gal pals and get ready for a weekend of fun, adventure and new memories.

Pamper yourself

Nothing says girls’ weekend like spa treatments! Indulge in massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, as well as a range of indulgent pamper packages at some amazing spas on the coast.

The Sunshine Coast has a selection of spas and retreats, including award-winning Ikatan Day Spa Noosa, Organica Day Spa, Lillypilly's Cottages and Day Spa, Noosa Spring Golf and Day Spa, Mooloolaba Beach Thai Massage and Waterfall Day Spa - take your pick! 

Amytis Gardens Spa
Amytis Gardens Spa

Shop til you drop

Friends that shop together, stay together. Get your shopping fix at Sunshine Coast’s many delightful markets – be it local art or craft, handmade delicacies or farm fresh produce.

Be inspired by the wealth of award-winning and talented local artists and crafters hiding on the Sunshine Coast. You will find so much, including woodwork, ceramics, sewn crafts, painting, drawings, jewellery, sculpture and printing. While you are out exploring the beautiful Sunshine Coast take in a drive to the Hinterland and follow the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Trail.

If you are keen to catch up on some retail therapy, shop 'til you drop at Sunshine Plaza or discover something new in the many boutiques scattered across the coast.

A Natural Experience

Enjoy a a truly unique riding experience along pristine beaches with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides. They hold the only permit in existence to ride along Rainbow Beach and cater for all levels of riding experience. Choose from a variety of different horse-riding adventures from beach strolls to taking a four-legged paddle, full moon rides and even personalised rides.

Or, enjoy the tranquil experience of riding around Lake Webya, with Noosa Horse Riding. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including stingrays, kangaroos, goannas and the abundant birdlife in and around the lake. You can also organise private rides for special experiences, just like your girls' weekend.

Climb Mount Ngungun for sunset or sunrise

Gear up in your active wear and end the day watching the sun set over the stunning Glass House Mountains with a hike up Mount Ngungun!  Those 360-degree views are definitely worth the effort. Don’t forget a torch for your short walk back down to the car park.

Mount Ngungun for sunset
Mount Ngungun for sunset

Take a stroll through a tranquil garden

The Sunshine Coast boasts some of Queensland's most beautiful gardens and natural settings. From stunning national parks and reserves, botanic gardens featuring exquisite exotic and native flora, as well as gardening festivals held across the coast throughout the year. View the Ultimate Guide to Sunshine Coast Gardens to find out more.

Ladies who brunch

Start the day off with the most important thing – eating! The Sunshine Coast food scene has absolutely exploded, and you will be spoilt for choice with funky cafes.

From Pocket Espresso Bar in Caloundra, to La Finca in Mooloolaba and everything in between, there is a brunch spot to suit you.

Scenic picnics

It’s a ladies' weekend, which means anything goes. Even champagne for breakfast! The team at Deep Love Picnics have mastered the art of luxury picnics and the best part is, you don’t have to lift a finger! All you need to do is decide whether to have an elaborate luxury teepee picnic or a classic picnic rug and cushions, champagne and the perfect picnic feast. Hinterland or coast, both locations are perfect to soak up the stunning views of our gorgeous region.

Wining and dining

It wouldn’t be a ladies getaway without some wine tasting so a trip to a vineyard is definitely on the cards. At Flame Hill Vineyard, you will be treated to a variety of estate-grown, hand harvested wines that are enriched with passion and dedication. Flame Hill Vineyard offers genuine paddock-to-plate experience sourcing most of their produce from their very own backyard.

Or did someone say cocktails? The Sunshine Coast bar scene is booming, from cocktails to innovative local craft beer and breweries, small bars and beachside venues. Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours offers an alternative food and beverage experience that provides a range of tours that can be tailored for you and your girlfriends.

Cooking schools

Unleash your inner Masterchef and head off to learn a new culinary skill or two from renowned chefs at a local cooking class! The best news is at the end of the class you get to sit down and eat your creations over a nice wine or two.

Beach time

After all the shopping, eating and activity, it might be time to just enjoy the sunshine and visit one of the many beaches on the Sunshine Coast. If you can’t pick a favourite, just check them all out!

So what are you waiting for? Organise your ultimate ladies' weekend now and check out our latest accommodation deals.

Cocktails with a side of ocean views at Mooloolaba
Cocktails with a side of ocean views at Mooloolaba

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