Caitlin Bassett

06 Aug 2018

We catch up with elite netballer, Caitlin Bassett about living and training on the Sunshine Coast.


Caitlin Bassett comes to life on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast with a perfect blend of coast to hinterland experiences at her doorstep.

How long have you lived on the Sunshine Coast?
I moved to the Coast in November 2016.

Why did you move here?
To play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team.

What is your greatest achievement?
Winning World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals.

What do you love about the region?
The weather, the people and the laid back lifestyle.

Do you have a ‘favourite’ location for training outdoors?
I love all the amazing hikes you can do across the Sunshine Coast.

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Caitlin Bassett in Maleny taking a few happy snaps of the Glass House Mountains.

Do you have a foodie haunt?
Decisions Café in Kawana/Birtinya - I love everything on their menu.

How do you spend your free time?
Exploring my new home - hitting up local farmer’s markets, driving up to Noosa or out to Montville and going to the beach with the dog.

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Afternoon hangs with the hound at Mooloolaba Beach

If you could choose - Beach or Hinterland?
Tough choice, I love both. Beach probably just has the edge.

Experience at the top of your Sunshine Coast ‘to do’ list?
Skydive and land at the dog beach at Currimundi and climb Mt Beerwah

Most surprising thing you have discovered about the Sunshine Coast?
Everything is open on public holidays - its awesome!


Find out more about the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast:

Things to do - Beaches, hiking, surfing, festivals, food and art trails and world-class events - the Sunshine Coast has it all!

Places to see - Experience our friendly, laid-back beachside culture, taste fresh local produce and explore some of the most beautiful regions of Australia.

Where to stay - The Sunshine Coast boasts a wide choice of accommodation options with everything from 4.5 star resorts to luxury hinterland cottages and B&Bs.


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