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Getting your zen on in the Sunshine Coast!

byCory Gale-21 Oct 2016

Wanderlust Festival has kicked off at Novotel Twin Waters Resort and it’s time to get your zen on!

Don’t be fooled, though. Wanderlust also satisfies the foodie (check out the vegan dinner by the lagoon!), concert goer (Xavier Rudd, anyone?), as well as the beachlover in us all.

I’m no yoga expert, in fact I’ve never done a downward dog in my life! Eaten plenty of hotdogs, though. One thing I’m lucky enough to embrace is the lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast delivers.

Here are six places that I can’t go past when it comes to taking a deep breath, escaping from the daily grind and just enjoying life’s simple pleasures… the beautiful natural backdrop that is the Sunshine Coast!

One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill – or anywhere in the Glass House Mountains for that matter! You’ll feel instantly cleansed when looking at these ancient volcanic peaks. 25 million years most certainly ticks the ancient box! One Tree Hill is on private property and there is a $50 fee for photography which is donated to charity. 

One Tree Hill
Image: www.thewanderinglens.com

Point Cartwright

360 degree views north to Mount Coolum, south to Caloundra, west to Mooloolaba and east to the blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean says it all, really? It’s smack bang on the humpback highway at this time of year, too. Always a peaceful and serene place to reflect.
 

Image: www.thewanderinglens.com
Image: www.thewanderinglens.com

Maroochy River boathouses

There’s nothing quite like a sunrise walk. Us Sunshine Coast locals go crazy for early starts. The still water of the Maroochy River and charming character of these little numbers gets the big tick.

Image: www.thewanderinglens.com
Image: www.thewanderinglens.com

Buderim Falls

Tucked away in the Buderim Forest Park, only 15 minutes from the coast, this little gem is like being in another world. Meander on a boardwalk through lush surrounds, between tress, and hop-skip-jump across the creek to arrive at this. Oh, and those challenged by mobility can still experience the first few hundred metres on the boardwalk. There’s even a restaurant on site. Totally worth the short walk in.
 

Image: www.thewanderinglens.com
Image: www.thewanderinglens.com

Coolum Beach

Nothing soothes the soul quite like sand beneath your toes and that salty feeling on your skin (and in your hair ) after a day at the beach. Coolum Beach is the ultimate, cruisy coastal holiday town.

Image: www.thewanderinglens
Image: www.thewanderinglens.com

Noosa National Park

The kookaburras laughing and lapping waves signal the sound of “REJUVENATION!” Throw in the gentle pitter-patter of satisfied locals and tourists peeking between the trees. Seriously, how can anyone resist the crystal clear water surrounding Australia’s most visited national park? Tip: stroll the Coastal Track for one of the most surreal nature walks in Queensland. Grab your soy latte from the café at the national park entry and scout out the blackboard for where the koalas are hanging out.

Noosa National Park
Image: www.thewanderinglens.com

 


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