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Kawana Waters visitor guide

06 Dec 2017

Kawana Waters is an ideal destination for shopping, watersports, swimming, fishing and walking, with its many secret spots along the coastline waiting to be found.


Explore the canals with a canoe, kayak or outrigger, or get involved in the exciting sport of dragon boating. You may prefer to watch the colourful water activities from dry land or take in a match at Sunshine Coast Stadium where you can see rugby league, rugby union, soccer and Australian football games. You can learn how to cook at Patersons Cooking School, or keep the family entertained for hours at Laserzone or the Big Boing Trampoline Park. 

Kawana Shopping World is one of the Sunshine Coast’s main shopping precincts and offers all the air-conditioned retail outlets you would find in a more urban environment, yet the beautiful coastline is right at your doorstep. 

Fishing and surfing are two of the most popular pursuits in the area, as it has one of the longest stretches of beach on the Sunshine Coast. Point Cartwright marks the beginning of a scenic walking track and is famous among locals as one of the best surf breaks on the Sunshine Coast. Stop and have a barbeque or picnic near the river entrance, then follow the path that winds through the Point Cartwright Lighthouse Reserve. 

Accomodation in Kawana
Accomodation in Kawana

Accommodation in Kawana Waters ranges from beachfront holiday rentals for families, or penthouses for couples on honeymoon, to high-rise apartments at Beachside Resort overlooking the white sands of Buddina Beach. The latest addition is the Best Western PLUS Kawana Hotel located next to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Kawana Community Centre
Kawana Community Centre

The Kawana Sports Precinct hosts many sports and lifestyle events and consists of facilities including the Sunshine Coast Stadium, Eastern Fields, Western Fields, Lake Kawana, and the Kawana Aquatic Centre. For the foodies, there’s the farmers markets every Saturday morning, with its enriching organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet condiments and handcrafted homewares. Also nearby is the Lake Kawana Community Centre, a modern venue that boasts a calendar of exciting events or facilities that can be hired.