Sunshine Coast Splendour

09 Oct 2020

Day 1 – Caloundra Cruising 

Begin your Sunshine Coast journey in the stunning coastal town of Caloundra. Take in the unique scenery as you stroll along the Caloundra Coastal Pathway from Kings Beach to Bulcock Beach. For a rush of adrenaline and a truly unique Sunshine Coast experience, hop on a jet ski with Caloundra Jet Ski Tours and explore the scenic waterways along the Pumicestone Passage. Tours range from 45 minutes to 4 hours, all offering spectacular views of the coast along the way. If you are looking for a more serene way to enjoy the water, board a Caloundra Cruise to take you on the water as you sit back and back as you take in birdlife and native flora and fauna.  

Spend your afternoon relaxing at the famous Kings Beach, taking in local surfers catching a wave or visit local favourite, Dicky Beach, and find yourself a nice secluded patch of sand to enjoy the afternoon rays.  

In the evening, head to the local surf club, Kings Beach Surfy. Also known as Mets, this beautifully positioned bar and restaurant overlooks Caloundra’s coastline and the famous Kings Beach saltwater pool. Mets on Kings offers your traditional pub feeds as well as a great range of contemporary dishes.  

Day 2 – From Mooloolaba to Treetops 

Start your day like a local, and head to one of the many cafes for breakfast and a coffee. One of the newest cafes in Caloundra, White Picket Fence is a must visit! They have an incredible breakfast menu and the café itself is easy on the eyes.  

In the morning, jump in your car and make your way to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, to get up close with over 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, rays, jellyfish, tropical fish, and seahorses. SEA LIFE is also home to colony of Little Blue penguins and playful sea lions and fur seals. The Seal Presentation is not to be missed!  

Take an afternoon stroll along Mooloolaba Beach, the 6th best beach in all of Australia before making your way to the Mooloolaba Fish Market to try some local, fresh seafood. They are famous for the divine Mooloolaba prawns and their fish and chips are also a big hit with locals.  

After a relaxed lunch, why not spend your afternoon high above the treetops, taking in some stunning views of the Sunshine Coasts lush rainforest. Journey to Treetop Challenge Sunshine Coast where you can go sky-high with 100 challenges and 12 ziplines sitting in the trees at more than 25 metres above the ground. Expect to have a thrilling day out in nature as you conquer challenges and enjoy the lush scenery. 

For the evening, discover Your Mates Brewing Taphouse in Kawana. This funky craft brewery has carved out a name for itself as a must-visit Sunshine Coast destination. With a playground for the little ones, pinball machines for the not so little and a great menu of locally sourced and well-priced meals, it is a fun filled evening for everyone!  

Day 3 – Maroochydore to Noosa 

Start your day at Tome in Maroochydore, for a coffee and some of the best cakes and cinnamon scrolls on the coast. With takeaway coffee cup in hand, blast some good tunes and head on the most picturesque coastal drive you can imagine.  

Taking the road from Maroochydore to Mudjimba, stop in for unparalleled views of the infamous Mudjimba Island. A stroll along the beach does not go astray here, as you can look out to the beautiful Mudjimba Island; a favourite spot for snorkelers and divers with its amazing coral gardens and myriad of sea life.  

Once you’re finished enjoying Mudjimba, jump back into the car and enjoy the coastal cruise from Coolum beach, through to Peregian Beach Hotel for a bite to eat at lunch time. Offering incredible local seafood, as well as your classic steak and chips, Peregian beach hotel is a great family friendly spot to stop on the cruise.  

From Peregian through to Sunshine, it’s time for you to relax and enjoy the iconic Noosa. Spend your afternoon exploring one of the most well-known shopping and dining strips in Australia – Hastings Street. Take timeout to enjoy dinner and the spectacular view at one of the many award-winning alfresco Noosa restaurants.