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Kilkivan visitor guideGUIDE

Kilkivan visitor guide

Kilkivan is the north-eastern entrance to the South Burnett and is home to a host of experiences.

Pelican Waters visitor guideGUIDE

Pelican Waters visitor guide

Playful days under the sun and in the water will be capped off by a serene moment with your friends, family or loved one...

Immerse yourself in the flavours of the Sunshine Coast
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Immerse yourself in the flavours of the Sunshine Coast

Locally farmed, home-grown and organic - the warm climate, rich soil and plentiful rainfall create a gourmand's paradise...

Whale watching season is back!
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Whale watching season is back!

June marks the official start date of whale watching season in Queensland.

Discover the thriving craft beer scene on the Sunshine Coast
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Discover the thriving craft beer scene on the Sunshine Coast

Craft beer is ALL the rage right now and the Sunshine Coast is TOTALLY dominating the scene!

The whales are here
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The whales are here

From June to November, experience the aquatic acrobatics and majestic presence of the humpback whales as they travel thr...

Why the Sunshine Coast is Australia’s craft beer capital
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Why the Sunshine Coast is Australia’s craft beer capital

Beyond the beaches, the Sunshine Coast is home to a growing group of brewers and distillers who collectively have earned...

4 Sunshine Coast events not to miss this winter
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4 Sunshine Coast events not to miss this winter

Look no further, winter on the Sunshine Coast is packed with unmissable events that have already got us feeling the exci...

Five steps to serenity on the Sunshine Coast
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Five steps to serenity on the Sunshine Coast

No one knows when it happened exactly, but our lives have become so busy! If you feel like it’s time to disconnect from ...

5 Hinterland hikes to take your breath away
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5 Hinterland hikes to take your breath away

A hike in the Hinterland is an opportunity to see the Sunshine Coast in a way you have never experienced and will never ...

11 epic things to do this winter
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11 epic things to do this winter

Pack away the puzzles and cards, winter is the perfect time to get out, explore and have the most epic experiences on th...

7 spots to catch sunrise on the Sunshine Coast
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7 spots to catch sunrise on the Sunshine Coast

Winter days on the Sunshine Coast are clear and sunny which makes for the best views at sunrise!

What’s new on the Sunshine Coast in 2021!
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What’s new on the Sunshine Coast in 2021!

When was the last time you fell asleep under the stars?

10 best breakfast spots in Caloundra and Kawana
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10 best breakfast spots in Caloundra and Kawana

Locals from the southern-end of the Sunshine Coast like to get up early and make the most out of each and every day.

Immersive Encounters
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Immersive Encounters

Create a wow moment to brag to your friends about or remember for years to come.

9 things to do in winter on the Sunshine Coast
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9 things to do in winter on the Sunshine Coast

With an average winter temperature of 22ºC, you won't need a scarf and overcoat to appreciate the cool charms of the Sun...

Things to do in Montville
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Things to do in Montville

Discover the many charms of this hinterland gem.

Cruise along crystal clear water on Caloundra's bike tracks
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Cruise along crystal clear water on Caloundra's bike tracks

Whether you’re an active family going on a leisurely ride, or a serious cycler warming up for your next big event, Calou...

Places to get active on the Sunshine Coast
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Places to get active on the Sunshine Coast

With a constant stream of competitive events gracing the shores of the Sunshine Coast, we’ve come up with the best train...

Sunshine Coast pools with epic views
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Sunshine Coast pools with epic views

From infinity pools that blend seamlessly with endless ocean views, to riverside jacuzzis fringed with palm trees and ex...

Five adrenaline-inducing ways to immerse yourself on the Sunshine Coast!
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Five adrenaline-inducing ways to immerse yourself on the Sunshine Coast!

Heat things up this winter by getting your heart racing

Climb Mount Coolum
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Climb Mount Coolum

Here's one for your Sunshine Coast bucket list!

Your ultimate Maroochydore day out
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Your ultimate Maroochydore day out

Having just one day to spend in Maroochydore doesn’t seem long but you can definitely have an action-packed adventure in...

12 things for families to do in Caloundra
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12 things for families to do in Caloundra

Caloundra is the ideal place for a family holiday. Just an hour north of Brisbane, it's perfect base for your next Sunsh...

Discover Caloundra's beaches
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Discover Caloundra's beaches

Grab your sunscreen and towel and head to the beach for a refreshing plunge in the sparkling waters. Relax or simply gaz...

SUP, Dive & Snorkel: Dive into the waters of the Sunshine Coast
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SUP, Dive & Snorkel: Dive into the waters of the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is blessed with beaches and crystal-clear waters as far as the eye can see so why not make the most o...

10 relaxing things to do on the Sunshine Coast
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10 relaxing things to do on the Sunshine Coast

There are so many ways to take time out on the Sunshine Coast. Sit back and discover the options from degustation dining...

8 Sunshine Coast degustation dinners
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8 Sunshine Coast degustation dinners

Prepare to unbuckle your belts! We've discovered eight of the best degustation menus on the Sunshine Coast that are sure...

7 Sunshine Coast beaches in 7 sunshine-filled days
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7 Sunshine Coast beaches in 7 sunshine-filled days

With water temperatures ranging from a sensationally warm 26 degrees in the summer to a delightfully balmy 21 degrees in...

The perfect family day out in Mooloolaba
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The perfect family day out in Mooloolaba

With year-round sunshine and warm days, Mooloolaba, on the stunning Sunshine Coast, is the perfect place to chill with t...

Say ‘I do’ to the Sunshine Coast
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Say ‘I do’ to the Sunshine Coast

Love is in the air on the Sunshine Coast, and it’s easy to see why.

20 bucket list experiences on the Sunshine Coast
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20 bucket list experiences on the Sunshine Coast

Tick those ‘once-in-a-lifetime' experiences you've always dreamt about off your Bucket List for real on a Sunshine Coast...

8 spots to get your thrills on the Sunshine Coast
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8 spots to get your thrills on the Sunshine Coast

Year-round balmy temperatures ensure that the Sunshine Coast is a fantastic place for the adrenalin junkies amongst us.

8 luxurious spas to treat yourself to on the Sunshine Coast
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8 luxurious spas to treat yourself to on the Sunshine Coast

Why not take some time out to treat yourself?

Reset with a wellness escape on the Sunshine Coast
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Reset with a wellness escape on the Sunshine Coast

Breathe in, breathe out, it is time to treat yourself and escape to indulge with a real wellness holiday on the Sunshine...

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Trail
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Trail

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland has long had a reputation for fine art. The wealth of exceptional artists gives rise to ma...

How to see the Glass House Mountains without climbing
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How to see the Glass House Mountains without climbing

Hiking to a mountain summit can give you a sense of achievement but sometimes the best views are of the mountains themse...

Great Beach Drive
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Great Beach Drive

Imagine the freedom and pure exhilaration of driving on one of the longest beach drives in the world with the sparkling ...

7 incredible nature experiences on the Sunshine Coast
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7 incredible nature experiences on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a haven for natural wonders and outdoor adventure. It is the perfect relaxed getaway that is wonde...

Flavours of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
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Flavours of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Locally farmed, home-grown and organic - the warm climate, rich soil and plentiful rainfall create a gourmet's paradise ...

5 reasons to visit the Sunshine Coast now!
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5 reasons to visit the Sunshine Coast now!

We know you don’t really need an excuse to enjoy year-round balmy weather, spectacular natural wonders and winning attra...

11 places to pop the question on the Sunshine Coast
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11 places to pop the question on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re planning to pop the question and want to be sure that it’s everything she (or he) has dreamt of, here are some...

Stay safe at Sunshine Coast beaches this summer
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Stay safe at Sunshine Coast beaches this summer

Heading to the beach over summer is one of the best parts of living and holidaying right here on the Sunshine Coast but ...

Make the most of a boy’s adventure
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Make the most of a boy’s adventure

Take time out with your mates for all the fun stuff on the Sunshine Coast.

Caloundra's mural trail
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Caloundra's mural trail

Spectacular artworks dominate the streetscape and laneways of Caloundra. Cameras at the ready! 

Get your coffee fix around Maroochydore
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Get your coffee fix around Maroochydore

When the Sunshine Coast has its own “Coffee Roasters Guild”, you can be pretty sure we take our coffee seriously.

Take a relaxing break on the Sunshine Coast
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Take a relaxing break on the Sunshine Coast

If you're looking for a relaxing break but can't decide whether you want beaches or bushland, fine dining or fantastic v...

Best brews and breakfasts with beachside views in and around Mooloolaba
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Best brews and breakfasts with beachside views in and around Mooloolaba

Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or just a regular joe who loves an early morning caffeine kick, you’ll find some of ...

Family holidays made easy on the Sunshine Coast
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Family holidays made easy on the Sunshine Coast

Discover the extreme relaxation of a 'stop and drop' family holiday on the Sunshine Coast, where everything you need for...

Boys' trip to the Sunshine Coast
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Boys' trip to the Sunshine Coast

Need a boys' weekend? Here's some great tips for your next blokey getaway.

8 absolute best restaurants and bars in Caloundra and Kawana
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8 absolute best restaurants and bars in Caloundra and Kawana

The southern-end of the Sunshine Coast, from Caloundra to Kawana, is teaming with casual sea-side bars and restaurants s...

Your Sunshine Coast bucket list: 8 must-dos
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Your Sunshine Coast bucket list: 8 must-dos

From swimming with whales to discovering waterfalls, the Sunshine Coast is full of hidden gems you will want to experien...

Five NEW reasons to start planning your next Sunshine Coast escape!
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Five NEW reasons to start planning your next Sunshine Coast escape!

Whether you’re looking to plan a holiday with the kids or a romantic weekend away, there’s always something new to try o...

5 incredible places you didn’t know existed
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5 incredible places you didn’t know existed

Finding things to do on the Sunshine Coast certainly isn't hard but discovering off-the-beaten-track alternatives to the...

The Sunshine Coast’s undiscovered waterfalls
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The Sunshine Coast’s undiscovered waterfalls

Go chasing waterfalls on the Sunshine Coast!

17 family fun ideas in Caloundra
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17 family fun ideas in Caloundra

When you holiday in Caloundra, the laid-back atmosphere and the playful sounds of your family enjoying the sunshine will...

11 of the best boutique hotels on the Sunshine Coast
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11 of the best boutique hotels on the Sunshine Coast

They've got all the little luxuries you'd expect from any good hotel, a bucket load of charm and most of them are in the...

Top 10 things to enjoy at the Craft Beer and Cider Festival
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Top 10 things to enjoy at the Craft Beer and Cider Festival

The Craft Beer and Cider Festival has some exciting news to share for the inaugural event!

The best Sunshine Coast fishing adventures
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The best Sunshine Coast fishing adventures

Fishermen and aspiring anglers, the bait is over… we have sourced the best spots on the Sunshine Coast to cast a line.

The ultimate camping spots to visit with the family
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The ultimate camping spots to visit with the family

There is something so special about being out in nature and watching the sun set over your very own campsite.

Ultimate guide to Sunshine Coast gardens
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Ultimate guide to Sunshine Coast gardens

The Sunshine Coast boasts some of Queensland's most beautiful gardens and natural settings.

Four exclusive dining experiences like no other
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Four exclusive dining experiences like no other

While fabulous food and wine is always the zenith of any great dining experience, The Curated Plate has illuminated a nu...

The perfect girls day out
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The perfect girls day out

From exploring the Eumundi Markets to decadent long lunches, Netfest ambassadors Sue Gaudion, Sharelle McMahon and Cathe...

Heritage, native history and bushtucker
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Heritage, native history and bushtucker

Bushtucker is finding its way on to menus around the Sunshine Coast celebrating cultural diversity and our natural food ...

Get loved-up in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
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Get loved-up in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Love is in the air...

Sunshine Coast markets
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Sunshine Coast markets

Discover fresh local produce, homemade treats, funky jewellery, handmade clothing and talented buskers at markets right ...

Take a Garden Tour of the Sunshine Coast
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Take a Garden Tour of the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast boasts beautiful beaches and great seaside towns that provide a perfect getaway, particularly for vis...

5 must dos for nature lovers on the Sunshine Coast
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5 must dos for nature lovers on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a haven for natural wonders and outdoor adventure. It is the perfect relaxed getaway that is wonde...

Flights from New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast
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Flights from New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast

While a stunning coastline and 300 days of sunshine will draw you here, the chance to experience amazing adventures in t...

Enjoy a summer of fun on the Sunshine Coast
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Enjoy a summer of fun on the Sunshine Coast

Summer on the Sunshine Coast revolves around days at the beach, cooling swims in rainforest waterfalls and orange sunset...

7 picks for sunset sips on the Sunshine Coast!
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7 picks for sunset sips on the Sunshine Coast!

Narrowing down a list of the best places for a drink on the Sunshine Coast is a hard gig, but we are giving it a go.

Things to do in Maleny
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Things to do in Maleny

The delightful Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny lies in picture-postcard dairy country, interspersed with rainfo...

Your guide to unforgettable up-close wildlife experiences on the Sunshine Coast
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Your guide to unforgettable up-close wildlife experiences on the Sunshine Coast

Queensland's Sunshine Coast is home to some of the most incredible wildlife in Australia - on land, in the air and under...

Best next-level hikes, mountain climbs and waterfall walks on the Sunshine Coast
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Best next-level hikes, mountain climbs and waterfall walks on the Sunshine Coast

So, you want an action-packed story for the office on Monday that rivals the past weekend’s wild shenanigans of Netflix,...

13 reasons to book your next Sunshine Coast escape
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13 reasons to book your next Sunshine Coast escape

Let us introduce you to the Sunshine Coast. For real.

Sunshine Coast golf courses
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Sunshine Coast golf courses

It doesn’t matter what your handicap is, you will be on golfing heaven on the Sunshine Coast.

Two day coast to hinterland itinerary
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Two day coast to hinterland itinerary

The Sunshine Coast brings a diverse range of scenery; from flowing waterfalls to white sand beaches as far as the eye ca...

Visit the Sunshine Coast's Wonders of Nature
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Visit the Sunshine Coast's Wonders of Nature

Ancient volcanic peaks, whispering rainforests, awe-inspiring waterfalls and pristine waterways – the natural beauty of ...

The Mary Valley scenic drive
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The Mary Valley scenic drive

The Mary Valley Scenic Drive rewards drivers with a patchwork landscape of pineapple plantations, grazing cattle, macada...

Things to do on your Mooloolaba beach break
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Things to do on your Mooloolaba beach break

Let the holiday vibes wash over you, relax, and start living on coastal time.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland National Parks and Guided Tours
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland National Parks and Guided Tours

With lush green rainforest, picture perfect waterfalls, crystal clear rock pools to swim in, and national parks packed f...

Family-friendly fun in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
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Family-friendly fun in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a must-visit holiday location for the whole family.

Eight reasons to visit Nambour and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland this autumn
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Eight reasons to visit Nambour and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland this autumn

Beyond the beaches of the Sunshine Coast you’ll find a rich array of charming hinterland villages, country towns and bre...

Vintage & upcycle heaven in Nambour
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Vintage & upcycle heaven in Nambour

For those who love to ponder the times gone, or eras before cell phones and the internet, this one’s for you! If you ...

Dinner with a view
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Dinner with a view

A room with a view is all well and good, but add some delicious food to the mix and things are looking even better.

Sunshine Coast mid-week breaks
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Sunshine Coast mid-week breaks

There’s nothing better than sneaking away for a quick mid-week break. The perks of travelling off peak include less peop...

10 things to do in Gympie
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10 things to do in Gympie

Discover a city alive with heritage.

Where to treat mum this Mother’s Day
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Where to treat mum this Mother’s Day

How will you be spoiling your Mum this May ?

The Sunshine Coast for day-trippers
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The Sunshine Coast for day-trippers

The Sunshine Coast is full of exciting things to experience and vibrant natural adventures. If you only have one day to ...

Family fun in Mooloolaba and Maroochydore
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Family fun in Mooloolaba and Maroochydore

Step out of your accommodation and onto pure white sands for a morning of calm, sheltered swimming, a lunch of the fresh...

The best coastal walks & breakfast to boot
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The best coastal walks & breakfast to boot

There’s nothing better than a long walk by the beach on the Sunshine Coast and fuelling up with brekkie.

Best Burgers on the Sunshine Coast
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Best Burgers on the Sunshine Coast

Discover the Sunshine Coast's delicious buns and delectable patties.

Things to do in Maroochydore
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Things to do in Maroochydore

Centrally located and just minutes to leading attractions, restaurants and natural wonders, Maroochydore makes a great b...

Make the most of a rainy day on the Sunshine Coast
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Make the most of a rainy day on the Sunshine Coast

Don’t let the rain get you down!

Celebrating 40 years of the Eumundi Markets
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Celebrating 40 years of the Eumundi Markets

In 1979, two friends - ceramic artist Christa Barton and friend Gail Perry-Somers - came up with the idea of holding a E...

The ultimate guide to “Kids Eat Free” on the Sunshine Coast
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The ultimate guide to “Kids Eat Free” on the Sunshine Coast

Whether you are on a holiday or just going out for a weekly dinner, eating out can be expensive when you have a family t...

Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it rains
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Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it rains

Wine tasting, art-gallery hopping, day-spa treatments - plus plenty of indoor activities for the kids to enjoy.

Your six-week summer school holiday guide
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Your six-week summer school holiday guide

A local's guide to having fun with your kids these school holidays.

Cyclist Lucy Coldwell's guide to the Sunshine Coast
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Cyclist Lucy Coldwell's guide to the Sunshine Coast

We caught up with Lucy Coldwell, a former Scottish athlete who competed in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, and h...

Step back in time these holidays
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Step back in time these holidays

Whether you have lived here for your entire life, a few years, a week or you’re just visiting, exploring the rich herita...