Sunrise at Point Cartwright Beach, Kawana Region
This coastal gem is loved by Sunshine Coast locals for its kilometres of golden sandy beaches, epic sunrise spots, and fabulous family fun. Let us show you around the best spots!
Trust us on this one – you'll want to set an early morning alarm to make the most of Kawana’s sunrise magic. We suggest heading to the northern tip of Buddina Beach to watch the golden dawn light spill across the Pacific Ocean or making the journey up to the Point Cartwright Lighthouse for a more elevated view.
Point Cartwright Lighthouse, Kawana Region
Grab a fresh bagel and coffee from local hotspot TwinFins Espresso Bar – the perfect way to refuel. The choice is yours whether you dine-in or take your breakfast over to La Balsa Park to enjoy with views of the Mooloolah River.
Keep the kids happy by heading to The Big Boing in Birtinya for a session of trampoline action. With large free-jumping and slam-dunking areas, plus a dodgeball court, giant airbag and foam pit on offer, this is what family fun’s all about!
Make the most of the cool afternoon breezes and explore the tranquil Kawana Forest River Trail. This is not only a fantastic opportunity to experience the beautiful conservation reserve firsthand, but it’s also the perfect location to do some wildlife spotting – see if you can find a red-fingered marsh crab, or even a purple Swamphen.
It’s only fitting to end a long day of adventures on a high note with a sumptuous dinner. You’ll find Bocca in Bokarina ready to serve up a delightful Italian feast... so be sure to come along hungry! Choose from their extensive menu of starring pasta, pizza, cannoli and more.
Rest your head for the night at the Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters.
Start your day with a refreshing swim in the patrolled area at Kawana Beach, before laying down the beach-towel and soaking up our famous sunshine. With a good book in hand and the gentle hum of the sea serving as your backdrop, you’ll settle into coastal bliss very quickly.
Point Cartwright Beach, Kawana Region
When the lunchtime thirst kicks in, drop by Your Mates Brewing for some good food and a brew. After all, nothing says ‘holiday’ quite like a chilled glass of their Larry Pale Ale, and a plate of Queensland’s ocean-farmed barramundi and chips!
Spend the rest of your afternoon at a slower pace – we recommend taking the rollerblades and bikes for a spin around the spectacular Lake Kawana.
Family lunch at Your Mates
To round out your two-day mini-break in Kawana, enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired dinner at the Green Zebra. Take your pick from menu items like souvlaki and honey-lime king prawns, before heading over to Event Cinemas at Kawana Shoppingworld for a late-night movie.