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A great long weekend on the Sunshine Coast

There's a lot you can do in three days on the Sunshine Coast.

A great long weekend on the Sunshine Coast

Intrepid wanderers, Kirsty Kane and Oscar Bowen, spent a dreamy weekend discovering white washed beaches, water holes, tropical walking trails, and sweeping hinterland views. Get some inspiration for your next holiday from their cracking holiday snaps!

Noosa Main Beach is easily one of the best spots to lay out your picnic blanket, grab your favourite book, sip on a refreshing drink and take in the beauty under a pandanus tree. Visit Noosa and you will feel like you’ve entered another world, where the pursuit of pleasure comes easily, with the best of what nature and culture have to offer.

A Getaway Pantry tee pee by the Noosa River. Photo: Kirsty Kane

Strawberries and champagne in a luxury teepee by the Noosa River? Yes, please! This is what it looks like when you let Getaway Pantry play host to your romantic wining and dining. Not only do they specialise in delicious hampers and platters, they can also set up a scene straight out of ‘The Bachelor’ where you are the star! The bohemian-inspired picnic includes the set-up of a beautiful white teepee, matching cushions and luxe fur, an ice-bucket for your drinks along with a tray table, Chandon champagne glasses and quality silverware, lanterns and bluetooth speakers for your Barry White tunes. The most difficult thing would be choosing whether you’ll have the French picnic hamper or the seafood. It’s a hard life in Noosa, right?!

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Photo: Oscar Bowen

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, just east of Maleny, comprises of 55 hectares of subtropical lush rainforest. A remnant of the rainforest that once covered the Blackall Range, the Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which will delight with its tranquility and beauty! Take a relaxing walk along the rainforest tracks from 7am till 6pm for a gold coin donation, or enjoy a picnic or barbeque in the picnic shelters adjoining the playground.

Mount Coolum sunrise. Photo: Kirsty Kane

Watching the dawn of a new day from Mount Coolum over our stunning coast really is an amazing way to wake up!

Eumundi Markets. Photo: Kirsty Kane

Every Saturday and Wednesday, the town of Eumundi comes alive with one of Australia’s premier artisan markets, Eumundi Markets. And not only can you pick up original artworks, furniture, fashion and jewellery, if you follow your nose it would also lead you to delicious coffee like this little gem where you can sample a tasty, high-quality brew!

Flame Hill Vineyard. Photo: Kirsty Kane

Wine time at Flame Hill Vineyard and Restaurant, with sweeping views of Montville and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Gardners Falls. Photo: Kirsty Kane

Refreshing, cool, clear water with a side of rainforest? Yes please! A short walk down from the banks of the Obi Obi Creek lies the beautiful Gardners Falls. This hidden treasure is less than five minutes from Maleny and is that little bit more special and secluded than your average dip in the ocean.

Kunara Organics. Photo: Oscar Bowen

It’s hard to believe that this colourful array of deliciousness is actually good for you! Kunara Organic Marketplace is the largest organic supermarket in the southern hemisphere and home to Kunara Organic Cafe a fresh vegan café that impresses both your taste buds and makes your insides smile! Not only do they specialise in ancient grain salads and tasty organic coffee made from Kai coffee beans, they also have a cold-pressed juice bar on site which makes fresh, healthy juices while you wait. Guilt factor ZERO!

Glass House Mountains. Photo: Kisrty Kane

Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the Glass House Mountains are rich in diverse vegetation and home to a variety of birds and animals. The bush here sustained people for thousands of years, providing many resources from a varied and rich environment which included river systems, open forests, coastal wetlands and mountain forests. Nowadays, they attract large numbers of visitors who come to rock climb, bushwalk, picnic, and enjoy the scenery.

Coolum Beach Surf Club. Photo: Kirsty Kane

Cheers to another gorgeous day! A few cold drinks at Coolum Beach Surf Club at sunset go down a treat when you have a beachfront view like this to enjoy them over. With Sunshine Beach to the north and Point Perry to the south, it’s one of the best locations for any celebration!

Peregian Beach. Photo: Oscar Bowen

One of a string of gorgeous beaches between Noosa and Coolum, Peregian Beach holds a special place on the Sunshine Coast. With a friendly beachside village and a diverse range of shops, cafés and restaurants, popping into Peregian will be an absolute pleasure any time of day!

Thanks to Kirsty and Oscar for sharing their holiday - follow their adventures on instagram at @_oscarbowen_ and @kirstycane