No one knows when it happened exactly, but our lives have become so busy! If you feel like it’s time to disconnect from the chaos and reconnect with the things that matter – then pack your bags and take a trip to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With an average 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s a place to awaken your soul and savour every precious moment of life!
The Sunshine Coast has a laid back vibe that oozes relaxation. Thanks to a range of day spas and wellness centres, there’s no shortage of pampering options whether it’s an aromatherapy massage, a session with an energetic healer or sitting in a salt cave! If you want to learn some tools to keep your body happy after the holiday is over, then why not take a meditation, yoga, tai chi or relaxation class while you’re in town.
Above image: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
You may laugh at the thought of wrapping your arms around a tree trunk, but studies have shown that people who spend time with Mother Nature are less stressed than their city counterparts. With hundreds of walking trails that zigzag their way through some of the most spectacular rainforests and national parks, the Sunshine Coast is an ideal place to get back in touch with the earth. Or, if you’re more of a beach person, the region has over 100 kms of pristine coastline to sink your toes into the white sand – there’s nothing more invigorating than a dive into the ocean on a sunny winter’s day.
Above image: Lookout from Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Have you ever noticed that being away from home can make you appreciate those you love?
Whether it’s a picnic overlooking the iconic Glass House Mountains with your partner or drinking a beer at one of the 19 craft breweries with your mates…a holiday can do wonders for relationships. There are so many magical experiences that you can share with your loved ones during a Sunshine Coast holiday.
Above image: Spirit House Cooking School
The Sunshine Coast lifestyle is synonymous with organic food and health-conscious restaurant and café menus offer nourishing local and seasonal goodness while our markets are among the best for their range of quality produce and wellness-related items. Why not dine in one of the Sunshine Coasts’ world-class restaurants where the delectable food usually comes with a spectacular ocean or river view. And for the Master Chefs out there, the Sunshine Coast has some amazing cooking schools for you to sharpen your culinary skills.
Above image: Bellingham Maze
The average four year old laughs 400 times a day. When was the last time you had a good ole chuckle? There are plenty of activities that are bound to bring out the inner child in you on the Sunshine Coast! Become a racecar driver at the Big Kart Track, take a ride in a rollercoaster at Aussie World, get up close and personal with cuddly creatures at Australia Zoo or get lost in Bellingham Maze. For the adults, there is clubs galore but not of the nightclub variety - there is endless recreation clubs to enjoy including bowls, surf and golf.