Come eye-to-eye with some of nature’s most fascinating creatures and tick off your bucket list experiences dotted among the Sunshine Coast beach to hinterland paradise.
Wildlife experiences Swim with whales, kayak with dolphins and dugongs, cuddle a koala, walk with tigers, meet meerkats, swim with rescued seals and sharks, ride a horse under a full moon, walk amongst birds, hand feed kangaroos … if you want a memorable and unique experience that’s a little more on the wild side, there’s no better place than on the Sunshine Coast.
There is no doubt the Sunshine Coast attracts a creative class of people, and the expressive originality of the artistic community has helped shape the region’s colour, character and energy. Treat your creative side with myriad of art galleries, studios and theatres spanning the Sunshine Coast, all showcasing the unique and beautiful works of talented local and renowned artists. Venture along the Art Gallery Trail to discover a world of oil and water colour paintings, sandstone and marble sculptures, porcelain and handblown glass, wood and textiles, jewellery and photography, and so much more.
Illume Creations, Montville
The fun continues with so many options to amuse both the big and little kids! Get the adrenaline pumping on a theme park ride, race karts on Australia’s largest commercial track, flip out in an indoor trampoline park, find your way out of a hedge maze, battle it out at skirmish, or slide, climb or chill out at an aqua park.
The Ginger Factory
Nothing beats a birds eye view, and taking in the gorgeous coast to hinterland landscape of the Sunshine Coast is a must. Take to the sky and fly over mountains, green valleys and breathtaking coastline in a seaplane or helicopter, or maybe take in the sights as you skydive your way back to the ground.
Discover the rich history of the Mary Valley Railway line and its people. The Old Gympie Station has been fully restored to its former historic glory. There is a museum to explore, a gift shop, and a café showcasing the bountiful local produce of the Mary Valley. The full rail service into the Mary Valley will be back on track in autumn of 2018, operating on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. You will be able to begin your journey in either Gympie or Amamoor. Hop aboard a lovingly restored heritage train which will carry you through the charming rural townships of the peaceful and picturesque Mary Valley. For the full Mary Valley Rattler experience, join the afternoon run from Gympie which makes a stop at the quaint Dagun Station where you can meet the locals, shop at the markets and enjoy and cheese and wine tasting.