Summer school holiday fun

Explore a children’s’ wonderland at Summertime Playscape

Visit Summertime Playscape at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Tanawha, for down to earth fun these school holidays. Explore a secret garden full of nature play fun – play in tiny mud houses, dig in a giant turtle sandpit, explore a secret garden, become a butterfly plus lots more. All kids need is water, a sense of adventure and their imaginations.

Discover an aMAZE-ing attraction

Amaze World is a must visit for families this school holidays! With an incredible 80m x 80m living hedge maze, a timber maze, rope maze, tyre maze, 18 hole mini golf and many other brain challenging puzzles, this is a destination for those that enjoy the outdoors, love a challenge or for those that simple enjoy wandering through the gardens or looking for a relaxing destination to sit and enjoy great coffee and excellent food amongst the trees and birds in the Maze Cafe.

Amaze World, Tanawha

Amaze World, Tanawha

Go undercover with Operation Botanica

Head to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve to become a Junior Ranger Detective for free these school holidays. Go undercover in the rainforest to solve the Operation Botanica mystery. Some of the plants in the rainforest are under threat and others are strangling each other! Use your observation skills to answer the questions, document your evidence and find the answers to complete the mission.


Under the Sea

Learn more about the underwater world at Mooloolaba’s Sea Life! The indoor attraction is home to the Sunshine Coast’s only colony of Little Blue Penguins. The aquarium’s Australian fur seals and Australian sea lions are an absolute fan favourite, with the entertaining Seal Presentations delighting crowds of all ages. You can also explore the depths of the ocean by taking a walk through the 80m Ocean Tunnel and watch the majestic Grey Nurse Sharks swim past. Sea Life is a must visit these school holidays, and is the perfect family attraction for all weather!


Try the great botanic race

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens is a secret amongst locals, with a variety of rare and beautiful plants, spots to take a picnic with the family or options to explore many of the different walks and trails. If you’ve got older kids, head here to try the great botanic race. Grab a map from the front entry and explore the gardens on this self-guided orienteering challenge. Kids will need to find the mapped points to solve the puzzle along the way!

Go Next Level!

Want a bit of retail therapy but don’t want to drag the family around the plaza? Next Level have you covered! The newest high ropes course on the coast, this Sunshine Plaza attraction is a must visit these school holidays. A physical and mental challenge with 7 challenging levels and 16 ziplines , the family can take in the sights of Maroochydore River. Next level is suitable for children 6 years and up.


Go on an adventure

Search Adventure Sunshine Coast for a walk, ride or paddle and explore a part of the Sunshine Coast you’ve never been to before. Visit the site to find over 150 walking, paddling, cycling, mountain biking and horse-riding trails. Just select your activity, experience level and location. You’ll get a full list of adventures with trail maps, pictures, reviews and tips. Whether you need to challenge your teens or wear out the younger ones, you’ll find a free adventure. The hardest part will be choosing!