Dig out your togs and grab your beach umbrella, you’ve just stumbled upon the Sunshine Coast’s biggest watery oasis. At nine kilometres long, stretching from Point Cartwright in the north to Currimundi Lake in the south, Kawana Beach is one of the Sunshine Coast’s longest stretches of golden sand. (Read between-the-lines: Kawana Beach is one long Sunshine Moment, where throwing your towel down in your own private nirvana is all but guaranteed).
What The Locals Love
❤️ Watch the sunrise at Point Cartwright Lighthouse.
❤️ Kayak around Lake Kawana.
❤️ Fill your basket with fresh fruit and veg at Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market on Saturdays.
❤️ Grab lunch and a tasting paddle from Your Mates Brewing Co.
After a few hours spent sun worshipping, venture beyond the sparkling coastline and wander to La Balsa Park and dine alfresco with a picnic on the banks of the Mooloolah River under the shade of towering palms. Post feed, stretch your legs with a stroll along the winding coastal path that will lead you to the Point Cartwright Lighthouse - stopping to grab a coffee from Twin Fins Espresso Bar along the way. Perch yourself on a grassy knoll by the rugged cliff edge and cast your eyes out to the glittering sea keeping your eyes peeled for the locals - the whales and dolphins who call this neck of the woods home.
Point Cartwright Beach, Kawana
If you’re keen to give your calves more of a workout, the Mooloolah River National Park is one of the few remaining coastal rainforest areas with trails that wind between piccabeen palm groves, eucalypt forest and melaleuca swamp. And if you happen to head here at dawn or dusk, you might be lucky enough to spot kangaroos hopping through the wild.
Over at Lake Kawana choose your own adventure with kayaking, canoeing, outrigging, and dragon boat racing all on the agenda. Or you can really dial up the holiday vibes by renting a motorised boat and cruising the lake with a cold drink in hand.
Point Cartwright Beach, Kawana
Looking for something the whole family can enjoy together? A visit to Sunshine Coast’s first indoor trampoline park, Big Boing will keep everyone entertained as they unleash their competitive side tackling more than 50 interconnected trampolines. The brood can burn some more energy and make like Spiderman by climbing the walls (literally) at Bould Move or make tracks to Alley Oops Indoor Skatepark, where everyone can practise their kickflips.
With the Sunshine Coast being Australia’s Craft Beer Capital, a visit to Your Mates Brewing Co and Malt Shovel Taphouse to sip on a frothy is a must. While Saturday mornings are reserved for a meander through Kawana Waters Artisans & Farmers Market where you can fill up on local produce. Round out your visit - and give your credit card a workout - with a stroll around Kawana Shoppingworld home to the first Gold Class and Vmax experience on the Sunshine Coast. Go on, treat yourself.
Malt Shovel Taphouse
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