Queensland’s popular Sunshine Coast is a location that truly has something for just about everyone. From boutique shops in Noosa Heads to surfing at Mooloolaba beach, there’s a plethora of experiences to be had. Combined with natural attractions from sand dunes and lush forests, it’s a holiday destination unlike any other and is the perfect sunny get away from the cooler months in Melbourne. With such an array of things to see and do, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be checking out. Here are just a few things to get up to that will take you off the beaten track and have you seeing a different side of the Sunshine Coast.
Take to the skies at Mooloolaba
For a unique experience that allows you to see a different perspective of the Sunshine Coast’s varied landscapes, catch a ride on a Paradise Seaplane. These planes fly low and at a slow speed, allowing you take in as much as possible. While there are multiple choices to choose from, flying over the harbour and beaches of Mooloolaba is the most popular. You can explore the coastline or marvel at the boats heading out to sea. Once your adventure is over, enjoy an incredible meal in one of Mooloolaba’s many eateries. Visit Paradise Seaplanes for ticket prices and information on their available tours.
Deep sea dive at EX HMS Brisbane
Another unique and fantastic activity to try in Mooloolaba is deep sea diving. Beneath the bright blue oceans are a host of underwater treasures, from reefs to shipwrecks, just waiting to be found. The EX HMS Brisbane is a particularly intriguing dive site as the sunken wreck has become the home for underwater wildlife. This is only a short distance from the beach which makes it an ideal experience even for beginners. There are also tours that give you the opportunity to swim with whales for a genuinely unforgettable experience - G1 Property Mooloolaba Holidays has some great information on different tours and activities along with good inspiration on where to rest your weary head after all that diving.
Go wild at Australia Zoo
Considered one of the best wildlife conservation centres in the world, Australia Zoo is one of the region's top attractions. Set in the Australian outback, this is unlike any zoo you are likely to have visited before. The zoo is home to some of Australia’s most iconic creatures such as koalas. But you can also get an up-close look at some of the world’s most endangered species too from Tigers to Red Pandas. Australia Zoo was created by Steve Irwin, who has left a legacy that still runs strong through and by his family. The Irwin family’s love of wildlife is infectious and can be felt throughout the attraction. Take a walk on the wild side on the Sunshine Coast, and head to the Australia Zoo.
With attractions like these, your trip to the Sunshine Coast is sure to not only be unforgettable but certainly not your last. Pack the swimmers, take the sunnies, don't forget the sunscreen, and make the most of every second you have in this exciting region.