The Sunshine Coast is a great place to relax, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun Sunshine Coast attractions to enjoy during your time in the warm, sunny region. Here are some of the team’s favourite spots:
Walk into nature and take in the spectacle of the 80m-tall Kondilla Falls. The falls are some of the most accessible in the region, the path is sometimes uneven, but easily walkable for young ones and adults.
Once you get there you can view the amazing falls but you can also take a dip in the natural swimming pools—there are pools at the top and the bottom of the falls.
There are several walks throughout the Kondalilla Falls National Park that are flat and accessible for people in wheelchairs and prams. There are also picnic tables so you can bring lunch and make a day of it.
Check out other falls in the region (Gardners Falls are especially great) if you haven’t had your fill at the Kondalilla Falls.
A retro-themed diner might not come to mind when considering Sunshine Coast attractions, but Rick’s Garage is an iconic Sunshine Coast establishment. The diner lives in 1950s Australia with plenty of hot rods, retro dress, and classic diner food—burgers and shakes are a staple. Thursday to Sunday you can enjoy live music with your meal, and afterwards, you can head to Rick’s Whiskey Bar for a quick nip or a fun cocktail before retiring for the evening.
The original markets in the Sunshine Coast (or, at least according to them) is a great way to get to know the local culture. Wander through their stalls and pick up a memento or two to remember your trip through the Sunshine Coast. Take in the live music that’s common at the markets and enjoy the various types of street food.
The SeaLife aquarium on the Sunshine Coast is the best way to see the marvels of underwater life up close. Walk through the Ocean Tunnel where you can see fish, sharks, rays, and more on all sides, even directly above you. Look at the adorable penguins, and don’t forget to visit the Tidal Touchpool where you can get your hands wet and touch real marine life. The aquarium is a great Sunshine Coast attraction for all ages.
One of the best-known Sunshine Coast attractions, the zoo is best known as the Home of the Crocodile Hunter. Just like the aquarium, a trip to the zoo is the best way to see the stunning animals. Watch live feedings and learn all about the creatures that call the zoo home.
Australia Zoo has always had a focus on conservation, which is part of what makes it one of the best zoos. Not only does the zoo give homes to endangered animals and breed the next generation of these animals, they are also working to reduce their carbon footprint and campaign against wildlife product consumption and sales. The Australia Zoo really cares about animals, and no small part of that is the work by the Steve Irwin and his family.
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