09 May The best attractions on the Sunshine Coast
When you cannot decide where to go on holiday this year, a visit to the Sunshine Coast for a family-friendly, fun-filled day might just be the the thing. The Sunshine Coast is beautiful all year round and suits every type of tourist. While the Sunshine Coast has plenty of tourist activities for visitors of all ages, some stand out above the rest that mustn’t be missed.
The highly world-acclaimed Australian Zoo is the highlight of every trip to the Sunshine Coast. Made famous by the legendary Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, and his family, as well as over 12,000 animals. With lots of daily shows, plenty of animal watching activities, and guided tours, Australian Zoo visitors can more than day discovering the animals. The new Africa Exhibition is a must see and worth the admission price alone, though the live crocodile feeding shows will have you on the edge of your seat as well!
Underwater World has seven distinct zones of sea life and tons of fun for the family. Be a seal trainer for a day or watch the otter and seal shows. This multi-award winning venue can be visited it in all weather.
Discover the world of marine life from a different perspective, with a walk through the glass tunnel, as sharks, giant ray’s and other marine life swim overhead. Underwater World will truly amaze you.
This family fun destination includes unlimited rides on the variety of classic, modern and thrill rides and unlimited rounds of miniature golf. The admission is affordable and it’s a fantastic way to spend the day on the Sunshine Coast. It even has a simulator, where you can experience on your choice 12 rides in virtual comfort.
Sunshine Coast Hinterland
After experiencing the wildlife up close and personal at the zoos and aquariums, it’s time to stretch your legs on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Great Walk travels through parts of the Kondalilla and Mapleton Falls National Park and Mapleton Forest Reserve. Tourists can walk portions of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in a day or hikers can take several days to transverse the entire trail. Campsite need to be reserved in advance.
Of course, if you don’t have that much time, you can easily see most of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Blackall Range by car, stopping in at the quaint country towns along the way for good old fashion friendly service and sample some of the beautiful arts and crafts and amazing foods.
Eumundi Markets is a historical, cultural oasis. Every Wednesday and Saturday, over 500 stalls fill with venders selling products, crafts and produce. The market’s policy ensures that visitors to the market purchase only the best of the locally made goods. The streets are lined with musicians and artists.
Visiting the Sunshine Coast once will not be enough. It’s that addictive. It has everything vacationers could want in one location, including theme parks, cultural hotspots and sunshine. Whether you bring the family or a group of friends, the Sunshine Coast will not disappoint.