Things to do
Sunshine Valley Cottages is located only 1 km from the historic township of Woombye. Discover the local artworks or visit the famous pub. Woombye is also the home of the The Big Pineapple.
Visit the tourism landmark The Big Pineapple with its fine foods, growers and art markets on Saturday till 1 pm.
Caloundra is a small seaside town located at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, from which white sand beaches stretch north right up to Noosa.
Go to the beautiful beach of Mooloolaba, the safest beach on the Sunshine Coast for a great swim.
Heading up north following the David Low Way and take a walk at the quite beach of Marcoola or be amazed of all the surf action at Coolum Beach.
Keep going up north and you will pass many beaches on the way to the beautiful main beach of Noosa Heads.
Maleny is well known for her art and craft galleries and in Maple Street there is a big choice of cafes and restaurants, a lot of them offering local and organic products.
Go shopping on the famous Hasting Street in Noosa Heads with its many boutique shops that offer the latest fashions.
At Cotton Tree (Maroochydore) you will find some nice boutique shops and a various choice of restaurants.
Walks and Nature
Mapleton is the home of the Mapleton Falls National Park. Take a circuit walk that will take about 45 minutes through the tropical rainforest or enjoy the beauty of the breathtaking lookout, just 1 minute walk from their car park.
Take a drive to the McCarthys Lookout for a panoramic view of The Glasshouse Mountains and take a bushwalk through the Mary Cairncross Park for bird spotting.
For a 10 minute drive you will find Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. The established garden areas and parks are a favourite for family outings and weddings, as there are many picnic tables overlooking the lagoon and in forest areas
Enjoy fishing at Lake Baroon on the Hinterland. Stocked species include Bass, Golden Perch & Mary River Cod as well as the naturally occurring Eels, Tandans & Spangled Perch.
If you would like to catch fish on the river, rent a boat at the Maroochy River or throw a line from the river bank.
A great location to fish off the rocks is the Mooloolaba Spit. Fish that you might catch here are brim, flat head, whiting, tailor when in season and many more.
All around the coast, fishing charters offer river and offshore fishing trips for half a day or full day.
Visit Mooloolaba’s Aquarium to explore the world under the sea, watch the seals perform, the otters play and see thousands of fish up close
If you want to test your taste buttons, go to Yandina. This is the home of the Ginger Factory where you can take a tour or taste the ginger delights. Don’t forget to cross the road where you will find the Nutworks Macadamia Factory and Pioneer Coffee Roastery for more tasting.
Visit the Australia Zoo with over 1200 animals and stacks of free shows; it's a full day of wildlife action and adventure established by the famous Irwin family.
Take a trip on the Pineapple Express, the Big Pineapple’s historic passengers cane train. Discover nature’s delights on the rainforest walk and get friendly with the creatures big and small at their animal park