The Sunshine Coast Australia – Beautiful One Day, Perfect The Next!
The Sunshine Coast Queensland is a popular holiday destination with a cornucopia of attractions for interested visitors. The coast stretches from Caloundra, an hour north of Brisbane by car to Cooloola near Fraser Island which is the largest sand island in the world with 200 lakes. It also encompasses a hinterland including the Glass House Mountains, Blackall Range, the Noosa Hinterland and the Mary Valley; as well as more than 60 miles of beaches. Besides the obvious natural attractions, there are many man made destinations worth exploring. The weather here is sublime almost all year round with sunshine around 300 days a year and temperatures ranging from 69.8 -84.2 degree Fahrenheit (21-29 degrees Celsius), so it is never a bad time to come down here and relax yourselves. The whole area has destinations to accommodate different budgets and divergent preferences from the sophisticated to the natural and ranges in between.
The area is full of attractions where nature rules
From beautiful beaches and seaside resorts to national parks and charming towns and so much more, there’s almost too much to do on vacation here. The regions national parks are a nice contrast to the coastal beaches and pleasure haunts of the area. Every part of this rich tapestry of sights to see and savor invites exploration. One can only mention some of the distinctive destinations due to space limitations.
The renowned Noosa regions main beach is one of the few north-facing beaches in Australia. There is Noosa National Park with the Noosa River meandering by lakes to the Noosa Everglades. The areas rare beauty has earned it recognition as an official Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Noosa Coastal Hinterland has peaceful lakes, forests offset by dramatic volcanic formations with stunning views. Driving in this area you would find the Majestic Cinema, the oldest and still running silent movie theatre in the world, and the Noosa Shire Museum filled with photographs and artifacts from the past. The Old Pomona Railway Station Art Gallery shows works by local artists. The Cooroy Heritage Walk will take you through timber logging history. The Noosa Trail Network is a series of trails for riders, bikers or walkers to explore.
Boating opportunities, playgrounds in the parklands are just part of family friendly Mooloolabas offerings. The ex-HMAS Brisbane is in the vicinity of Mudjimba Island known for the different aquatic species that can be seen by diving down here. Cooloola National Park contains the Cooloola Wilderness Trail. The gold rush city of Gympie will share its history. A spot of gold hunting can be had here as well. The WoodWorks Forestry and Timber Museum also has working craftsmen to watch.
The Glass House Mountains rise spectacularly from the coastal plain. The Australia Zoo made famous by Steve Irwin is located here. Other museums include the Reptile Park and the Air Museum. The charming, historic settlements and scenery of the Blackall Range are another venue to savor natural delights.
The Mary Valley and its forests, local towns can be savored via the Kenilworth Forest Drive. Or, if you still have energy you can hike or ride through the Conondale Range. The Mary Valley Heritage Railway is for those who want to put their feet up and take in the scenery a more relaxing way.
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Some entertainment destinations
Educational and cultural oriented theme parks are a specialty of this region. The marine adventures of UnderWater World located in Mooloolaba are not to be missed. If you like ginger, the Ginger Factory and its historic train are for you. You can even see explore a real working pineapple plantation at the Big Pineapple. The Superbee Honey Factory will show and educate about honey with a dash of fairytale attractions for your kids as well. The cartoon- based Ettamogah Pub is an uncommon treat. Not to be outdone is Bli Bli Castle with its display of medieval gear and equipment. Ski & Skurf located at Bli Bli is the place to try water sports; and the Big Kart Track and Bungy Bullet can test your taste for speed adventures on the ground or in the air, with Skydive Ramblers offering parachuting adventure for some more off the ground experience. A trip in Australian history will be yours by way of Nostalgia Town. Whereas, more modern sophisticated pleasures can be had at excursions offered by the Club Pelican an area golf course designed by Greg Norman and the Corbould Park races where thoroughbreds run.
The website of the Regional Council of the Sunshine Coast has links to visitor information centers for tourists. You are advised to use their guidance, as there is so much to see here. Your holiday at the many venues of the sunshine coast Queensland will be one you will talk about long after your experience of it for the very first time.
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My guide to the perfect holiday in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Sunshine Coast Queensland information and history courtesy of Wikipedia:
The Sunshine Coast (population 312,908 with up to an additional 50,000 in visitors and seasonal workers) is a coastal region located in South East Queensland, north of the Queensland capital of Brisbane. On 15th March 2008, the former Councils of Noosa Shire, Maroochy Shire and Caloundra City amalgamated to form the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
The Sunshine Coast is bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the east, and extends to the local government boundaries beyond the Blackall Range to the west. Occasionally, the towns of Gympie, which is 30 minutes’ drive north of Noosa Heads, and Caboolture, 30 mins drive south of Caloundra, have been included in a broader definition of the Sunshine Coast region.
The Glass House Mountains, located south-west of Caloundra, were first sighted by James Cook from the deck of the HM Bark Endeavour in 1770.
The Sunshine Coast’s first white inhabitants were three castaways who shared the life of the aborigines for eight months and subsequently, it became the home of numerous runaway convicts. It was also the scene of some of the most bitter skirmishes of Australia’s ‘Black War’.
Timbergetters used its rivers and lakes as seaways to float out their logs of cedar, and prospectors scaled its mountains to reach the Gympie gold. With the coming of the railway line to Gympie, the coastal towns, which were founded as ports for the early river trade, were bypassed. The Sunshine Coast eventually grew into a holiday destination, which was further expanded in the development boom of the 1960s and 1970s.
The region is characterized by beaches, coastal views contrasts with the nearby hinterland. Many World and Australian-renowned beaches within the Sunshine Coast region are located at Noosa Heads, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba (the spit), Coolum, Maroochydore and Kings Beach in Caloundra.
The Sunshine Coast is a centre for tourism, containing attractions such as Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, UnderWater World marine park, Aussie World with the Ettamogah Pub, The Buderim Ginger Factory, The Big Pineapple and the Majestic Theatre at Pomona.
Coolum Beach, looking north
The Sunshine Coast region is home to more individual national parks than any other region in Queensland. The natural biodiversity of the area has been protected by five separate parks in both coastal and inland regions, including Mapleton Falls National Park, Kondalilla National Park, The Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Noosa National Park, and the Great Sandy National Park, which includes sections on Fraser Island and in Cooloola near Rainbow Beach.
The Sunshine Coast has numerous golf links, including Headland Golf Club (Buderim), Pelican Waters, Pacific Harbour, Noosa Springs, Peregian Springs, Twin Waters, Hyatt Regency Coolum, Beerwah, Cooroy, Caloundra and Horton Park.
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