Sunshine Coast guidebook

Alexandra
Sunshine Coast guidebook

Food scene

Ricks Garage is famous on the Sunshine Coast and is only 10 minutes from the house. It is filled with amazing rock and roll memorabilia and has a great beer garden and amazing food
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Ricks Garage
14-16 Margaret St
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Ricks Garage is famous on the Sunshine Coast and is only 10 minutes from the house. It is filled with amazing rock and roll memorabilia and has a great beer garden and amazing food
Everyone loves this restaurant! It's modern asian and its delicious! Be prepared to queue though for a table. Either arrive at 11.30 for lunch or 5 for dinner or wait for the second wave.
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Rice Boi
123 Parkyn Parade
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Everyone loves this restaurant! It's modern asian and its delicious! Be prepared to queue though for a table. Either arrive at 11.30 for lunch or 5 for dinner or wait for the second wave.

Activity

Fun place to go foraging for semi precious stones with the kids.
Opals Down Under
11 Ballantyne Ct
Fun place to go foraging for semi precious stones with the kids.
Great place to go to collect your own strawberries with the kids in the fields. There is also a cafe and playground.
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Strawberry Fields
133 Laxton Rd
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Great place to go to collect your own strawberries with the kids in the fields. There is also a cafe and playground.
Great place to visit in beautiful surrounds. From factory tours and tastings, live bee show and tastings, cafe, ginger train ride, kids play area.
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The Ginger Factory
50 Pioneer Rd
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Great place to visit in beautiful surrounds. From factory tours and tastings, live bee show and tastings, cafe, ginger train ride, kids play area.
Fun for everyone. Also a kids track.
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Big Kart Track
2310 Steve Irwin Way
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Fun for everyone. Also a kids track.
The most exquisite gardens and views over the glass house mountains. Make sure to pack a picnic! There are incredible bird aviaries that you walk through and have exotic birds fly and land on you. A favorite with families!
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
233 Maleny-Stanley River Road
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The most exquisite gardens and views over the glass house mountains. Make sure to pack a picnic! There are incredible bird aviaries that you walk through and have exotic birds fly and land on you. A favorite with families!
Only 20 minutes from our house. A must for all!
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오스트레일리아 주
1638 Steve Irwin Way
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Only 20 minutes from our house. A must for all!
A great smaller zoo, with a fantastic collection of monkeys. Only about 15 minutes up the road.
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Wildlife HQ
76 Nambour Connection Road
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A great smaller zoo, with a fantastic collection of monkeys. Only about 15 minutes up the road.
This place has an incredible inflatable water park as well as a separate wake park and Barramundi fishing park.
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Bli Bli Watersports Complex
367 David Low Way
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This place has an incredible inflatable water park as well as a separate wake park and Barramundi fishing park.
Great small theme park that's super fun and just down the road.
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Aussie World
73 Frizzo Rd
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Great small theme park that's super fun and just down the road.
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Next Level - High Ropes Adventure Park
154-164 Horton Parade
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TreeTop Challenge Big Pineapple
76 Nambour Connection Rd
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Outdoor hikes

Gorgeous walk along the coast line with beaches to stop and swim in along the way. Almost flat pathways.
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누사 국립공원
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Gorgeous walk along the coast line with beaches to stop and swim in along the way. Almost flat pathways.
Gorgeous walk through bush to a waterfall you can swim in. Approx 2 hr return trip. Kids 5 and up can do this.
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Kondalilla Falls
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Gorgeous walk through bush to a waterfall you can swim in. Approx 2 hr return trip. Kids 5 and up can do this.
Beautiful easy walk through amazing rain forest. An amazing discovery centre at the entrance and a lookout with views over the glass house mountains. The cafe is really good too. This one is a must,
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
148 Mountain View Rd
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Beautiful easy walk through amazing rain forest. An amazing discovery centre at the entrance and a lookout with views over the glass house mountains. The cafe is really good too. This one is a must,
A lovely walk to the swimming holes and waterfalls. A bit steep in sections but only about 15-20 minutes each way. Only 20 minutes from our house.
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Buderim Forest Park
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A lovely walk to the swimming holes and waterfalls. A bit steep in sections but only about 15-20 minutes each way. Only 20 minutes from our house.
This is quite a steep hike and takes about 40 mins but has great views of the Sunshine coast. Kids can do this from approx 6 and up.
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Mount Coolum
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This is quite a steep hike and takes about 40 mins but has great views of the Sunshine coast. Kids can do this from approx 6 and up.
A great hike which is relatively steep and takes about 40 minutes to the top. Has views east to the coast and then you can walk to another viewing area on the other side for views west and south. Kids can do this from approx 6 and up.
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Mount Ninderry
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A great hike which is relatively steep and takes about 40 minutes to the top. Has views east to the coast and then you can walk to another viewing area on the other side for views west and south. Kids can do this from approx 6 and up.

Markets

These famous markets are a great attraction and are open Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
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Eumundi Markets
80 Memorial Dr
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These famous markets are a great attraction and are open Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Great mostly food based markets are open on Sunday mornings filled with delicious treats.
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Fishermans Road Sunday Market
57 David Low Way
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Great mostly food based markets are open on Sunday mornings filled with delicious treats.
Fresh produce, plants and yummy food, these markets are Saturday mornings until about lunch.
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Yandina Markets - Saturday
51 Bruce Highway
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Fresh produce, plants and yummy food, these markets are Saturday mornings until about lunch.

Grocery stores, bottles shops etc

15 minutes from our house heading towards the coast Mooloolaba direction, you will find Woolworths along with a post office, BWS bottle shop.
Woolworths Chancellor Park
15 minutes from our house heading towards the coast Mooloolaba direction, you will find Woolworths along with a post office, BWS bottle shop.
Approximately 20 minutes from our house is an Aldi. There are a few others I will list, it just depends where you are going for the day.
ALDI Brightwater
Approximately 20 minutes from our house is an Aldi. There are a few others I will list, it just depends where you are going for the day.
ALDI Maroochydore
102 Aerodrome Rd
Our closest bottle shop which is 8 minutes drive away.
BWS Forest Glen
347 Mons Rd
Our closest bottle shop which is 8 minutes drive away.
A huge organic store with fresh produce, health care products etc
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Kunara Organic Marketplace
330 Mons Rd
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A huge organic store with fresh produce, health care products etc
Sunshine Coast Organic Meats
330 Mons Rd
The Original Forest Glen Butchery
354 Mons Road
BWS Chancellor Park Marketplace, Sippy Downs
18 University Way
If you are returning from the beach (Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headland), this Coles is en route home.
Coles Buderim
141 Jones Road
If you are returning from the beach (Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headland), this Coles is en route home.
Our closest petrol station and the cheapest on the coast! Approx 7 mins away.
Liberty Tanawha
316 Tanawha Tourist Drive
Our closest petrol station and the cheapest on the coast! Approx 7 mins away.
Second cheapest petrol station which is on the way into Maroochydore.
Puma Kunda Park
584 Maroochydore Road
Second cheapest petrol station which is on the way into Maroochydore.
Our closest chemist.
Chemist Warehouse
352 Mons Road
Our closest chemist.
The best place to buy seafood on the coast!!
Rockliff Seafoods
10 Parkyn Parade
The best place to buy seafood on the coast!!

Beaches

Cotton tree beach is accessed through the caravan park and is a firm favourite with younger kids. It's protected and pretty calm.
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Cotton Tree
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Cotton tree beach is accessed through the caravan park and is a firm favourite with younger kids. It's protected and pretty calm.
A nice walk along the river to the lookout and then off to the right hand side is a lovely beach with rock pools to explore, some deep enough to snorkel around or even put in a kayak. Great spot with younger kids.
Point Cartwright Beach
1 Pacific Boulevard
A nice walk along the river to the lookout and then off to the right hand side is a lovely beach with rock pools to explore, some deep enough to snorkel around or even put in a kayak. Great spot with younger kids.
A great beach just south of Coolum to either surf, look in rock pools or play on the beach. Great for families. There is a flight of stairs to get there, but it's worth it.
First Bay Coolum
A great beach just south of Coolum to either surf, look in rock pools or play on the beach. Great for families. There is a flight of stairs to get there, but it's worth it.
Noosa main beach is amazing but the traffic is terrible! if you can be bothered with the traffic, then it's worth it.
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Noosa Heads Main Beach
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Noosa main beach is amazing but the traffic is terrible! if you can be bothered with the traffic, then it's worth it.
A gorgeous spot and great for little kids. There is a lovely boardwalk, so bring scooters etc for the kids and there's a nice playground on the way.
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Kings Beach
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A gorgeous spot and great for little kids. There is a lovely boardwalk, so bring scooters etc for the kids and there's a nice playground on the way.
A fun island to visit with a playground and some nice swimming spots for younger kids.
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Chambers Island
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A fun island to visit with a playground and some nice swimming spots for younger kids.