Here's what the coast has to offer your family this summer
With hints of summer already in the air, Oceans Mooloolaba looks forward to keeping your family entertained throughout the warmer months. When it comes to family holidays, the Sunshine Coast offers something for everybody; from amusement parks and zoos, to outdoor activities and mini festivals. Here are some of our suggestions, to help you in planning your next Mooloolaba holiday.
Theme parks, zoos and aquariums - Whether you are seeking carnival rides, waterslides, go carts or wild animals, the Sunshine Coast offers an array options for an action-packed day out.
Just a short stroll from your Oceans Mooloolaba luxury accommodation, Queensland's largest oceanarium and aquarium allows you to come face to face with sharks, rays and other amazing creatures. SeaLife is one of the Sunshine Coast's top tourist attractions, and is a great day out for the whole family.
Aussie World offers family fun at very a reasonable price. Offering over 30 games and rides, you can be assured that this one ticks all the boxes. Located in Palmview, Aussie World is approximately 15 minutes' drive from your Mooloolaba accommodation.
The Ginger Factory
The Ginger Factory is a multi-award winning attraction and a firm favourite with young children. A visit to the Ginger Factory is educational, fun and tasty, and offers workshops, cooking lessons and plenty of sites to see. Located at Yandina, the Ginger Factory is approximately 40 minutes from Oceans Mooloolaba.
Thrill seeking - Get your adrenaline pumping as you experience some of the Sunshine Coast's fast paced options.
Big Kart Track
Offering plenty of action for the young and the young at heart, the Big Kart Track is a great experience for all members of the family. The international standard 1.2km track boasts mind-blowing hairpins and takes up to 50 karts at a time, while a 50 metre track with 4 stroke/7-horse power karts will entertain the little ones for hours. Located approximately 20 minutes' drive from Oceans Mooloolaba, the Big Kart Track makes for a great half day out!
Take in the Sunshine Coast from above, as you free fall and then parachute above our stunning landscape. You can even try skysurfing, shark diving or a helicopter jump with The Ramblers, who depart from the Sunshine Coast airport in Marcoola daily.
Immerse yourself in nature - The Sunshine Coast is renowned for spectacular scenery. Enjoy some fresh air and explore the sights with some of these suggestions.
Horse Riding in the Mary Valley
This is real horse riding through lush farmland and beautiful rainforests, with plenty of opportunities to take in the view from breathtaking mountain lookouts. Half day or full day tours are available and both experienced and beginner riders are welcome. You can even take a multi-day camp out tour. Located in Amamoor, the Mary Valley is about 1.5 hours north-west of Mooloolaba.
Fishing and boating
The options are endless on the Sunshine Coast. Take a relaxing Canal Cruise around the Mooloolaba Harbour and Canals. Here you will view some magnificent Multi-million dollar Island, River and Canal homes, even feed the local fish and watch some Pelican feeding. Join “Fish N Crab” Mooloolaba on a fishing charter and experience some deep sea fishing, targeting the popular Sunshine Coast fish species such as Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Coral Perch, King Fish. Want to make your own adventure then “Hire Hut” Mooloolaba is your one stop Adventure Hub!! From Jet Ski’s, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayak’s, Segway’s and Boat Hire they have everything you need for an adventure filled Sunshine Coast Holiday.
Learn to surf lessons are available in Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Coolum and Noosa, and will ensure you take away some new skills, as well as fond memories, from your Mooloolaba holiday. For those who have already mastered the art of surfing, the Sunshine Coast offers over 126 surfing locations that attract people from across the globe. Calmer waters can be found at Noosa Main Beach, Little Cove, Mooloolaba and Coolum; while more experienced surfers will enjoy the breaks at Point Cartwright, Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Beach, Moffat Beach, Coolum and Peregian. Advanced surfers seeking a challenge can explore some of the islands offshore for the best breaks.
There are numerous championship-quality courses on the Sunshine Coast, and with great weather, spectacular scenery, upmarket clubhouses and prisitinely maintained greens, there will be something to please every avid golfer. Some of the tops picks include Bribie Island, Mount Coolum, Noosa Springs, Pelican Waters and Twin Waters golf clubs.
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