THE GINGER FACTORY
There’s so much to discover, taste, see and do! Drop in and enjoy educational tours, entertaining rides, great shopping facilities and a whole lot of fun. The Ginger Factory is the perfect year-round destination. The Ginger Factory is packed with fun and discovery for everyone. Enjoy a world of taste, living history, and of course the largest range of The World's Finest Ginger products. A great day out shouldn't cost the earth, which is why we have free admission to our park and gardens. The Ginger Factory is the perfect year-round destination.
THE SUNSHINE CASTLE
The Sunshine Castle is an award winning tourist attraction and function venue. Much in the tradition of Castles all around the world the Sunshine Castle captures the imagination of old and young alike. A stand out landmark in this location this Norman style Castle, with medieval additions, complete with moat, turrets, towers and drawbridge is completely unique in Australia.
The Castle is filled with medieval displays and other exhibitions that you are able to explore at your own pace in a self-walk tour. Wander over the drawbridge into another time and feast with Kings in the Great Hall or squalor in shame in the dungeon. The Castle keep is a 24 metre lookout tower that offers stunning views from Coast to Hinterland.
Children are sent on a Treasure Hunt and are able to choose a treat from the Kings treasure. A history shields tour offers detailed information on the medieval elements of the Castle and history. Originally built to house a collection of dolls and fairy tales there is still a significant collection of dolls and fairy tales on display. A visit to the Castle is ideal for a family outing or a fun experience for young and old. 90% under cover it is a great option come rain or shine.
SHOP UP A STORM
Indulge in some holiday retail therapy. Choose from dazzling boutiques and specialty stores found on Noosa’s Hastings Street and Mooloolaba Esplanade. Find something truly unique at the outdoor markets or in the quaint hinterland village of Montville, or enjoy an all-in-one retail precinct at Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore.
DAY AT THE RACES
Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra
Experience the glamour and excitement of thoroughbred racing at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Enjoy an exciting day out with friends and family with racing on Sunday afternoons, selected Friday evenings in the warmer months and special race days throughout the year.
RELAX IN A DAY SPA
From Romanesque-inspired aqua treatment pools to exotic Balinese retreats, Sunshine Coast day spas provide a serene environment and use quality products. Try onsite
spas at Palmer Coolum Resort, Noosa Springs Golf Resort and Spa, Crowne Plaza Pelican Waters, Sheraton Noosa Resort, Spicers Clovelly Estate and Novotel Twin Waters. For a truly unique Balinese spa experience, visit Ikatan Spa at Doonan.
FIND A HOLE IN YOUR DIARY
Tee off against spectacular scenic backdrops at one of the Sunshine Coast’s championship golf courses. Choose from Twin Waters Golf Club, Palmer Coolum Resort; the home of the Australian PGA championship, Peregian Springs, Pelican Waters or Noosa Springs Golf Resort and Spa.
THE CALM BEHIND THE COAST
Explore quaint villages along the Blackall Range, through the Glass House Mountains and the scenic Mary Valley. Charming townships such as Mapleton, Montville, and Maleny offer stunning views, rainforest walks, fresh produce, local wines, cheeses, fine arts and crafts, and cosy B&B’s and cottages.
WATCH THE SUNSET
Join the locals for a drink in a surf club or in one of the many alfresco beachfront restaurants or grab a picnic basket and rug and find a spot along a river or park and watch the sun sink into the horizon at the end of the day.
World famous beaches with perfect views over the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Sunshine Coast’s pristine surf beaches stretch for miles with plenty of choices in flagged and patrolled areas from safe swimming with family friendly waves to beaches that will appeal to surfers and body boarders. Please remember to always swim between the flags.
PLAY, CLIMB AND HIDE
You will have hours of entertainment at two of the Sunshine Coast’s best attractions. Top Shots Fun Park has mini golf courses, blaster boats, a vertical trampoline, inflatable water slide and an indoor rock climbing wall. Or you can tell the kids to get lost amongst the giant living hedge at the amazing Bellingham Maze.
A working farm, where you can see the baby animal pen, pat a baby calf, have a go at milking cows, and see where milk is processed and bottled. Everyone will enjoy the wide open spaces and opportunity to taste test the award winning products.
GO WAKE CABLE PARK AND BARRA FISHING
David Low Way, Bli Bli
Master knee boarding, skurfing, skiing or wakeboarding in a safe and friendly environment with qualified instructors or endeavour to catch one of the most sought after fish in the world - the Barramundi. Suncoast Barra Fishing Park, offers 3 lakes; Barra Creek, Big Boys Pond and Mixed Species Pond.
GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS
www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountainsSteeped in Aboriginal Legend, the Glass House Mountains are a series of craggy volcanic plugs rising dramatically from the coastal plain. There are a number of panoramic lookouts as well as accommodation and dining options where you can sit and soak up the mystical beauty.
MARY CAIRNCROSS RESERVE
148 Mountain View Road, Maleny
Wander through 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest, a remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range. The reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal species which promises to delight with its tranquillity and beauty. Entry is by gold coin donation.
Nature lovers are spoiled for choice with access to nine National Parks. Escape to the cool refuge of cascading
waterfalls at Buderim State Forest Park, Kondalilla National Park, Mapleton Falls and Gardners Falls. Take a refreshing dip in a water hole, picnic under tall eucalypt forest or meander on one of the many walking trails.
SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND GREAT WALK
Experience 58km of world class walking trails in the scenic Blackall Range on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Designated as one of the six Great Walks in Queensland, you can choose from half-day stroll to full-day walks and extended overnight adventures. Some local bed and breakfast operators offer drop off/pick up services for overnight walkers. Maps can be purchased at the Visitor Information Centres