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24 Things to Do Before Leaving The Sunshine Coast

  1. Have a coffee at Fox and Hound in Cooroy. A little bit out of the way but tie it in with a day to Pomona, Kin Kin, Eumundi and Kenilworth. This little hole in the wall attached to a bakery serves amazing coffee  - starting early.
  2. After you’ve sampled the coffee at Fox and Hound in Cooroy and explored the shops, head on over to Pomona to check out the main street and at the end of the day, why not sample the craft beers at Bonsai Brewhouse. This quirky beer garden serves all kinds of craft beers and woodfired pizzas. 
  3. Need more time away from the beach? Fancy honing your cooking skills? The Sunshine Coast’s best restaurant, Spirithouse, has an amazing cooking school where you can learn all there is to know about Asian cooking styles and ingredients. Bookings essential. Cost is $150 for 4 hours.
  4. Nothing beats walking around the Noosa National Park early. One of the most picturesque walks in Australia and a great start to the day. Commence at the carpark or at Hastings Street and walk up to the point where you’ll see the 'Boiling Pot' and then start making your way towards Tea Tree Bay and further. Finish up with brekky at one of Hasting’s Street’s many cafes. 
  5. Located in Alexandra Headlands and family owned, 10 Toes prides themselves on simplicity. Simple lifestyle and fresh, hand crafted local beer to suit the laid back Sunny Coast lifestyle.
  6. Nothing beats a relaxing stroll at a good market on the holidays. From homemade ice cream, organic veggies and street performers, the many markets on the Sunshine Coast have everyone's tastes looked after. 
  7. Looking for brekkie closer to the hotel? Here’s a selection of our favourites - enjoy after your early morning surf or start the day off slowly. Have a relaxing brekkie in one of these amazing Coolum cafes.
  8. Always a favourite in Coolum, the learn to surf classes cater to all abilities and are held down at the main beach. Bookings essential. 
  9. Fancy a day or half day deep sea fishing on one of the Sunshine Coast's outer reefs? Let the experts show you where the best spots are depending on the tides and the weather. Always a big day, take plenty of sun protection and get ready to pull in a few monsters!
  10. One of the Sunshine Coast’s best restaurants and in arguably one of the nicest locations, Noosa's Bistro C has been serving posh nosh for years. So for your next special occasion, or just for the great food and wine, make sure you book in early especially during the holidays.
  11. For one of the best views on the Sunshine Coast, having an arvo drink on the deck at the Coolum Surf Club doesn’t get any better. Hang around for dinner, entertainment or a go on the pokies, this award winning family friendly club has it all.
  12. A popular activity for locals and tourists, climbing Mt Coolum is a great, healthy activity. If you’re in Coolum, you won’t miss it, just look west… A casual stroll up the 800m track will take you around and hour return trip however runners can knock it over in 20 minutes.
  13. Feel like a quiet morning and a boozy afternoon on a boat sipping champagne and eating oysters? Try a Seafood lunch cruise in Moolababa.
  14. A great one for the kids and adults alike. A tour of Maleny Dairies will open your eyes to the process of getting milk from cows and out to the shops. Fiercely independent, this family owned dairy will outline how they’ve managed to stay viable in the post era of milk industry deregulation.
  15. For the adventurous kids who like jumping off inflatable things into lakes. The Blibli Water Sports park will keep the kids occupied for hours. 
  16. Do you like mexican food? Do you not like normal chain restaurnt mexican food? For real, mexican with real cocktails, try La Canteena where you'll see how things are done properly, This funky restaurant also has the odd DJ popping in. 
  17. Like those donuts that are beyond rich and have more filling than you can imagine. Try Sunshine Sunshine at Currimundi - they serve amazing coffee also. 
  18. This is a seasonal affair so call ahead before you go. But picking strawberries is a lot more fun than you think. Great for the kids and smapling them after straight from the earth, you can see why organic is best Learn more here. 
  19. Need some last minute xmas presents or want to see where the best cauldron is for you to wrestle everyone on boxing day? The Sunny Coast has plenty for consumer outlets that will make the most of your shopping addiction. 
  20. Take a sunset stroll along Coolum beach and finish the night at the Summer Twilight Markets and dinner at one of Coolum’s best resturants.
  21. An oldie but a goodie - the eumundi markets come alive during xmas. Pop in to pick up a different kind of present for your loved ones or spend the day strolling around the eclectic stalls. Prepare for the crowds. 
  22. Feel like some high end shopping or just feel like browsing the day away? Stroll down Hastings street in Noosa and pick up something special, or not. (Men, you can wait at the Noosa Surf Club).
  23. Right at the doorstep of The Point Coolum are the 3 bays. Spend a lazy day at one of them in relative seclusion or enjoy a walk around the cliffs from one to the other. Makes you feel like you're away from it all around here. 
  24. Last but not least, get away from the beach and enjoy a day trip up in the hinterland to check out Montville and Maleny. Don’t miss the candy demonstration at Candy Addictions and on the way back, stop by the famous Kenilworth cheese factory.

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