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Published February 7th 2013
It might not boast the most original name, but Australia's Sunshine Coast certainly knows how to live up to its title. The Queensland district's balmy weather is matched only by its stunning beaches, awesome theme parks and excellent range of restaurants and cafes.
This combination makes it a fantastic destination to enjoy a date, with activities available to suit everyone's taste, age and interests. So whether you want to find out about the senior dating scene here or you're looking for more fun and adventure, here are some tips and ideas for enjoying the date of a lifetime on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
If you prefer the charm of a classic dinner date, the Sunshine Coast has plenty to offer. There is an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs available to choose from. The dining options also reflect the multicultural style of the region, with flavours and cuisines available from across the globe.
However with such close proximity to the stunning coastline, you can always guarantee the seafood is fresh and mouth-watering. If you prefer a casual bite to eat, Belmondo's is a great place to grab delicious takeaway fish and chips to enjoy on the beach. While for anyone looking to dine in, Bella Venezia is an award-winning Italian restaurant with views over the picturesque Mooloolaba Esplanade.
With such beautiful scenery right on your doorstep, it makes sense to plan a fun date in the great outdoors. Head to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and explore the beautiful subtropical rainforest by foot or on bike. Looking out over the Glasshouse Mountains, the reserve is the perfect spot for a relaxing BBQ or lunch at the local café.
If you prefer the beach to the mountains, why not take your date for a drive to the Cooloola Great Sandy National Park? The massive dunes, towering cliffs and beautiful beaches are perfect for exploring on foot. Alternatively you could take a canoe along the picturesque Noosa River to enjoy the scenery from the water.
The natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast is matched by its endless list of fun and fascinating cultural attractions. Some fun and casual date activities could include taking a stroll through the huge Eumundi markets, catching a flick at the Nambour Arthouse Cinema or checking out the latest exhibition at the Ardleigh Cleveland Gallery.
For a truly unique experience which might suit more elderly couples, head to the Clock Centre in Montville to see the beautiful hand sculpted German clocks. Or for younger couples that like to let their hair down, Queensland is renowned for its outstanding amusement and theme parks. Australia Zoo, The Big Kart Track and Laser Quest are just the sort of fun activities that will help break those first date nerves.
With such a wide variety of activities and destinations, the Sunshine Coast can offer brilliant dates to people of all ages. If you haven't yet found the right person to enjoy your dream date with, online dating is the perfect way to meet someone special. To find out more simply visit www.eharmony.com.au.
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