Looking for an outing with a difference? Why not pack a picnic and venture out on an exciting outdoor treasure hunt … in search of your local Christmas Tree on the Sunshine Coast community Christmas tree trail.
Starting at the beginning of December, the Sunshine Coast Council officially turns on the Christmas lights on specific tall trees in and around the region, lighting up our night skies with spectacular coloured ornaments and finery.
From Caloundra to Coolum, from Woombye to Kenilworth, each and every tree features LED lighting, in keeping with the Council's continued commitment to sustainability.
The majority of these very impressive-looking trees are located in parks with their very own picnic spots and in some instances, even BBQ's. As an added bonus, some of the parks have kid's playgrounds, allowing families much-needed time to relax and enjoy special quality time together.
Rotary Park in the Glass House Mountains is a fabulous spot for a picnic!
Please note that the trees on the Christmas Tree Trail are not specifically fir trees or traditional Christmas trees as we remember them from childhood, but are nonetheless spectacular trees in their own right. Find your local Christmas tree from the alphabetical list below.
🎄 ALEXANDRA HEADLAND Bunya Pine, outside Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club (north side), Alexandra Parade
🎄BUDERIM Jacaranda tree in front of the old Post Office, near Burnett Street roundabout
Norfolk pine, The Esplanade, Bulcock Beach
🎄 CONONDALE Boyle Park, Maleny-Kenilworth Road (next to the pool)
Jacaranda tree, War Memorial Park, Stevens and Railway streets
With twenty spectacular trees on the Christmas Tree Trail on the Sunshine Coast, you can embark on an outing to a different park every evening leading up to the arrival of the jolly ol' man himself. The Christmas Tree Trail is fantastic fun for the whole family and it's FREE!