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Summer school holidays for Queensland are peeking over the horizon and how exciting to know that there are awesome a... [more]
10/12/2020 - 24/12/2020
Summer school holidays are almost here and as the days become warmer, indoor sports fun for children aged between fi... [more]
10/12/2020 - 23/12/2020
Summer school holidays for Queensland are peeking over the horizon and how exciting to know that there are awesome a... [more]
10/12/2020 - 24/12/2020
Ho, ho, ho! I hear tell that Santa and Christmas, one of our favourite seasons of the year is just around the corne... [more]
06/12/2020
What a paw-some idea! Brought to you by the Sunshine Coast Council, the Responsible Pet Ownership - Pop Up Booths ai... [more]
28/11/2020
With the change of seasons, parents and grandparents naturally start thinking of spending more time outdoors, enjoy... [more]
This is definitely too awesome an event to miss! Back by popular demand, BEER YOGA is making a comeback at Your Mat... [more]
30/11/2020
Support ye local brewer! And, throughout the Sunshine Coast region, beer gurus have sixteen good reasons to support... [more]
Have you visited the Banana Bender Pub yet? It's the Sunshine Coast's newest pub, well, sort of, 'newest'. The ic... [more]
The nights are set to come alive on the Sunshine Coast with the NightQuarter Opening Weekend - and on-going thereaft... [more]
27/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
Paint and Sip Socials provide a fabulous diversion into the world of painting and creativity, whilst sipping on a re... [more]
27/11/2020 - 28/11/2020
You think you know the Sunshine Coast and then on a casual Sunday drive, you discover Cooloolabin Dam, with a day-us... [more]
I am aware that the spectacular privately owned Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World have been written about ad inf... [more]
In the words of the inimitable William Shakespeare - 'Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble... [more]
27/11/2020
Boasting fifty-five hectares of some of Australia's best sub-tropical rainforest, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is ... [more]
On the banks of the Wappa Dam, day-trippers will discover a lush-green open parkland, called Jack Harrison Park - al... [more]
Hot off the press! Be one of the first adventurers to experience the new 1.7km return trail walk and bird viewing h... [more]
'The Gruffalo is a creature with terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws. He's th... [more]
Grahame Stewart Park can be found in Currimundi, between Croydon Avenue and Ilya Street on the Sunshine Coast. A hu... [more]
My curiosity was piqued! A 3.3km length neighbourhood walk-in Maroochy Waters sounded perfect for an early morning... [more]
The Gubbi Gubbi First Nation people, who are the recognised Traditional Custodians in this region, provided the ins... [more]
The North Buderim Lake Circuit is a delightfully easy two kilometre walk that is suitable for families, wheelchair u... [more]
A huge bonus for the Mount Tinbeerwah Lookout Track is that adventurers can drive most of the way to the top, park t... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre can be found between Currimundi Beach and the mouth of Currimundi Lake, just no... [more]
28/11/2020
I wonder how many locals are aware of this little gem. Alex Forest Conservation Area is delightfully tucked away i... [more]
I have always believed in the adage 'families that play together, stay together', so what better way to spend time t... [more]
No matter where you are on the Sunshine Coast, there are always 'walks' close at hand. Walkers can explore a variet... [more]
Location, location, location! I am sure you have heard this expression when it comes to real estate, but in Riverbe... [more]
A visit to the picturesque village of Montville, perched charmingly atop the Blackall Range is an absolute 'must-do'... [more]
Hip, hip, hoorah! Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market is back and looking for future stallholders and, of course … sho... [more]
29/11/2020
I have discovered three off-the-beaten track Indigenous sites, on the Sunshine Coast, that are culturally significan... [more]
As we get older, we tend to reminisce about places, stories and people from our past … we take personal trips down memor... [more]
We all know that there's nothing quite like getting out and about with our furry family members. But, with all the ... [more]
Walking is fantastic exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels, with the added bonus that because walking i... [more]
Cycling Without Age has to be one of the most exciting initiatives currently taking the Sunshine Coast by storm. N... [more]
Offering free and low cost community activities across the Sunshine Coast region, Sunshine Coast Council is once aga... [more]
As a family, we have recently discovered The Deck on Parkyn in Mooloolaba. An offshoot of the Mooloolah River Fish... [more]
We recently had the pleasure of visiting Archie Rose Distilling Co. in Rosebery, located at The Cannery, in an indus... [more]
A new day, a new adventure! Have you ever taken the family to visit Wildlife HQ, located at the iconic Big Pineappl... [more]
Have you ever ventured down to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast? Thi... [more]
Whether you're taking a day trip or are planning an extended family holiday, here are my three top adventure experie... [more]
On a pathway in the Botanical Gardens, under the shade of an old mangrove tree and even along a shabby wrought iron ... [more]
Some of these fabulous markets are special-occasion linked i.e. Christmas, Easter, school holidays, whilst others a... [more]
What is better than having one adventurous destination to visit? Having four adventurous destinations to visit … an... [more]
21/03/2020
We, as Sunshine Coasters, are truly blessed to live in such a spectacular region. We have bush walks, we have rainf... [more]
When we have first-time to Australia visitors, there's usually a burning desire to do the whirlwind tour of the whol... [more]
Lady Elliot Island - home of the Manta Ray - is a coral cay positioned at the southern-most tip of the World Heritag... [more]
☠️ What is an Escape Room? If you had asked this Escape Room virgin this question a week ago, I wou... [more]
School holidays are just around the corner … again … so why not bookmark a couple of treasure hunting or sightseeing... [more]
The Ocean Street Precinct in Maroochydore is a lively cultural hub in the heart of the Sunshine Coast! An eclectic ... [more]
With Spring just around the corner, it's time to get out and about to do some much-needed (after winter couch slothi... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre can be found between Currimundi Beach and the mouth of Currimundi Lake, just no... [more]
Recently, my adventurous 'other' and I travelled to Canada and Alaska - a fabulous milestone birthday gift for me (f... [more]
Most travellers want to experience as much as they can of a specific city and/or region in the quickest possible tim... [more]
Muscles straining, mouths grimacing, bodies glistening, guttural grunts … And no, I'm not referring to the wildlife ... [more]
Hubby and I recently came across Coochin Creek camping area, whilst out and about with the Camel Cuddles Farm Tour. ... [more]
Most of us are crazy about our four-legged family members and would love to take them with us to go walk-about into ... [more]
QCamel is a family-owned camel dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast that offers some very unusual experiences to visitor... [more]
Have you ever explored Maleny? It's one of those charming little rustic towns, positioned up high in the Blackall M... [more]
As most of my readers know, our much-loved grandson is 'train' crazy! We have travelled 'the world' on Moreton, the... [more]
My children are all adults and have already flown the coop, so we have had to learn to compromise every Christmas - ... [more]
With white sands and an azure blue water backdrop, visitors to the Green Zebra Restaurant & Bar in Parrearra on the ... [more]
My all-time favourite markets, the Twilight Markets in Caloundra have some new dates lined up to keep us happy, shop... [more]
23/12/2020
Cape Town is the stunning, southern-most city in the Western Cape of South Africa - a vibrant, colourful city where cult... [more]
Our secret road trip was to reach the Kureelpa Falls, via the Kureelpa Falls Forest Trail in the Mapleton National P... [more]
Father's Day was upon us and my 'other' half was definitely in the mood for seafood. Rather than do the usual, and ... [more]
This was a tough choice! Did we walk Emu Mountain? Hike it, or climb it? Oh heck, I've decided - we walked it! Wh... [more]
You know I have been so busy chasing wine farms on the Sunshine Coast, I didn't realise that we had more than one to... [more]
27/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
As my readers well know, I'm really not into the 'climbing the eight summits in a day challenge', or dedicating six ... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets in Coolum is definitely one of my all-time favourite markets on the Sunshine C... [more]
27/12/2020
A treasure hunt of a different kind - an educational, imaginative kind! Oh my gosh, my adventurous other and I su... [more]
I'll take the high road and you can take the low road - but no matter which road you choose to take, make sure it ta... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection is constantly growing. Whether it is 'Sculptural Works'; 'Street Art'; ... [more]
My grandson is totally besotted with trains and of course, being his doting grandparents, hubby and I will do everyt... [more]
The Hundred Acre Bar at St Lucia Golf Links in St Lucia, an inner-city suburb of Brisbane, has to be one of my all-t... [more]
Gosh, I just love our 'adventuring' in and around the Sunshine Coast. One of my absolute favourite Hinterland towns... [more]
This little-hidden treasure located in the treetops in Montville, on the shores of Lake Baroon, was my choice for a ... [more]
My curiosity has now been piqued and I'm on a mission! A mission to locate as many art trails as I can, in and arou... [more]
Oh my gosh, we sure have been having some warm weather in Queensland…. not that we're complaining as we know that Au... [more]
Yes, I do realise that there is a Pomona in California in the USA, but the Pomona we visited, is a picture-perfect l... [more]
Can you imagine my excitement when I discovered that Caloundra has its very own Downtown Street Art Trail! Absolutel... [more]
I'm not sure if you have realised, but The Wharf in Mooloolaba has been undergoing some major revitalisation and bee... [more]
Hubby and I have been so busy this year, that we totally haven't had time to do some of my favourite ad-hoc adventur... [more]
You've heard the expression 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' and never a truer word has been spoken when ... [more]
10/08/2019
Admiration, awe, respect and praise come to mind when I think of Dail and Mark, the owners/creators of Parrots in Pa... [more]
As most of my readers would have realised by now, I'm not one of those 'over-the-top' health fanatics that live sole... [more]
This is an activity that has long been on my 'to do' list, and even though I would love to glide through the water, ... [more]
Well, I was the lucky writer to have the absolute privilege of spending a whole day, touring the Sunshine Coast Hint... [more]
Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. It has seen ma... [more]
Spring is in the air, school holidays are just around the corner and what better reason than warm weather to get out... [more]
Dürnstein, otherwise known as the pearl of the Wachau Valley, is a quaint little town on the banks of the Danube riv... [more]
Vienna is the capital of Austria, located on the banks of the Danube. Austria's climate is generally moderate and m... [more]
Céad Míle Fáilte - 'A Hundred Thousand Welcomes' says it all for a country steeped in history and many locals still ... [more]
What better way to see a city, at your own pace, than with the Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. With a morning free in Bud... [more]
My first time in Budapest (pronounced Budda-pesh)! The first things I notice is the incredible friendliness of the p... [more]
I must admit that winter is definitely not my favourite season, no matter how mild the winter is, I am always cold!... [more]
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AND a coffee - Images: Pixabay CCO Public Domain" wrap="0" title="Play dates and coffee, Tiny Tots Tuesdays Aussie Worl... [more]
I'm not sure how many of you have had the privilege of visiting the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary in Bli Bli - we've a... [more]
Depending on which way you look at it, the good news is that winter is definitely on its way! Us Sunny - note the a... [more]
How exciting is this! Aussie World has relaunched their Tiny Tots Tuesdays especially for the little people in our ... [more]
I constantly read requests from Sunshine Coast locals looking for ideas for children's birthday parties, whether it be f... [more]
A morning dedicated to everything that us girls love to participate in - shopping! The Sunshine Coast Fashion Marke... [more]
22/02/2020
We visited Sydney on the weekend - the main reason was to see my son and his partner - but secondly to enjoy the div... [more]
I've been searching forever and a day for somewhere on the Sunshine Coast to take our grandson so that he can intera... [more]
Have you ever been to Eudlo? Nope, me neither, so a visit was long overdue. Eudlo (pronounced you-d-lo) is a teeny... [more]
Compass Connections Cafe is an absolute gem of a find on the Sunshine Coast's Cafe scene. This charming cafe in... [more]
Beach holidays are usually at the top of a vacation list, but with autumn in the air, have you ever considered get... [more]
What a stunning little place of paradise! Butterfly Hill is a privately-owned butterfly sanctuary on Petrie Creek R... [more]
The Sunshine Coast is aptly named and with its temperate climate makes it a relaxing holiday destination, all year r... [more]
The most exciting, thrilling day of your life is being planned - your wedding day! Perhaps it's just around the corn... [more]
Smack bang in the centre of the Mother City, is Cape Town's most original, accessible to everything, fun place to s... [more]
Hout Bay originally named Houtbaai (Wood Bay) by Dutch Settlers due to the surrounding wooded valley, has changed fr... [more]
Having heard rave reviews from family and friends re Die Strandloper, translated means The Beachwalker, this sounde... [more]
You cannot visit Africa without experiencing an encounter with the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, Mountain Leop... [more]
One cannot visit Cape Town in South Africa without visiting a wine farm. Just twenty minutes from central Cape Town... [more]
If, like us, you're on a tight time-schedule and don't have time to go to the Kruger National Park, then the Rhino a... [more]
One of the things we really hanker for in Australia is authentic Portuguese cuisine. Yes, I know we have Nandos but ... [more]
The next stop on our road trip was the Farmhouse Lodge in Newcastle, a city in the province of KwaZulu Natal. This t... [more]
Guess what? We're travelling through South Africa and I'm hoping you will follow us on our journey as I try to enti... [more]
With the jelly fish (including the Irukandji) rapidly approaching the Sunshine Coast — according to the authorities,... [more]
Peace and tranquillity…the only sound…your paddle slicing through the calm water as your kayak glides quietly along ... [more]
Ok, I was just kidding about my intentions to be a wannabe summit climber, (see my article on Wild Horse Mountain Sc... [more]
I wish you a Merry ChristmasI wish you a Merry ChristmasI wish you a Merry ChristmasAnd a happy New Year(Bing Crosby) ... [more]
Summer is here, warm and balmy days, a perfect time to get out into the great outdoors and enjoy the sun-kissed ... [more]
We all love to stock up on fresh, local products, speciality fare, original creations or old treasures and with Christma... [more]
Is vintage, retro, antique, unique your thing? Then the Collectorama Fair will most certainly be up your alley. Co... [more]
07/11/2020
Looking for something a bit more energetic than an amble or a stroll? Why not try the Noosa National Park Coastal T... [more]
Okay, this was probably not my brightest idea at 3.00pm in the afternoon (and after having had three consecutive leg... [more]
South African cooking has been influenced by so many different nationalities: African, Dutch, French, German, Portu... [more]
I do love this impromptu adventuring - getting out and about and exploring one's own backyard, so to speak. Today... [more]
I hesitate to say that these are the 'top' nine walking trails and tracks on the Sunshine Coast as there really are so m... [more]
Looking for tranquillity and inner peace to put a 'spring' back in your step? With Spring in the air and the ocean st... [more]
As the first hues of Spring start spreading their tendrils to overshadow the cold, gloomy days of winter, we realise tha... [more]
The Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market is a locally owned market selling pre-loved, new and handmade items for children un... [more]
08/12/2019
A magical breakaway - relax and re-charge! Three wondrous days sans any form of technology - no phones, no internet a... [more]
My husband and I went on a Super Bee Tour at the Ginger Factory in Yandina and to say that we were blown away by what we... [more]
 
Perched high above the Sunshine Coast with spectacular views towards the Glass House Mountains, visitors to south-ea... [more]
17/04/2021 - 18/04/2021
Celebrating its tenth year, Sculpture on the Edge is back for 2020 and it's bigger and better than ever! This Conte... [more]
31/10/2020 - 15/11/2020
Happy as a lark! That's me right now, all of a-twitter! Have you heard of the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, hosted... [more]
19/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Great news, kids! The Moreton Kids Festival 2020 is good to go, with a tick of approval from Queensland Health offi... [more]
18/10/2020
Have you tried a Paint and Sip Social yet at The Art Hub Sunshine Coast in Caloundra yet? This sought-after Creativ... [more]
23/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
Perhaps you're a local in search of a new hobby or would like to add to your repertoire of existing hobbies, or you ... [more]
14/10/2020
Starry Nights Outdoor Movies are doing an impressive job of bringing the 'memorable' back to 2020 with some nostalgi... [more]
10/10/2020
As the sun sets over the hinterland, Luminate! 2020 will light up Caloundra for three nights with public art, uniqu... [more]
01/10/2020 - 05/10/2020
Learn how to be creative with succulents and in the process make some fabulous decor ornaments to be enjoyed at home... [more]
29/11/2020
How exciting! The Rainforest Agents of Discovery is about to hit our rainforest roots, just in time for the Septemb... [more]
19/09/2020 - 05/10/2020
School holidays are around the corner and Kawana Indoor Sports are once again offering an awesome selection of indoo... [more]
21/09/2020 - 02/10/2020
Imagine a place, where the only person that matters is you! A few metres from the white sands of the Mooloolaba... [more]
At the beginning of the year the March Guided Walks, to be held at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, ca... [more]
12/10/2020
The Art Hub, located in stunning Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, have the enviable job description of Creative Arts... [more]
25/09/2020 - 26/09/2020
Tried Australia's top dating and speed-dating websites and come away still feeling a tad disenchanted? Well, QCamel... [more]
05/12/2020
Taking us back to yesteryear, Sunshine Coast Libraries are celebrating Queensland Seniors Week with the smashing 196... [more]
12/09/2020
Much to my delight and with perfect timing to brighten up our 2020 with vivid colours, the annual Sunshine Coast Wi... [more]
15/08/2020 - 30/08/2020
2020 really needs an inspirational splash of artistry to create some memorable moments, especially after the year we... [more]
15/08/2020 - 30/08/2020
Take time out to explore the rich biodiversity of native wildflowers, in their natural habitat, with ten self-guide... [more]
Starry Nights Outdoor Movies are doing a magical job of bringing the 'memorable' back to 2020 with some awesome entertai... [more]
14/08/2020
Yandina Community Gardens is a permaculture community garden, where keen gardeners can learn through hands-on volunt... [more]
05/12/2020
This is so awesome … a double dose of Mad Max Aussie action cult classics will be coming to the 'big screen' at Eumundi ... [more]
01/08/2020
It's never been done before in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast! A totally unique 'Winter Blues' Drive-In Concert! Come al... [more]
18/07/2020
One of the best 'things' to emerge from the COVID-19 happening is the need for socially-distanced entertainment. An... [more]
03/07/2020 - 04/07/2020
The Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival is an annual event screening the best Australian and International surf films ... [more]
01/07/2020 - 11/07/2020
Exciting news, Sunny Coasters! The Hot 91 Skyline Ferris Wheel is returning to our shores for a second year in a row a... [more]
23/08/2020 - 05/10/2020
The old-school Drive In at Aussie World has proven so popular over the last couple of weekends, that Aussie World and Ba... [more]
20/06/2020
What a fabulous idea! Old-school drive-in with a modern twist - I absolutely love it! I have very fond childhood memor... [more]
12/06/2020
Trailblazers unite! Agents of Discovery - Bushland Mission is an outdoor school holiday adventure for children aged... [more]
19/09/2020 - 05/10/2020
How exciting! The perfect excuse to venture outdoors these school holidays with the children - a digital game that ... [more]
19/06/2020 - 12/07/2020
A huge thank you to Sunshine Coast residents, whose continued efforts have assisted in keeping our beautiful region ... [more]
02/06/2020 - 30/06/2020
September school holidays are just around the corner and what better way to keep the kids active and involved, than ... [more]
21/09/2020 - 02/10/2020
What a paw-some idea! Brought to you by the Sunshine Coast Council, the Responsible Pet Ownership - Pop Up Booths aim t... [more]
20/03/2020
Australia's not-to-be-missed premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival, returns to Cooroy for the wee... [more]
You know how we often go walk-about and admire the 'prettiness' of the surrounding nature, with absolutely no idea w... [more]
17/03/2020
From the pristine Pumicestone Passage to the enviable views of the Glass House Mountains, Caloundra is one of the Su... [more]
After seeing an interview with a 96-year-old UK resident, who, with no family remaining, decided to involve herself ... [more]
05/03/2020
With great excitement, mobile devices and Let's Roam App in hand, hubby and I recently took on the Caloundra City Sc... [more]
As mentioned in a recent article, Whipbird Walk and Whipbird Village, free guided walks are available to the public ... [more]
25/02/2020
If you loved the Breathe In and Bleat Out Meditation with Baby Goats and Lambs, the relaxation technique that guaran... [more]
29/02/2020
Yummo! The Sunshine Coast's sweetest event of the year is about to hit our shores - and waistlines - the Sunshine C... [more]
15/02/2020
Since the beginning of time, sea turtles have been returning to the land to lay their eggs on beaches all around the... [more]
08/02/2020
This sounds fabulous! Come and boogie on the streets and beaches of the Sunshine Coast! Immerse yourself in a magi... [more]
14/02/2020
Join the iconic Ginger Factory for three ginger-tastic days of food, flowers and entertainment, celebrating the 24th... [more]
17/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
Coolum Business & Tourism and Visit Coolum are once again proudly bringing to Coolum their Flicks in the Park, comme... [more]
21/12/2019 - 18/01/2020
This is such a fabulously mystical evening out. Hosted by Sunshine Castle in Bli Bli and Raptor Vision, another rap... [more]
Summer on the Sunshine Coast is all about balmy, outdoorsy days, usually spent in close proximity to water, ensuring... [more]
14/12/2019 - 25/01/2020
Summertime Playscape … it rolls off the tongue with such ease, giving one a sense of fun with no limitations, outdoor ad... [more]
14/12/2019 - 26/01/2020
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