Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published September 14th 2016
Just To Say 'I Love You'
A special Birthday coming up? Christmas just around the corner? Just wanting to say, 'I love you'? Whether you're cautiously counting the money in your Piggy Bank or looking for something a bit more on the extravagant side, I've got you covered. Nothing says "I love you" more than sharing a unique adventure with your loved one.
1. Jet Ski as a Couple in Noosa
River Circuit or Ocean Tour? - Image: Noosa Jetski Hire FB Page
Noosa Jetski Hire offer River Circuits or Ocean Tours - a fun way to be together - you can ride pillion and hang on for the ride of your life. The 'River Circuit' route is on the Noosa River and is a safe and controlled environment, whereas the 'OceanTour' experience will be one not easily forgotten - into the pristine Laguna Bay, where you can jump the waves of the Noosa Bar on the way out. The Ocean Tour takes you around the Noosa National Park, where dolphins can be spotted, across to the bay to the Noosa North Shore and then back to the river mouth. A perfect way to see everything Noosa has to offer at high-speed - sounds like a whirlwind sight-seeing tour to me!
This is an activity that has long been on my 'wish' list so why not organise a two hour Beginners Kitesurfing lesson (unless, of course you've already mastered this fun activity) for you and your partner at Ocean Addicts at 103 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore. This is sure to be a fun, competitive way to spend a day outdoors in the sun and show off your prowess to your partner and let them know how it's done - they'll be impressed with how you can handle a kite in the water.
If you're on a shoe-string budget then Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World serve delicious Devonshire Cream Tea for only $11, which includes two scones with jam, cream and tea or coffee. While you're there, why don't you visit the Bird World for an up close and VERY personal experience with some of the most exotic and colourful birds one can find - it truly is quite a unique encounter and a lovely one to share.
Visit Bird World after your Devonshire Tea - Image: Elaine de Wet
Who doesn't love seafood? Unless of course you have an allergy to crustaceans then this is a definite no-no. Book a table for two and share a seafood platter. Fish on Parkyn have a 'BBQ Seafood Platter' which consists of a Moreton Bay Bug, Mooloolaba King Prawns, Salmon, Hervey Bay, Scallops, orange and shaved radish coleslaw, fresh chives, aioli and house-cut fries - the price they're advertising, sounds like it might only be a meal for one, but I feel sure, that with the accommodating service we've always experienced at Fish on Parkyn a 'double-up' for two of you would be a possibility. What could be more romantic than dining by candlelight and taking a romantic stroll on the beach in lieu of dessert.
If you're feeling a bit flush, either with money or love, and really want to impress your partner, how about doing a Beach Tandem Skydive together. Sunshine Coast Skydivers offer you breathtaking views of Caloundra's spectacular beaches from Bribie Island to Mooloolaba; to Moreton Island and inland to the Glasshouse Mountains. Safety is this company's first priority and all their equipment is certified and up-to-date. An awesomely memorable occasion, definitely an adrenalin-pumping experience…and NOT for the faint-hearted!
Sunshine Coast Skydivers are at 1 Pathfinder Dr, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast QLD - for more information or to book, click here
If you're both into the great outdoors and love to be more energetic than most, how about abseiling the Glasshouse Mountains. The company Worthwild offer a half day (four hour session) of abseiling in one of the Sunshine Coast's most scenic locations, promising to give you plenty of practice abseils on the upper twenty meter slopes, before giving you the opportunity to abseil the fifty meter drop from the top of Mt Ngungun. All the abseils are accessible by walking tracks, so no climbing, just the fun of abseiling.
Sunreef Mooloolaba is the first company offering swimming with whales right here on the Sunshine Coast. What a magnificent experience this will be, swimming with these huge, gentle mammals of the deep. The boat leaves from Mooloolaba and once a whale is spotted, the boat is put into neutral approximately one hundred metres away from the whale; if the conditions are deemed to be safe by the trained crew, the swimmers are permitted into the water holding on to a floating line attached to the boat. This is a totally natural experience and will be determined by the whale's own terms, who are naturally curious creatures. A life-changing experience - one that you and your partner will remember forever.
Sunreef Mooloolaba are at The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland. For more information, click here.
8. Take a Thrill Ride together on a Jetboat
Hang on for the Thrill Ride of the Year - Image: Mooloolaba Jet Boat FB Page, now incorporated into Sunshine Coast Afloat
Sunshine Coast Afloat (ex Mooloolaba Jetboat) promise a jet boating experience like no other. This thrill ride is out in the open ocean with high speed, jumps, figure 8's, turns and some really thrilling moves, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat with your fingernails. No smooth sailing here, this Jetboat ride is more like a roller-coaster ride, but never fear, you are strapped into a Recaro racing bucket seat with a four-point harness - sounds like serious business to me.
If this sounds like your 'heaven', the departure point is the Wharf (Marina), Sunreef Pontoon, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. To book your adrenaline-thrill ride, click here.
Create memories together, enhance the romance in your relationship and do something romantic together today!