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 June 30th 2016
Treat yourself to a trip from our own ‘dinky’ airport
Have you ever visited our very own airport here on the Sunshine Coast? I love it and tend to refer to it as our 'dinky' little airport.
View as one approaches our 'dinky' Airport
Here's are some interesting statistics about the Sunshine Coast's international visitors in the last year:
A massive 40.8% more American tourists visited the region compared to last year
We've had a 95% increase in visitor nights from German tourists
And, a record 2.9 million visitor nights were booked by New Zealanders
The International Visitor Statistics (IVS) figures released at the start of this month also revealed international tourism expenditure increased 17.8% to $236 million, close to the highpoint in international expenditure reached in March 2010. With statistics like this, when I refer to our 'dinky little' airport, it's definitely tongue-in-cheek!
Check-in Desks / Image courtesy of Sunshine Coast Airport
Sunshine Coast Airport has so much to offer, whether you're travelling or just want to pop in for a coffee, plane-watch from the Observation Deck, meet family or friends arriving or browse their boutique'y outlets - yep, you can do this too - by going through the security (not a biggie) - and I just know you'll be very pleasantly surprised.
Observation Deck / Image courtesy of Sunshine Coast Airport
If you're planning on visiting the Sunshine Coast, why not opt to fly instead - there are always specials available from the major cities, with Jetstar, Virgin, Qantas and Air New Zealand proudly utilising 'our' Airport. It's a very welcoming Airport, staff are always friendly - I think it's the sensational weather we have up here on the Coast. Free Wi-fi is also available plus very reasonably priced Short and Long-Term Parking.
Speciality Shops / Image courtesy of Sunshine Coast Airport