Open 9:30am-4:30pm, Thursday-Monday (during the school term) and every day during school holidays.
Bellingham Maze has recently changed ownership but continues to provide fun and challenging activities for all members of the family. It's main attraction is a 80x80m lilly pilly hedge maze, however, it also offers a large timber scrabble maze, a tyre maze and a small rope maze.
Families with budding adventurers will appreciate this historical attraction. Explore a 93.5m long heritage listed tunnel, built in 1891. This may be daunting for some younger children, but there is sufficient light to see through the end of the tunnel.
The tunnel is accessed via a 2.1km walk from the southern end of Beech Road, Landsborugh or a 900m walk from the northern entrance of Paget Street in Moolollah.
Maleny Botanic Gardens features 16 acres of stunning gardens with easy walking paths, shaded rest areas, lakes and waterfalls. Children will particularly enjoy a delightful fairy garden and a 1400m2 aviary with over 400 birds. Entry to the aviary is available through guided walk-through tours, some birds may even land on their head, shoulder or back!
Admission is $31 (adults), $26 (concessions), $10 (children aged 3-14 years) or $72 (family).
Image courtesy of Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World website
Located just past the Big Pineapple is the Sunshine Coast's only waterslide park. Families can enjoy a 120 metre hydro slip-slide with the option of using mats (provided) for a quicker experience. This slide is built into the side of a hill and younger riders may easily tire with the repeated walk to the top of the slide.
Entry to this venue also includes access to covered picnic facilities, barbeques and an on-site kiosk.
General park admission is $2.50. Price for one hour unlimited water slides is $17.50 (ages 5 years and older) and $10 (children under 5 years of age.
Aussie World 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview, Q 4553
Open 10am-5pm daily
This theme park has over 30 rides and games for all members of the family. Aussie World also features a water play area, mini golf facilities, "illusionarium" and children's shows and roving entertainment.
Families wishing to enjoy a meal can access the The Ettamogah Pub and café.
Various ticket options are packages are available. See website for current prices.
Take a guided tour of the Buderim Ginger Factory and see how ginger is grown, harvested and turned into a delicious range of products. The venue also offers train and boat rides, bee shows and taste testings (charges apply).
Families can enjoy stunning rainforest gardens and playground areas, followed by a visit to the onsite cafe, ice-creamery and retail stores.