Visit the Sunshine Coast’s Best Kept Secrets

Whether you are a member of a community group, special interest group, or just looking for a staff tour with a difference, we’ve compiled a list of the Sunshine Coast best kept secrets to keep in mind when planning your next day tour.

Reasonably new to the coast, we’ve discovered a cruise with a difference on board Larc About, Caloundra’s very own amphibious environmental tour.  Perfect for smaller groups, this cruise/tour will take you out into the Pumicestone Passage where you will discover the history, flora and fauna that abounds in this region. Catering for the mobility impaired this unique experience allows everyone to explore the best of the southern Sunshine Coast.

With stunning views of the Glasshouse Mountains, friendly farm animals, and landscaped gardens, Mango Hill Farm is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious Devonshire morning tea.  The farm tour will introduce you to the resident alpacas and miniature horses as well as exploring the famous potager (decorative kitchen garden) and hundred year old cottage. Why not extend your visit and stay on for lunch at the Love my Food Picnic Restaurant, home to culinary genius Alisa Mayne.  This hidden secret offers one of the coast best hinterland experiences.

Travelling on a weekend?  Why not experience the Caloundra Street Fair, the Sunshine Coast’s best street market featuring over 200 stalls with pop up cafes, handcrafted produce, and live entertainment.  Set under the canopy of the iconic fig trees lining Caloundra’s main street the unique market runs every Sunday from 8:00am until 1:00pm.  A great family market with something for all ages. Don’t forget to try the fudge!

Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World covers 14 acres and is surrounded by pristine rainforest.  Meander along the endless walkways, through thousands of different flora species and tranquil waterfalls, it’s a photographers dream!  Your visit wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the walk-through aviary housing a vast variety of birds including the magnificent Macaws. What better way to top off your day than dining on a gourmet lunch at a local winery and a stop at the Maleny Cheese Factory for tastings.

The Sunshine Coast itself is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets and the diversity of experiences on offer is endless.    From Gympie through to the Cooloola Coast and Noosa through to Caloundra we’ve listed just a few of the many places you can visit however the coast truly has unique experiences for everyone.

Contact us today to plan your next group outing!


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