With restrictions eased in Queensland, Visit Sunshine Coast is inviting travellers to escape the crowds and plan their ultimate Sunshine Coast holiday.
From luxury food and wine escapes in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to winter whale watching and days on the beach, there’s no better time to explore all the region has to offer.
Many parks, attractions, tours and dining options are operational including Sea Life Sunshine Coast and Ride on Mary with others opening progressively by mid-June such as Bellingham Maze and Coolum Surf Club.
A wide range of special offers are available and can be viewed on the Visit Sunshine Coast website: www.visitsunshinecoast.com/deals.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Maleny is Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Here you can enjoy the very best of winter in the Hinterland, escaping the chill by the fireplace in your luxury villa as you look out over the rainforest, enjoy a day of pampering at their Spa Anise or indulge at their hatted in-house restaurant – The Tamarind. Spicers Tamarind is welcoming visitors back with a number of special deals, including their ‘Birthversary’ special, inviting visitors to celebrate life’s momentous occasions with them, or simply rejoice at the end of isolation. Prices start from $1198 for two nights and includes luxury accommodation in a forest villa, daily a la carte breakfast and a three-course dinner at The Tamarind or in-house barbecue pack. More here: https://spicersretreats.com
Glass House Mountains Eco Lodge
Glass House Mountains Eco Lodge offers a truly unique experience. Their accommodation offerings include a resorted 125-year-old Queensland timber church, a Victorian Train Carriage built between 1882 and 1886 and resorted 60-year-old Queensland train carriage. Offering spectacular views over the Glasshouse Mountains, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with nature. For those who book direct, you can use the code GHMECO to receive complimentary tropical style breakfasts mid-week. For more, visit www.glasshouseecolodge.com.
Secrets by the Lake
Stay in your own secluded treehouse at Secrets on the Lake in Montville! Located in the rainforest on tranquil Lake Baroon, there is limited one-night stays from $450 or you can book-in for a special dining experience. Secrets Dining on the Deck offer patrons panoramic views of the water, mountains and rainforest, has a fully licensed bar and is open 6 days a week serving breakfast from 8:30am, delicious lunches from 11am, and until 4pm for an indulgent champers, coffee or cake. They also offer a range of takeaway picnics for you to book and then collect to enjoy on the shores of magnificent Lake Baroon in the northern recreation area. www.secretsonthelake.com.au
While you’re there… make sure to visit Wildlife HQ, take a scenic journey back in time with the Mary Valley Rattler, which will be back on the tracks from 13 June with their popular Tasting Train Experience, and enjoy a delicious meal and local craft beer at Maleny’s Brouhaha Brewery, which is reopening from Friday, 12 June.
Newport Mooloolaba is inviting families back these school holidays with savings of up to 40 per cent. From your ocean or harbour view apartment breath in the fresh salty air, go for daily walks along iconic Mooloolaba Beach and enjoy fine dining with Mooloolaba Esplanade and The Wharf Mooloolaba right on your doorstep. Prices start from $197 for two nights or five-night stays from $122 per night with one night free. Valid to 31 July. More here: www.newportmooloolaba.com.au.
The Retreat Beach Houses, Peregian Beach
Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean, before making tracks through your own private beach entrance to watch the sunrise. At The Retreat Beach House in Peregian, you can make that dream a reality. Offering spacious beach houses and an absolute beachfront location, it’s the perfect destination to make memories with the family. Using the codeword RELAX, they are also offering 30 per cent discounts on stays on 3+ nights before 31 July. More here https://theretreat.com.au.
Caloundra Holiday Centre
#21 Grand Pacific, beachfront with rooftop spa! Receive one night free! For a limited time only book 7 nights and only pay for 6 in this Waterfront Penthouse with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a private rooftop spa! Can’t stay that long? Why not book 3 – 6 nights instead and take 10% off! To book contact www.caloundraholidaycentre.com.au
While you’re there… take part in an immersive scuba/snorkel encounter around Mudjimba Island with Sunreef Mooloolaba. A little further south, you can take to the Pumicestone Passage with Caloundra Jet Ski, the Glasshouse Mountains visible on the skyline. For something the whole family will enjoy, why not take to the waves with Coolum Surfing School and learn to ride the waves like a local.
Visit Sunshine Coast recommends checking with each accommodation provider on terms and conditions. It is also advisable to book ahead with attractions / tours and dining venues due to limited capacities and to avoid disappointment.
For more information visit: visitsunshinecoast.com