If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I recently went to Caloundra. A small break from reality (and uni) was something I’ve needed for a little while, and it was nice to relax and have some little adventures.
The Sunshine Coast is one of my favourite places in Queensland. It’s a place I’ve been visiting since childhood, so there’s always an element of nostalgia wherever I go.
If you’re wondering what to do for your next weekend holiday on the Sunny Coast, I’ve made a little list of all the best places to visit.
Noteworthy places in Montville include the Clock Shop, Poet’s Cafe, The Chapel, local art galleries, the Montrose water wheel, and the local pub. There’s also some fantastic local parks and nearby bush walking locations, as well as a gorgeous view of the Blackall Ranges.
Son of a Beach
Caloundra is home to several kickass beaches, but my personal favourites are King’s Beach, Moffat Beach, and Dicky Beach. Kings Beach is one of Caloundra’s most popular beaches, due to all the cool stuff it has (rock pools, water fountains, kick arse playground, cafes, saltwater pools, great waves). Get there early for a good spot on the beach. Dicky Beach is more humble than King’s Beach, but it’s far less crowded. And Moffat Beach isn’t much of a swimming beach, but it has a great view of the ocean and some great cafes (and an awesome playground).
The cure for Hump Day
One of the best coffee spots is Coffee Cat on Kings Beach. Not only is the coffee excellent, but the food and customer service are impeccable. Get onto it, pronto!
Fifteen Minutes Into Noosa and Chill…
There is so much to do in Noosa. The beaches are fantastic, and the cafes and restaurants on Hastings Street are superb. You can pick up some ice cream at Copenhagen, grab a burger from Betty’s Burgers, and wash it all down with a beer at the Surf Club. Another great place in Noosa is The River Read. It’s a gorgeous bookstore and cafe, and you should definitely go there and buy a book (and a coffee).
Time for Pie
Meat pies are the classic Australian staple, and if I was Prime Minister, we’d all be required to eat at least one meat pie every day. To experience what are definitely the BEST MEAT PIES EVER, head over to Beefy’s and grab one of their Signature Steak pies. The pies at Beefy’s will change your life.
These Boots Are Made For (bush)Walking
Sometimes, the best way to reconnect with nature is by walking through it. The Glass House Mountains loom over one of the most beautiful areas of the Sunshine Coast, and there’s plenty of walking tracks on offer. Or you can take a walk through the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and immerse yourself in the beauty of the rainforest.
It’s a given that no trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without a visit to the Eumundi Markets. One of the best things about the Eumundi Markets is the wide range of food on offer. Try some of the locally made produce, grab a coffee, eat a cheese kransky, indulge in some hot doughnuts… Just eat a bit of everything, and you can’t go wrong.
Other noteworthy places on the Sunshine Coast include Mooloolaba, Maleny, Australia Zoo, The Curry Bowl, The Big Pineapple, and the humongous shopping centre at Maroochydore.
If you can recommend any other places on the Sunshine Coast, or if you have any suggestions for future posts, or if you would like to know the meaning of life, leave me a comment.
Pear and Ivy x