Beach town etched in history

Caloundra’s reputation as a family-friendly seaside playground has recently been thrust into the spotlight. Taking out Queensland’s Top Tourism Town award for 2023, Caloundra was also crowned one of Australia’s top three tourism towns. Following this stellar success, the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce launched the six-month Uncover Caloundra tourism campaign last December to draw even …

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Hands of gold

IT IS NO secret that the Sunshine Coast is home to many artisans, from painters to jewellery creators. There is no shortage of inspiration for these local makers, from the dark blue ocean to the rolling green hills of the hinterland – and all the beauty in between. The never-ending natural palette of colours, the …

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Village vibes

To start this piece with ‘it was a sunny day’ might seem a bit cliché. But honestly, after stepping out into the warm sunshine, rolling surf filling the air and the scents of summer wafting by, I couldn’t think of a better opening. I mean, Peregian Beach is almost an ode to summer days on …

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Colourful curation

For all of Eumundi’s many charms, it’s the town’s legendary markets that have undeniably stamped this hinterland gem firmly on the national tourist map. It began with a cake stall back in 1979 at the Country Women’s Association. Clearly, those ladies really knew how to bake – trade was so brisk that the Eumundi Historical …

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Step into spring

Spring is well and truly here. You can see it in the colourful flowers blooming streetside, hear it in the chirp of the birds, smell it in the air and feel it as the sunshine warms your skin. Yes, it is warming up and honestly, what better place to be than on the Sunshine Coast? …

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Coast in bloom

It’s a cool crisp morning as we meander along the sandy track, navigating the overhanging branches and sprawling scrub on either side of the path. Even though we are in the midst of a seasonal change with winter snapping at our heels, there are still pops of colour springing up amongst the dense bush landscape. …

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Hinterland magic

Mountainous, eclectic, serene, picturesque, beautiful, cosy – there are many words to describe the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. And, they all ring true. You can sense the beauty, the vibe, the feeling, as you begin the ascent up Landsborough Maleny Road, weaving among stretches of bushland and forest. Do you pause and take a moment to …

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A hidden gem

Have you ever visited Cooroy? Nope, I hadn’t either, which is ironic considering it is only about a 20-minute drive from Noosa and at the heart of the Noosa Hinterland. But I suppose with so much beauty across the Sunshine Coast, it’s hard to view it all and well, like me, perhaps you didn’t realise …

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Wild ones

You can hear the giggles and the squeals of excitement wafting from within the nearby forest. Rather than be alarmed that there are small children traipsing through the undergrowth, lost in a wilderness of unknown risks, the nearby adults are calm, collected, smiling. This is the world of forest school, a growing phenomenon around the …

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Picnic season

The Sunshine Coast is home to many beautiful locations. From rugged rocky coastline to stunning sandy beaches, through to the lush green hinterland, our small piece of paradise has an endless array of places to enjoy. Add to this the glorious weather that our summers are known for, and you have a delicious recipe for …

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