Little thrills

The sunshine coast is renowned for those chilled beach days, a picnic in the park, a wander around the many beautiful coastal pathways and those glorious days spent in nature under a canopy of lush foliage. But did you know, we have some hidden gems with a lil’ kick about them that you just might …

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A lifestyle we love

Hugging the coastline where sparkling blue water laps golden sand, discovering the seaside strip of Coolum Beach is like stepping into a world where laid-back lifestyle meets vibrant holiday town. This friendly beachside town – with its lively food, art and entertainment scene – is a popular holiday or day trip destination and attracts its …

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Forever young

Having just turned 60, author and motivator Barbara Pease has a totally ageless approach to life and readily shrugs off any stereotype of what being 60 should look like. As the CEO of the highly successful Pease International, which she runs with her internationally renowned body language expert husband Allan, she is one of Australia’s …

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Our eco pioneers

With drought, floods and fire ravaging different parts of Australia over the past few years, people are experiencing the effects of climate change in their own backyard, prompting more thoughtful decisions over the products they purchase. As more people buy local, sustainable Sunshine Coast businesses are reaping the rewards of establishing themselves as forces for …

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Plenty of parks

There really are so many things to love about the Sunshine Coast. Our beaches are pure magic, the dining scene rivals that of the big cities and our hinterland couldn’t be more lush. We know we have it good, and we love it. Something else I personally love as a mum to two energetic kids …

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Small town, big heart

Nestled in the rolling green hills deep in the Noosa hinterland is a hidden town oozing with charm, full of history and worthy of a visit. Unspoilt by the influence of technology and thriving in simplicity, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve stepped into the pictures of a history book when you visit here. …

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It’s a dog’s life

Dogs – our furry companions, our sidekicks, our best friends. There is no denying that pets very quickly become part of the family and I think it’s safe to say we love their company. Thankfully, the Sunshine Coast has stepped up and is showing its dog-friendly side with an array of eateries, accommodation options, dog …

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Meet the makers

It’s 8am on a Sunday morning as we walk through the gate and onto the green oval of Coolum State School. The Pacific Ocean is a mere two-and-half kilometres to the east and I can smell the salt and feel the gentle sea breeze tickling my face. From Monday to Friday, this field is buzzing …

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A new consciousness

On an organic farm in Doonan, Trent and Teagan Banyan live a simple life with daughter Mala and dog Coco. Their home – a converted caravan – sits on open land, which backs onto rainforest. A nearby community garden provides food, and the farm is home to pigs, and banana, citrus and arrowroot plants. Chickens …

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Listen up

The voice of Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill is in my ears as I stand outside Nambour Library. He’s telling me about his childhood growing up in Nambour through my wireless headphones connected by Bluetooth to my smartphone, which has an app open called Soundtrails. I’m about to embark on an augmented reality audio adventure through …

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