Sunshine Coast Queensland
Welcome to a new age where the first international flight from Auckland landed at the Sunshine Coast Airport on the 1st of July 2012. History was made and now they are coming. International travellers that is.
The Sunshine Coast really lives up to its name. Upon arriving at the new international airport, the sun touches your skin with an introduction no other element can create.
¡°Welcome your holiday starts now¡±.
That is what I heard and I am sure all the Kiwi¡¯s on the flight heard the same thing as they began taking their jackets and jumpers off.
So what¡¯s the attraction of this coastal Queensland destination?
A perfect setting from the moment you arrive, the Sunshine Coast boasts 13 beaches stretching over 100 kilometres of pristine sand. This playground offers fun for the whole family, young and old alike making it the perfect setting for that seaside escape. Beaches here entice you to unwind and do as little as possible.
If sitting on the beach is too slow paced for you and you wish to revitalise and reconnect, then explore the natural biodiversity of the area. The Sunshine Coast is home to more individual national parks than any other region in Queensland. These are protected by five separate parks in both coastal and inland regions, including Mapleton Falls National Park, Kondalilla National Park, The Glasshouse Mountains National Park, Noosa National Park, and the Great Sandy National Park, which includes sections on Fraser Island and in Cooloola near Rainbow Beach.
Keen to play at your own pace? Why not tee off at one of over 20 golf courses on the Sunshine Coast, including five championship courses. After all, you deserve a bit of time on the green.
If you still need entertaining, there is an endless list of world class attractions including the famous Australia Zoo, Aussie World, Underwater World, The Big Kart Track and Sunshine Castle. With all these options you will be asking yourself what will we choose, not what can we do.
There really is so much to see and do in and around the coast. Bag a bargain at the markets or shop up a storm on Hastings Street. Tantalise the tastebuds at the incredible restaurants or quench your thirst at one of the many bars found along the way top off a day of conquering all there is to do.
A must stop is the famous ¡°Spirit House¡± Restaurant and Cooking school. Bookings at the ¡°Spirit House¡± are necessary as everyone else seems to have it high on their list of things to do list. Lunch is available everyday from noon with dinner available Wednesday - Saturday from 6pm. This amazing Asian cuisine offers your taste buds something special and you can learn how to cook these tantalising dishes by attending the cooking school.
With a population of over 300,000, the region really does grows substantially during the holiday periods with business flying in from Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland to escape the winter and enjoy the lifestyle the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
This is what makes the Sunshine Coast come alive with an eclectic vibe. With all this and more, the attraction to this coastal paradise is as clear as the waters that lap the coast line.
For more information about the Sunshine Coast visit www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au