Where on the Sunshine Coast should you visit next?
The region between Brisbane and Maroochydore is an absolutely stunning part of the world, teeming with beautiful scenery, rich culture, and a mountain of attractions. Seniors and families alike are spoilt for choice – so how do you narrow it down? Where should you make your next day trip on the Sunshine Coast? If you need to transfer north of Brisbane, why not make a stop in the glorious Sunshine Coast and make your transfer a trip to remember?
Brisbane to Maroochydore for Seniors
If you’re a senior and you’re looking for a fantastic day out on the Sunshine Coast, check out these fabulous options! There’s good food, good drink, and wildlife – what’s not to love?
The Abbey Museum in Caboolture is a history lover’s paradise. Containing artefacts from prehistoric Europe, the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Roman Empire, Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient China and Japan, there’s something here to delight and intrigue everyone. The Museum is also famous for hosting a brilliant Medieval Festival each June, as well as the Picnic at Pemberley for the Jane Austen fans. Time your trip with one of these fabulous events and make a day out of it!
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World
If you are an avid gardener, a lover of nature and birdlife, or just love peace and tranquillity, a visit to the beautiful Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World will be the perfect day out for you!
Overlooking the iconic Glass House Mountains and the surrounding rainforest, the gardens consist of 6 kilometres of meandering walking paths around thousands of gorgeous flowering plants, as well as around lakes and waterfalls. This is the perfect place for amateur photographers! At Bird World, walk through four aviaries and meet over 700 native and exotic birds up close!
Flame Hill Vineyard
For the wine and food lovers, a trip to Flame Hill Vineyard in beautiful Montville is an absolute must! Flame Hill produces 100% estate-grown wines which are hand-harvested and sourced from plantings that are up to 80 years old. There is also a gorgeous restaurant on site, luxury cottage accommodations, and an annual Stomp grape harvest festival. Make sure a winery tour is on your must-see Sunshine Coast bucket list.
Brisbane to Maroochydore for Families
Strawberry picking is an amazing activity to do with the whole family – you’re out and about in the sunshine, getting exercise, while also teaching your kids where their food comes from. Plus, the bonus of taking home delicious strawberries to eat! On the Sunshine Coast, you’re spoilt for choice for amazing strawberry picking options, but Rolin Farms in Elimbah and LuvaBerry Farm in Wamuran are both excellent.
Aussie World is the only theme park on the Sunshine Coast and the whole family is sure to love it! With all sorts of attractions like rollercoasters, dodgem cars, a Ferris wheel, and mini golf, there’s something to suit everyone. The park itself is small but more than makes up for it in the number of attractions and the price.
For the family that’s all about the thrills, look no further than Big Kart Track in Landsborough. Go at a maximum speed of 70 kilometres per hour on a track over a kilometre long. There are loads of challenges and track features to suit drivers of all skill levels, including the hairpin, the chicane, pit area, big sweeper, and back straight. It’s the biggest go kart track in Australia, so it’s sure to be a lasting memory for the whole family.