If lockdown has you feeling like a bird in a cage, this week’s top five will help you spread your wings. We’ve found five great mini getaways for you to explore – right here at home. A staycation is also a great way to help support local business while exploring the gorgeous scenery the Coast is known for.
- Newport Mooloolaba
Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Newport Mooloolaba is inviting families back these school holidays with savings of up to 40 per cent. From your ocean- or harbour-view apartment you can breathe in the fresh salty air, go for daily walks along Mooloolaba Beach and enjoy fine dining with Mooloolaba Esplanade and The Wharf Mooloolaba right on your doorstep. Prices start at $197 for two nights or five-night stays are from $122 per night with one night free. Valid to July 31.
- Spicers Clovelly Estate
38-68 Balmoral Road, Montville
Stretching over 22 acres of secluded hills and stunning gardens, Spicers Clovelly Estate is a lavish boutique retreat. Known for its beautiful European design, the property features 10 luxury suites and one private cottage, perfect for relaxing weekends with family, friends or even a romantic getaway with a loved one. Enjoy a world-class dining experience on site at the Long Apron restaurant. For a cost-friendly day out, there a loads of nature walks and hikes in the area.
- Double Island Point
Situated north of Teewah Beach, the 15-kilometre stretch before the freshwater track is covered in picturesque beaches, arching sand dunes and tracks that lead into protected spaces perfect for camping. Accessible only by four-wheel drive, Double Island Point is a fantastic natural getaway. Boasting crystal clear beaches perfect for surfing, swimming jet skiing, or fishing, DI caters for every lover of the outdoors. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are limits to the number of patrons camping, so get in quick! You need a camping and four-wheel drive vehicle pass, both available on the Queensland National Parks website.
- Novotel Twin Waters
Ocean Drive, Twin Waters
We love the Loving Locals special offer currently available at this family favourite resort. For a limited time, locals can enjoy 150 per night accommodation, including a $50 food and beverage credit. Located across the road from Mudjimba Beach, Novotel’s restaurant and bar are operating within COVID guidelines. There are 36 hectares of open-air gardens and a private lagoon beach to enjoy. The offer is valid until July 31.
- Sunshine Coast Afloat Fishing Charter
2/209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
If your idea of a perfect weekend away doesn’t require dry land, Sunshine Coast Afloat might have what you need. Travel 35 nautical miles off shore with expert fishing guides as you build your skills and knowledge of deep-sea fishing. The overnight charter focuses on reefs known to work well for true late-night fishing, it even tries to link up the time of your trip with the full moon for the highest fish activity. Dinner and breakfast are included, and prepared on-board, as well as snacks, soups and nibbles. There is sleeping accommodation for up to six people.