The Coast is emerging as a leading craft beer destination, with 21 craft breweries across the region. How about joining a tour with Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours. Or settle in for the afternoon at one of the Sunshine Coast’s many brew-pubs. If you like something a little stronger, a number of distilleries are also finding inspiration in the region’s local ingredients to create delicious vodka, gin and rum.
Hit the road
The Sunshine Coast is home to a network of coastal and hinterland drives, as well as great four-wheel drive tracks. The Blackall Range Tourist Drive takes you through the picturesque villages. Or visit coastal towns along David Low Way from Mudjimba north to Sunshine Beach. If off-road is more your style check out the trails around the Glass House Mountains and Conondale Ranges.
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Take the opportunity to make connections with the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people, the Traditional Owners of the land, through some of the incredible cultural experiences across the region. Learn the stories, traditions and culture on board Saltwater Eco Tours, immerse yourself in a day program with TribalLink in Mapleton or learn more about the tribal lands and sacred waterways with Biral Tours. If you are looking to source Aboriginal art, check out Boomerang Art at Coolum.
The ultimate challenge
Why not challenge yourself at one of the many adventurous offerings in the region. Head to Amaze World in Tanawha for the ultimate brain challenge. There’s an 80- by 80-metre living hedge maze to tackle as well as a rope maze, timber maze and tyre maze. For those who want to brave new heights, head to the TreeTop Challenge at Woombye for sky-high fun or if being grounded is more your style navigate the 18 holes of fun at Maroochy River Mini Golf.
Why not stretch your legs and take in the beauty of some of the best environmental reserves on the Sunshine Coast? Head to Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary in Bli Bli where you can explore lush rainforest, salt marsh, casuarina woodland and mangroves of this magical diverse area. Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve at Maleny is also a wonderful place to learn all about our local flora and fauna. Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring multi-sensory, interactive educational displays or strolling through the rainforest. Whatever you choose, it’s the perfect wholesome family activity.