Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Come face to face with the most fascinating creatures of the deep at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast in Mooloolaba, the largest aquarium in the state of Queensland.
As one of the region’s most popular family attractions, view more than 10,000 sea creatures across 11 separate zones.
Be sure to check out the new Little Blue Penguins exhibit, as well as the 80-metre-long ocean tunnel and play area.
274 Tanawha Tourist Drive, Tanawha
Enter through a waterfall and tropical rainforest before testing your wits in the giant hedge maze.
It’s the perfect bonding exercise for the family as you combine your collective problem-solving skills and sense of direction to work together as a team.
The fun doesn’t stop there, with a range of on-site activities including mini golf, puzzles, games, an onsite café and a BBQ area to keep the family entertained for hours.
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
233 Maleny Stanley River Road, Maleny
Birds, lakes, mountains and waterfalls – it sounds too picturesque to be true. On a Maleny Botanic Gardens Aviary Tour, the family can see over 700 native and exotic birds, and even take the opportunity to get up close for wildlife photographs on an interactive tour.
Amongst the backdrop of the Glass House Mountains, have a picnic amongst the 18 acres of gardens before heading to the petting zoo for a cuddle with miniature goats, sheep, rabbits, and Alfie, the miniature donkey.
Go Ride A Wave
Claude Batton Drive, Noosa Heads
The Sunshine Coast is famous for its surf beaches – so why not learn to ride the waves with the whole family?
There’s no better spot than Noosa with its protected right-hand point break – claimed to be the safest and most consistent learn-to-surf location in Australia.
Book a lesson for the family with Go Ride A Wave, where you’ll be channelling Layne Beachley in no time!
And hey, if surfing isn’t your thing, you can still have a gentler glide on the water with a Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson.