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Top 10 Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast This Easter
Planning an Easter weekend break or school holiday getaway this April? Give your family memories to last on the Sunshine Coast - Queensland’s number-one family destination with plenty to see, do and experience!
From breathtaking beaches to incredible family holiday attractions, the Sunshine Coast has it all for an Easter escape your kids will be talking about for years to come. Whether you’re planning to relax, recharge or explore - or all the above - here are the top 10 things to do on the Sunshine Coast for the first school holiday of the year:
Get instantly excited for Easter by planning a trip to Aussie World - the region’s largest theme park. There are over 30 rides and amusements at Aussie World Sunshine Coast, from the small Giggle Go Round to the thrilling Redback roller coaster, in addition to water rides, giant slides, themed funhouses and more. Family-orientated and rounded off with numerous onsite eateries and gift shops, Aussie World is a day out the kids won’t forget.
If your family prefers wildlife interaction over theme park attractions, visit Wildlife HQ at The Big Pineapple. WildlifeHQ boasts a fantastic residence of fascinating animal species, separated into four world zones featuring koalas, meerkats, tamarins, snakes, alligators and more. Up-close encounters are available, along with affordable food and snacks in the onsite Zoo Keepers Cafés.
After Wildlife HQ Zoo, experience the next best thing at SEA LIFE Aquarium, located near Mooloolaba Beach. This large marine park attraction offers multiple oceanic exhibits and daily shows, with just a few resident species including penguins, seals, rays, jellyfish, turtles and sharks. For an unforgettable experience, book one of the encounters - there’s penguin feeding as well as swimming with seals.
Find more friendly wildlife encounters in Buderim Forest Park: a stunning nature reserve just 15 minutes from the coast. If your kids love an adventure, Buderim Forest Park offers casual bushwalking trails with plenty to come across - local wildlife, hidden swimming holes, hilly lookouts, tranquil picnic spots and cascading waterfalls. Simply pack a picnic, put on some comfortable shoes and explore!
Just off the coast of Mudjimba Beach, Mudjimba Island is another must-visit natural attraction on the Sunshine Coast that’s well worth visiting on the kids’ Easter break. Via local tours, this gem of an island, also known as Old Woman Island, can be reached in under 20 minutes by boat, opening up a host of memorable family holiday activities such as swimming, snorkelling and diving among the island’s surrounding colourful coral reefs, turtles and sea life.
Slow down the pace on your Sunshine Coast holiday - Bellingham Maze in Tanawha is a unique Sunshine Coast attraction with multiple mazes to wander and explore. Over a leisurely afternoon, tackle giant mazes including an 80-metre-squared hedge maze, timber maze, rope maze, tyre maze and more, complete with mini-golf and mouth-watering food to tuck into in the onsite Maze Café.
Enjoy another relaxing family day out at Sunshine Castle, located north of Bellingham Maze in Bli Bli. Sunshine Castle offers a fairytale-like experience with manicured grounds to stroll, 360-degree views from the castle towers and quintessential castle features including a moat and drawbridge. Doubling as a museum, discover the castle’s history and don’t miss the chance to dress up in medieval gear with the kids.
East of Coolum Sunshine Coast, The Ginger Factory is a charming Sunshine Coast attraction with lots to see and do for all the family. View the picturesque grounds via the factory’s historical train tour, explore the rainforest gardens and catch the famous live bee show. If you love food, The Ginger Factory won’t disappoint with its superb café menu, onsite Ice Creamery and homegrown eatables at Ginger Town shopping village.
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum - a 5-minute drive from Coolum Beach - is an inflatable water park like no other on the Sunshine Coast, featuring slides, obstacles, swings, wobble pads trampoline jumps and more for water splashing fun in a man-made freshwater lake. Kids over 4 are welcome with sessions priced per 50 minutes - simply not to be missed for families visiting the Sunshine Coast this Easter holiday.
Of course, no holiday on the Sunshine Coast is complete without enjoying its breathtaking beaches! Just a few of the best Sunshine Coast beaches that you shouldn’t ignore, include Noosa Main Beach, Coolum Beach, Peregian Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Beach and Maroochydore Beach - all of which offer a unique atmosphere, patrolled swimming and surfing conditions and a selection of restaurants and cafés to find just footsteps from the sand and sea.
With our Sunshine Coast accommodation at Seacove Resort, take advantage of Coolum Beach on your doorstep!
Place all the above in the palm of your hand with an affordable family holiday at our Coolum Beach resort, offering modern and spacious fully self-contained Sunshine Coast holiday apartments with everything needed to feel at home.
Our two-bedroom Coolum Beach apartments each feature full kitchen and laundry facilities, an open-plan lounge and dining area, air conditioning, cable TV and WiFi and a private balcony with outdoor furniture. These have a choice of two large Queen beds or one Queen bed and two singles, making them ideal for families and groups of up to 4 guests.
At Seacove Coolum, you’ll also enjoy a few onsite facilities during your stay - these include a 25-metre lagoon-style swimming pool, heated spa and barbecue area, in addition to an exclusive tour desk service providing hassle-free tour and attraction bookings to all the above!
We offer the best price guaranteed on all direct bookings - find more information at Seacove Resort Coolum Beach.
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