Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli

If you have a Brisbane Kid with an interest in history, it may be worth a visit to Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast, formerly known as Bli Bli Castle.Over the past 10 years, Sunshine Castle have shifted the focus of... Read More


Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast | The Review

If your kids love the ocean and sea animals then it is worth the drive to Mooloolaba to visit Sea Life Sunshine Coast. Full of hands-on experiences, display and shows, Sea Life allows the whole family to get up close and personal with the animals in a way that would not be possible, unless you …

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Summer Escape to the Sunshine Coast | Weekend Specials at Oaks Oasis

Located just one hour north of Brisbane, Oaks Oasis Resort is the perfect venue for a summer weekend away. With a special weekend rate offer and rooms still available in December 2016, you will definitely want to get in early to make the most of this deal! About Oaks Oasis Resort Oaks Oasis Resort is …

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Dick Caplick Park in Eumundi | Beside the markets and within the trees

Situated right next to the Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast, Dick Caplick Park is a treasure for children who will love this playground that is built both beneath and within the fig trees. Dick Caplick Park – The Fun Having only been recently expanded and refurbished in 2015, and with an enviable position right …

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Visit Noosa National Park with Kids

Noosa is a coastal paradise, just 160km north of Brisbane via the Bruce Highway and the Sunshine Motorway. Beautiful beaches, gourmet ice-creameries and cafes spilling out onto the pavement make Noosa the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. And no visit to Noosa is complete without taking the time to explore …

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Things To Do With Kids On Bribie Island

Located in Moreton Bay, north of Brisbane, Bribie Island is the perfect destination for a family day trip. Where else can you enjoy all the fun and attractions of a beautiful Queensland island without having to catch a plane or take a ferry? In just over an hour of leaving the hustle and bustle of …

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Why your family should spend winter holidays at Oaks Oasis Resort Caloundra

Oaks Oasis Resort on the beautiful Sunshine Coast is the ideal family holiday destination this winter, thanks to their newly opened Adventure Zone. Designed with adventurous children in mind, the open-air play zone is the newest attraction to join the resort’s myriad of kid-friendly facilities, and promises hours of outside playtime in the glorious winter …

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Are we there yet? Avoid ‘car anxiety’ by holidaying closer to home

“Mum, Dad, are we there yet?” If these are the words causing your ‘car anxiety’ every time you pack the kids into the car, then simply avoid the question by making your next family vacation closer to home. Living in beautiful Brisbane blesses you with a one hour car trip, north or south, to some …

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Skydiving for kids near Brisbane

Imagine that you’re flying in a small plane, 14,000 feet above sea level. The plane door is open, and you’re sitting at the opening with your legs dangling over the edge. Your tandem skydive instructor, who you met at the airport an hour ago, is pressed against you and is counting down the seconds until …

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Grahame Stewart Park at Currimundi | Sprawling Sunshine Coast playground

Currimundi, on the Sunshine Coast, is a kids’ paradise. There’s a beautiful surf beach, calm-water lake, walking tracks, as well as the excellent playground and bike tracks at Grahame Stewart Park. The fun to be had When you need a break from the beach, grab the kids’ bikes or scooters and head to the Graham …

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The Buderim Tavern review – Family friendly restaurant on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re holidaying on the Sunshine Coast and looking for somewhere child friendly to eat, take a drive to the Buderim Tavern. Beautiful views, delicious food and an indoor kids’ playground makes this the perfect place to go when you need a holiday from cooking. Graziers Steakhouse Restaurant at The Buderim Tavern – review With …

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A Fun-filled Family Break at Oaks Oasis Resort

In our quest to find all things awesome in and around Brisbane, Brisbane Kids recently headed to the Sunshine Coast to review Oaks Oasis Resort in Caloundra. Who knew that you could have such a fun-filled family break just a short drive from the city? We packed our bags for our trip to the coast …

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Climbing Mount Coolum With Kids

Take a drive to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, and you can’t miss the imposing Mount Coolum, rising 208m from the grounds of the Mount Coolum National Park. There is an established track leading to the top, where climbers are rewarded with 360 degree views over the coast and the hinterland. Here’s everything you need to …

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Oaks Oasis Resort, Sunshine Coast | The Review

Oaks Oasis Resort is located in Caloundra, at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast. At just an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, it is close enough for a lovely weekend getaway, and yet action-packed enough to stay for a long family holiday. The fully refurbished hotel is set within lush, tropical grounds, with an …

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Kondalilla Falls | The Review

Stunning views are always a rewarding part of hiking but views plus a refreshing swim under a cascading waterfall in a rock pool surrounded by rainforest is an even bigger incentive to lace up your walking shoes and head to Kondalilla National Park. Located only 1-½ hours north of Brisbane near the picturesque village of Montville …

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The Top 10 Activities for Kids at Oaks Oasis Resort

For families seeking a coastal escape blending fun, free entertainment and a relaxed seaside location, Oaks Oasis Resort on Queensland’s glorious Sunshine Coast presents as the ultimate family-friendly holiday destination. The kids will be spoiled for choice when it comes to onsite activities, with a brand new Adventure Zone set to join the Resort’s impressive …

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Maroochydore Rotary Park in Maroochydore | Picturesque Riverside Park

Located along the Maroochydore River near Cotton Tree, Maroochydore Rotary Park is a popular picnic and BBQ location. Maroochydore Rotary Park – The Fun With beautiful views and river access, Maroochydore Rotary Park is a good-sized park with grassy open areas shaded by trees, as well as electric barbeques and covered picnic tables that provide plenty …

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Pierce Park in Maroochydore | Giant Boardgame by the Beach

Challenge the family to a life size game of Snakes & Ladders then cool off with a refreshing swim in the ocean at Pierce Park in Maroochydore. Pierce Park – The Fun With the addition of an awesome giant Snakes & Ladders game, the revamped playground in Pierce Park in Maroochydore is fun for the whole …

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Family friendly resort just got even better! | Oaks Oasis

Oaks Oasis has long been a favourite family-friendly resort on the Sunshine Coast, but its new and upcoming features, including a new-look water play park and a brand new outdoor Adventure Zone, are certain to make it a hot destination to visit this summer! Located in Caloundra, Oaks Oasis is just an hour’s drive north …

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Gold prospecting and gem stone fossicking near Brisbane

Prospecting for gold and fossicking for gems (or anything your child thinks is treasure!) is a fun and educational outdoor activity, which could well become a regular pursuit. We’ve gathered a list of places in South East Queensland where you can fossick for real, as well as places that are commercially set up so that …

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Sunshine Park – A New Sunshine Coast Water Park

It’s early days, but we’re super excited that one of the best holiday destinations for Brisbane Kids is poised to become even better. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council has given preliminary approval to a new waterpark and resort at Glenview – on the southern end of the coast – near Australia Zoo. A brand new …

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Novotel Twin Waters Resort | THE REVIEW

Caravan parks and camping grounds offer affordable, memorable and family friendly holiday locations, but if you’re looking for something that doesn’t involve tangled tent poles or communal showers, yet still caters for families – Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast ticks all the boxes. Accommodation Options at Novotel Twin Waters Resort There are …

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The Ginger Factory | THE REVIEW

If you grew up in South East Queensland, chances are you visited the Ginger Factory at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast when you were a child. Still going strong after 40 years, the Ginger Factory has recently undergone some improvements, and now offers a great morning or afternoon for Brisbane kids (and parents) with a …

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Queensland Zoo at the Big Pineapple | THE REVIEW

Have you heard about the Queensland Zoo at the Big Pineapple? The Sunshine Coast’s biggest tropical landmark has recently undergone some changes. Whilst the original Big Pineapple that we know and love is still a big drawcard enticing hundreds of visitors every week to pose for that iconic photo, other exciting attractions have been added …

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Australia Zoo THE REVIEW

Seventy acres of tropical parkland and more than one thousand native and exotic animals makes Australia Zoo an awesome place to visit with your Brisbane kids. From humble beginnings in the 1990s, the Irwin family have worked hard to make Australia Zoo a world class conservation facility and tourist attraction. With so much on offer …

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve – THE REVIEW

The rolling green hills of Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland are well known, but prior to European settlement, the whole area was covered in thick sub-tropical rainforest. A 55 hectare remnant of this beautiful rainforest remains at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny, approximately 100 kilometres from Brisbane, making it the perfect day …

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Explore Brisbane | Currimundi Lake And Surf Beach

If you’re looking for a family friendly day trip or holiday location that’s not too far from Brisbane, you can’t go past Currimundi Lake and Surf Beach on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Just one hour north of Brisbane, located between Caloundra and Maroochydore, are the calm waters and golden sands of Currimundi Lake which connect …

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Bells Reach Playground in Bells Reach, Caloundra | Modern Sunshine Coast adventure playground

Stocklands’ new community at Bells Reach has the latest and greatest adventure playground for all ages and interests. This newly completed playground is a fun packed recreational facility that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Bells Reach Playground – The Fun Bells Reach Playground sports an amazing rubber matted mound complete with climbing nets, …

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Opal Fossicking for Brisbane Kids at Opals Downunder

Gem fossicking is a wonderful and exciting way to introduce children to the wonders of geology as well as a fun and rewarding hobby.  Recently we visited Opals Down Under to experience fossicking for the first time.  This is a great way to start as the rocks are abundant and easy to find. Check out …

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Mudjimba Beach

With the winter months well and truly tucked away for another year and the spring sunshine growing warmer by the day, most people’s minds have already started wandering to their next holiday break and how to make the most of this beautiful weather. We wouldn’t live in Brisbane if we didn’t relish these warmer temperatures and …

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Things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it gets cold

Even in winter, the Sunshine Coast delights in an average of seven hours of sunshine per day. This is one of the highest average daily sunshine readings in the world! Whether your trip is full of sun or soggy with rain, the Sunshine Coast can provide the perfect getaway in winter with your Brisbane Kids. …

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Day Trip Destinations on the Sunshine Coast

Living in Brisbane, we get the best of both worlds. We have all of the conveniences of living in a big city, but we are also extremely fortunate to live within two hours’ drive of some amazing beaches, national parks, mountains and theme parks. Heading north from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast presents each of …

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Russell Family Park | Modern Park in Montville

Russell Family Park in Montville is a hidden gem. With a focus on the environment, it is the perfect spot to let the kids burn off some steam. Russell Family Park – The Fun Russell Family Park truly is a hidden gem in Montville. This park is newly developed and features a wooden band stand …

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Pioneer Park at Landsborough | All Abilities Playground

Pioneer Park in Landsborough is an incredible multi-sensory, all abilities playground that has the added bonuses of being fully fenced and perfect for a family picnic. Pioneer Park – The Fun Pioneer Park is an awesome playground to visit as a day trip destination or simply for some laid-back fun if you are in the …

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