Bellingham Maze, originally planted in 1991 and opened to the public in 1993 is one of the most familiar attractions on the Sunshine Coast. This Queensland tourism icon which is set in a lush tropical rainforest environment on Tanawha Tourist Drive #25, Tanawha has a huge 80m x 80m living hedge maze which was recently re-opened to the public after an extensive regeneration program.
In 2013 all of the original 20 year old cypress pine trees in the hedge maze were replaced with over 1000 of Sunshine Coast’s favourite plant, the lilly pilly. The hedge maze was closed for nearly 2 years and in March 2015 is was re-opened to the public and looks amazing!
Whilst the hedge maze is the main attraction at Bellingham Maze, it is certainly not the only attraction. Bellingham Maze also has a wooden maze, a tyre maze, a rope maze and some other aMAZEing activities for you to enjoy. Did you know Bellingham Maze also has an 18 hole mini golf course, which is a par 2 course suitable to all ages? There’s also a delightful garden café where you can enjoy a coffee, a cold drink or something to eat, without having to go into the maze or play mini golf if you’re only wanting a pleasant cafe experience. The puzzle shop at Bellingham Maze stocks a unique range of brain teasing metal and wooden puzzles – all with instructions enclosed. A selection of puzzles are also on the tables at the café for customers to try. The shop has an affordable range of toys and puzzles to purchase, suitable for all budgets and caters for kids with their own pocket money.
A visit to Bellingham Maze is certainly a great way to stretch your mind, stretch your legs and have some outdoor brain-teasing fun. Bellingham Maze is suitable for all ages, attracting families, couples, groups, parties, school excursions and many more. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Take a journey to another world at UnderWater World (Australia), Queensland's largest Oceanarium and Aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other predators and surround yourself in the beauty of thousands of coral fish.
Walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals including giant sharks, stingrays, sawfish and tropical reef fish without getting your feet wet. You can view the shark feeding or watch a shark dive from the 80 metre transparent tunnel in the 2.5 million litre Oceanarium.
Our most popular attraction though is our highly entertaining seal and otter shows where you’ll soon discover the highly amusing personalities of our family of mammals.
Water Activities - Harbour Cruises, Whale Watching, Eco Tours, Scuba Dive the ex-HMAS Brisbane, Jet Ski Adventures, Fishing Trips, Kayaking Hire and more.
The Wharf has 10 takeaways/restaurants, a tavern and 16 specialty shops.
Shaded kids activity play area with slide.
The Wharf Mooloolaba also offers a world class marina facility and a boardwalk which overlooks the Mooloolaba Harbour.
Time for you to take an awesome dive with the resident sharks and rays at the Under Water World oceanarium. Feel your adrenalin rush as you come within centimetres of large grey nurse sharks,white tip reef sharks, shovel nosed and the sleek whaler sharks. You\'ll be face to face with blotched fantail rays, coachwhip rays, spangled red emperors, sweetlip, snapper, bream, remoras, wobbegongs and much more!
Adam Austin & his crew are operating on the Fabulous Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba, we welcome all new and previous customers to join us aboard "Sea View" for your next fishing or cruising adventure.
There are several Sunshine Coast trip options to suit everyone from the novice to the experienced angler. You can choose from a half day trip to fish the productive close reefs of the Sunshine Coast or take a 3/4 day or full day to the Barwon Banks or Wide Caloundra. For the ultimate Sunshine Coast fishing adventure join Odyssey Charters on a Maxi Day trip to fish the northern fishing grounds at The Hards.
Are you looking for thrills and spills? Then you’ve found it all at Aussie World – slap bang in the middle of the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway.
There are rides that will get you soaked! There are rides that will make you green and dizzy! There are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters! And of course there is the Aussie charm of the Ettamogah Pub.
With so many thrilling rides and games we're a FANTASTIC day out for the entire family!
Laser Tag is a high-tech sport where players wearing computerised vests or packs and handheld "phasers" attempt to achieve a winning score by zapping opponent players, base stations, and other targets within a playing arena or maze.
After players put on their packs, the players move into the arena and the missions is started by the central computer. The packs will activate allowing the player to fire their phaser at opponent packs and arena devices such as base stations. Each pack has sensors on the front, back, shoulders and phaser. Zapping these areas will award points while deactivating the tagged opponent for a short time. At the end of the mission, the packs shutdown automatically and the players return to the kit-up room. Score information is displayed on the scoreboard in the foyer. You can even get a print-out your own individual scorecard!
Each mission consists of 8 minutes of actual arena time. We allow a 4 minute change-over and kit-up time. For your first mission, there will also be a 5 minute briefing where Laserzone staff will explain the operation of the packs and arena devices as well as outlining the safety rules.
When you play more than one mission, you will have a 12 minute rest between your missions.
Just one hour north of Brisbane, Mooloolaba is the ultimate destination on the Sunshine Coast.
Centrally located on the Sunshine Coast the Adventure Centre at The Wharf Mooloolaba is the base and departure hub for all water sport activities and adventure. Take a stroll through this boardwalk village next to Under Water World and choose from Jet skiing, whale watching, kayak tours, lunch cruises, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, hire a bike or just hire a boat to fish or explore the canals.
Come along and enjoy the Caloundra Country Markets every Sunday from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Caloundra Country Markets are managed by Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club and are held at Central Park, Caloundra. Main entrance in Arthur Street between swimming pool and Rugby Union fields, top entrance via Bower Street.
The Caloundra Regional Gallery's mission is to showcase the local visual arts through Gallery curated shows, touring exhibitions, and provide learning opportunities for the economic, cultural and social enhancement of their community. The Gallery is a permanent regional art gallery in which the facility and programs centre on excellence in visual arts practice with a strong educational focus. The Gallery is located in the converted 1970s former library building, Felicity House, Caloundra. The building is part of a civic and cultural precinct located in central Caloundra near the Caloundra Civic Cultural Centre, the Council Administration Building and the Caloundra City Library.
Boardstore park also known as The Woods, is the only indoor skatepark on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Also only one of two skateparks in Australia that is air-conditioned. Fully supervised with sessions every day, from open to Coaching lessons 4-5 times a week. They also offer Member only sessions six days a week. Check it out on the web site.
The Caloundra Coastal Walk stretches 25 kilometres along some of the most scenic shorelines you could ever wish to see. The path is a continuous coastal link from Golden Beach in the south, where it hugs the Pumicestone Passage, before passing Bulcock Beach and Kings Beach on its way around Caloundra Headland heading north following the long, sandy beaches of Kawana to Mooloolaba. Along the way visit some historical sites including Military Jetty used for military operations in World War II, and the heritage listed Kings Beach Bathing Pavillion constructed in 1937. The headland section follows a trail of plaques honouring the lives of those lost in war. Keep an eye out for the wreck of the SS Dicky that ran aground on Dicky Beach in 1893 during a cyclone.
Laserzone is the Sunshine Coast's most exciting laser tag and family entertainment venue. Experience the excitement of being inside a real life video game simulation with your friends and family, utilising the latest technology in laser tag equipment to seek out and deactivate the various targets in the awesomely themed playing environment. The brilliant multi-level maze has been created by a team of Australia's best arena designers and will have you slip into a surreal world with fog, music, lighting and sounds. Laserzone also features a large ticket redemption arcade with great prizes and Australia's first Laser Web, where you can enter the world of Mission Impossible, weaving and dodging through a room of laser beams. Laserzone is perfect for families, groups, and parties for all ages from six years and up.
The Magic Mountain dive site is located on the Outer Gneerings Reef on the Sunshine Coast. Magic Mountain is a large group of rocky outcrops from a sandy ocean floor with numerous gullies, ravines, bommies, swim-throughs and pinnacles which house soft and hard coral colonies. Resident fish include morwong, wrasse leatherjackets, baitfish, bullseyes, catfish, butterfly and angels. Numerous urchins, sea whips, nudibranchs, hydroids, anemones, feather and brittle stars, crabs, crayfish, sponges, tropical fish, wobbygongs and the occasional estuarine cod.
Strawberry Fields is open to the public seven days a week during the strawberry season which is from June to November each year. The aim is to ensure all enjoy the best strawberry eating experience possible. To achieve this, Strawberry Fields focuses on the best eating varieties and grows them in a way that guarantees quality and sweetness. Using many natural products to produce the strawberries, Strawberry Fields has a reputation locally for having the sweetest and best looking strawberries available. Strawberry Fields offer visitors the opportunity to pick your own strawberries with trays supplied, or if you like they can provide you with a range of ready packed Strawberries for your convenience. There is also a shop that serves strawberry ice-creams and other refreshments. There is a range of gifts and other merchandise for visitors to purchase. The farm has lovely gardens and picnic areas and a wonderfully created tractor playground for visitors to use at their leisure whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings and daily activities of farming life. Strawberry Fields also caters for groups by appointment only, and offers Devonshire teas, lunches and farm tours. Seated areas are available either in the open gardens or undercover.
Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba's Seafood Lunch Signature Cruise picks you up from the Wharf Mooloolaba, takes you out to the river mouth first to enjoy sensational, scenic views right down to Noosa the headland. Stop next at the local Mooloolaba fish markets to pick up your lunch and then continue on a nice leisurely cruise down through the bottom section of the Mooloolah River, Harbour and Canals. Your lunch ticket gives you a choice of one of four inclusive meals: Fresh Mooloolaba prawns Calamari and chips Fresh Fish of the day Bacon Egg and Cheese Burger Optional extras available onboard include oysters, crayfish, scallops and much more. Beverages are available from the onboard bar throughout the cruise. The 90 minute cruise also includes a light 25 minute commentary before lunch is served. The 35 foot European style vessel is easy to access for young and old, is fully enclosed with prime waterfront viewing from almost everywhere in the vessel. The interior has been recently refurbished has comfortable booth seating, bar facilities and brand new amenities.
Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park is a natural gem which has survived despite its proximity to Sunshine Coast developments. A pocket of the wallum heath which once covered much of coastal southern Queensland thrives on Lake Currimundi's northern shore. This type of coastal heathland is rich in plant species, many of which attract birds and insects seeking food and shelter. Wander down the track from Coongarra Esplanade through the park to the beach. After the first 130 metres of wheelchair-accessible track, pause at the lake lookout. Spot the spectacular yellow-spiked flower or knobbly seed pods of the wallum banksia. Walk quietly, looking and listening for wrens, finches and honeyeaters such as the noisy friarbird.
Situated on the Bruce Highway on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Opals Down Under has one of the finest selections of opals you'll see anywhere in the world. This magnificent display of opals will have your jaw dropping, your eyes sparkling, and give you opal fever in no time! Forget your grandma's ugly old triplet brooch - opals are fresh, exciting, and fashionable! These amazing gemstones are a timeless living rainbow right before your eyes. Opals Down Under specialises in all types of opal, including white opal, crystal opal, boulder opal, and the world famous black opal. Visit the experts in opal, with over 40 years experience in professional opal mining, cutting, wholesale and retail in the family. Opals Down Under cut all of their own opals, therefore prices are very reasonable. Learn how opals are mined by watching a fascinating documentary, or watch opals being cut in person by a professional opal cutter. (Please book in advance). Relax in the spacious, air conditioned showroom as you browse through a large selection of loose opals and opal jewellery to suit any budget. Opals make the perfect Australian gift, or maybe you just want to treat yourself!
The Ex HMAS Brisbane nicknamed "The Steel Cat", is a Royal Australian Navy destroyer that served in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. Sunk in July 2005, the 133 metre long ex-warship is sitting upright on her keel, buried in sand at 27 metres off the coast of Mooloolaba. The decks sit in 15 metres with the ship's funnel three metres below the surface - open water divers can explore the top structure. Suitably qualified divers can enter many compartments including the kitchen, engine room and boiler room. The site is a conservation park, the Ex HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park, and managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Point Cartwright is an un-patrolled beach, situated at the base of the headland at the very northern end of Kawana beach. It's popular for its surfing point break. High cliffs in the coastal headland reserve provide spectacular views of Mooloolaba, the Mooloolah River mouth, Mount Coolum to the north and Kawana Beach to the south. It's often possible to spot migratory humpback whales and turtles as well as ships entering and leaving the Port of Brisbane with the views to the east. Grassy slopes provide excellent locations for family picnics and toilet facilities are available at the Pacific Boulevard entrance to the reserve. La Balsa Park, at the end of Harbour Drive and on the edge of the Mooloolah River is the perfect place for the kids to play and the adults to sit and watch the world around them. Many visitors and residents enjoy fishing from the banks of the Mooloolah River or the bund wall which are accessible from the Harbour Drive entrance and the reserve.
Mudjimba (Old Woman) Island is on the Sunshine Coast just off from Mooloolaba. Snorkellers can enjoy the coral gardens off Mudjimba Island which start at just 2 metres depth. Extensive fields of hard and soft coral with plenty of gullies, ledges, bommies and small drop offs can be experienced. An amazing variety of nudibranch species and invertebrate - great for the macro photographer. On every dive see butterflyfish, lionfish, moray eels, wrasse, angelfish, morwong, surgeonfish, damsels, pufferfish and gobies.
Dicky Beach is an unspoiled stretch of sun-drenched white sand, on Queensland's magnificent Sunshine Coast. The north-east facing beach is about two kilometres north of Caloundra and was named after the iron screw Steamship SS Dicky which was washed ashore in 1893 during a cyclone with a crew of 11 and 40 tonnes of sand. Attempts to relaunch it proved unsuccessful so it was used for local dances until someone knocked over a kerosene lamp and it was burnt out. SS Dicky is a photographic delight! The skeleton rests on a 800 metre long pristine beach stretch extending from low rocks at the northern end to a bluff and rock platform at the southern end.
Immerse yourself in the best street market on the Sunshine Coast featuring over 200 unique stalls. There is something for the whole family with activities for kids, handcrafted locally made products and art, live entertainment and street theatre. Enjoy fresh local food and flowers, fresh juices, tasty breakfasts, coffee, lunch and delicious sweet treats. Set under the beautiful canopy of the tree-lined main street surrounded by cafes, boutiques and specialty shops and only two blocks from beautiful Bulcock Beach, the Caloundra Street Fair is a 'must-do' event attracting Sunshine Coast locals and visitors. The Caloundra Street Fair is also on Trip Advisor! See what everyone else has to say about their renowned markets.
Epiphany Mobile Massage come to you, no need to worry about traffic, parking or even your hair! They bring everything to you. Feel your body relax and your mind drift peacefully. They are a small personalised business owned by Juliette and service the Sunshine Coast area from Caloundra to Noosa, the Hinterland and everywhere in between. Their services include Remedial and Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Facials, Manicures and Pedicures, Brow and Lash Treatments and Body Treatments. They have packages to suit your needs or indulge in a one hour relaxation massage with aromatherapy oils to soothe and pamper.
Ripple Sunshine Coast Massage, Day Spa and Beauty - the day spa that comes to you! Their massage therapists will come to you in your home or hotel. Just sit back, relax and they will take care of the rest. They come to you in all areas of the Sunshine Coast, all the way from Caloundra through Mooloolaba, Maroochydore to Noosa and up through Montville and Maleny. With Ripple Sunshine Coast Massage, Day Spa and Beauty you can really take a break with one of their spa packages. It is perfect for couples massages, they can send two therapists to you to have your treatments at the same time. Perfect for spa day and hens party treatments, there is something here for every budget including manicure, pedicure and facial. Or, try a rare massage you won't find anywhere else in Australia - choose from Russian, Chocolate, Vietnamese Four Hands and sea shell massage. Or maybe try a pregnancy massage, hot stone, Blokes, Indian head or Frangipani package. Their value for money spa treatments also include lots of free spa extras like tangerine and walnut body exfoliations, organic green clay facials and free gifts like aromatherapy lotions.
Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths. Explore 11 different themed zones including Marine and Freshwater, and exotic species. Enjoy the amazing view from the sea bed in their 80 metre ocean tunnel. Get up close to over 10,000 creatures including Australia's largest collection of jellyfish. Meet their rare weedy sea dragons, their resident seals plus over 20 species of shark and rays. With 11 fun talks and animal feeds daily, including their family favourite seal presentation, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.