The Sunshine Coast in Queensland is the perfect location for a family holiday. It’s not only because of the Sunshine Coast’s beautiful beaches, it also ticks the box when it comes to family-friendly entertainment and activities.
So pack your bags, grab the kids and discover 10 things to do on the Sunshine Coast with the family during your next Queensland holiday:
Slip and slide at Bli Bli Aqua Park
Have tonnes of family fun on a series of inflatable slides, runways, blast bags and bouncers all connected together and floating in a large sectioned off area of the lake.
This awesome Sunshine Coast aqua park is open year round. Days/hours are extended from September to May each year.
Go Wild at Australia Zoo
The world famous and iconic Australia Zoo is a ‘must do’ during your Sunshine Coast holiday. See the wide variety of animals on display, watch an awe-inspiring croc show or for something that little bit extra special you can book in an animal encounter.
Australia Zoo was made famous by crocodile hunter Steve Irwin and his legacy still lives strong today through this awesome Aussie attraction and it’s conservation efforts.
Top tip: you can purchase your Australia Zoo entry tickets when booking your accommodation at Seaview Resort Mooloolaba. Just add the required tickets to your basket before you check out.
See the sealife at SEALIFE Mooloolaba
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is Queensland’s largest aquarium and oceanarium with one of the biggest and most diverse arrays of marine life on display in Australia! There is something here for the entire family to enjoy with 11 cool themed zones. Watch sharks swim overhead as you walk through the Ocean Tunnel. Be mesmerised by the graceful movement of the inhabitants of Jellyfish Kingdom. Or let the kids burn off some energy at Shipwreck Shores!
Fun fact: Did you know that Jellyfish have lived in oceans for more than 650 millions years? Making them older than sharks and dinosaurs! Find out loads of other interesting ocean facts during your visit to SeaLife!
Surf or swim at Mooloolaba Beach
With its clean, white sands and azure waters, Mooloolaba beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is perfect for spending days by the beach with the family.
Top tip: Slip, slop, slap! And remember to always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Drop a line into the Mooloolah River
Create childhood memories. Fish off the jetty at Mooloolabah Wharf or hire a small boat and cruise down the pristine waters of the Mooloolah River.
Learn to surf at nearby Alexandra Headland
Whether you have never surfed before, or have a little surf experience, XL Surfing Academy has learn to surf lessons for every age and every ability. Check out their group lessons and school holiday programs, and return home from your holiday with a new skill!
Enjoy some tasty fish n’ chips on Mooloolaba Esplanade
Keep it simple. Order fish and chips to go from the Fish & Chippery or Mooloolaba Fish Market and set up on the sand for a sunset picnic on the beach with the family.
Catch the latest Blockbuster at a world-class Cinema
Take a break from the midday sun, or fill a rainy day with a visit to one of the local cinemas to catch the latest new releases. Event Cinemas Kawana boasts an impressive facility with a new market place food and beverage area where you can purchase all your movie snacks plus loads of extra treats. The cinema offers the newest cinema experience where comfort is in your control. Choose your ticket based on a preference of wide-cushioned standards seats, or even front-row daybeds. At Event Cinemas Kawana you also have the option of Vmax or Gold Class so you can experience the ultimate in movie-going decadence!
Take a walk or cycle along the Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland Oceanway
Explore the beautiful coastline by walking, cycling or jogging along the coastal pathway from Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headland. The scenic track winds alongside the beach past the area’s bustling food and coffee precinct and then over the hill, with spectacular views over Alexandra Headland beach.
Get back to nature at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Located in the glorious Sunshine Coast hinterland, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, is a great destination to visit for the entire family. Take your time to wander around and explore these amazing gardens. Enjoy your own picnic under a shady pergola taking in the breathtaking views. Or enjoy a Devonshire tea at the cafe.
Top tip: We suggest purchasing the tickets that include entry to the Bird World. The tour through the 4 aviaries provides lots of unique photo opportunities.
These are just some of the many family-friendly things you can do in and around Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. For more inspiration and tour/attraction bookings CLICK HERE.
*picture: Sea Life