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Living The Dream – Experience Our lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast

 Whatever you want to get out of your Sunshine Coast experience – we’ve got you covered.

Our sparkling corner of this big red island is jam-packed with adventures waiting for you. To learn more about the beautiful beaches, dining, shopping, experiencing nature, hitching the knot or what’s on, click the buttons above to discover your ideal lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast.

World-class attractions

It’s not just our beautiful beaches and parks like the Noosa National Park that people come to see and experience. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland also abounds with many other world-class experiences.

From its humble beginnings some 75 years ago, the Ginger Factory in Yandina is now known as one of the world’s largest suppliers of confectionery ginger; formerly located atop the hill in Buderim, the Ginger Factory relocated to its current home in 1978.

Australia Zoo rightfully takes its place as the world’s biggest and best wildlife conservation facility. With various animal encounter experiences and attractions, the Australia zoo is in indeed a top attraction in Queensland.

World’s oldest civilisation

New research indicates that Australia’s Aboriginal Civilisation is the oldest on the planet and dates back some 50,000 years.

With 40,000 years of history in the local area, the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) people bring their rich cultural traditions alive through dance, music, and art.

The Gubbi Gubbi people were one of the hosts for the great bunya nut festivals every three years, which attracted many people from distant areas to the area of the Blackall Range.

The serious side of life

It’s not all fun and games on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland; yes, we are friendly and open; however, there is also a serious side lurking very close beneath the surface.

We are serious about the local hospitality of the Sunshine Coast. The freshness and quality of our local produce, our dedication to excellence in the preparation and presentation of the food, our warm, friendly service, our handcrafted items, our passion for and willingness to share the natural wonders of the stunning Sunshine Coast and Hinterland region all makes us a unique tribe.

What’s at home on the Range

A trip up the steep and windy Blackall Range takes you to some of the most picturesque villages in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland: Maleny, Montville, Flaxton and Mapleton.

At the quintessential heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, these villages are the ideal getaway with a plentiful supply of beautiful Bed & Breakfast guesthouses and the freshest locally grown produce.

Weddings on the Sunshine Coast

On the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, weddings are very popular; when you check out the scenery and the weather, it’s easy to see why! Can you imagine your wedding photos in those stunning Sunshine Coast wedding venues?

The excellent weather in the Sunshine Coast region means you can easily have an outdoor wedding venue with the perfect backdrop of the ocean or the beautiful hinterland.

Provided you pick the right time, there is very little chance that your wedding will be ruined or changed by adverse weather too.

Noosa Heads is one of the most popular wedding venues for Sunshine Coast weddings, although the entire Sunshine Coast Hinterland is packed with potential wedding venues to choose from. The easy connectivity to the Sunshine Coast airport and the stunning natural beauty make Noosa Heads a favourite with many.

When to Get Married

Summer wedding or winter wedding? Intimate wedding or an elaborate one? The choice is yours!

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a wedding venue which could host a wedding any time of the year. So you could get hitched on the beach enjoying the natural beauty, or in the hinterland with stunning views, or at an indoor wedding venue with beautiful decor.

Winter weddings are just as popular as those in summer because the temperatures are still mild, yet the heat of summer months has passed.

The chance of rain is also still quite low. June, July, and August are the most popular times for weddings on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland– the ideal middle ground for taking some stunning wedding photos!

 

Required Wedding Paperwork

There are many outdoor Sunshine Coast wedding venues that make the perfect location for a wedding ceremony, such as a beach, lush gardens, parkland, reserve, or hotel. But if you are thinking of getting hitched at any of these (aside from a hotel), you’re going to need a permit from the local council.

There will be a fee for this, and there will be specific rules and regulations in place to protect the natural landscape and green spaces.

This is in addition to the regular paperwork you will need if you come from a different country to get married in Australia. All of this can easily be arranged, and the permit for your wedding venue can be obtained easily from the local council.

Put simply; the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the ideal spot for a wedding, no matter what the time of year.

Flaxton Gardens

Our Group Tours will take you to the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland with sweeping coastal views, Flaxton Gardens is an iconic wedding venue where your wedding dreams become reality.

Pioneer Coffee

Pioneer Coffee Roastery was one of the first small batch specialty coffee roasters on the Sunshine Coast.  Pioneer has stayed true to their primary objective – to carefully and consistently roast the best coffee we find. 

Mooloolaba

A Mooloolaba holiday is a must to share with your whole family. You can step out of your accommodation and onto the white sand of Mooloolaba Beach within two minutes.

Join us on our Noosa in a Day tour for a quintessential Noosa Ferry Cruise. Experience our classic riverboats and discover the beautiful Noosa River and its surrounds.

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