It doesn’t get much better than being on holiday with the kids on the Sunshine Coast. With so much to see and do, your biggest decision will be how to spend each day and where to go. We’ve taken some of the guess work out for you and put together some fab things to do with the kids, guaranteed to keep them entertained and be great family fun. Book through the links provided as Elouera Tower guests receive generous discounts to some of the activities. Have fun!
1 – Beach time!
The picture-perfect Maroochydore beaches are just across the road from Elouera Tower so grab your towel, sunscreen, water and snacks and spend a few hours or more at the beach. Relax while the kids build sandcastles, race the waves as they crash on the shore and search for ‘hidden treasure’ in the sand. Maroochydore beach is patrolled by the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club so if you do decide to go for a swim or boogie board remember to only swim between the red and yellow flags in the patrolled section of the beach when the lifesavers are on duty.
2 – Discover what’s under the waves
Discover what’s under the waves at Queensland’s largest aquarium and oceanarium. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast has one of Australia’s largest marine collections with more than 10,000 creatures and corals on display. You can enjoy the jaw-dropping shark exhibit, watch fish of all sizes swim over you in the 80 metre ocean tunnel, see rare sea dragons and experience Little Blue Penguins and much more. Kids can burn off extra energy in the 3-levelled Shipwreck Shore, a soft play zone. SEA LIFE is only a 10 minute drive from Elouera Tower.
3 – Australia Zoo
Take a walk on the wild side at Australia’s most famous zoo which has over 1,200 exotic and Australian animals on display. At Australia Zoo you can experience everything from seeing animals in their natural habitat to meeting some of them up close in their enclosures. There’s a Crocoseum, magnificent tigers in the Tiger Temple, an Africa Safari area and lots of places to enjoy some refreshments. Crikey! At only 30 minutes by car away, this is an experience not to be missed.
4 – Play, taste and discover at the Ginger Factory
Play, taste and discover your way through the Ginger Factory, at Yandina. There’s a factory tour where you’ll see how ginger and honey is harvested, a Super Bee tour, a children’s Overboard ride and the open-air carriage Ginger Train ride plus loads of other rides and entertainment for the family. Enjoy some delicious food at the Ginger Café and of course sample or buy some ginger in the heritage-styled Ginger Town shopping village. Yandina is just under a half hour away from Elouera Tower.
5 – Laughs and thrills at Aussie World
Enjoy a full day of laughs and thrills with over 30 rides and attractions for all ages at Aussie World. There’s everything from water play areas and fast paced rides through to Ferris wheels, giant slides, dodgems, a sideshow alley and more. There are even rides the little ones can enjoy including spinning tea cups, a giggle go round and a carousel.
6 – Hang ten on a surfboard
Head up to the Noosa for a day filled with surf, sun, and fish and chips. A two hour surf lesson with the Go Ride A Wave qualified surfing school will have the whole family up and surfing in no time. Enjoy some delicious fish and chips on the Noosa boardwalk after your lesson while you compare who caught the biggest wave. Noosa’s just under an hour’s drive north from Elouera Tower.
7 – Find your way out of a maze
Experience something a little different at Bellingham Maze on the Sunshine Coast, just 15 minutes’ drive from Elouera Tower. The star attraction is Hedge Maze, an incredible living star-shaped maze made from more than 1,000 Lilly Pilly trees. When you’ve found your way out of Hedge Maze you can enjoy the timber scrabble maze, rope maze, mini golf, mini mazes and loads of puzzles and games plus there are lots of picnic areas and the Maze Café when you get hungry.
Sunshine Coast accommodation
Now that you know all of the amazing family friendly activities that await you in and around Maroochydore … Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation staying with us here at Elouera Tower, where you’ll be perfectly based to explore all that the region has to offer.
Choose from 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments as well as a 3 bedroom penthouse for the ultimate stay. Onsite our guests have access to our outdoor heated pool and spa, sauna, full size tennis court and more.