SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND – AUSTRALIA
This part of the Australian coast offers pristine and secluded beaches and some great surfing grounds. It was a great eye-opener for us witnessing the way the Aussies do things ‘Down-Under’!
Sunshine Coast was our next stop after departing Brisbane as we headed North.We stayed at an AirBnB home in Bokarina for a week.
The much hyped about ‘Australian Beach Living’ is much evident out here as we are now certain it is elsewhere! People surfing any give time of the day, mothers tagging along their infants in strolleys for a little beach-and-sun therapy, elderly couples sitting on the park benches enjoying a unhurried picnic lunch. Yup, we sure could get used to this lifestyle!
Where you choose to stay along the coast will depend on the activities you wish to do and more importantly how mobile you are. As we did not have a car and were relying on public transport, we decided to stay at Bokarina, a small suburb 15 minutes away from Mooloolaba by bus.
Highlights of our Sunshine Coast stop over:
Walk to Cape Cartwright – The walk along the coast heading North to Cape Cartwright is stunning, offering a continuous wrap-around beach on one side and some jaw dropping millionaire life-style real estate on the other. The biggest advantage for us was the near seclusion and isolation the pristine beaches offer out here as opposed to the Gold Coast region.
Cape Cartwright is an excellent spot to spend a few quiet hours any give time of the day. At the tip of the cape is a beautiful light house overlooking the breakwaters and the Mooloolaba beach on the opposite side.
Underwater world – The Underwater world Moloolaba is not to be missed if you are visiting the Sunshine Coast.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST – UNDERWATER WORLD
Whale Watching Cruise – The cruise conducted on Steve Irvin’s boat Whale One gets you up close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea as they migrate south towards warmer waters.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE POST – WHALE ONE
Getting there : We took the local train on the Sunshine coast line from Toombul (Brisbane area) and got off at Landsborough . Then the connecting bus 605 to Caloundra and the bus 600 to Maroochydore, getting off at Bokarina.
Getting around: The bus service along this section of the coast is pretty frequent. Maroochydore is the main town in this locality.
For public transport from Brisbane and withing the sunshine coast region visit : Translink
Tip: The Go-Card is usable on the translink network at Sunshine coast as well!