My wife and I took advantage of el cheapo flights to Sunshine Coast from Sydney abt. 150 ea. ret. We had 2 nights in a self contained 1 bed room unit. No car but taxi OK from airport - Stopped off at Coles, cooked our meal and 2 hours from the hussle and bussle of Sydney we were sititng on our balcony eating salmon and salad , sipping a nice white and listening to the waves.
For a brief weekend away I can recommend
Bike hire - great bike paths
Sat morning coffee and croissant at Marcoola beach coffee shop - nice walk along beach.
Ride bike to foot of Mt Coolum and walk to summit abt. 1 hour return.
Dinner at Cucina Al Mare Marcoola (call a taxi) excellent food.
Early morning lap swimming in hotel pool - an extra nice surpise to find it heated - Ocean also a nice temp..
Staff genuinely friendly and really helpful - they organised for me to borrow a bike at 6am before opening so I could have my early morning walk up Mt Coolum.
Best way to re-charge batteries mid winter.
Negatives - I probably wouldn't get a hotel room - self contained is the way to go, but I guess that's a personal choice. I would be careful of the beach - don't swim there unless flags are up. I'll be back!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking