Free Activities on the Sunshine Coast

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The nearby beaches at Cotton Tree and Mooloolaba are some of the safest on the Sunshine Coast, these white sand beaches are fully surf patrolled. The beach at Mooloolaba is especially friendly to young families with a beach that offers very gentle surf. However if you’ve bought your surfboard there are plenty of surf beaches nearby with the Alexandra Headlands one of the closest, but also around the corner at the Pin Cushion next to the Maroochy rivermouth. If none of those locations checkout, then the Bluff, Point Cartwright, Mudjimba Island or Kawana usually have something to offer the ardent surfer.

For beach combers and young families, the rockpools at low tide can be a source of fun and exploration for hours. You’ll find them at Shelley Beach, Caloundra and Point Cartwright.

The whale watching is pretty good on the Sunshine Coast too. A picnic at Point Cartwright might reward you with a sighting of a pod of humpback Whales. These beautiful giants can be seen during the months of July through to November passing through to Hervey Bay.

If you bought your mountain bikes there are plenty of trails to ride, up Mount Emu is an easy family path to follow with some excellent views at the top, along the path around Ewen Maddock Dam, or through the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary. Chambers Island in the middle of the Maroochy River is a novel adventure for the kids with an excellent playground that is easily accessible via the footbridge.

As you can see there are plenty of fun activities to get you and your family out and about for the day for next to no money. There are always the shopping centres such as Sunshine Plaza and Kawana Shopping World that hold free holiday activities and shows. Good for wet weather days, but hang onto your wallet!

When you check-in to the M1 Resort Maroochydore there is an abundance of holiday activities to keep you and your family busy with tours and attractions, but also with plenty of free activities on the Sunshine Coast. Book your next holiday now at the M1 Resort Maroochydore. You’ll love the Sunshine Coast and staying at the M1.