Gather your group of BFFs together and organize a Maroochydore girl’s weekend away to M1 Resort. Maroochydore offers a host of cool things to do starting with ‘S’, such as sun, surf, shopping and sport (of the water-based variety), to get your girl’s weekend off to a super start!
Here’s some ideas to kick start your girl’s weekend:
Fun in the sun
Be prepared to get wet! Head to the sandy shores of Maroochy River for some water activities, like stand up paddle boarding or kayaking. Stand up paddle board hire at Cotton Tree includes a FREE introductory lesson on the river. You will find Ocean Addicts on the water’s edge at Cotton Tree beside the Cotton Tree Swimming Pool on the weekend.
For something entirely different try a SUP Yoga class on the tranquil Maroochy River. For more information visit Ocean Addicts.
Relax on the patrolled, safe beach at Maroochydore, near the Surf Club or learn to surf in the gentle waves near the river mouth. Maroochy Surf School specialize in all areas of surfing from beach education right through to actual board riding. The Surf School meets behind the lifeguard tower, on the boardwalk next to the Maroochydore Surf Lifesaving Club.
Or take an early morning power walk along the Oceanway from Maroochydore to Mooloolaba. But don’t forget to take your coffee money so that you can enjoy a nice frothy cappuccino halfway at one of the trendy beachside cafes in Mooloolaba.
If your gal pals just want to chillout and work on their suntans then the pool area around M1 Resort is perfect for this. M1’s outdoor swimming pool is heated so you can swim all year round in the warm water. The swimming pool is located on level two and is surrounded by terraced gardens and a sundeck.
Get into Nature
Take in the scenery on a cruise along the Maroochy River or get out on the ocean for a breathtaking sunset cruise from Mooloolaba Wharf.
During the whale migration season take a Whale Watching Cruise or for the more adventurous embark on a Humpback Whale Swim experience.
Walk through the rainforest to the coolness of Serenity Falls in Buderim Forest Park or scale Mount Coolum and take in the 360 degree views of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.
Indulge in some retail therapy
Sunshine Plaza is the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast! During your Maroochydore girl’s weekend why not indulge in a little retail therapy – the centre is just a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk from M1 Resort. Explore the 345 specialty stores including Myer, David Jones, Big W, Target, K Mart, H & M and Best and Less.
Afterwards discover the Riverwalk at Sunshine Plaza that is set on the natural waterway of Cornmeal Creek and is surrounded by a variety of restaurants and cafes. Or maybe catch a chick flick at the 12 screen Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema at the shopping plaza.
Enjoy the nightlife
Ocean Street, just a short stroll around the corner from M1 Resort, is the place to be for vibrant nightlife. Here you will catch some good vibes and great tunes at one of the many live music venues. There is a large variety of live music venues ranging from pubs, clubs to intimate bars. For starters try Solbar, The Piano Bar or Duporth Tavern.
The first Friday of the month, Ocean Street comes to life with the Ocean Street Party from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. You will enjoy an evening of culture, food and drinks, art, markets and music.
M1 Resort’s large spacious apartments are perfect for a girl’s weekend. The three bedroom apartments feature two master bedrooms with a queen bed and ensuite with spa bath and shower, and a third bedroom with two single beds. Plus M1 Resort is located in the centre of Maroochydore close to the river, beach, shops, restaurants and cafes.