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Spring into a spring holiday at Maroochydore!

Dreaming of springing into a spring holiday? Maroochydore is the perfect Sunshine Coast destination for a Spring Holiday, and the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

The days are warming and getting lighter for longer, the beach and river look extra inviting and an abundance of flowers are starting to bloom in the regions many natural outdoor areas.

We’ve compiled a list of outdoor activities that highlight all the great things you can do on or near the water that we think you’ll enjoy when staying at the M1 Resort, Maroochydore this spring:

1 – Explore the Maroochy River

There is no better time to explore the Maroochy River than springtime.  Enjoy a beautiful sunrise from Cotton Tree Beach, walk around the headland and dig your feet into the sand whilst enjoying the water wash over our feet or take a dip in the ocean at Maroochy Beach, which is a patrolled beach.

Engage in a bit of bird-spotting and you might be lucky enough to see on the beautiful birds of this region including the Brahminy Kite, Osprey and White-bellied Sea Eagle or a more common water bird like cormorants, the snake birds, spoonbills, ibis, black duck and of course pelicans.

If you enjoy fishing then why not cast a line in from the river banks or from one of the many jetties along the Maroochy River. The river mouth and the headland are the most popular locations, together with beach fishing into the rip holes.

2 – Discover the coastline

One of the most pleasant pastimes during your stay in Maroochydore is to walk or cycle along the coastline. The Coast Pathway is 96kms in length and runs from Noosa to Pumicestone.

It’s broken into sections with one 4.4 km section stretching from Cotton Tree Park which fringes the Maroochy River and then follows the coastline part Maroochydore Beach, past Alexandra Headland Beach and through until Mooloolaba giving walkers gorgeous views of the beaches along the way.

Why not take a towel and some cash and either strop along the way for a swim or stop in at one of the many cafes you’ll pass along the way.

3 – Paddle the Maroochy River Canoe Trail

This experience offers you a choice of amazing canoeing journeys and potentially exciting physical challenges. Be rewarded with the experience of hidden natural wonders. You will experience the diversity and abundance of plant and wildlife species thriving along the Maroochy River Canoe Trail.

The trail is approximately 30-kilometres long, and begins at the upper reaches of Lake Dunethin. From Lake Dunethin, paddlers can paddle north to George Best Park which is located east of the Bruce Highway, or south to Coolum Creek, the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary and Mangrove Islands, into the lower reaches of the Maroochy River.

It’s the perfect day out for families, seniors, couples, and groups with varying degrees of canoeing expertise.

For more information and to download a trail map head to Sunshine Coast Council

4 – Cruise the Maroochy River

Enjoy a cruise along the Maroochy River with Cruise Maroochy. This is a fantastic way to see Maroochydore from the water and experience the river and its unique ecosystem.

There are a range of cruises available:

  • Eco River Cruise – 225 minutes (approx.)
  • Nature Cruise  2 hours (approx.)
  • Seafood Lunch Cruise: 1st Saturday of the month – 2 hours (approx.)
  • Morning Tea Cruise: 2nd Saturday of the month – 2 hours (approx.)

Some of the cruises include Devonshire morning tea and delicious lunch.  Make enquiries and book tickets at Cruise Maroochy

5 – Learn to Surf, why not!

What better time to tick an item off your bucket list than while at Maroochydore, home to one of Sunshine Coast’s premier surfing schools, Maroochy Surf School.

The school caters for individuals from beginners to intermediate of all ages and abilities. Boasting a large team of water men and women on its coaching team, Maroochy Surf School maintains that real surfing should be taught by real surfers.

Group Classes start from $60, Private Lessons from $70 and Intermediate Surf Lessons also from $70. To book or find out more visit Maroochy Surf School

6 – Visit the Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre

The centre is located at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, which is a specialised arts and ecology interpretative centre. The Centre conducts events throughout the year so check their website for upcoming activities.

The Botanic Gardens feature creeks, lagoons, bush walks and of course, a myriad of native plants and wildlife. In addition, the renowned Sculpture Garden is just a short stroll from the Centre, offering a unique experience of world-class art works in a natural setting.

And of course you can enjoy all the wild blooms - its spring time after all!

The Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre is located at 33 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha which is only 12kms from Maroochydore.

 

So spring into springtime at Maroochydore! Book your perfectly located Maroochydore Holiday with us here at M1 Resort.  Situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast alongside Cornmeal Creek in Maroochydore, M1 Resort offers large 1, 2 and 3 bedroom waterside apartments with balcony views of the Pacific Ocean, Maroochy River, Cornmeal Creek or the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  BOOK HERE