Maroochydore Magic

Think you’ve seen it all on the Sunshine Coast?

Prepare to discover a whole new world with Tais K’Reala Randanpi of Biral Tours.

Tais is a local tribal man and fiercely proud of the culture and spirituality of the region’s indigenous people.

Take a 2-hour tour with Tais and he’ll share many cultural touchstones of the Maroochy region – from the mighty monolith that is Dunethin Rock to a sacred waterway on his forested property.

Hear the Dreamtime stories, see the faces of Tais’ ancestors in the trees of his rainforest home and join a lesson in traditional painting at the yarning circle.

It’s an authentic experience of Tais’ sacred tribal lands and waterways, plus a powerful insight into the Kabi Kabi nation.

To another First Nations people – the Hawaiians!

Loea Boutique Hotel at Maroochydore is named for the Hawaiian word meaning ‘clever’.  It’s an apt description for this super-smart and very chic reinvention of the traditional motel.

A highlight is the vintage truck that serves up seriously good coffee and cocktails throughout the day.  Guests can grab a drink, pre-order a grazing box and laze by a swimming pool that’s infused with therapeutic magnesium.

Take a dip and it might just take years off – in a good way!

Expend that new-found youthful energy by grabbing one of Loea’s cruiser bicycles.  Guests get access to the two-wheelers to explore the local river, beach and an award-winning brewery.

Sunshine Brewery is a mere 5 minutes ride from the hotel.

Dynamic brewing duo, Craig and Daryle, have been in business for 5 years – and already racked up 19 awards!

Their family-friendly taproom is a top place to try a tasting paddle. Sample their best-seller, Hop Therapy and try the Islay Tea, a manuka-smoked malt beer named for the Scottish town that produces a world-famous smoked whiskey.

There’s a rotating roster of food trucks through the week – from Asian to burgers to hand-stretched, wood-fired pizza.  Enjoy!

Winter is a great time to plan a Sunshine Coast adventure.

Head to Visit Sunshine Coast and start planning your escape.

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