From Noosa to the Glasshouse Mountains, the Sunshine Coast does tourist hot spots like no other.
Dig a little deeper though and you’ll find some of the region’s lesser-known treasures like the hinterland town of Nambour two 2 hours north of Brisbane.
Part café, part grocery store, this place has been filling the pantries and tummies of Sunny Coast locals since 2019*.
“Fresh, local, wholesome, that’s our tagline,” said owner and chef James Ostridge who is passionate about offering simple yet satisfying sustenance.
“We really like to showcase the Sunshine Coast whether it be local mushrooms or local pasture-raised meat,” James said.
It’s a welcome standard in today’s more conscious times.
“People like to know where stuff comes from and it helps when there’s a story behind that produce and when they know that what they’re getting is quality produce.”
“We don’t use tweezers to put things on plates but we do good produce,” James added. “Most of it’s homemade.”
The Pottery Studio creates moments of stillness – while crafting a work of art.
Manager, Gabby, encourages a focus on the journey – not the destination.
“People are really looking for things that will help them switch off and zone out a little bit so it’s getting really popular,” she said.
There are plenty of options like school holiday classes for kids, Clay and Wine sessions with the gals or wheel turning with the hubby if you’re in the mood for a Swayze moment.
This is quality time at its finest.
In Nambour’s neighbouring town of Woombye, you’ll find the Big Pineapple and right beside it, an even bigger attraction – Tree Top Challenge!
“We have lots of different elements in our challenges so we’ve got bridge crossings, we have tight ropes, so you can try and do it with no hands,” said assistant manager, Prue Passlow. “There’s lots of ladder climbs, swings, and most importantly zip lining!”
“The zip lines are massive ranging up to 140 metres long for adults,” she added. “It’s a lot of fun gaining a lot of speed very quickly!”
The brand-new addition at Tree Tops is the new kids course designed for as young as three up to nine years.
For plenty more ideas on what to do in the Sunshine Coast region, head to Visit Sunshine Coast.