Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has all the ingredients for a sizzling summer holiday.
And, best of all, Ingenia Holiday Parks has a choice of great locations that put you within minutes of world-class attractions.
For adventure lovers
Just two minutes from the ferry crossing, Ingenia Holidays Noosa North is perfect if you love taking your 4WD up the beach. Even when Noosa Main Beach is at its most crowded you’re sure to find a secluded spot for a beach picnic on the many kilometres of bright white sand running from Noosa North Shore to Double Island Point. Skirting the Great Sandy National Park, it’s a stunning beach with a backdrop of towering coloured-sand cliffs and dunes. For adventure of a different kind, head inland to Boreen Point where you can kayak or cruise through the pristine waters of the Noosa Everglades, one of only two everglades systems on Earth. Be sure to stop in at the historic Apollonian Hotel on the way back. They have a great spit roast on Sundays!
Stay: Ingenia Holidays Noosa North
For water lovers
Set just up the river from Maroochydore, Ingenia Holidays Rivershore is perfect for water lovers. Here, you can hire kayaks and stand-up paddleboards from reception that will see you out on the river in no time. It’s also just a five-minute drive from the Bli Bli Watersports Complex, which has a wakeboarding park, fishing park and not-to-be-missed inflatable aqua park that is fun for adults and kids alike. Add to that the fact that the beach just a 15-minute drive away and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to having a splash. If you love marine life as much as you love the water, take a trip to the nearby SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast aquarium in Mooloolaba and see sharks, rays, jellies and, of course, plenty of fish.
Stay: Ingenia Holidays Rivershore
For nature and animal lovers
Now you might not think of staying in the hinterland if you’re heading to the Sunshine Coast for a holiday, but here are a few reasons why you should. Ingenia Holidays Landsborough is less than a five-minute drive from Australia Zoo, so you can have a lie-in and still be first at the gate when it opens It’s also not the only animal encounter nearby. You can drive to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in less than 20 minutes. Hand-feed colourful parrots and snap a pic of them sitting on your arms. The botanic gardens are lovely too and it has a great view of the Glasshouse Mountains. If you fancy climbing one, Mt Ngungun is just 15 minutes from the park and has a relatively easy trail to the top that even the littlies can enjoy. Or beat the summer heat at Gardener’s Falls near Maleny, a popular and scenic swimming hole.
Stay: Ingenia Holidays Landsborough