The Sunshine Coast was in the news recently – for all the right reasons! And those reasons should be why you choose Sunshine Coast holiday resorts for your next getaway.
Because 2.9 million people can’t be wrong! That’s how many people visited the Sunshine Coast in the year up till September 2015. And Sunshine Coast holiday resorts and attractions are predicting a record summer season due to good weather forecasts, new airline services and the dip in the Australian dollar.
The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported that Sunshine Coast Airport was the fastest growing airport in Australia during the year to September 2015, with 13.8% growth in passengers. That trend continued in November, with Sunshine Coast Airport reporting growth of 10% to 79,905 passengers during the month. And many of those visitors chose Maroochydore holiday apartments for their stay.
Special events all year round
Sunshine Coast holiday resorts will also be popular during the many upcoming events, including Woodford Festival, the Colour Run, Ginger Flower and Food Festival and the Queensland Oztag Junior State Cup.
There is no doubt that Maroochydore holiday apartments are a premium resort destination with a diverse range of attractions on the doorstep, including food, adventure and nature.
The Sunshine Coast offers a charming blend of sophistication and seaside town friendliness, country and coast, natural beauty and man-made attractions. Within its 3,127-square kilometres, the Sunshine Coast provides so many things to delight.
Stunning swimming beaches
With Maroochydore at its core, the stretch of Coast from Marcoola to Mooloolaba is the heart of the Sunshine Coast. This area fully embraces the region’s famous relaxed beach culture and is known for its clean waterways and stunning swimming beaches.
Choosing Maroochydore holiday apartments puts you in the heart of the action, close to the restaurants and attractions of Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headlands and Mooloolaba.
In fact, the very best Maroochydore holiday apartments are located in the trendy Cotton Tree district, where you can enjoy the boutiques, bistros, gourmet restaurants and open air cafes that abound in this jewel of a tourist’s mecca.
The casual atmosphere for which the Sunshine Coast has become so popular is also reflected in villages like Marcoola and Yandina, while Twin Waters boasts one of the destination’s internationally renowned golf courses.
Explore the Hinterland
Sunshine Coast holiday resorts are the perfect base from which to explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, a collection of delightful towns that dot the Blackall Range and surrounding agricultural country.
This is where you’ll discover myriad activities that tie-in with the idyllic scenery of mountain panoramas, ancient rainforests, rural vistas and the iconic Glass House Mountains.
From hiking to horseback riding, sightseeing to surfing, boating and fishing, or simply relaxing on the pristine white sand beaches, you’ll feel your cares slip away when you book your Sunshine Coast holiday resort.
There are many Sunshine Coast holiday resorts to choose from, some very close to the airport, some out of town, and some right on the beach in the heart of the action.
Great accommodation choices
Holiday accommodation ranges from hotels and hostels to self-contained apartments and luxury penthouses, so carefully consider what best suits you. If you’re travelling with family and friends, self-contained Maroochydore holiday apartments are perfect. There’s heaps of space to spread out and, with fully-equipped kitchens, luxury bathrooms and laundry facilities, you can come and go as you please.
The flexibility of these Maroochydore holiday apartments is very attractive, if you wish to get out and explore the region. Much better to know you can do your own thing and not have to rush back for hotel dining!
The Sunshine Coast’s many activities revolve around its laid-back lifestyle, pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and warm sunshine.
One of the most popular activities to try if you’re staying at Maroochydore holiday apartments is the amazing variety of Sunshine Coast Trails, ranging from food and wine, to art.
Food and Wine Trails
From Farmers’ Markets to cooking schools to organic cafes and gourmet restaurants, not to mention the many picturesque vineyards, where you can enjoy lunch or delicious morning and afternoon teas, the Sunshine Coast really is foodie’s paradise.
And you won’t be returning to your Sunshine Coast holiday resorts empty-handed either, after you fill your shopping baskets with local fruit and vegetables, gourmet cheeses, locally smoked treats, wines and other delicious goodies.
Back at your Maroochydore holiday apartments you can then relax on your private balcony, pop a cork and indulge – because you’re on holiday!
If you choose to go out and try the many eateries, that’s easy too when you stay at beachside Maroochydore holiday apartments, where they are all on your doorstep.
In fact, you might choose to leave your car in the resort’s secure undercover parking for most of the trip, with so many things to do within easy walking distance. Especially when you choose a resort with its own private walkway to the patrolled surf beach!
Author Bio: Isobel Coleman is a journalist and professional writer with many years’ experience in news reporting, editing and feature writing. Living on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, she writes extensively about holiday accommodation and activities, and knows all the best Sunshine Coast holiday resorts.