Thursday, December 24, 2015

Mooloolaba New Year Celebrations

Mooloolaba New Years Eve is a fun, family friendly celebration with national music acts, street performers and buskers, carnival rides and food stalls plus two spectacular fireworks shows at 8.30pm and midnight. The event is an alcohol, glass and drug free event in a safe, patrolled, fenced event zone. The gates open at 16:00 and the event concludes at 0030.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Aussie World Christmas

Yes, it's Christmas Wonderland time and this year there's two nights of special events on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December at Aussie World. 

From 6:00pm till 9:30pm, wander through Santa's village where you can meet Santa and the elves making toys in the workshop. Enjoy rides, attractions and festive fun with roving Carollers, Christmas entertainers and loads more action not to be missed. It's all included in the entry price which also gives you Unlimited Rides! 

Santa will also be giving out "surprises" for little visitors to celebrate the season. If you've never visited Aussie World at night this is the best time of the year to do it. There's so much Christmas cheer and snow under the stars you'll never want to leave. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Buderim Expo 2015

This year, the last weekend in November can truly claim to be Buderim's Mega weekend. There will be a plethora of activities to enjoy, with nearly 40 community groups holding displays and providing events for locals and visitors. 

The venue is the recently-opened beautiful Buderim Village Park, where super-size marquees will feature displays, activities and entertainment – that's fun for the public while promoting all the things these groups do within our community. 

Expo will coincide with the famous Christmas Fair - making it a truly mega weekend for Buderim. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Merida Road Epic

The first of it's kind to take full advantage of the extensively scenic views and terrain of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Merida Road Epic will take riders through some of the areas most iconic townships, lookouts and locations. The 86.5 kilometre course will set off from the Maleny Showgrounds, then take riders on a tour through the townships of Witta, Conondale, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Flaxton and Montville before heading back in for the course finish line at the Maleny Showgrounds once more. 

The Family Ride and Run course takes in some of Maleny's most iconic views of scenic beauty, and with the undulating terrain, makes a great course to share with the family. Added peace of mind that the circuit is a closed and controlled even the smallest of riders and runners who can comfortably complete this distance can take part in this Scenic and Unique Active Family Friendly event!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mary River Festival

The Mary River Festival, held in Kandanga on 14th November has acquired a reputation of being one of the friendliest, most laid back festivals you'd find, with a great mix of top music, art, kid's activities and much much more; bringing the Mary river communities together to celebrate the wealth and abundance that the river brings to their region through drama, music, art, fun, education, environmental discussions and displays.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Open Studio's Program

On the last weekend of each month artists Sunshine Coast artists will throw open their studio doors and invite you to their world! Take a weekend drive and enjoy the ambiance of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and meet the artists!. On 31 Oct / 1 Nov, visit the studios of Kaye Leach, North Maleny, Heather Gall, Maleny, Jane Nicol, North Maleny, Wendy Edmond, Flaxton, Barb Willcocks, Mapleton, Michele DeVeze, Peachester (Sat and part Sunday only) Nita Lester, Mapleton, and Dorothy Peall, Mapleton.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Halloween FestEVIL is back this October at Aussie World!

Don't miss the Sunshine Coast's biggest Halloween event held over three extraordinary (29 - 31 October) nights. Aussie World's Halloween FestEvil is back again with MORE themed mazes, MORE entertainment, MORE frights and MORE nights.

Explore the park in the darkness of night, but be wary of the hidden witches, goblins and ghouls!

The little horrors will receive a free pumpkin bucket and can venture to each of our haunted huts to receive a trick or a treat. And don't forget to wonder into the extraordinary new kids maze and see what surprises await!

For the more adventurous souls, there are TWO massive new mazes that will absolutely chill you to the bone. These are only for the strong willed and are guaranteed to give you nightmares! One is horrific but the other is extreme.... Are you game enough to do both? 

PLUS the park will be filled with loads of roving entertainers, amazing shows and of course - rides! Come along dressed in your best Halloween outfit for your chance to take home some of our huge prizes! This is the ultimate destination for Halloween, do not miss out!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Light The Night 2015

Brighten the lives of families affected by blood cancer. Help local families affected by blood cancer by joining the Leukaemia Foundation of QLD on an inspiring lantern lit walk along Cotton Tree on Friday 9th October.

Gather family, friends and work colleagues to light a special lantern:
- Gold to remember a loved one lost
- White for your own blood cancer journey
- Blue to show your support.

The money you raise will help thousands of Australians through research and personalised support and your presence will lift the hearts of our nation as we walk in hope for a future free of blood cancer.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Biking at Alexandra Headland

There is great biking along Alexandra Headland foreshore through to Mooloolaba spit or along to Cotton Tree and Maroochydore River park. Formed bikeways are safe and flat. We have bike hire available for guests and passers by. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Caloundra Fringe Festival 2015

Eleven days of arts, culture, comedy, cinema, music & culinary delights! Gather your family and venture into a world of interactive festivities right here on the Sunshine Coast.  New things to discover around every corner, there’s something for everybody happening in Caloundra these September school holidays!

A sneak peak of things to come . . . Laugh until you cry with a night of raucous comedy under the stars . . . Live art in the park, watch as mystery doors come to life throughout Kings Beach . . . Get your hands a little dirty and up-cycle your old tool box into a new herb garden . . . Be inspired by the culture and history of stories told through dance . . . Be part of the interactive LIVE artscape beachside, through film and photography . . . Learn how to create the perfect pizza with award winning Italian chefs . . . Move with the good vibrations of street-side buskers as they deliver lyrical treats . . . and so much more!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama 2015

The Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi Waka Ama Championships is the only Australian outrigger canoe championship series exclusively for junior paddlers. This main event in the Australian and Oceania Junior Outrigging calendar attracts hundreds of junior paddlers aged between 10 and 19 years of age from Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands. Team, double, and individual races will be held from 26 - 28 September on the Sunshine Coast's Lake Kawana.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ironman Sunshine Coast 2015

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast provides a fitting warm up for those athletes heading over to Kona to take on the IRONMAN World Championship in October.

Competitors will take in the best that Mooloolaba has to offer, starting with a swim off the surf beach followed by a flat and fast bike course. The run will tie up the day’s exciting events with a two lap course around Mooloolaba’s Esplanade lined with spectators. Discover more about the course.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

2015 Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival

The Real Food Festival (12 - 13 September 2015) is an annual celebration of good food that Sunshine Coast food producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants have to offer. Held at the Maleny Showgrounds, this festival is for lovers of good food, who want to know how to nourish themselves and their family and where you can follow the food supply chain from paddock to plate - from farmers through to passionate retailers and celebrated chefs. 

They're all coming together for a weekend of connection and conversation about what real food means to each of us. With over 120 exhibits, cooking demonstrations, discussions, hands-on and other activities throughout the weekend, the Festival has something for everyone and is a great way for visitors and locals to support the best of Sunshine Coast regional food. Come and have an authentic food experience!

You can download program here.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Great February Specials at Alexandria Apartments

We have just released some great Early Bird specials for February next year. The Christmas and January holidays give a nice break from work but are always busy and crowded. If you
 like to take your holiday without the fuss and crowds February is a good time to do so. The weather is still warm and summery but the beaches, attractions and shopping centres are quiet and stress free. A great time to relax and swim on Alexandra Headland beach, around our pool or just shop without the hassle.
Check our Early Bird specials on