If you are an adventure seeker who finds joy in wandering along long roads or climbing up mountaintops, you will be amazed at some lush natural surroundings that Queensland has to offer. Immerse yourself in a variety of small tours and exotic wellness packages on the Sunshine Coast for the perfect escape from city life. Here’s a look at some must-try experiences that can help you either reconnect with yourself or enjoy a joyful day out in the sun!
Sunshine Coast Great Walk
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk is one of the most breathtaking walks. This 7–12 km hike through lush rainforest, and eucalyptus forest will leave you feeling bewitched as soon as you make your way into the trail. Begin your walk with canapés and refreshing cool drinks on the deck, and be mesmerized by the wonderful stories of the local Jinabari and Kabi Kabi people. As part of the Sunshine Coast experience, you will be able to walk across winding creeks, climb into narrow lookouts, delve deep into hidden valleys, and explore hidden waterfalls with an expert guide.
" Begin your walk with canapés and refreshing cool drinks on the deck, and be mesmerised by the wonderful stories of the local Jinabari and Kabi Kabi people."
Saltwater Cultural Tour
Saltwater Eco Tours, which is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, forges a deep connection with Australia’s Indigenous culture. One of the best experiences in Queensland, the 2-hour signature Saltwater Cultural expedition will have you sailing through the Mooloolaba canals on board the “Spray of the Coral Coast”, a 114-year-old timber sailing boat. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey with an interactive cultural experience that allows you to connect with a traditional custodian, Aunty Bridgette Chilli, who will share her knowledge of the local area and the cultural history of the indigenous people, The first of its kind, Saltwater Eco tours offers a wide variety of delectable native food, appealing culture, and the beats of live music.
Tank Bathhouse and Spa – Platinum Relaxation Package
This magnificent Bathhouse and Spa retreat offers its guests a magical relaxation journey to calm tensed nerves. Close your eyes and enjoy a luxurious massage, that can soothe you with the gentle sounds of nature. The Spa gives you the best rejuvenating packages to choose from. You can take a swim in our outdoor magnesium pools, which range from 34 to 40 degrees. Float in the cold plunge pool to enjoy the benefits of hot and cold therapy. Enjoy a relaxing facial to loosen tension areas, and finally, finish it off with a trip to an infrared sauna or steam room.
" Experience the calming sensation of warm tropical surroundings with a soothing facial or rejuvenating body treatment."
Day Retreat at Ikatan Day Spa
Indulge in a mini wellness retreat right outside Noosa. The Day Retreat package at Ikatan Spa is an 8-hour wellness retreat package you wouldn’t want to miss! Begin the day, with a healthy and nourishing snack and a private consultation from your private yoga/meditation teacher to figure out the best package that suits you. Experience the calming sensation of warm tropical surroundings with a soothing facial or rejuvenating body treatment. Finish off with a cool, refreshing herbal tea and soak in the tranquillity of Ikatan. Ikatan Day Spa is one of the must-try health retreats in QLD .
Wellness Camping Retreat
The lush Sunshine Coast hinterland is home to an off-grid sanctuary in the middle of the woodlands where you can truly experience camping in style with a touch of luxury. The Wellness Camping Retreat is surrounded by one of Australia’s beautiful National Parks. A number of private safari tents are set amongst a grove of native eucalyptus and rolling hills. This couples’ retreat in Sunshine Coast is warm and cosy in the winter and cool in the summer, with ample king-sized beds, fireplaces, and suites with steaming hot tubs. Each cabin is furnished with a zero-gravity massage chair, a hot sauna, a salt bath infused with Australian botanical, and a library of books just waiting to be read by the fireside.