Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Qld - The Sunshine Coast - Mooloolaba
We planned on staying at Mooloolaba for one night visiting our friends the O’Mearas’ , but after a great week with them, we are now on the road again, heading west. We parked our caravan in their driveway, and had day trips around the area. The Sunshine area has fabulous beaches, surf, loads of waterways, boating, delicious fresh sea food, great shopping, high rises, superb caravan parks, and the area is still expanding at a rapid rate.
We spent a morning at the Eumundi Markets, a few ks west of Noosa, sampling the delicious food and buying curries, home made jams and chutneys. This market is a must to see and is open on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. There is something for everybody.
Noosa Heads is a very busy holiday mecca with great restaurants, shops, hotels, boats and everything you expect from a busy resort area. Make sure you have lots of money when you come here. We had a beautiful cup of coffee at Aromas, where all the seats out front face the sidewalk so that you can sit, drink your coffee, and people watch.( One of my favourite pastimes.)We were here about 15 years ago and were shocked to see that the centre of the main beach at high tide is non existent. While walking on the man made walkway along the beach we stopped and watched a young guy building sand castles. They are so talented, and I could sit and watch them for hours.
If you are looking for some quiet time, take a walk through the Buderim Forest Park to the Serenity Falls. The waterfalls are worth the effort to get to, but take your mosquito spray. We were nearly eaten alive.
When you are heading north from Brisbane, visiting the Sunshine Coast is another must.
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