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    My sister and I are taking the kids to Sunshine Coast for 7 days. We will have a 9, 6, 4 and 6 month old. Can anyone suggest some must see attractions, activities, eats, shopping?

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    Australia Zoo and underwater world for sure

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    Underwater World is great for kids, lots to look at and they have a seal show as well. We got tickets online and only cost me $20 to get in :-)

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    I love Aussie World & Top Shots is also lots of fun. A trip to Montville is a nice day out in the mountains, they have a lolly shop where you can watch them make lollies, you can also stop by the Maleny Dairies for a tour.

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    So many lovely beaches and playgrounds to visit. Do you know where on the coast you will be staying?

    Australia Zoo is a great day out and well worth the $. You can take a picnic lunch in if you want to save money instead of spending up big in their food court. We have done this the past few times we have gone and just hired a locker to keep the picnic stuff in.

    Aussie World has lots of rides, but I think it's a bit expensive in terms of what you get. Food and drinks are very expensive also and you can't take food in with you.

    There's a small water park opened up at one of the resorts in a Caloundra that is meant to be pretty cool. Not sure what it costs though.

    Underwater World is another favourite for my family. You could then go down to the spit for fish and chips for lunch.

    You could take a river cruise at either Mooloolaba or Caloundra or Maroochydore. I think it's about an hour for the trip and it's very pretty.

    The Eumundi Markets are great and happen on a Wednesday and Saturday.

    The markets on a Sunday in the Main Street of Caloundra are also pretty good.

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    Kings beach in caloundra area has a great water play area for kids right next to the beach. Also has rock pools

    There are nature walks in the national parks which you can find on the council website, even a great one at buderim (take some insect repellant!!)

    For shopping centres you have Kawana Shopping world at Kawana or Sunshine Plaza at maroochydore (this one also has cinemas).

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    We are staying at caloundra. Thanks for the tips, I haven't been there for years.

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    I agree with lots of these suggestions!

    If you want to get away for a day trip...
    Montville or Maleny are lovely. (They are near each other)
    BBQ pontoon boat in Noosa
    If you're an active family, you could climb one of the glasshouse mountains. Ngungun is good for kids. I climb it most weekends and have even taken my 9 month old in a carrier. The view at the top is well worth it.


    But if you prefer to stay local, Aussie World is ok. I'm undecided if $100 for a family is worth it. I guess so if most of your kids reach the height restriction.
    Underwater World is reasonably priced for what you get and the kids love it.
    Breakfast on the esplanade at mooloolaba.
    The water park at the oasis resort in Caloundra that someone mentioned is quite expensive. From memory it was about $30 per person (perhaps for adults). And it's only very small.

    If by some miracle you get the opportunity to dine without kids you must go to the Spirit House in Yandina! A little bit of a drive but absolutely divine!

    Enjoy your holiday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashfirst View Post
    We are staying at caloundra. Thanks for the tips, I haven't been there for years.
    Happy Valley has a lovely playground.

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