City Scoop: The Sunshine Coast

3 May 2015

We’ve sourced the must-do spots for visitors to Queensland's Sunshine Coast. From top food to funky bars, white-sand beaches and tempting markets, this glorious stretch of coastline – not to mention hinterland – just north of Brisbane will keep you captivated.

Don't miss these insider tips from architectural interior designer Mark Gacesa to brighten any Sunny Coast getaway.

 Need we say more? Mooloolaba Beach at sunrise. Photo: Getty Images

Food

Spice Bar, Mooloolaba – Award-winning Asian fusion menu, superb service and a killer view (that I designed!).

After Dark

Solbar, Maroochydore – A great mix of people of various ages come together to appreciate guest DJs performing funk, soul and some classic house.

Play

Mooloolaba Beach – You can’t go past the picturesque Mooloolaba Beach, with its white sand, beautiful water, eateries, various kids' parks and dog-friendly areas.


Get the goss on Queensland's capital: City Scoop - Brisbane

Or head further south: The Gold Coast's Best Beaches


Day Trip

Kondalilla National Park, Montville – So picturesque! Take a picnic lunch or dine at one of the many local restaurants with incredible views over the coast. It’s also a great spot to buy unique gifts from local artists at any one of Montville’s many galleries or craft cottages.

 The breathtaking views from Kondalilla National Park. Photo: Getty Images

Secret Tip

Insider info – On a laid-back Saturday, head to Eumundi Markets to explore the stalls, nibble on tasty international cuisine and listen to cool local musos.

Why I love the Sunshine Coast ...

“The Sunny Coast has a casual, relaxed, holiday, beach lifestyle with the option of ducking into a capital city less than an hour away!” Mark Gacesa, award-winning architectural interior designer.

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