When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local on where to eat, where to shop, and for unique suggestions beyond the usual guide book inklings!
We caught up with interior designer Mark Gacesa for his insider scoop on the Sunshine Coast.
Spice Bar, Mooloolaba – Award-winning Asian fusion menu, superb service and a killer view (that I designed!).
Solbar, Maroochydore – A great mix of people of various ages come together to appreciate guest DJs performing funk, soul and some classic house.
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.
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.
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.