Fun family drives to take around the Sunshine Coast
Who doesn’t love a road trip? If you’re heading out of the city for the weekend try squeezing one of these scenic drives into your trip – the kids will love the adventure and it’s the perfect way to kick off your holiday before heading back to the hotel for the night.
Currimundi to Kings Beach
Only a short drive from Oaks Seaforth or Oaks Oasis Resort, this is a great trip to take in the morning, start at Currimundi and explore the picture-perfect lake that meets the ocean ideal for littles and any water sports, before heading south past Dicky’s Beach and onto Moffat Beach. You can take a walk up the hill to the lookout, or stop for a spot of lunch. Pile the kids back into the car for the last drive south to Kings Beach where the kids will love the playground, waterpark, pool and beach before heading back to the hotel for a well-deserved afternoon nap!
Yandina to Eumundi
Take the road less travelled and forgoe the Bruce Highway for the winding mountain backroads through the beautiful countryside. The kids will love the landscape, the farms and of course the fun stops along the way. First stop along the way has to be the Ginger Factory, Nutworks and Chocolate Factory, then head north to see the Big Pineapple and if you time your trip right you can even grab a bargain at the Eumundi Markets held every Saturday and Wednesday.
Maleny to Mapleton
The Maleny to Mapleton drive is one of the more scenic and there’s plenty of walks and waterfalls for you to stop off at and explore along the way. However the real star of this road trip is the food and there’s no shortage of café’s, restaurants, farms and local produce to tempt you. We recommend a stop at the Maleny Cheese Factory, onto Mapleton Tavern for lunch where you’ll be treated to some incredible view, and a cheeky afternoon gelato in Maleny on your way back to the resort.
Grab a map and some brochures from Hotel Reception and ask any burning questions you may have before heading off on the day trip. View our beautiful resorts located on the Sunshine Coast here.