Sunshine Coast Hosts Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Love your food and wine? Join fellow foodies at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival.  This 4 day event in Noosa will be held from the 15th – 18th May 2014, with the venue for this annual event to stretch throughout Noosa’s magnificently lush hinterland as well as areas within Noosa’s National Park. This event will be catered by over 200 world class chiefs, wine makers, food personal, producers and media personal. This event will provide you with the opportunity to taste absolute gourmet cuisines in beautiful areas across the Sunshine Coast. For more information about this not to miss event visit

Sunshine Coast Accommodation for the Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Whether you’re planning a trip to the Sunshine Coast for 2, 3, 5 or 7 days to enjoy The Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Sand Dunes Resort on the Sunshine Coast has a range of great specials that will cater for your needs. This family friendly resort  on the Sunshine Coast features a crystal clear 75 metre “award winning lagoon pool”, HEATED pool and spa which can be enjoyed all year round. Sand Dunes Resort has a prime location of being a few minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport and is only 25 minutes’ drive from Noosa Heads, making Sand Dunes a perfect destination to base your Sunshine Coast experience.

Ring us today to make your Sunshine Coast accommodation booking for this upcoming local event.

Sunshine Coast events over Easter

The Sunshine Coast has plenty to offer visitors over the Easter long weekend. On Easter Saturday 19th April 2014, Kenilworth in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is hosting its 2014 Cheese, Wine and Food Festival. This Event offers something for the whole family to enjoy! With the Cheese Rolling Contest held throughout the day, The Chester Egg Hunt and Gourmet Cooking Demonstrations held by Chef Peter Wolfe. Not to mention Free Wine and Cheese tastings held all throughout the day. This is definitely a well worth event to add to your Calender!

Eumundi Markets which is famously known to be Australia’s Premier Artisan Market, these markets are held every Saturday and Wednesday. With now over 600 market stalls the Eumundi Markets are predominantly famous for the creativity of numerous handmade arts and crafts stalls, yummy internationally inspired foods, unique fashion designs, as well as loads of other little souvenir knick knacks. If you love markets, these markets are definitely worth your while!

Easter is such a wonderful time to enjoy an everlasting holiday where you can spend quality time with family and friends. Easter time is also an eggcelent time to enjoy all the yummy Easter treats.

Sunshine Coast luxury hotels acommodation for local events

Kenilworth cheese wine and food festival


Sunshine Coast Luxury Hotels

The Easter is approaching and our Sunshine Coast luxury hotel accommodation is filling fast.  Sand Dunes Resort is the unique for its home away from home comforts making it an ideal choice for your Easter  holiday  getaway.  Located in Marcoola, only minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport, footsteps from Marcoola Beach.

The resort is well known for it’s immaculate clean rooms, friendly staff, crystal clear 75m Award Winning Pool / Spa / Heated Pool and fantastic location.  The resort has some great value for money specials, with the longer you stay, the more you save and get to experience our piece of paradise.  Weather you  would like to relax by the pool, enjoy the beach or love to eat out, the Sunshine Coast has an amazing variety of things to suit everyone this Easter.

So hop to it, ring us today to book your Sunshine Coast luxury hotels accommodation and enjoy these local events on the Sunshine Coast.



Marcoola Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast

With uncrowded beaches, absolute beach frontage and a myriad of recreational activities, Marcoola Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a haven for those seeking to relax and rejuvenate in beautiful surrounds on their holiday.

Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Sand Dunes Resort is an easy one hour drive North of Brisbane Airport via the Bruce Highway.  The Sunshine Coast Airport is a five minute drive for those flying here direct. A taxi is the most cost effective and efficient way to reach the resort from the Sunshine Coast Airport, unless you are driving or you intend to rent a car for the duration of your holiday. Noosa is a short travelling distance away (30 minutes) by car, and Mooloolaba even closer (15 minutes). You are located at a convenient distance from all the desirable Sunshine Coast destinations you can think of.

Every day you can be in a different location on the Sunshine Coast, taking in the various events and attractions that might be taking place during your visit.

Mark Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 May 2014 on your calendar to celebrate the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. Over 200 invited chefs, producers, winemakers and media will descend on Noosa. See more at:

Or, Sail Mooloolaba is an event spread over five weeks, starting from the 23rd of May through to the 6th of July 2014. Sail Mooloolaba will be run from the Mooloolaba Yacht Club and the Wharf Tavern. A great vantage point for many of the events will be the deck at the Wharf Tavern. Watch the Match Racing, Radio Controlled Yachts and some dinghy divisions over a beer, or lunch. What could be better?

Watch out for:

  • Radio Controlled Yachts

  • Sports Boats

  • From Laser dinghies

  • IRC thoroughbreds

  • Cruising Multihulls

  • Match Racing

Sand Dunes Resort has a comprehensive range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments and beach houses with accommodation options to suit any size group or party. Beach houses have the additional feature of more space, a rooftop jacuzzi, a spa bath in the ensuite, remote control double garage and private entertaining area with gas BBQ.

Villas also have direct pool access to the award winning 75m pool, heated pool and spa area, private electric bbq, a rooftop terrace to enjoy the outdoors and a remote control single garage.

For your next holiday to the Sunshine Coast book your Marcoola Beach accommodation at Sand Dunes Resort. Make it a holiday to relax, and take in the diverse range of activities and things to do.

Things to do on the Sunshine Coast over the school holidays

The Sunshine Coast has plenty to offer over these school holidays. Here on the Sunshine Coast we like to think that we have the best of both worlds. With our beautiful beaches and our glorious weather, magnificently lush hinterland of Montville, Maleny and Kenilworth. The unique waterfalls of Kondilla and Wappa Falls.

The lovely scenic walking trails which include Mount Coolum National Park, where you can test your abilities with a rewarding hike to the top of the mountain. You will experience breath taking views along the way but that’s only a taste of what views you will see, wait till you reach the top! Not to mention our beautiful golf courses and our great little fishing spots.  All this beautiful nature to explore, all at our very door step, every family member will be kept entertained.

Sunshine Coast Hotel Accommodation

Easter school holidays are fast approaching. If you do not want to miss out on experiencing what the Sunshine Coast has to offer, you better be quick because our Sunshine Coast Hotel accommodation is filling up fast! Sand Dunes Sunshine Coast Resort can accommodate your family and friends for your Easter Holidays Getaway.

The 4.5 star resort on the Sunshine Coast is famous for its 75m award winning swimming pool / heated pool / spa. It is situated only a few minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport and only a hop skip and a jump from the beautiful Marcoola Beach.  Sand Dunes Resort has some fabulous Sunshine Coast accommodation specials to offer you over the Easter break.

You better get in quick cause deals like these don’t last forever! Ring us today to secure your hotel accommodation on the Sunshine Coast at Sanddunes Resort.

Sunshine Coast Beach Houses

Looking for a luxury Sunshine Coast Beach house for your next holiday? You cannot go past Sanddunes Resort as we have the best oceanfront beach houses on the Sunshine Coast. With absolute beachfront overlooking Marcoola Beach and with only a nature reserve between you and the beach. Bring your friends and family as these fully furnished luxury Beach Houses can accommodate 6 guests, with a maximum of 7.  With one ultimate 4 bedroom beach house accommodating 10 guests, this also features its own pool.

Three levels for you to indulge and unwind, with a double car garage, open plan living/dining/kitchen with large bi fold doors to an outdoor terrace with gas BBQ,  stairs lead you to 3 spacious bedrooms & bathroom, the main bedroom with a walk through robe and ensuite with spa bath, with the ultimate luxury at the top with a rooftop jacuzzi.  Soak in the jacuzzi, while watching the sunset or  sitting under the stars, what a way to end a sun filled day on the Sunshine Coast.

 Sunshine Coast Beach HousesBeach Houses in the heart of the Sunshine Coast

Make the most of your holiday time by staying at Sand Dunes Resort, only a few minutes drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport.  This Sunshine Coast hotel boarders beautiful Marcoola Beach.     With modern low level architectural style, Sand Dunes features an award winning crystal clear 75m lagoon pool, heated pool and spa with clusters of villas and apartments overlooking these pools.  This resort on the Sunshine Coast is also well known for their luxury beach houses with private jacuzzi’s on the rooftop, these are pure relaxation.  For a full list of Sunshine Coast Beach House accommodation options and specials visit our website.

Call us today and we will be happy to help you with any questions you have about the accommodation options at this Sunshine Coast Hotel rates or the local area or email us direct on


Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival

One of Australia’s favourite triathlon events is back on the Sunshine Coast March 14-16th 2014 in its 22nd year in Mooloolaba.  The Mooloolaba Triathlon has grown into the second largest Olympic distance triathlon event in Australia

Festival events include the ASICS Mooloolaba 5km Run, Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, Mooloolaba Special Tri and Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon.  The Mooloolaba Triathlon is the centrepiece of a three-day multi-sport festival.

This beautiful location provides the perfect opportunity for competitors and non-competing partners and families to stay and enjoy the relaxed environment and attractions that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Sunshine Coast hotels accommodation for the Mooloolaba Tri

Sunshine Coast hotel Accommodation

The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival is approaching and Sunshine Coast hotelaccommodation is filling fast for this event.  Sand Dunes Resort is the quieter oasis to base yourself for this great event.  Located in Marcoola only minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport, footsteps from Marcoola Beach and a 10 minute drive to Mooloolaba.

The resort is well known for it’s immaculate clean rooms, friendly staff, crystal clear 75m Award Winning Pool / Spa / Heated Pool and fantastic location.  The resort has some great value for money deals on 3, 5 & 7 night stays.  The longer you stay, the more you save.  Whether you like to relax by the pool, enjoy the beach or love to eat out, the Sunshine Coast boasts an amazing variety of things to suit everyone and the upcoming Mooloolaba Triathlon event is not to be missed.

Ring us today to book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation for this great event.

Ginger Flower and Food Festival and Aussie World for Australia Day

It’s not too late to secure your Sunshine Coast hotels accommodation for these great popular Sunshine Coast events. Combine your holiday on the Sunshine Coast with one of these popular events and enjoy great accommodation as well as fun for all the family. Sand Dunes Resort at Marcoola offers fantastic fully self contained apartments accommodation on the beach at Marcoola and a short drive from either of these family events.

The Ginger Flower and Food Festival

Held annually at The Ginger Factory at Yandina (about 20 minutes from Sand Dunes) and offering great fun for all the family. View a large display of beautiful flowering gingers and heliconias and see celebrity gardeners present great gardening tips. Head to the Blue Ginger Room to see local chefs present a great range of cooking displays. The whole family will love the Ginger Train and Overboard ride as well as a visit to the Super Bee. With vibrant personalities, roving entertainers, beautiful blooms and delicious food, this is one event that will appeal to all members of the family.

Aussie World for Australia Day

January 26th is the day Australians join together to celebrate everything Australian. Join with locals and visitors alike as they head to Aussie World to sing the National anthem, see the raising of the flag and then join in the fun and frivolity of the annual Dunny Races. With over 30 rides and activities on offer as well as fun children competitions this is one day that will appeal to all family members.

Ring us today to book your accommodation for these great Sunshine Coast events.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Sand Dunes Resort


Sunshine Coast Hotels Accommodation
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift for that hard to buy for family member or friend? Why not spoil them and yourself with an accommodation voucher from Sand Dunes Resort on the Sunshine Coast?  Please call us to help arrange this great present idea and take Wadvantage of our specials for next year.

Below are also some of our exclusive special deals for next year. Remember these specials are only available for direct new bookings and subject to apartment allocation and availability.

See you again soon for your next well deserved break at beautiful Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Holidays

This Sunshine Coast hotels accommodation package offers value for money with TWO FREE NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION.

Head to the Sunshine Coast and enjoy a week of sunshine and relaxing by the pool.

7 nights for the price of 5 in a 2 Bedroom Apartment

ONLY $825.00

7 nights for the price of 5 in a 3 Bedroom Poolside Villa

ONLY $1,095.00

7 nights for the price of 5 in a 3 Bedroom Luxury Beach House

ONLY $1,495.00

7 nights for the price of 5 in a 4 Bedroom Poolside Villa

ONLY $1,495.00

7 nights for the price of 5 in a 4 Bedroom Luxury Beach House

ONLY $1,995.00

Booking Terms & Conditions:* Minimum 7 night stay

* Valid in Feb, March, May, June, July, August 2014

* Ground floor apartments are available for an additional charge of $20 per night.

* Mid stay service not included but availalbe for an additional cost

* Our standard Hotel booking terms and conditions apply

* Subject to availability at time of booking

Sunshine Coast Hotels accommodation for Valentines Day

Treat the one you love to a romantic weekend away at Sand Dunes this Valentines Day. Enjoy 2 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the award winning 75m pool.

Package Inclusions:

* 2 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom apartment

* A bottle of wine on arrival

* 6 heart shaped chocolates

* 2 Cafe Vouchers valued at $30

* Late check out where possible.

Valentines Package, 2 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment

ONLY $318.00

Booking Terms & Conditions* Cafe vouchers may be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Loaded Lizard Cafe on Mudjimba Esplanade

* Cafe vouchers are not valid at the Loaded Lizard Airport Cafe

* Ground floor apartments are available for an additional charge of $20 per night

* Package valid 14, 15, 16 or 17 February, 2014

* Subject to availability at time of booking

* Our standard Hotel booking terms and conditions apply

Sunshine Coast 2014 Upcoming Events
Sunshine Hotels Accommodation for Kelloggs Nutri Grain event
Jan 17-19 Ginger and Flower Festival The Ginger Factory
Jan 27 Australia Day Dunny Races Ettamogah Pub
Jan 31 – Feb 2 Queensland Oztag Junior State Cup Caloundra
Feb 2 Queensland Tri Series Golden Beach
Feb 23 Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Iron Man Series Coolum
Mar 9 Kings of the Coast Ocean Swim Festival Kings Beach, Caloundra
Mar 9 – 15 Noosa Festival of Surfing Main Beach, Noosa
Mar 14 – 16 Mooloolaba Triathlon & Multi Sports Festival Mooloolaba
Mar 15 Mooloolaba Ocean Swim Mooloolaba
Mar 21 – 23 Queensland Oztag Senior State Cup Caloundra
Mar 22 – 24 Queensland Surf Lifesaving Championships Maroochydore
Apr 19 Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Festival Kenilworth Cheese Factory
Apr 26-27 Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival Noosa
May 3-4 Maleny Wood Expo Maleny
May TBA Australian Body Art Carnivale Eumundi
May 15-18 Noosa International Food & Wine Festival Noosa
May 17 Big Pineapple Music Festival Woombye
May 17 Golden Days Festival Coolum
May 24-25 Outrigger Canoe National Marathon Titles Mooloolaba
 Sunshine Coast Summer Activities
Marcoola beach Beach WalksIs there anything more relaxing than a stroll along the esplanade, with the ocean on one side and tempting cafes and bars on the other? Our coastal beachside paths continue up and down the Sunshine Coast – go exploring! Then cool off with a dip in the resort pool or nearby beach.
Sunshine Coast hinterland Majestic HinterlandWaterfalls, creeks and swimming holes. Something for everyone: bushwalk through hinterland rainforests with waterfalls and peaks; explore villages with art, antiques and cafes; cheese and wine trails or just glorious picnic spots you can happily while away some hours.
Aussie World Aussie WorldAre you looking for thrills and spills? Then you’ve found it all at Aussie World – slap bang in the middle of the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway.There are rides that will get you soaked! There are rides that will make you green and dizzy! There are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters! And of course there is the Aussie charm of the Ettamogah Pub.With so many thrilling rides and games it’s a FANTASTIC day out for the entire family!
Fraser Island Day Tours from the Sunshine Coast Fraser Island Adventure ToursFraser Island Adventure Tours is Queensland’s multi-award winning tour company for Fraser Island. They specialise in day tours & group charters, visiting exclusive areas of Fraser Island & favourites including Lake McKenzie, Lake Birrabeen, Teewah Coloured Sands, Cooloola National Park, Sand Blows, and many other areas of the spectacular Great Sandy Region.
Australia Zoo Sunshine Coast Australia ZooThere is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and move at a great rate of knots to bring you the most action-packed LIVE shows and exciting encounters with our amazing animals. There are always plenty of exciting wildlife shows to see, friendly and knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat with and heaps of drop-dead gorgeous animals that can’t wait to get up close and personal with you!
Eumundi Markets Eumundi MarketsMore than just a market, a visit to the Original Eumundi Markets is shopping heaven if you’re looking for something different, something handmade, something special. You’ll find original artworks, sculptures, furniture, handmade toys, homewares, and skincare, as well as cutting edge fashion and jewellery by local designers, all guided by our ethos of we make it, bake it, grow it, sew it.
UnderWater World UnderWater WorldUnderWater World is a multi-award winning all-weather tourist attraction located at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. Walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals as you explore 11 zones over 4 levels, including our new walk through Ocean Tunnel with Sharks & Ship Wrecks, Coral Cove, Bay of Rays and Turtle Temple. Other exciting zones include Touch and Tell, Weird and Wonderful, Seal Island, Otter Empire, Fresh and Freaky, Billabongs and Backyards and Crawly Creatures.

Big Pineapple Music Festival on the Sunshine Coast – 17th May 2014

Triple J and associated sponsors have done a great job again this year at securing some amazing acts for the Sunshine Coast Big Pineapple Music Festival 2014.  Bliss N Eso, The Living End, Art VS Science & Spiderbait are some of the amazing talent that will entertain you this year at this Sunshine Coast event.

The Big Pineapple Festival Management have taken on board your feedback from last year and engaged a new company to run the bars to prevent excessive wait times on drink purchases.  Drink tickets can also be purchased online this year to assist with this.

Sunshine Coast accommodation for the Big Pineapple Music Festival

Sunshine Coast Music Festival Accommodation

Sand Dunes  at Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast is conveniently located on the beach only 15 mins from the Big Pineapple and offers immaculate 4.5 star fully self contained accommodation, an award winning 75m pool, spa, bbq area and gym.

This resort on the Sunshine Coast boasts a home away from home feel with everything you need for a weekend away.  All rooms have self catering facilities, foxtel, airconditioning and our more luxurious Beach Houses offer a private jacuzzi on the rooftop, corner spa bath, alfresco dining and private bbq, timber polished floors and luxury fixtures and fittings.

Whether you are looking for affordable Sunshine Coast accommodation or a special treat Sand Dunes Resort can provide you with a range of options to suit your budget so give us a call today.  Remember to book early as we were fully booked last year.  PH 07 5450 6357.



Valentines Day Accommodation Special 2014 on the Sunshine Coast

Valentines Day is a day filled with love, red roses, chocolates and champagne for many. We all love to show our treasured love how much they mean to us through the gift of giving.  Many men around the world will propose, many couples will enjoy a romantic dinner for two. What is your favourite way to enjoy this celebration of love?

The origin of Valentine’s Day isn’t clear, but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery but one theory is that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.

Sunshine Coast Hotels

Stuck for ideas on how to show your appreciation and love to the one you adore this Valentines Day?  Let us help with our Valentines Day Accommodation Special.  Why not enjoy some luxury Sunshine Coast hotel accommodation?  For just $318 you will enjoy a romantic weekend in a 2 bedroom fully self contained apartment overlooking our crystal clear 75 metre lagoon pool.  This package includes a bottle of wine on arrival, 6 heart shaped chocolates, 2 cafe vouchers valued at $30 and a late check out where possible.

For full terms and conditions of this package and to check availability please head to our Sunshine Coast Accommodation Specials pageof our website.  You can also contact us on 07 5450 6357 for more information.