Sunshine Coast Colour Run

Looking for something fun and out of the ordinary to do? The Swisse Colour Run has come to the Sunshine Coast. This event will be held on Sunday 12th October 2014 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium in Kawana Waters.

This event is a five kilometre fun run with a colourful twist, no matter what your fitness or age, you are encouraged to have fun and participate! The unique course has been set to take place around the beautiful surrounds of Stockland Park and Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast.

The Swisse Colour Run was inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival, where as part of their tradition of welcoming spring they throw natural coloured powders. Event organisers of The Swisse Colour Run guarantee participants a truly memorable experience at each kilometre stage they will be showered in array of blue, yellow, orange and pink coloured powders.  These powders are made from 100% natural and safe  food grade corn starch.

Each fun run event raises funs or the Swisse’s charitable arm, The Celebrate Life Foundation, which contributes to disease prevention research and supports health and happiness causes across Australia. In addition the Swisse Colour run also donates fund to a local charity partner. They ultimately aim fund raise $1million in charitable contributions across the 12 month calendar of events.

For more information about how to enter the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’ head to their website: http://thecolorrun.com.au/sunshine-coast/2014-10-12/

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Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Need somewhere to relax and unwind after all the colourful fun of the Swisse Colour Run ? Why not stay in a  4.5 star Sunshine Coast resort with award winning resort facilities? Sand Dunes Resort is your ideal accommodation option! Located on absolute beachfront, Sand Dunes Resort offers accommodation options of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom room types.

Sand Dunes Resort is located at Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast and features resort facilities which include an award winning 75 metre lagoon style swimming pool, heated pool, spa, gym and outdoor BBQ area. Plus the beautiful Marcoola Beach at your doorstep which allows you to relax and soak up the lovely Sunshine Coast weather.

If you would like to find out more information about the resort or obtain a personalised  quote, head to our website http://www.sanddunes.com.au or call one of our friendly staff on 07 5450 6357 who are more than happy to assist you in planning your next Sunshine Coast Holiday.

September/ October School Holiday Fun on the Sunshine Coast

Looking for something to keep your children entertained these school holidays? Look no further than the Sunshine Coast! There are heaps of places that you and the kids can enjoy and experience together.

You can take a family journey to the famous Australia Zoo which is located in the Sunshine Coast Town of Beerwah along the Steve Irwin Way. This is a fantastic place  for the whole family to enjoy a great day out doors experiencing wildlife. Australia Zoo has over 1,200 animals and offers free wildlife interactions and daily shows.  Some of the things you can do but are not limited to, is watching the jaw snapping Croc Show, being face-to-face with free flying birds, feeding the elephants and Kangaroos,  cuddling the Koalas

Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba is where you can experience another journey and see all the creatures from the coast including creatures found in places of the deep blue sea. Explore 16 unique themed zones, watch the incredible seal show and enjoy 14 different fun talks and animal feeding.

After something more unique? Why not include visiting the Palmersaurus and see over 70 life like dinosaurs from the prehistoric age?

You could also visit the Ginger Factory on the Sunshine Coast which offers heaps of  family fun rides, tours of discovery and great array of yummy foods for you to enjoy. While your there why not pop across the road and discover where macadamia nuts come from at the Nutworks Factory, and enjoy some free taste testing.

These are only some of the adventures you can experience during your Sunshine Coast Holiday.

Sunshine Coast School Holiday Accommodation.

Needing Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast? Sand Dunes Resort is a 4.5 star resort located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast town of Marcoola. Sand Dunes Resort is close to public transport and local shopping centres, it is also a central location to all the best place on the Sunshine Coast to Visit! The Staff at Sand Dunes Resort are more than happy to assist you in arranging your tours and other Sunshine Coast adventures.

Sand Dunes Resort has accommodation options to suit your  family holiday needs. All room types are fully self contained with full kitchen and full laundry facilities within your room. You have the option of choice to choose between staying in a comfortable two bedroom apartment, three or four bedroom poolside villa which offers direct access from your  balcony to our award winning pool or our luxury three bedroom beach houses which feature their own private BBQ/ outdoor entertaining area and rooftop Jacuzzi.

For the 2014 October/ September School Holiday’s Sand Dunes Resort is offering an amazing Stay 5 Pay 4 accommodation special, if you would like  more details  head to our website www.sanddunes.com.au or call one of our friendly staff members on 07 5450 6357 who are more than happy to assist you with your next Sunshine Coast holiday.

 

Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival 2014

The Sunshine Coast is yet again hosting the Real Food Festival; this event will be held at the Maleny Showgrounds on 13th and 14th September 2014. This festival has become known to be a joyful celebration of the wonderful variety of foods that Sunshine Coast producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants have to offer, and a unique opportunity to talk, taste and buy from Sunshine Coast locals.

The Real Food Festival features various food stall, demonstrations, hands-on and other activities throughout the weekend, this festival offers something for everyone. Entry to the festival is only $20 per adult and kids under 16 years are free, so why not come along and enjoy your weekend of lovely Sunshine Coast weather and food and support the local Sunshine Coast Community!

Sunshine Coast Accommodation

If you are looking to make an escape from your normal everyday activities and enjoy absolute beach front accommodation, Sand Dunes Resort has this to offer. If you enjoy walking along the beach but you are not particularly an ocean swimmer but love the water? Than Sand Dunes Resort is your ideal accommodation on the Sunshine Coast as it features a 75m award winning lagoon pool/ heated pool/spa.

Sand Dunes Resort offers luxuriously unique 3 Bedroom Beach Houses which feature their own roof top Jacuzzi and private outdoor BBQ entertaining area. Sand Dunes Resort also offers unique 3 Bedroom Poolside Villa’s which provide you with direct access to the pool right from your back terrace. Alternatively you may be more comfortable within one of our spacious 2 bedroom apartments.

All room types are fully self-contained providing you with home away from home resort living. If you would like to obtain a personalised quote, head to our website www.sanddunes.com.au or call one of our friendly staff on 07 5450 6357 who would be more than happy to help you plan your next Sunshine Coast holiday.

Noosa Jazz Festival

Love Music, Food and generally being entertained? Noosa Jazz Festival is for you! The heart of this 3 day annual event is held at the Festival Village within the Noosa Lions Park from Thursday 4th September until Sunday 7th September 2014. This Festival also offers its attendees the opportunity to partake in the Jazz River Cruises.

The Noosa Jazz Festival also features an array of musical genres from Jazz, Blues and folk, as well as a diverse programs, including talent search, Legends Lunch Series and the “Tastings on Hastings” event.

Noosa Jazz Festival also offers patrons the opportunity to participate within ‘Master Classes’ where you can learn from the masters of the music and entertainment industry. In previous years patrons have been given the unique opportunity to learn the Boogie Woogie piano from Jan Preston, Sing a Cappella with the Idea of North. How Amazing!!!

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Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Need somewhere to relax and unwind after enjoying the Noosa Jazz Festival? How does a 4.5 star Sunshine Coast resort with award winning resort facilities sound? If this sounds like your accommodation choice than Sand Dunes Resort your ideal accommodation option! Located on absolute beachfront, Sand Dunes Resort offers accommodation options of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom room types.

Sand Dunes Resort is located on the Sunshine Coast and features resort facilities which include an award winning 75 metre lagoon style swimming pool, heated pool, spa, gym and outdoor bbq area. Plus the beautiful Marcoola Beach at your doorstep which allows you to relax and soak up the lovely Sunshine Coast weather.

If you would like to find out more information about the resort or obtain a personalised  quote, head to our website http://www.sanddunes.com.au or call one of our friendly staff on 07 5450 6357 who are more than happy to assist you in planning your next Sunshine Coast Holiday.

 

Exclusive Sunshine Coast Holiday Specials

EXCLUSIVE SUNSHINE COAST HOLIDAY SPECIALS

STAY 7, PAY 5
(ends 31st August, last month to experience 2 free nights during winter)

Sunshine Coast Holidays

STAY 7 PAY 5

This 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.
TWO FREE NIGHTS

ONLY $825.00

7 nights for the price of 5
in a 3 Bedroom Poolside Villa.
TWO FREE NIGHTS

ONLY $1,095.00

7 nights for the price of 5
in a 3 Bedroom Luxury Beach House.
TWO FREE NIGHTS

ONLY $1,495.00

Stay 7 Pay 5 Booking Terms & Conditions

Minimum 7 night stay
Valid till August 31st 2014

Ground floor apartments are available for an additional charge of $20 per night.
Mid stay service not included but available for an additional cost
Our standard Hotel booking terms and conditions apply
New Direct Bookings ONLY. Subject to availability and apartment allocation

STAY 5, PAY 4
(September school holidays are filling fast….. book now)
Sunshine Coast Family Holidays

This STAY 5, PAY 4 offer which includes ONE FREE NIGHT and
is valid all year round excluding mid and high season periods.

5 night for the price of 4
in a 2 Bedroom Apartment
ONE FREE NIGHT

ONLY $996.00

5 nights for the price of 4
in a 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment
ONE FREE NIGHT

ONLY $1076.00

5 night for the price of 4
in a 3 Bedroom Poolside Villa
ONE FREE NIGHT

ONLY $1,196.00

5 night for the price of 4
in a 3 Bedroom Luxury Beach House
ONE FREE NIGHT

ONLY $1,596.00

   

Booking Terms & Conditions

Minimum 5 night stay
Maximum 10 night stay
Not valid in mid and high season
Mid stay service available at a cost of $85
Package can be doubled up for 10 night stays
Our standard Hotel booking terms and conditions apply
New Direct Bookings ONLY. Subject to availability and apartment allocation

Sunshine Coast 2014 Upcoming Events

Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast

Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast 2014
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 18-20 km obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

The event will be held at Caloundra Downs, which has over 9,000 acres with a mix of wooded stretches, swamps and creeks for Tough Mudder to build a challenging and varied course.

for more information click here

Sunshine Coast Marathon

Sunshine Coast Marathon
Sunday 31st September 2014

Up to 8000 runners of all ages and abilities are expected to take part in one of the five events on Sunday August 31. Better still 100% of event profits go to groups such as Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Westpac Foundation and more than 70 worthwhile causes chosen by YOU the runner.

for more information click here

IronKids Sunshine Coast

IRONKIDS Sunshine Coast
Saturday 13th September 2014

Calling all kids aged 7-13! Become an IRONKID champion when you complete the kid’s only version of the IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast. Each finisher will receive an awesome medal and finishers shirt to proudly sport around town.

for more information click here

 Sunshine Coast Activities
Sunshine Coast Beaches 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.

Sunshine Coast Tough Mudder 2014

Tough Mudder is a Sunshine Coast event that will be held on the 16th and 17th August 2014. This event is for everyone with determination to complete a strenuous course. Tough Mudder organisers take pride in the motto of “no one will get left behind!” if you would like to test your athletic abilities or you would simply just like to have a go, then this event is for you. This years course stretches out over nearly 10,000 acres of flat, wide open Australian wilderness but as long as you are determined anything is possible.

Tough Mudder

Event organisers believe that Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast is the biggest Tough Mudder course on the planet. So if you think you have what it takes or would just simply like have a go, do not miss registering! Registrations close 15th August 2014 so you better be quick!! Event organisers believe that ”the surprises lurking in this mega Mudder will be mind blowing!”

Sunshine Coast accommodation for Tough Mudder

Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Sand Dunes Sunshine Coast Resort is a central location to all Sunshine Coast local attractions including Tough Mudder, being only a short 2 minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport makes it a perfect location for your next holiday. The resort has Sunshine Coast accommodation to suit your family needs. Featuring room types of two, three and four bedroom accommodation. Each room is fully self-contained, providing you with the ultimate home away from home resort living.

Sand Dunes Resort is currently offering fabulous Sunshine Coast special package deals from a fabulous Stay 3 Pay 2 offer, Stay 5 Pay 4 Offer, or if you are looking for a longer stay, Sand Dunes Resort also has an amazing Stay 7 Pay 5 offer. To discuss these great special options or to receive a detailed quote for your next holiday, call one of our friendly staff on 07 5450 6357 or head to our website to check out our current Sunshine Coast accommodation specials.

 

Sunshine Coast Marathon

The Sunshine Coast Marathon in its third year running will be held on 31st August 2014. As stated by event organisers, the Sunshine Coast Marathon is one of Australia’s most popular marathon events and is set to be bigger and better this year with its great beachfront course and more participants than ever before.

No matter what your ability, whether you’re an elite athlete testing the legs and chasing down prize money, a first time marathoner nervous about making the distance or a beginner wanting to know what the fuss is all about, event organising encourage you to do your best. All profits are donated to more than 70 charities including Ronald McDonald House and The Westpac Foundation. If this is not enough incentive for you to enter, every participant that finishes their race will go in the draw to win a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage Es. For more information about how to enter head to their website http://www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au/

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Need to secure yourself and your family some Sunshine Coast accommodation for this event? Sand Dunes Resort is only a short driving distance from the starting line of this event.

Sand Dunes Resort has a prime location of only being a short 2 minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport. This resort offers fully self-contained accommodation on the Sunshine Coast which makes it unique in that each and every room charismatically designed to make it feel like your home away from home. With modern furnishing and award winning resort facilities Sand Dunes Resort is your ideal accommodation for your need holiday. To view our current specials or call one of our friendly team members who will be more than happy to detail you with a personalised quote.

 

 

Sunshine Coast Accommodation for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival

Heading to the Sunshine Coast for the annual Noosa Long Weekend Festival and wanting Sunshine Coast accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa? Look no further than Sand Dunes Resort in the beachside village of Marcoola, a short 25 minute coastal drive from Noosa. This annual Noosa event is set to be held over a 10 day and night period from the 18th to the 27th of July. With something for everyone with events including theatre, dance, music, literature, and visual arts, it promises to be a fun-filled event that will attract visitors from interstate and internationally. Book your tickets today and don’t forget to ring us to secure your accommodation on the Sunshine Coast for this fantastic cultural event.

Sunshine Coast accommodation for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival

Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast

Away from the hustle and bustle of Noosa (but still only a 25 minute drive) Sand Dunes resort offers guests peaceful and relaxed beachside accommodation in Marcoola. Offering absolute beach frontage, this resort has a great range of fully furnished accommodation options. Choose from 2 or 3 bedroom apartments,  3 or 4 bedroom poolside villa and the 3 or 4 bedroom luxury beach house. All are fully self contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities, spacious with modern decor and access to great resort facilities and of course patrolled Marcoola beach.

You will find the perfect accommodation option on the Sunshine Coast at Sand Dunes resort at Marcoola. Ring us today to make your booking for the upcoming Noosa Long Weekend Festival.

Queensland’s Garden Expo – Sunshine Coast Events

The Queensland Garden Expo held at Nambour on the Sunshine Coast is a not to be missed event for all green thumbs or novice gardeners! 2014 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of this event which continues to grow each year to now attracting over 34,000 attendees. Tourists travel from far and wide destinations around Australia and New Zealand to enjoy great food, entertainment and jaw-dropping gardening displays.

Queensland’s Garden Expo for 2014 will be held over three days from 11th  till 13th July 2014 in the beautiful Sunshine Coast town of Nambour, an ideal destination to showcase the best of the best subtropical gardening. A few of the things that you have the opportunity to enjoy during this event include extensive gardening lecture’s, demonstration programs, landscape feature gardens, plus more than 360 other exhibits

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Queensland’s Garden Expo will also feature a ‘Giant Kitchen Garden’ which offers a totally organic food court with a fully planted sustainable garden constructed onsite. If you would just simply like to feel inspired by the fantastic arrangements in the Floral Design Competition this is definitely an event to mark in your calendar. To find out more about this event or to view ticket prices head to their website.

Sand Dunes Resort on the Sunshine Coast

Still haven’t booked your Sunshine Coast accommodation for Queensland’s Garden Expo? Sand Dunes Resort is located in the beautiful Marcoola and is  only a short 15 minutes from this event. This Sunshine Coast hotel offers you that home away from home feel with everything you need for your weekend getaway. This resort provides you with self-catering facilities, Foxtel, an Award Winning 25 Metre Lagoon Pool, HEATED pool and spa  as well as outdoor bbq facilities.

If you are looking for affordable Sunshine Coast Hotel Accommodation or a luxury escape, Sand Dunes Resort at Marcoola can provide you with a range of options to suit your needs and budget. Head to our website to view our great Sunshine Coast accommodation specials or give one of our friendly staff a call on 07 5450 6357  who are more than happy to provide you with personalised quote.

 

New Zealand to Sunshine Coast direct flights

With the outstanding response Air New Zealand received from trialing flights to the beautiful Sunshine Coast airport from Auckland’s International Airport in 2013. Air New Zealand and Sunshine Coast Airport have partnered together to continue a winter season of international flights in 2014 from Auckland New Zealand to Maroochydore airport on the Sunshine Coast.

It has been indicated that there will be 42 return trips between these two wonderful destinations over a 17 week period. Initially there will be 2 weekly flights made on Friday’s and Sunday’s beginning from 27th June until the 19th October 2014. After the 8th of July and until the 26th August 2014 the international flights will increase to an extra day, changing the flights to Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Sunday’s.

The Sunshine Coast has plenty to offer. Australia itself is predominantly known for its magnificent coastal waters, beautiful nature and its glorious sunshine, making the Sunshine Coast an ideal location for your next holiday experience.

Flights to the Sunshine Coast from New Zealand

Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Sand Dunes Resort at Marcoola is situated in what we believe to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast, conveniently located within close proximity to local restaurants, public transport and only being a short 2 minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport makes the resort an ideal location for your next family holiday.

Sand Dunes Resort has Sunshine Coast accommodation options of fully self-contained  2, 3 and 4 bedroom room types  of beachfront accommodation. You have the choice of 2 Bedroom Apartments, 3 Bedroom Poolside Villas, 3 Bedroom Luxury Beach Houses with rooftop jacuzzi’s or if you want to bring your family and friends, the 4 bedroom poolside villa or the uniquely magnificent 4 Bedroom Luxury Beach House which features its own private pool and rooftop jacuzzi would be your ideal choice.

Sand Dunes Resort, Sunshine Coast features an award winning 75 metre lagoon style swimming pool, heated pool, spa, gym and outdoor bbq area.  All facilities of the resort plus the beautiful Marcoola Beach at your doorstep allows you to relax and soak up that holiday experience to ensure it is a memorable one.

Sand Dunes Resort has amazing special’s to suit all holiday  stays from your short weekend away to options of a longer stay. To view these amazing  savings , head to the Sunshine Coast accommodation specials or call one of our friendly staff on 07 5450 6357  to discuss the available options for your  Sunshine Coast experience.