Mother`s Day & June Accommodation Specials

Posted by April 24, 2018

Sunshine Coast Accommodation Specials at Sand Dunes Mother’s Day & June Specials Stay with Sand Dunes Resort Marcoola and save with these amazing specials Sand Dunes Resort 130 Mudjimba Esplanade, Marcoola, Sunshine Coast 4564, Queensland – Australia Phone : +61 7 5450 6357 Fax : +61 7 5450 6701 email : web :

11 educational kids activities for your Sunshine Coast family holiday

Posted by September 1, 2017


When you go on a family holiday one of the biggest things to work out day-to-day is what ‘activity’ you’re going to do to keep everyone occupied. You want your holidays to be fun for the little ones but you also want them to take a little bit away from their experience in a different […]

How To Travel With Kids – Tips From The Experts on Finding Kid-Friendly Travel Destinations

Posted by July 31, 2017

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“Travel while you’re young” or “travel before you have kids” are phrases repeated so often that anyone would think travelling the globe with kids in tow was a physical impossibility. In reality, parents all over the world experience the foreign wonders of the globe every day with their children right beside them. But that still […]

The Ultimate Guide to “Kids Eat Free” on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by July 10, 2017

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Whether you are on a holiday or just going out for a weekly lunch, eating out can be expensive when you have a family to feed. That s why ‘Kids Eat Free’ is a parent’s favourite phrase when it comes to planning a night out. Though it is an offer that has been around for […]

9 Things to Do for Free on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by April 10, 2017

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Are you headed on a vacation getaway to the Sunshine Coast? Or are you a Queensland local that’s budget-conscious, and still wants to have fun? On the Sunshine Coast, there are no shortage of activities that are not only fun – but also completely free. Whether you’re a student on a tight budget or a young […]

Historic Sites on the Sunshine Coast: Joe’s Water Hole

Posted by April 4, 2017

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image source:   The country pub is a special and almost sacred place within Australian culture. Most of the country pubs in Australia appeared in the late 1850’s following the Goldrush. In the early days, they followed North European traditions of hops and beer making, and it is a tradition that is still strong […]

9 Stunning Walks on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by March 30, 2017


If you’re craving bright sunny skies, the sand between your toes, amazing views and even more amazing adventures, there’s no better coast than the Sunshine Coast. Even if you’re not a beach person, Queensland, Australia has some of the most stunning hiking trails on the western side of the world. From Mount Coolum to Mapleton […]

9 Extreme Things To Do on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by March 16, 2017

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The Sunshine Coast is a mecca for the extreme sport enthusiast offerings thrill seekers many unique and unforgettable experiences. Located on the coast of Queensland the Sunshine Coast offers warm weather even during the winter months. This means it is a fantastic place for those people who just love adrenaline filled adventures all year around. […]

Find Glow Worms on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by January 6, 2017


Australia are one of the rare places in the world where glow worms are relatively common. With 5 different species of glow worms found across the country, if you are visiting or live on the Sunshine Coast there are two great locations to see these fantastic creatures for yourself.   Where to Find Glow Worms […]

Top 10 Cafes on the Sunshine Coast in 2016

Posted by January 3, 2017


The Sunshine Coast is known for fresh, organic, and local food and drink. Naturally, the same mentality applies to their cafés. The Sunshine Coast has such a booming café scene that it’s almost impossible to choose where to settle for brunch.   Have no fear! We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite coffee […]

Queensland Music Festivals To Watch Out For! [2017]

Posted by December 27, 2016

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It is getting close to that time of year that all music lovers look forward to, when the festival season starts ramping up on the Sunshine Coast and across Queensland. It will start this February (2017) until October! You can then have fun and cheer your favourite  bands. To ensure that you’ll be able to […]

10 Best Locations for a Beach Wedding on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by December 23, 2016

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If you live on the Sunshine Coast there is a strong chance you’re considering a beach wedding location.  If you are looking for an experience that you will never forget, (which let’s face it you probably are on your wedding day) the beach is the perfect place to express to each other how truly in […]

7 Tips to Getting Your Body Ready for The Beach this Summer

Posted by November 19, 2016

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If you’re going to be on the Sunshine Coast this summer no doubt you’ll be planning to spend a lot of time on the beach. Unfortunately, it is this time of year that a lot of us begin to realise just how much winter bulk we’ve accumulated over the colder months. Here is a quick […]

2nd Year Working Visa in Australia in 6 Steps
[The Ultimate Checklist]

Posted by August 17, 2016

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Do you want to extend your working holiday in Australia by a second year? If you’ve made it to this page, then you’re probably looking for some advice on where to start with the second year visa application process. There is a lot to take on board, and to do it right, a lot of […]

Things to do in Queensland: The Ultimate QLD Bucket List

Posted by July 18, 2016


[raw] We have a wide range of guests stay with us at Sand Dunes Resort and we often get asked what are the ‘must do’ things in Queensland. The sunshine state may be full of wide open spaces and coastal towns, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of unique and exciting experiences to tick [...]

The Big Kart Track Sunshine Coast

Posted by June 3, 2016

Is an extreme, adrenalin filled activity, just what you are looking to do this holiday season? Look no further than the Big Kart Track on the Sunshine Coast, the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. With tracks designed for little kiddies as well as the big Kids. The main attraction being the international standard race […]

New Zealand to the Sunshine Coast Winter Escape

Posted by June 3, 2016

With the winter approaching and the cooler weather starting to bite in New Zealand, its time to escape the winter blues and head to Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is still currently reaching temperatures within the mid to high 20′s and sea temperatures from  23.8 °C to 26.0 °C,  it’s perfect swimming weather and the […]

Noosa International Food & Wine Festival

Posted by June 3, 2016

Have you a passion for absolutely divine food and wine? Join fellow foodies at the annual Noosa Food and Wine Festival.  This 4 day event in Noosa will be held from the 14th – 17th May 2015, with the venue for this annual event starting on the village of Noosa, Noosa’s main beach and then stretching throughout […]

Sunshine Coast’s Agricultural Show

Posted by June 3, 2016

Sunshine Coast’s largest annual Agricultural show is back again for 2015 celebrating 110 years. This show is held at Nambour Show Grounds From 12-14th June opening at 8am daily. This 3 day event will showcase the extraordinary diversity of talent that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Including whip cracking, V8 Ute, cooking demonstrations, fashion parades, motor bike stunts, fire […]

The Whales are Heading Back to the Sunshine Coast

Posted by June 3, 2016

Winter on the Sunshine Coast is the beginning of the whale migration, humpback whales and orca’s begin their migration from the cold waters of the Antarctic to our warmer Australian waters. The whale migration in Australia usually begins early June and runs through till November. During this period people from all around the world come to Australia to try and get a […]

Maroochy River Golf Club

Posted by June 3, 2016

The Sunshine Coast has opened yet another golf course to add to the lengthy list of options to choose from for local golfing enthusiasts as well as those who are visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Maroochy River Golf Club had its grand opening on the 30th May 2015 and since proven to rank as one of the […]

Marcoola Market, Sunshine Coast

Posted by June 3, 2016

Each Friday evening between 4pm – 8pm at  10 Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola hosts an outdoor food market. Marcoola Market organisers are aiming to create an atmosphere of good food, good music and having a great time! These Sunshine Coast markets offer a variety of international meal options for your to enjoy. Even though these markets have only been running for a short […]

Mount Coolum Mountain Hike Sunshine Coast

Posted by June 3, 2016

The Beautiful National Park of Mt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast is well known for its unique mountain. It is believed that the Mountain on the east side was used by the Australian Naval Gunships during World War II as target practice. Today Mount Coolum is surrounded by 69 hectares of protected national park lands and has a 800 m […]

Christmas Holiday Fun on the Sunshine Coast

Posted by June 3, 2016

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for us!! Have you secured your Christmas accommodation on the Sunshine Coast yet? Are you looking for things to entertain your loved ones? Why not take them to the world famous Australia Zoo to see and experience native wildlife from various destinations around the world in a safe environment. While at the […]

Sunshine Coast Surf Lifesaving Championships – The Aussies

Posted by April 8, 2016

The beautiful pristine Sunshine Coast is hosting the 2016 Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships, also known as “The Aussies” which was first held at the famous Bondi Beach in March 1915. This event has become one Australia’s major surf lifesaving events with participants traveling from far and wide to participate. The 2016 annual competition will be held from Saturday 16 to […]

Sunshine Coast School Holiday Entertainment for the Whole Family

Posted by March 31, 2016

Keep the whole family entertained for hours these Easter school holidays by visiting some of the Sunshine Coasts local attractions including; The Iconic Australia Zoo which will be hosting lots of fun activities for the whole family. Including live performances from Bindi and the Jungle Girls, Wildlife Warrior Shows featuring Terri, Bindi and Robert feeding […]

Christmas Sale on NOW – Be quick limited availability!

Posted by November 12, 2015

Book your 2016 getaway (1st Feb – 31st Aug 2016) now at Sand Dunes Resort on the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy absolute beachfront accommodation at these great Stay 7 nights, Pay for 5 nights accommodation deal. Rates Valid for Stays between 1st February to 31st August 2016 (excludes mid and high seasons and public holidays) This […]

Subaru Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival 2015

Posted by June 3, 2015

The 2015 Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival sponsored by Subaru is an Olympic distance triathlon.  It is a course that has become well known and loved for  its ocean side track. This course that has been hosted in the beautiful Sunshine Coast town of Mooloolaba for the past 22 years offers something for the whole family. This includes […]

Big Pineapple Music Festival Sunshine Coast 2015

Posted by June 3, 2015

The Sunshine Coast Big Pineapple Music Festival is back again for 2015 on 30th May for its 3rd festival  with a line up that will not disappoint! Included in this line up is the famous  John Butler Trio, The Jezebels, Violent Soho, Jebediah and Thundamentals  plus Dune Rats, Coin Banks, Sarah Howells, Timberwolf, The Beligerants, Dallas Frasca, […]

Wanderlust Sunshine Coast

Posted by June 3, 2015

Wanderlust is coming to the Sunshine Coast this October 15 till October 18 2015. Wanderlust is a Sunshine Coast event that aims to bring together groups of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat for your mind, body and soul. Wanderlust is all about the journey you will experience along with […]

Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast 2015

Posted by June 3, 2015

Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast is a not to miss event  held on the 12th and 13th September 2015. This event is for those 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 […]