Sunshine Coast Long Stay
- 31 Days
- 31 Days
- On request
MODERATE | LONG STAY: The Sunshine Coast is a many-flavoured region of beautiful beaches, shining waterways and restful mountains. It gives you room to breathe; its natural beauty is still largely unspoiled and carefully protected; and it offers you an unsurpassed choice of attractions and activities (or non-activities if you've a mind to just laze around).
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All this and some of the best dining, wining and shopping in Australia; the perfect place for a perfect long stay!
Just a short drive north of Brisbane is the town of Caloundra, the southern gateway to Australia's famed Sunshine Coast. Caloundra stretches across 1100 square kilometres from the mountains to the sea. A spectacular seaside resort town that revels in the Australian sun. With 5 excellent surf beaches, 2 calm water beaches, lovely parks and picnic spots, it is a haven for seaside activities such as swimming, sun-tanning, surfing, beachside BBQ's and long coastal walks.
Caloundra also boasts a unique 24 nautical mile-long estuary for boating, fishing and observing wild life. Restaurants abound in the town catering to all tastes from "fare-dinkum Aussie food such as meat pies and chips to tasty Thai, Mexican, Greek and, of course, seafood.
The Caloundra Experience
The Caloundra experience does not end at the foreshore. Look further afield and you will find a hinterland of stunning diversity and beauty, a hinterland that offers something for everyone....from the sightseer to the thrill seeker.
Within half an hour's drive of the beach, the landscape varies from tropical fruit plantations to lush rainforest. The Glass House Mountains provide an impressive centrepiece, standing like silent sentinels above the surrounding patchwork of fields and forests. Steeped in history, the mountains carry Aboriginal names but were collectively named by explorer Captain Cook in 1770. The Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive puts you almost within touching distance, while a drive to the top of the nearby Blackall Range provides a breathtaking panorama. The best vantage point is Mary Cairncross Park.
Close by is Howells Knob, one of the highest spots on the Blackall Range, where you can appreciate the scenic grandeur of the Sunshine Coast.
Further west lies the peaceful Conondale Valley, home of the Mary River headwaters and the Little Yabba Creek picnic area, where visitors can relax beside the sparkling waters to the sound of birdsong.
No visit to Caloundra City would be complete without a tour of the hinterland townships, each of which offers much to see and do. You can while away the hours in the many arts and crafts shops, tuck into a Devonshire tea or purchase farm-fresh produce from a roadside stall....the choice is yours. There is also a host of more energetic pursuits to choose from including bushwalking, rock climbing and horse riding.
The beauty and lifestyle of Caloundra's Hinterland has enticed a host of talented chefs to present their art form in a diverse range of eating options - from 'best restaurant' standard to melt-in-the-mouth devonshire teas in treetop settings. From coffee and patisseries, to ice cream and handmade sweets.
Long before the boutiques and potteries arrived, European settlers had found the rich volcanic soils perfect for farming and today there are dairy farms and macadamia, avocado, strawberry and pineapple plantations spread over a wide area of the range and lower slopes.
In the season, you can buy fresh produce straight from the farm gate. And Caloundra's Hinterland hospitality offers so much more. Guided walks and tours. The impressive Maleny Scarecrow Carnival during September, arts and crafts markets, (Maleny on Sundays, Beerwah and Conondale on the first Saturday of each month), to name just a tiny few.
There are many nearby attractions and activities to peak your interest:
The Australian Zoo, famous for the Crocodile Hunter, is only a complimentary shuttle bus ride away, cruising on the Pumicestone Passage, strolling the trails of Bribie Island, shopping at the Sunday Morning Caloundra Markets, fishing from the boardwalk, golfing at two local courses, watching the horses run at the Sunday Race Meetings, eating alfresco in a beachside café. Caloundra will not disappoint!
Goway offers Snowbird Longstay Escapes to other great destinations in the South Pacific – Queensland’s Gold Coast, the Central Coast of New South Wales, the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and the Cook Islands?
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- 31 Days
- 31 Days
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Depart your hometown for your flight to Australia (flight is additional and not included in price). Goway are experts in airfares to Downunder, please contact your Goway Agent for the most competitive airfare for your Snowbird Longstay Escape
Cross the International Dateline
You will cross the International Dateline on your flight and lose a day, which will be regained on your return journey
Welcome to Downunder
You will arrive today in Australia. On arrival you will be met by Goway’s local representative and then transferred to your accommodation in Caloundra, in the heart of Australia’s Sunshine Coast. On arrival the remainder of your day is free.
|Duration||28 or 56 Nights|
Centrepoint Apartment Caloundra
Centrepoint Apartment Caloundra
Centrepoint Apartments are ideally located in the heart of Caloundra's entertainment strip, with boutique shops, nightlife, cinemas as well as safe swimming beaches and a range of water sports just a stroll away. The blues of the Pacific Ocean are in one direction and the …
Centrepoint Apartments are ideally located in the heart of Caloundra's entertainment strip, with boutique shops, nightlife, cinemas as well as safe swimming beaches and a range of water sports just a stroll away. The blues of the Pacific Ocean are in one direction and the majestic Glasshouse Mountains in the other which make a perfect backdrop. Heated swimming and wading pool, spa, sauna, poolside barbeque and secure parking are just some of the facilities at Centrepoint Apartments.
- Barbeques (BBQ)
- Conference Facilities
- Pool (s)
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Enjoy your vacation
The days are free to enjoy your Sunshine Coast Snowbird Vacation. At your fingertips you have the services of the Goway office in Sydney, they are available 24-7. The Sunshine Coast is a many-flavoured region of beautiful beaches, shining waterways and restful mountains. It gives you room to breathe; its natural beauty is still largely unspoilt and carefully protected; and it offers you an unsurpassed choice of attractions and activities (or non-activities if you've a mind to just laze around).
Downunder to the West Coast
Depending on how long your Snowbird Longstay Escape has been, today is your day to return North America. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. You will also cross the International Dateline again and regain your lost day! If you have the time, why not consider another Goway Snowbird Idea to the Gold Coast, the Central Coast of New South Wales, the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand or the Cook Islands?
- Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
- 28 or 56 nights in a moderate self-catering one bedroom apartment
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities unless otherwise stated
- Optional excursions
- Visa fees if applicable
- Park fees unless otherwise stated
Pricing will vary throughout the year, depending on departure date. Blackout dates will apply over peak periods.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please inquire.
1 Feb 2021