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Dig Out Your Sneakers, Tiny Off-The-Grid Homes Will Soon Dot This Sunshine Coast Ecotourism Trail

By Claire Plush
10th Mar 2020

cooloola great walk cabins

In very exciting news, the Sunshine Coast is getting a new world class eco-tourism trail dotted with super cute, off-the-grid tiny homes that you can totally stay at.

Set for completion late 2020, the Cooloola Great Walk upgrade will be the first ecotourism trail ever to be delivered by the Queensland Government and will see CABN, Australian experts in off-grid accommodation, building their state-of-the-art cabins along the trail. 

Highlighting the beauty of the Sunshine Coast’s natural environment, our unique wildlife and the ancient cultural heritage, the upgrade to this already existing 102-kilometre walking experience will see visitors swap their tents for cosy huts as they hike from Noosa North Shore to Rainbow Beach. 

With stunning landscape highlights including lakes, sand dunes and coastal woodlands, this nature-based walk is already one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast, so we can only imagine how much better it will be, knowing that at the end of the day you’ll have a lofted bed to sink into or a fire pit to gather around. There’s even chat of personal chefs and tour guides. 
 
Working with the traditional owners of the land, the Kabi Kabi people, CABN are leading with their “leave no trace” philosophy, constructing the cabins from locally-sourced materials that complement the diverse range of flora, endless beaches, lush rainforest and still riversides. And if their current tiny homes in Victoria or South Australia are anything to go by, then this will definitely be a case of big things coming in small packages. 

So start saving up your annual leave, because with such a magical local getaway on your doorstep, you’d be crazy not to add this to your 2021 bucket list. We already have. 

Image credit: CABN

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