50 Things To Do On The Sunshine Coast This Spring

By Leonie Prendeville
30th Aug 2017

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Summer, winter, and autumn may have their fans, but spring is clearly the best season.

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and don’t even get us started on the temperature… If spring could be eaten, Goldilocks would be shoveling it in by the bowlful because it’s juuust right.

In fact, we dig spring so much that we’ve put together a hotlist of things to do on the Sunshine Coast, so you don’t miss even one glorious minute of it.

  1. Plant yourself a vegetable garden.
  2. Beat the summer crowds and head to the zoo.
  3. Go glamping with Pitch Luxury Camping.
  4. Grab some mates (ideally one of them with a 4WD) and spend the day at Double Island.
  5. Eat all the gelato.
  6. Re-acquaint yourself with the sea and head to one of the Sunshine Coast’s best beaches.
  7. Take a road trip to the opposite end of the Coast from where you live—head north if you live down the southern end, inland if you live on the Coast, and vice versa).
  8. Bags your tickets to Caloundra Music Festival and bust a move to the sounds of Stonefield, Drapht and Grinspoon.
  9. Get fit for summer with kayaking classes.
  10. Spring-ify your house with flowers from the Coast's newest flower warehouse
  11. Three words: Fish and chips.
  12. Get your boogie on at the spring Full Moon Dance on September 9.
  13. Buy loads of mangoes and make mango smoothies.
  14. Buy even more mangoes and make mango daiquiris.
  15. Get started on your summer glow with a spray tan.
  16. Dig into the damn fine Sunday offerings at Rick’s Garage in Palmwoods. Their beer garden is next-level.
  17. Free up a Friday night, go with an empty belly and stall hop at Marcoola Market or Timari Village Marketplace
  18. Get up and watch the sun come up before it starts to rise waaay too early.
  19. Learn how to hula hoop at the Wanderlust Sunshine Coast festival in November.
  20. Overdose on smashed avo on toast at these breakfast spots.
  21. Book a summer stay-cay at one of these epic beach pads.
  22. Nab yourself a spot on one of MV Catalina’s Saltwater Sunday cruises. Cocktails and DJs on a boat? Yes please!
  23. Play tourist and check out a local attraction you’ve never visited before.
  24. Go on as many picnics as you can—here’s a load of hidden picnic spots you might not know about.
  25. Explore Noosa Botanic Gardens while everything is in full bloom.
  26. Go whale-watching offshore. Or even better, you can actually swim with them.
  27. Spring clean your wardrobe (and that other closet you took over 12 months ago).
  28. Now that you’ve made space in your wardrobe, fill it again with summery goodies from the best Sunshine Coast fashion boutiques.
  29. Swing by Copperhead Restaurant & Brewery in Cooroy for house-brewed beer, great nosh and good vibes.
  30. Play a game of badminton at the beach.
  31. Dive into one of these secret swimming spots on the Sunshine Coast.
  32. Grab a group of friends and have an old-school BBQ at the beach.
  33. Spend a Sunday eve at High Tide in Mudjimba for cocktails, epic share plates, and live music.
  34. Brunch like a boss at one of our fave brunch spots.
  35. Get your hike on before it gets too darn hot at one of these next-level hiking spots.
  36. Host a garden party (complete with picnic rugs and Pimm’s punch) at home. Need to create the perfect cheeseboard? Here's how.
  37. Adopt or foster a dog (nawwww!), then take it along to the best dog-friendly cafes on the Sunshine Coast.
  38. Take a dip in a flotation tank at FLOAT Noosa—there's no sharks.
  39. Pack the car with a tent and your fave people and get exploring these stunning national parks around the Sunshine Coast.
  40. Host an intimate afternoon shindig at home with your fave ladies, and get one of these grazing maestros on board. 
  41. Summer bodies are made in spring or something, so pass on the fries and hit up these healthy food cafes
  42. Throw out the IKEA dinner plates and replace them with something a little bit special from this talented lineup of local ceramicists
  43. Lift your indoor plant game once and for all with the pros at Green Collective
  44. Christmas will be here before you know it, so save your dosh and eat your way through the cheapest eats on the Sunshine Coast.
  45. Okay, so we're kinda plant obsessed. You too? Download this app, stat. It will change your life.
  46. Head to your nearest park or garden with a mindfulness colouring-in book (childhood memories + awesome patterns).
  47. Run off that long lunch with these running routes you must try if you live on the Sunshine Coast.
  48. Round up your mates, fill up the car and set the GPS for all of the best wineries
  49. Practise gratitude and be grateful that you're not yet in the grips of a stifling summer. 
  50. Fact: it's mandatory to take all eating and drinking outdoors in spring. And we know the best places to do it

Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this spring? It is camping season, you know. 

Image credit: Amy Higg for The Urban List | Gainsbourg

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