With the border bubble expanding to Byron (yep, you read that right), it’s probably a good weekend to plan your next getaway. But before you do, scan through our list of epic things to do in our own sunny backyard.
A Kombi parade, the Caravan And Fishing Expo, a nude paint and sip night and more await. Whatever you choose, it’s shaping up to be an awesome weekend with these 10 epic things to do on the Sunshine Coast.
Thursday, 24 September
Up Your Art Game At This Nude Model Paint And Sip Night
Grab your girlfriends and head to this fun-fuelled sip and paint night hosted by Bare Art. Nude model, live music, and bar service. If your skills don’t improve, at least you’re in for a helluva night.
Party On With Tacos And Tunes
Start the weekend off right by heading over to Kings Beach Bar for some tacos and tunes. Every Thursday, gorge yourself on $5 house-made tacos from 4 pm, with live music until 7 pm. Great spot for a casual hang or date night.
Friday, 25 September
Indulge In Wings And Beer And The Sunshine Brewery
King of the Wings is taking over the Sunshine Brewery once again this Friday, with plenty of juicy wings and brews to go around. Can you think of a better way to spend your Friday? We think not. Pop in the Sunshine Brewery from 12:00pm to 7:30pm and fill up on all the chicken and beer your stomach can handle.
Saturday, 26 September
Feast Your Eyes On This Beautiful Kombi Parade
Watch in awe as 100 Kombis set off from Mooloolaba Beach up and down the Sunshine Coast beaches to promote the Alex Rotary Surf Show And Shine event on Sunday.
Sunday, 27 September
Eat And Drink At This Weekend’s Massive Surf And Kombi Show
Food trucks, stalls, raffles and prizes; this weekend’s Surf Show And Shine is going to be better than ever. The festival is a celebration of a bygone era of holidaying with family at the coast, so come and get nostalgic with Kombis, surf, and sunshine.
Make Your Camping Dreams Come True At The Caravan Camping Fishing Expo
The South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing & 4x4 Expo is one of the largest outdoor adventure events in the region and it’s happening this weekend. Browse and compare the latest caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, boats, accessories, fishing gear and loads more. Then go forth and caravan your little heart out.
PLAN YOUR NEXT BYRON GETAWAY NOW THAT THE BORDER BUBBLE IS EXPANDING
The Queensland Government just announced this week that it’ll reopen to northern New South Wales council areas (including Byron!) to all Queenslanders, so it’s time to revisit our Byron Bay guide here.
Mark Your Calendars For Sunshine Coast’s Stunning New Vintage Market
If you’re a lover of vintage treasures and bespoke crafts, you’re in for a treat at the Sunshine Coast’s new Viva La Vintage market. Kicking off at The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi on Sunday 4 October, from 9am to 2pm, this cute little market has everything your vintage-loving heart desires. Read more about it here.
Stay Out Of The Sun At Maroochydore’s New Virtual Golf Venue
Outdoor golf and mini golf are both highly weather-dependent activities, and a little bit of rain can definitely put a damper on your entire weekend. Lucky for us, the peeps at Maroochydore’s new virtual golf venue X-Golf have got us covered, quite literally, with the rainy (or too-hot) day activity of your dreams. Read more about it here.
Grab Your Camera And Hunt Down The Sunshine Coast’s Best Street Art
Look out, Melbourne! The Sunshine Coast is making a serious splash when it comes to art and culture, with new murals, street art and graffiti popping up in our alleyways and backstreets. Whether you’re a lover of public art or just need a sweet background for your next profile pic, you’ll want to hunt down these five spots for some of the coolest street art on the Sunshine Coast.
Speaking of things to do, have you been to Noosa’s new gin cafe yet?
Image credit: Kevin Schmid