Head to Mooloolaba beach, have a bite to eat and catch the waves. The golden sand easy to relax and people watch your day away. There are lots of eateries by the beach which serve food most of the day but particularly good for breakfast. The waves are mega here, make sure you have sterdy feet, remove your sunnies and keep within the swim zones as the rip current can be strong!
Go for a splash in the hinterland. You will need a car to be able to get up to the hinterland but the fresh cold water is worth a visit. From mini swings to high drops and jumping off the rock face.
Wander around Montville, take in the views and visit the clock shop. The fudge shop is a stop that must be made and they even sell vegemite fudge! Visit the café with spectacular views any time of year!
Take a short drive south and visit the Gold Coast. It takes approximately an hour and a half from Mooloolaba but there is lots happening here, it is good for a night out and pretty in the day. Get a pic with one of the golden ticket girls.
Adventure over inflatables on water. Pretend you are on total wipe out! Lots of fun climbing, jumping but fake nails will not survive the session.
Take a trip to the city of Brissy! Which is unique, has lots of great restaurants and a short walk to south bank where there is a man-made beach and swimming pool.
Catch a ferry to (North Stradbrooke Island) Straddie Island. Not far from Brisbane, a 20 minute train journey to the City. When you arrive at Cleveland ferry terminal, you can get on a vehicle or walk on ferry and head over to Straddie Island. There is a bus which runs regularly from the ferry stop both sides so the island is easily accessible. There is lots of nature on this island, different restaurants, BBQ areas, beaches and lakes.
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