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You can’t spend all summer break lazing on the beach. Use these long school holidays as an excuse to get out and about to play tourist in your own backyard. Here are some adventures to get you started.

SAY ‘AHOY’ TO A BRAND-NEW PIRATE EXPERIENCE Get ready to jump ship these school holidays because it’s all hands on deck as pirates swashbuckle their way into Sea Life Sunshine Coast for a brand-new adventure. Don the captain’s hat and go on an underwater treasure hunt with the help of a marine-inspired treasure map featuring creature clues which accompany hidden treasure points around the attraction. Simply match the creature in the attraction to the map and become one step closer to sinking the treasure. Bona fide pirates can practise hitting the ‘High Cs’ through daily live shows and meet and greets led by Pirate Trevor, Ethel the Mermaid and their

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marine friends. But never fear, ye’ shall not be made to walk the plank if your singing isn’t in tune. Once the treasure is found and guests have said, “Ahoy, me hearties” to their new pirate friends, they can give their pirate status the seal of approval by snapping a ‘shell-fie’ in the Underwater Throne. So, what are ye waiting for? Get your sea legs on and experience the pirate parley daily at Sea Life Sunshine Coast from December 26 to January 27. Head to the website for more information on show times. Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

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99 AIRCRAFT GROUNDED Queensland Air Museum recently acquired its 99th historically significant aircraft, a Macchi Trainer operated by the RAAF from 1971 and delivered to QAM in early October. This acquisition follows on quickly after the Orion P-3, which rests at the Sunshine Coast Airport pending disassembly, transport to Caloundra, and reassembly – a huge challenge for the a 60-tonne aircraft with a 30-metre-long wingspan. There has been a lot going on at QAM recently with acquisitions and restoration works, and with 99 historic aircraft and many other displays, the Pathfinder Drive venue in Caloundra is the spot to spend several memorable hours these school holidays. The next big event at the QAM is the Passenger Aircraft Display day on January 12, which will feature the

DC-3, Fokker F27, Dove and a special display of the first four Qantas aircraft in model form. 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra

EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF THE HILL There’s nothing like the thrill of racing down the twists and turns of a waterslide and the anticipation of the splash that awaits at the bottom. And there is only one place on the Sunshine Coast where you can experience the rush of a 120-metre dynamic hydro slipslide – Thrill Hill. Operating since 1979, Thrill Hill has built a reputation as the place to have a fun day out. Not only can you enjoy non-stop sliding action, but the venue has covered barbecue and picnic facilities and a kiosk full of delicious snacks to keep you energised. If you want to take the thrill to the next level, enquire about night sliding or bring along the whole troupe for a birthday or Christmas party. 74 Schubert Road, Woombye,

NEW SUNSET & SHORELINE CRUISES Sit back relax and join us for a relaxing two-hour cruise with our new gourmet food boxes for two & licensed bar.

1/2 dozen Oysters $22

Vegetarian Antipasto $39

Meat Antipasto $49

BOOK NOW 07 5444 5656

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Just $25

per person plus food & drinks

1/2 kilo Mooloolaba Prawns (500g) $32

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YOUR GATEWAY TO AQUATIC ADVENTURE Whether you want a relaxing cruise, a snorkelling or scuba diving adventure or the chance to try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking or riding a jet ski, Sunreef Mooloolaba is the place to go. The staff at Sunreef Mooloolaba are the experts in aquatic adventure. The Shoreline Cruises explore the Mooloolaba coastline onboard the luxury catamaran Whale One, with the opportunity to see wildlife from sea turtles, birds or the occasional dolphin all while getting to see the Sunshine Coast from the ocean. Or you might prefer a sunset cruise exploring the waterways of the Mooloolah River. Either way, you can add to the


experience with boxes catered i ith gourmett ffood db t d by The Dock Mooloolaba and enjoy a drink or two from the licensed bar onboard. For a more immersive experience, try snorkelling or scuba diving at the gorgeous Flinders Reef. For qualified divers, there are also daily trips to explore the ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck. Sunreef also has a full range or kayaks, SUPs, river boats, jet skis and bicycles for hire. 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

“A perfect game of tenpin bowling consists of 12 strikes and will net you 300 points. Check out which locals have achieved this when you are next at Suncity”

If you want to live in the fun lane, get down to Suncity Tenpin. It’s the venue where you can cool down when the summer sun is beating down on the Coast and where you can stay dry when those storms come rolling in. Learn a new skill or simply have some fun challenging your friends and family to see who the ultimate tenpin champion is. With a kiosk for sustenance and hydration and other games machines to give your bowling arm a break, there is plenty to keep you entertained for hours. Bumpers are available for the young ones so they can be part of the action too and give everyone the opportunity to nail the coveted strike. Mari Street, Alexandra Headland

120 METRES OF DYNAMIC HYDRO SLIPSLIDE!!! Parties for all ages with covered BBQ & Picnic Facilities Available


$60 (SAVE $16) ✁ OFFER EXPIRES 30


June 2019

Open 7 days from 10am to 5pm.

PHONE: 1800 287 333 Nambour Connection Road, 2km North of The Big Pineapple

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GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THE RATTLER With the steam and diesel engines of the Mary Valley Rattler once again chugging along, now is the perfect time to jump onboard this unique rail experience. The Rattler’s journey starts at either Gympie or Amamoor’s historic railway station and chugs its way through the Mary River around an abundance of curves, across bridges and over numerous gentle hills. The track passes through Dagun, home to a beautiful heritage station before continuing to the quaint community of Amamoor nestled in the heart of the Mary Valley. At Amamoor you can marvel at the restored turntable and the fascinating process required to turn the engine around for its return journey. Explore the historic Gympie Station, which is home to a historical display dedicated to sharing the stories of the centuryold Mary Valley Railway line and its people, along with a gift shop and a station restaurant, or you can purchase some wine and a cheese platter or snack to enjoy on your journey. The Rattler is more than just a train ride

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– it’s a magical trip into living history. Trains run twice daily on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the stations is free, with adult, child and concession train tickets available, or upgrade to the club car with a wine and local cheese back. Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie







*This voucher must be presented to get the $10 game price. Offer expires 15/02/19

8 Mari Street, Alexandra Headland

Phone 5443 2580


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Holiday Fun Guide December 2018  

You can’t spend all summer break lazing on the beach. Use these long school holidays as an excuse to get out and about to play tourist in yo...

Holiday Fun Guide December 2018  

You can’t spend all summer break lazing on the beach. Use these long school holidays as an excuse to get out and about to play tourist in yo...