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Feeding wild dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Feed wild dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Have you always wanted to feed wild dolphins? At Tin Can Bay’s Barnacles Dolphin Centre you can do just that – and it’s a truly amazing experience! Arguably one of the best things our family has ever done. For just $40,…

Top spots to go whale watching on the Sunshine Coast

Top whale watching spots on the Sunshine Coast

Want to know the best spots to go whale watching on the Sunshine Coast? From June to November every year, these majestic giants of the sea pass by our slice of the world. Generally speaking, the best time to…

A kangaroo on the beahc at Cape Hillsborough

Kangaroos on the beach at Cape Hillsborough

Picture this: as the sun begins to rise and the sky lights up in a spectacular rainbow of pastel colours, a group of kangaroos and wallabies tentatively appear out of the scrub lining the beach and hop down to…

Butterflies in the butterfly house at Butterfly Hill

Hidden butterfly house in heart of Sunshine Coast

Dozens of butterflies fluttered around us like a colourful cloud, with a handful quickly drawn to our son’s brightly coloured yellow shirt. Within moments several had settled on his shoulder, back and hair.…

Whale watching in Hervey Bay

Get up close whale watching in Hervey Bay!

If you’ve ever wanted to go whale watching, Hervey Bay is the perfect place for you! Just 1.5 to 2 hours drive north of the Sunshine Coast or about 3.5 hours from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is honestly the most…

Feeding a kangaroo at Wildlife HQ Zoo

Why Wildlife HQ should be on your ‘Must Visit’ list!

Contrary to popular belief, there are actually two zoos on the Sunshine Coast. For those who want a magical animal experience that’s a little slower paced and epitomizes what we like to call “Sunshine Coast mode” (think ‘chilled out,…

Meeting the 'locals' at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World.

VIDEO: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

VIDEO: Join us as we explore Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World for the Families of Australia program for Family Travel and Virgin Australia’s in-fight entertainment! …

Kangaroos on the beach at Look At Me Now Headland

Wild kangaroos on the beach at Look At Me Now Headland

Seeing wild kangaroos on the beach is one of those iconic Aussie sights that visitors to Australia (and many Australians themselves!) dream about. Sadly, the experience is a little more elusive than many of us would like. But on…