Sunshine Coast Tourist Attractions & Theme Parks
There will be fun in the sun for everyone when visiting the Sunshine Coast's theme parks and attractions. There's a whole host of options to choose from which will have you coming face to face with a crocodile, getting competitive at the go kart track or learning about the regions farming history at iconic Big Pineapple.
There are also all your favourite rides for thrill seekers at the adventure park or if you'd like something more low key you might enjoy a round of mini golf. Visit the Bli Bli Castle for a truly unique experience that must be seen to be believed.
Below is a listing of some of the more popular parks that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. You can follow the links and book online to make the process that much easier!
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There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo! We pack in stacks of wildlife action every day and move at a great rate of knots to bring you the most action-packed LIVE shows and exciting encounters with our amazing animals. With over one thousand native and exotic animals, an army of Wildlife Warriors, an action-packed 24-hour wildlife hospital and one amazingly adventurous Irwin family, there is never a dull moment at Australia Zoo! Get the best of both Australia Zoo & Underwater World with an Animal Action Pass!
UnderWater World is Queensland's largest oceanarium and aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other amazing creatures as you surround yourself in the 2.5 million litre oceanarium. With a remarkable 16 themed zones, Underwater World is one of the top tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast.
If you enjoy the thrill of tight turns and feel you have a competitive edge get yourself down to the Big Kart Track, the largest commercial go-kart track in Australia. With 50 go-karts and an epic 1.2km loop track, you’ll get to navigate sweeping bends, bounce off the chicanes and speed up on the straights before tearing it up on hair raising hairpin turns. The track is also popular for events ranging from children’s birthday parties to work functions and even bucks days. Come and see what all the fuss is about.
A family attraction with absolutely loads of activities, Top Shots Fun Park is a free entry park that only charges for the rides and attractions you want to go on. Try your hand at indoor rock climbing, an inflatable waterslide, mini golf, bounce around the lagoon pool in blaster boats with on-board water cannons, or jump, twist and spin on the extreme trampoline. Featuring two of Queensland’s best 18-hole mini golf courses, these courses wind around gardens, waterfalls and a picturesque pool with a cafe courtyard.
Mooloolaba has a brand new 7D Cinema experience engaging all the senses in a thrilling cinematic sensory overload! 7D Cinema on the Sunshine Coast has taken the cinematic experience to the seventh dimension with the added in-theatre effects. You can literally feel what you see on the screen so you will be sitting in a massive simulator but in a theatre environment!
An iconic part of the Queensland, the Bellingham Maze is a must for any holiday on the Sunshine Coast. With a lush tropical rainforest surrounding the park, you can choose try your hand at a range of maze themed activities out in the fresh, open air. Get lost in the large timer scrabble maze, untangle yourself from the rope maze, and make your way through the tyre maze, traffic light maze and even a book maze. The park also has a children’s area complete with fort and slippery slide, 18 hole mini golf course, huge walk through aviary and a garden café to stop for a coffee or light lunch.
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The Aussie World family fun-park is located alongside the iconic Ettamogah Pub on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With great eateries and outstanding value for money, Aussie World has quickly gained a reputation for fun, service and good old fashioned value-for-money. There are thirty rides and games guaranteed to please all ages including the new thrill ride Giant Redback as well as other new rides scheduled to open soon!
Open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am to 5pm and rides starts at 10am.
Address: 73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview, QLD, 4553
The Ginger Factory
The Ginger Factory is a multi award winning attraction that has been welcoming visitors for over 40 years. Learn how ginger and honey is harvested and manufactured to create delicious, award-winning products. There are regular tours of the factory as well as beekeeping demonstrations of a working hive.
Both tours include lots of delectable product tastings. Rides at The Ginger Factory include the “Overboard” adventure water ride and it’s magical puppetry show, a great favourite with the kids and the open-air carriage train ride.
Address: 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, QLD 4561
Gowinta Farms is the Sunshine Coast’s largest strawberry farm, located just 4.5km from Australia Zoo.
You can usually pick your own strawberries between May and November for just $15 kg, however the farm is currently undergoing renovations. Tours and Pick Your Own facilities are currently not operating (as of June 2012). However, Gowinta Farms now has a Caravan Park available for travellers to park.
Address: 205 Burys Rd, Beerwah Queensland 4519
Phone: 07 5494 0269
The Sunshine Plantation "The Big Pineapple"
The Big Pineapple is one of Queensland's best pineapple plantations. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm with some restrictions on public holidays. You can receive an interesting education into pineapples and the processes around their harvesting.
Address: Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, QLD 4559
Phone: 07 5442 1333
The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli
Australia’s only Norman style castle, the Sunshine Castle attracts the imaginations of young and old with its medieval style complete with moats, turrets, towers and drawbridge. Visitors can take a self-walk tour through this step into the past. There’s a 24 metre high tower that affords wonderful views of the surrounding Hinterland, there are plenty of informative tours that touch on the historic elements of the castle, a Treasure Hunt for children and a fully licenced café that boasts a German sausage platter to die for.
The Castle is available for all manner of functions, including weddings, children’s parties and school workshops.
From the Towers, Battlements and specifically the Great Tower (24m) one can enjoy the panoramic views along the Coast, over Bli Bli, the Maroochy River and the surrounding cane fields. There are also many other attractions.
Address: 292 David Low Way, Bli Bli, Queensland 4560
Phone: 07 5448 4477
Laserzone is the Sunshine Coast's most exciting laser tag and family entertainment venue.
Experience the excitement of being inside a real life video game simulation with your friends and family, utilising the latest technology in laser tag equipment to seek out and deactivate the various targets in the awesomely themed playing environment.
Address: 3 Main Drive, Warana, Qld 4575
Phone: 1300 527 379
Website: www.laserzone.com.au - click through to make a booking!