Project Type: Things to do

Caloundra Street Fair

If you’re into street markets, this is a good one. Apparently, it’s been voted best street market on the coast. I’m not sure about that, but it is certainly the largest. As an aside, I’m not counting Eumundi as a street market – it’s in a class all of its own… Anyways, every Sunday – …

Marcoola Night Market

Ok, right at the outset I’m going to apologise for the photos in this post. We’re still a little too used to eating a tad later than is fashionable on the coast and as a result, it was pitch dark when we arrived. Plus, it’s winter. I promise I’ll go back when the days are longer …

Coast Walk: Point Cartwright to Kawana

Followers of my Instagram page know that I like me a good sunrise, but there’s something about seeing a sunrise from a lighthouse that feels like you’re really making an effort to see the sunrise if you know what I mean. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for months – catch the sunrise from …

Maleny Show

‘Ladies and gentlemen, you’ll need to go a long way before you see jumping as good as this.’ ‘And look at the condition of the ground – you don’t get it better than this.’ ‘No, you don’t – you’re in Maleny now. It’s doesn’t get any better than this.’ The ground announcers weren’t wrong – …

Eumundi Markets

Make it, bake it, sew it, grow it. A simple philosophy and one that has seen Eumundi Markets grow from just a few craftspeople into a must do – and not just because you have visitors from interstate/overseas in town. The original markets have been going since 1979 and still holds to the locally made …

Coast Walk: Mooloolaba to Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree With paths available all up and down the coast, covering a little extra distance than usual was also not difficult. Like this one: the coastal path from Mooloolaba to Cotton Tree. I started at sunrise and was back at the surf club at Mooloolaba for morning coffee with hubby. How far? I started …

Mooloolaba Sea-Life

We’ve been coming to Sea life (or Underwater World, as we’ve always called it) since Miss 19 was Miss still in a pram. It’s become a tradition – one of the first things we had to do each time we came to the coast. But it’s been a few years since we’ve been here and, …

Whale-watching at Mooloolaba

There’s a flat part to the water – completely glass-like. It looks almost like an oil slick, but it isn’t. It’s a “footprint” left behind when a whale dives – as the up-thrust of its tail drives water to the surface. See the footprint in the bottom right It’s just one of the ways that …

Buderim Forest Park and Serenity Falls

I’ve been bookmarking pictures of Buderim Falls (or “Serenity Falls”) since before we moved to the Coast. The pictures on Instagram showed a lush rainforest with a relatively short (hello, I’ve seen the size of those falls in New Zealand…just saying) waterfall into a beautifully lit turquoise swimming hole. Of course, I was keen to …

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

These are not your average Botanical Gardens. Aside from the Sculpture Garden, there are no manicured lawns and exotic flowering plants. Instead, what you have is bushland – a place to breathe, and wander, and relax, and remember what it’s like to reconnect with nature after a hard week in the office where you’ve been …