THINGS TO DO: Amy Higgins walks her dog Darcy at the boardwalk, Coolum Beach. Pic Megan Slade.
THINGS TO DO: Amy Higgins walks her dog Darcy at the boardwalk, Coolum Beach. Pic Megan Slade.

Lots of FREE things you can do within 50kms of Noosa

ACROSS the state, social restrictions will be somewhat relaxed as of midnight Saturday, May 2.

Families and one other person may travel up to 50kms from their place of residence for non-essential activity.

With this in mind, Here are a list of free things you can enjoy with your family that fall within 50kms from Noosa.

 

1. Feel like a King when you climb Mt Cooroora, Pomona.

Take an adventurous walk up to the summit of Mt Coroora, the venue for the annual King of the Mountain running festival.

Views of Mt Cooroora.
Views of Mt Cooroora.

2. Picnic at Stan Topper Park, Pomona.

After your Mt Cooroora hike, enjoy a picnic at Stan Topper Park in the wide open grassy fields.

3. Enjoy the rainforests in Amamoor State Forest.

Take a walk through Amamoor's forests including dry forests, riverine rainforests, and hoop and bunya pine plantations.

4. Go for a paddle in Baroon Pocket Dam, Maleny

Take a refreshing dip or bring the kayak to Baroon Pocket Dam.

Then go for a hike through the open forest ridges, cross bridges and boardwalks over tree-lined streams to Baroon Lookout.

5. Do some birdwatching at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny.

Take your camera as you search for birds, butterflies, frogs and, if you are extra quiet, you may spot a cute wallaby coming out to say hello.

6. Enjoy a coastal boardwalk at Caloundra or Coolum Beach.

The Sunshine Coast boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in the world.

What better way to see them than walking along the boardwalk enjoying the fresh air and amazing views.

7. Explore Currimundi Lake trails

The Currimundi Lake circuit lets you experience both sides of Currimundi Lake and the beach at the end.

The 4klm track is suitable for all ages.

8. Time to get back up Mt Coolum

With its breath taking views of the entire Sunshine Coast coastline, Mt Coolum is very popular with people of all ages.

Views from atop Mt Coolum. Picture: TEQ Kara Murphy,
Views from atop Mt Coolum. Picture: TEQ Kara Murphy,

Many fitness-minded locals were sad to see it close because of the social restrictions, so expect a big crowd when it reopens on Saturday.

9. Window shopping at Sunshine Plaza

Obviously it'll be tough not to spend some money here, but you might just enjoy the walk and some window shopping at the Coast's premium shopping complex.

10. Stand up paddle at Chambers Island

 

Feeding the pelicans at Chambers Island. Pic Megan Slade
Feeding the pelicans at Chambers Island. Pic Megan Slade

The weather is just right to grab your mate and head out on to the beautiful Maroochy River and do a lap around Chambers Island on your stand up paddle board, a kayak or maybe just enjoy a dip in the refreshing water.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, be sure to stay safe and respect the social distancing laws.


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