Let’s face it; nobody likes to be at uni 24/7. Hence studying on the Sunshine Coast comes with a lot of fun activities you can do when uni starts to get boring or while you’re on holidays. The list of the things you can do on the Sunshine Coast is endless. From having fun on the many beaches, markets to exploring the hinterland. Here is a list of some of the best out of uni activities for students.
The Sunshine Coast is known for its world famous beaches with perfect views over the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Coast’s pristine surf beaches stretch for miles with plenty of choices in flagged and patrolled areas for safe swimming with family friendly waves, to beaches that will appeal to surfers and body boarders. Please remember to always swim between the flags. Find out more here.
2. SUNSHINE COAST MARKETS
If you like shopping and trying out different foods, the markets on the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. You can decide on a wide range of markers to attend such as the Eumundi Markets, Yandina Country Markets, Big Pineapple Growers, Artisans Market, Cotton Tree Street Market, Maroochydore Sunday Markets, Noosa Farmer’s Market, Noosa Marine Village Market, and the Peregian Beach Markets. Find out more here.
3. QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM
If you are into planes and aviation, you should definitely go check out the Queensland air museum in Caloundra. Go back in time and experience all aspects of the aviation heritage of Queensland and Australia as it unfolds before your eyes. The museum has over forty aircrafts with various displays and other aviation memorabilia. I love visiting the Queensland Air Museum!
4. WATCH THE SUNSET
Watching the sunset after a long day of studying can be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Join the locals for a drink in a surf club or in one of the many alfresco beachfront restaurants, or grab a picnic basket and rug and find a spot along a river or park and watch the sun sink into the horizon at the end of the day. It really is just magical!
5. SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND
The hinterland also has much to offer with a choice of access to nine National Parks on the Sunshine Coast. You can choose escape to the cool refuge of cascading waterfalls at Buderim State Forest Park, Kondalilla National Park, Mapleton Falls and Gardners Falls. Find out more here.
So don’t spend all your free days sitting inside watching TV… you live on the Sunshine Coast! Get out there and make the most of this naturally refreshing place!
by Elvis Musandu – Study Sunshine Coast Student Ambassador