Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

10; Things to Do These Holidays

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

10; Things to Do These Holidays

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FRESH PRODUCE: Noosa Farmers Markets organiser Shane Stanley. The markets are on today at the Noosa Aussie Rules Football Club, Weyba Rd, Noosaville.

1. Caloundra Street Fair

AN experience offering live music, locally made art and craft, homewares, street food, gourmet sweets, fresh produce, fashion and fun stuff for kids.

Where: Bulcock St, Caloundra

When: Today 8am to 1pm

Info: Visit www.caloundra

2. La Balsa Park

THIS is a perfect family spot, offering playgrounds, toilets, barbecues, shady waterfront grassed areas, and even a coffee shop. There's an excellent short walk up the hill to the lighthouse where you'll be greeted by one of the best views on the Sunshine Coast. A bonus is you can take the dog for a walk (on a leash) with you.

Where: La Balsa Park, Buddina

Cost: Free

3.Cotton Tree Markets

FASHION, jewellery, artworks, sculptures, skincare, pottery, shells, plants, baking, homeware, kids' toys and more.

Where: King St, Cotton Tree

When: Sundays, from 7am to noon

4. Cotton Tree Water Park

THE Cotton Tree Water Park contains amazing interactive water features including spray fountains, a water cannon, spiral tunnel and best of all the amazing ... Mega Soaker!

There are three separate areas, a small kids area at zero depth, an intermediate area and a larger kids area at a depth of 400mm, which is where the Mega Soaker is.

Where: Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre

Cost: Adult $5.40, children/concession $4.50, family $17

Info: 54435601

5. Stand-up paddleboard hire and lessons

STAND-up paddleboarding is becoming increasingly popular. As well as being good for your fitness, it is heaps of fun. Stand-up paddleboarding is easy any can be enjoyed by anyone of any age and any fitness. It is a great activity for building core strength, while toning arms, legs, back and abs. Included with all stand-up paddleboard hire at Cotton Tree is an introductory lesson on the beach. Cruise the flat water river or surf the waves.

Where: Ocean Addicts, 103 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore

When: Every day of the week (if the weather is right).

Cost: 1 hour $25, 2 hours $40, 3 hours $55, full day $90.

Info: 5309 6624.

6. Noosa Farmers Market

FRESH organic produce, marinades and sauces, skincare products, nuts, seeds, olives, tapenades, herbs, just caught seafood, bread, cheeses and coffee.

Where: Noosa Aussie Rules Football Club, Weyba Rd, Noosaville.

When: Sundays, 7am to noon

Info: www.noosafarmersmarket.

7. Noosa National Park

NOOSA National Park is in the heart of Noosa. The park encompasses a rocky coastline and sheltered coves. No matter what your fitness, you can explore one of its five varied tracks: including the 1km Palm Grove Circuit, Tanglewood Track to reach Hell's Gates (6. …

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