The Alex House Guidebook

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The Alex House Guidebook

Alexandra Headland - Restaurants, Bars & Cafés
Awesome coffee. The breakfast menu has a selection of delicious food. The burgers, smoothie bowls, and toasties are great. They can also cater for vegan, and gluten free customers.
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Milk and Beans Coffee House
156-158 Alexandra Parade
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Awesome coffee. The breakfast menu has a selection of delicious food. The burgers, smoothie bowls, and toasties are great. They can also cater for vegan, and gluten free customers.
Another great find in Alex. Great prices, service, coffee, food and views.
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Elliott's Bistro
98-110 Alexandra Parade
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Another great find in Alex. Great prices, service, coffee, food and views.
Consistently good coffee and awesome acai bowls. Francis Bean is only a quick stroll through the forest from 'The Alex House'. One of our beachside hidden gems.
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Francis Bean
3 Mari St
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Consistently good coffee and awesome acai bowls. Francis Bean is only a quick stroll through the forest from 'The Alex House'. One of our beachside hidden gems.
Great coffee and Açai Bowls with a view. Wonderful way to start the day, sitting outside beach watching, or after a swim or a surf.
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Alex Surf Club Beach Kiosk
167 Alexandra Parade
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Great coffee and Açai Bowls with a view. Wonderful way to start the day, sitting outside beach watching, or after a swim or a surf.
Another great coffee spot. Black Bunny is an incredible family friendly café, with a large play area for the kids.
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Black Bunny Cafe
180 Alexandra Parade
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Another great coffee spot. Black Bunny is an incredible family friendly café, with a large play area for the kids.
A great vibe at any time of day. If you are after a burrito bowl then this is the place to come. Beer on tap and views to the ocean.
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Juan Fifty
150 Alexandra Parade
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A great vibe at any time of day. If you are after a burrito bowl then this is the place to come. Beer on tap and views to the ocean.
Great for all types of Asian food - Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese. A lovely casual atmosphere with good service and prices. Do takeaway too!
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Sang's East Asian Cuisine
102 Alexandra Parade
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Great for all types of Asian food - Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese. A lovely casual atmosphere with good service and prices. Do takeaway too!
Friendly restaurant offering a wide selection of Indian foods.
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Hathi Indian Restaurant
140 Alexandra Parade
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Friendly restaurant offering a wide selection of Indian foods.
Mooloolaba - Restaurants, Bars & Cafés
If eating healthy whole foods with a twist is your thing, then definitely head over to CKs as it is referred to by locals and grab a great breakfast, brunch or lunch. An awesome team who are always happy to change the menu around to suit your tastes.
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CK Coffee Bar & Wholefoods
17 Brisbane Rd
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If eating healthy whole foods with a twist is your thing, then definitely head over to CKs as it is referred to by locals and grab a great breakfast, brunch or lunch. An awesome team who are always happy to change the menu around to suit your tastes.
Tucked away in a back street of Mooloolaba, The Velo Project is a local favourite. Lunches, brunch, and breakfast are fabulous and although the menu changes regularly - there is always something amazing to try.
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The Velo Project
19 Careela St
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Tucked away in a back street of Mooloolaba, The Velo Project is a local favourite. Lunches, brunch, and breakfast are fabulous and although the menu changes regularly - there is always something amazing to try.
Great seafood and views over the marina on Mooloolaba Spit. Lovely atmosphere with plenty of outdoor dining options. Great for a meal or a quick drink and nibbles.
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Pier 33
45 Parkyn Parade
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Great seafood and views over the marina on Mooloolaba Spit. Lovely atmosphere with plenty of outdoor dining options. Great for a meal or a quick drink and nibbles.
An awesome sushi bar with inside and outside dining. A seafood restaurant is atttached so you can mix and match your order to suit everyone.
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Sakana Sushi Bar
25 Parkyn Parade
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An awesome sushi bar with inside and outside dining. A seafood restaurant is atttached so you can mix and match your order to suit everyone.
Fresh Italian food for all the family - pasta, gnocchi or pizza there is something for all the family.
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Via Italia
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Fresh Italian food for all the family - pasta, gnocchi or pizza there is something for all the family.
The Wharf has been undergoing renovations and there are plenty of different eating places for you to choose from. In the centre there is also an area where children can play, so you can eat and keep the kids entertained.
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The Wharf Mooloolaba
123 Parkyn Parade
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The Wharf has been undergoing renovations and there are plenty of different eating places for you to choose from. In the centre there is also an area where children can play, so you can eat and keep the kids entertained.
Other Nearby - Restaurants, Bars & Cafés
Tucked away behind the pool at Cotton Tree - if you are looking for water views, eating seafood or steak, then this is definitely the place to go. They also have a takeaway fish and chip kiosk.
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The Boat Shed
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Tucked away behind the pool at Cotton Tree - if you are looking for water views, eating seafood or steak, then this is definitely the place to go. They also have a takeaway fish and chip kiosk.
A varied selection of Thai food only a short distance away from 'The Aex House'. The restaurant has outside undercover dining and also does takeaway.
Tuptim Thai
10-20 Aerodrome Rd
A varied selection of Thai food only a short distance away from 'The Aex House'. The restaurant has outside undercover dining and also does takeaway.
For all things Vegan nearby we recommend Nurcha on Wises Rd. They have a great selection of meals and treats, as well as healthfood staples and wellness products.
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Cafe Nurcha
32 Wises Rd
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For all things Vegan nearby we recommend Nurcha on Wises Rd. They have a great selection of meals and treats, as well as healthfood staples and wellness products.
The Tavern's main eating area has sweeping views over the coastline - which are even more impressive as the sunsets and at night - bookings are advised if you'd like a window seat. There is also a large children's play area maknig it great for families.
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Buderim Tavern
81 Burnett Street
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The Tavern's main eating area has sweeping views over the coastline - which are even more impressive as the sunsets and at night - bookings are advised if you'd like a window seat. There is also a large children's play area maknig it great for families.
Supermarkets
Located on Alexandra Parade, this small convience story is only 650m away. There is also a BWS located in the same area.
SPAR - Alexandra Headland
98-110 Alexandra Parade
Located on Alexandra Parade, this small convience story is only 650m away. There is also a BWS located in the same area.
Located approximately 2km alway. This IGA is openfrom 6am - Midnight daily. There is a Cellarbrations store next door.
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IGA Marketplace
32 Wises Rd
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Located approximately 2km alway. This IGA is openfrom 6am - Midnight daily. There is a Cellarbrations store next door.
A good selection of products and reasonable prices.
ALDI Maroochydore (Sunshine Cove)
20 Flinders Ln
A good selection of products and reasonable prices.
A good selection of products at reasonable prices.
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ALDI Maroochydore
102 Aerodrome Rd
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A good selection of products at reasonable prices.
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Coles Mooloolaba
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Woolworths Maroochydore Big Top
12-20 Ocean St
Our natural wonderland - beaches & nature parks
Whether you walk the road route or take the forest path, in under 10 minutes from 'The Alex House' you will find yourself at the amazing, well patrolled Alex Surf Beach. It is suitable for swimming, paddle boarding, paddling, surfing, and of course leisurely walks. Surf Lessons - Robbie Sherwell's surfing Academy Surfboard Hire - Alex Surf Shop, Beach Beat, and Surf Sup Board Hire, all on Alexandra Parade.
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Alexandra Headland Beach
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Whether you walk the road route or take the forest path, in under 10 minutes from 'The Alex House' you will find yourself at the amazing, well patrolled Alex Surf Beach. It is suitable for swimming, paddle boarding, paddling, surfing, and of course leisurely walks. Surf Lessons - Robbie Sherwell's surfing Academy Surfboard Hire - Alex Surf Shop, Beach Beat, and Surf Sup Board Hire, all on Alexandra Parade.
Found at the southern end of Alex Beach, Mooloolaba beach has a patrolled beach, is great for swimming, paddling, and surfing and the esplanade is lined with boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.
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Mooloolaba Beach
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Found at the southern end of Alex Beach, Mooloolaba beach has a patrolled beach, is great for swimming, paddling, and surfing and the esplanade is lined with boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.
Further along the Mooloolaba section of beach is the spit. There is a lovely seaside walk out to the end of the spit where you may see dolphins and turtles.
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Mooloolaba Spit Beach
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Further along the Mooloolaba section of beach is the spit. There is a lovely seaside walk out to the end of the spit where you may see dolphins and turtles.
At the northern end of Alex Beach is Maroochydore beach. Another great swimming, paddling, and surfing area. And from the surf club there are great views out to sea.
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Maroochydore Beach
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At the northern end of Alex Beach is Maroochydore beach. Another great swimming, paddling, and surfing area. And from the surf club there are great views out to sea.
A quick 30-40 minute drive north will have you at Noosa Heads, another premier beach spot on the Sunshine Coast. Surf or swim, the finish off with a walk or dining at Hastings Street.
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Noosa Heads Main Beach
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A quick 30-40 minute drive north will have you at Noosa Heads, another premier beach spot on the Sunshine Coast. Surf or swim, the finish off with a walk or dining at Hastings Street.
Whilst up at Noosa Heads take a walk along the track at Noosa National Park. It is a great way to see our coastal beauty. Depending on the season, or time of day, you may see koalas, turtles, whales, and dolphins.
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Noosa National Park
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Whilst up at Noosa Heads take a walk along the track at Noosa National Park. It is a great way to see our coastal beauty. Depending on the season, or time of day, you may see koalas, turtles, whales, and dolphins.
Buderim Forest Park is one of the hidden gems on the coast and is only a few minutes from 'The Alex House'. Walk along the subtropical rainforest track and enjoy a waterfall, swimming hole, and rock pools
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Buderim Waterfall
49 Quorn Cl
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Buderim Forest Park is one of the hidden gems on the coast and is only a few minutes from 'The Alex House'. Walk along the subtropical rainforest track and enjoy a waterfall, swimming hole, and rock pools
A lovely climb first thing in the morning to catch the sun rising and panoramic views over the coast. Take water, a hat and good walking shoes.
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Mount Coolum National Park
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A lovely climb first thing in the morning to catch the sun rising and panoramic views over the coast. Take water, a hat and good walking shoes.
A great walk to the lighthouse from the bottom or top car park. Sweeping views over the open ocean on one side, and Mooloolaba Spit and views of the coast from the other.
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Point Cartwright Lighthouse
LOT 577 Pacific Blvd
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A great walk to the lighthouse from the bottom or top car park. Sweeping views over the open ocean on one side, and Mooloolaba Spit and views of the coast from the other.
Take a drive up to our hinterland and find Mary Cairncross Reserve. The views of the Glasshouse Mountains are spectacular and on a clear day, you can see through to Brisbane in the distance. Whilst up there there is a lovely rainforest walk and educational centre (a small donation is asked for) to enjoy. There is also a café with a variety of foods and coffee and seating outside with views over the mountains.
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
148 Mountain View Rd
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Take a drive up to our hinterland and find Mary Cairncross Reserve. The views of the Glasshouse Mountains are spectacular and on a clear day, you can see through to Brisbane in the distance. Whilst up there there is a lovely rainforest walk and educational centre (a small donation is asked for) to enjoy. There is also a café with a variety of foods and coffee and seating outside with views over the mountains.
Situated in Flaxton up in the hinterland this is another great walk/hike with a swimming hole. Facilities include a shady park and toilets, but you need to take your own drinking water.
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Kondalilla Falls
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Situated in Flaxton up in the hinterland this is another great walk/hike with a swimming hole. Facilities include a shady park and toilets, but you need to take your own drinking water.
If you are staying on the Coast a little longer - then Fraser Island is another one of our amazing destination places. Day trips are packed with great sightseeing, beach driving, and educational experiences. There are a number of tour companies that can help you with bookings and pick up - Fraser Island Adventure Tours have a great day trip leaving from Noosa.
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Fraser Island
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If you are staying on the Coast a little longer - then Fraser Island is another one of our amazing destination places. Day trips are packed with great sightseeing, beach driving, and educational experiences. There are a number of tour companies that can help you with bookings and pick up - Fraser Island Adventure Tours have a great day trip leaving from Noosa.
Places to Visit & Activties
Sea Life gives you a glimpse into the marine life around our coast. There are daily seal educational sessions. Great rainy day activity for families too!
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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium
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Sea Life gives you a glimpse into the marine life around our coast. There are daily seal educational sessions. Great rainy day activity for families too!
Set on over 1000 acres in Beerwah - Australia Zoo is 'The Home of the Crocodile Hunter' - Steve Irwin. There are lots of animals to see and live daily shows. If its a koala, kangaroo, or crocodile you are wanting to see - then set a whole day aside for this visit. There is a bus service that leaves Mooloolaba daily taking visitors to and from the zoo for more information click on the link to their website.
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Australia Zoo
1638 Steve Irwin Way
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Set on over 1000 acres in Beerwah - Australia Zoo is 'The Home of the Crocodile Hunter' - Steve Irwin. There are lots of animals to see and live daily shows. If its a koala, kangaroo, or crocodile you are wanting to see - then set a whole day aside for this visit. There is a bus service that leaves Mooloolaba daily taking visitors to and from the zoo for more information click on the link to their website.
Wildlife HQ is located at nearby Woombye near the Big Pineapple. If you are after a shorter day a visit to this smaller zoo if a great family trip. There is lots of wildlife to see and pathways to explore. There are even meerkats and monkeys.
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Wildlife HQ
76 Nambour Connection Road
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Wildlife HQ is located at nearby Woombye near the Big Pineapple. If you are after a shorter day a visit to this smaller zoo if a great family trip. There is lots of wildlife to see and pathways to explore. There are even meerkats and monkeys.
Sunreef offers a range of activities - scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boards, and jetskis. And during the whale migration season - June - October, whale watching and swimming with whales.
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Sunreef Mooloolaba
110 Brisbane Rd
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Sunreef offers a range of activities - scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boards, and jetskis. And during the whale migration season - June - October, whale watching and swimming with whales.
If high ropes is an adventure you'd like to try then head over to this one. Whilst a great family activity children must be 8 years and over.
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TreeTop Challenge Big Pineapple
76 Nambour Connection Rd
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If high ropes is an adventure you'd like to try then head over to this one. Whilst a great family activity children must be 8 years and over.
If you are after a little of the history surrounding the Sunshine Caost, the Ginger Factory in Yandina is a fun family outing. Learn all about ginger and decorate gingerbread creations.
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The Ginger Factory (The Home of Buderim Ginger)
50 Pioneer Rd
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If you are after a little of the history surrounding the Sunshine Caost, the Ginger Factory in Yandina is a fun family outing. Learn all about ginger and decorate gingerbread creations.
Aussie World is our local theme park - whilst not on the scale of the Gold Coast parks it can be a fun kid-friendly day out. There is still a pub serving great drinks and meals however it is no longer the Ettamogah Pub.
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Aussie World
73 Frizzo Rd
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Aussie World is our local theme park - whilst not on the scale of the Gold Coast parks it can be a fun kid-friendly day out. There is still a pub serving great drinks and meals however it is no longer the Ettamogah Pub.
A short drive over to Tanawha and you'll reach Bellingham maze - a selection of mazes that will entertain all the family. There are grassy picnic areas and lots of room for children to run and play.
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Bellingham Maze
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A short drive over to Tanawha and you'll reach Bellingham maze - a selection of mazes that will entertain all the family. There are grassy picnic areas and lots of room for children to run and play.
If skating, scootering, or watching all the tricks are your thing, the Alex Skate Park is only a few minutes away on the Esplanade next to the Surf Club.
Alex Skate Park
If skating, scootering, or watching all the tricks are your thing, the Alex Skate Park is only a few minutes away on the Esplanade next to the Surf Club.
Fun family water activities, definitely a great day out for the family. The slides are best suited to older primary age children through to adults.
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Bli Bli Watersports Complex
367 David Low Way
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Fun family water activities, definitely a great day out for the family. The slides are best suited to older primary age children through to adults.
Fun family water activities, definitely a great day out for the family. The slides are best suited to older primary age children through to adults.
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Blast Aqua Park Coolum
60 Junction Dr
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Fun family water activities, definitely a great day out for the family. The slides are best suited to older primary age children through to adults.
An iconic fixture on the coast since 1979, the markets have a range of local produce and products. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Eumundi Markets
80 Memorial Dr
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An iconic fixture on the coast since 1979, the markets have a range of local produce and products. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays.
More things to do - including on Rainy Days
After something to do when it rains. Here are our top selections for families.
Holey Moley Golf Club Sunshine Coast
20 Ocean St
Rockit Climbing Gym Pty Ltd
37 Premier Circuit
Suitable for all ages
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The Big Boing
24C Innovation Pkwy
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Suitable for all ages
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BCC Cinemas Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza
154-164 Horton Parade
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Gold Class available
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Event Cinemas Kawana
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Gold Class available
Timezone Sunshine Plaza
154-164 Horton Parade
Ages 0 -11
Chipmunks Playland & Cafe Sippy Downs
24 Innovation Pkwy
Ages 0 -11