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Natural Encounters


The cool spray of a rainforest waterfall; the reward of a panoramic view after a long climb; the magic of that moment when you spot a wallaby or platypus on a forest walk. A naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast holiday offers natural encounters from the mountains to the sea.

The Glasshouse Mountains are a striking series of formations protruding from the river plain and visible from hundreds of kilometres away. A walk through Mapleton Falls National Park including its 120 metre waterfall gives you a feel for the types of native forest that once completely covered the Sunshine Coast hinterland. By contrast, Noosa National Park sits on a wild headland and is a haven for a diverse range of coastal flora and fauna.

Experience a whole world of wildlife in a single place at theme parks like Underwater World at Mooloolaba and the Irwin family's world-famous Australia Zoo. Try horse riding on the beach with Equathon, or relax in the pure stillness of a journey through the Noosa Everglades by kayak or boat.

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