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Posted: 19 May 2016
We’re so thrilled to announce that Sally the giraffe has welcomed her second daughter! Both Sally and her calf are doing extremely well, and at this stage are still bonding behind-the-scenes. After waiting 15 months to meet this precious little girl, we’re so excited for her to join our herd which is home to Skye, Lily and Tulip who were also born here at the Zoo! This baby giraffe will be named at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in LA, where her name will be chosen by one lucky bidder, comment your suggestions below!
Posted: 10 May 2016
Look who was ‘chuffed’ to be at Lady Cilento Children's Hospitall! Our tiger cubs, Scout and Delilah, had their first big outing today surprising all the kids at the children’s hospital and creating smiles all-round. Even in the midst of their rockstar-like reception, they found themselves in familiar territory playing on the Hospital’s giant crocodile statue!
Posted: 09 May 2016
Are you a Sunshine Coast volunteer or thinking of becoming one? Then don’t miss the Volunteer Expo! Network, hear inspiring presenters and connect with other community minded volunteers. Be quick as registrations close 5pm, Monday, 9 May.
Australia Zoo - It's as WILD as LIFE gets! A team of passionate conservationists work round-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed our kangaroos, walk with a Sumatran tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the waters edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate w...
Come and join Live It Tours for our Camel Cuddles - a unique Sunshine Coast experience you cannot find anywhere else! Learn all about the fascinating journey of setting up a camel dairy and everything that’s involved in running the farm. Discover the innovative and ethical processes involved, from m...
The Yandina Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday morning from 7am -11am at the soccer fields. It's a great market and certainly worth the trip but be sure to get there early to get the cream of the crop! Our Market was established July 18, 1990. The market specializes in Plants, Local Produce, Sec...
Poetry Slam workshop, performances and music: Hosted by 2014 Australian Poetry Slam champion Zohab Zee Khan, this two-hour workshop will help prepare emerging performers if they wish to compete at our official Sunshine Coast Poetry Slam championship on August 12 which is one of eight heats of the Qu...
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast located an hour and a half from Brisbane Queensland, and is also the beach around which the town is based.
With a great cross section of accommodation, Coolum is close to major tourist attractions and harbours many Food & Wine outlets along with fully patroled beaches and premier golf courses, Coolum hosted the Australian PGA Golf Tournament for several years .
You are sure to find something to cater for your particular likes with Coolum being home to world champion surfers, you can try a surf lesson or hire a surfboard, boogie board or stand-up paddle board staright off the beach or simply ask at your accommodation. Coolum also has one of the best beachside boardwalks meandering the coastline for many kilometres.
Senstaional sanctuaries for Fauna & Flora have been created by Coolum Coast Care who are proudly active within the enviromental conservation realm. Natural bushwalks from Mount Emu to Yaroomba including Coolum Beach & Mount Coolum are a fantastic way to see the environment, however, a level of fitness is required for Mount Coolum.
There are many other activities to be enjoyed without exerting as much energy, such as strolling along the newly renovated Esplanade precinct where you can pack a picnic to enjoy at any time of day while the kids run off some energy. Alternatively, you may wish to indulge in a variety of cafes & restaurants on the cafe strip running along David Low Way. For a typical beachside feast and friendly beverage the Coolum Surf Club is a must do and positioned with absolute beachfront views.
Coolum and the relaxed surrounding beaches of Marcoola, Mudjimba & Perigian are an easygoing option compared to the more bustling environment of some of the other coastal beaches.