Ultiqa Resort Group
By admin | March 6, 2016
With the school holidays approaching, we thought it would be very fitting to prepare a list of the top things to do surrounding our resorts.
The Sunshine Coast has more than beautiful beaches; it is home to many world-class attractions and activities for nature or adventure lovers alike.
ULTIQA Shearwater Resort is located a short drive from most attractions so why not check them all out while you are here. Below is a list of the top 5 things to do in the area.
Steve Irwin – AKA the Crocodile Hunter’s legend lives on in Australia Zoo, with a team of passionate wildlife warriors looking after 100 acres and a wide range of birds, mammals and reptiles.
There is a “Crocoseum” where you can see crocodiles in clear water ponds and see how crocodiles live and behave in the wild. You can get up and close with iconic Australian animals like kangaroos and koalas and also have the opportunity to take a walk with the wombats or pat the tigers or feed the giraffes.
Australia Zoo is located in Beerwah just a short 25 minute drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.
Photo Source: australiazoo.com.au
SEA LIFE Mooloolaba
Discover all things marine at Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba which is home to thousands of water loving animals and fish, including sharks, seals, turtles, stingrays, otters, sawfish, tropical fish and much, much more.
Walk underwater through the glass viewing tunnel and see Australia’s marine in their own environment. Come within inches of huge sharks, rays and turtles or discover the 16 themed zones including the Seahorse Sanctuary, Seal Island and the Pacific Reef.
Sea Life is located in Mooloolaba just 30 minute drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.
Glass House Mountains
Volcanic Peaks tower out of the ground and make the landscape picture perfect. The Glass House Mountains National Park offers many opportunities to explore and enjoy the natural surround. There are numerous walking tracks that lead through open forests to lookouts offering panoramic views, as well as challenging summit routes and abseiling and rock climbing opportunities.
But you don’t have to walk, if you want some spectacular, close up views of the mountains then you just have to get in the car and explore the local back roads.
The Glass House Mountains are a 30 minute drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.
Aussie World Theme Park is the only theme park north of Brisbane and has over 30 thrilling rides and attractions, which makes it fun for all the family.
If you’re looking for thrills and excitement then you will find it all at Aussie World. There is something for everyone including a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, dodgem cars as well as a collection of rides that will get your heart racing.
Aussie World is located in Palmview just a short 15 minute drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.
A trip to the Sunshine Coast is not complete without visiting the Eumundi Markets, held every Wednesday and Saturday. It is a mix where foodies and artists collide to bring the best of both worlds. In short The Eumundi Markets has a diverse and amazing range of art, craft, products, entertainment and local produce.
Eumundi Markets are a scenic 40 minute drive from ULTIQA Shearwater Resort.
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium also has the kids looked after. It boasts a Cosmic Skydome, Display Zone, Mini Theatre and an Observatory. The Planetarium is also hosting shows for children which include; Perfect Little Planet, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Secret of the Dragon and Tyche to the Moon. It is open Tuesday through to Sunday. There’s so much for everyone to enjoy and tickets start at $9.20 for a child.
Queensland Museum – Sciencentre
Kids can get lost in the wonder of science at the Sciencentre located in the Queensland Museum on the corner of Grey & Melbourne Street. They have action stations demonstrating five themes try it, use it, move it, see it, and hear it. They also have exhibits relating to Earth, Water & Air.
Eat Street Markets
The markets are a colourful affair full of entertainment and more delicious food then you can imagine. Whether you’ve got a sweet or salty tooth, you are sure to find something to delight.
The markets run every Friday and Saturday night 4pm – 10 pm and are located on Hamilton Wharf, Northshore Brisbane. They are only a short 15 minute drive from the city.
Photo Source: eatstreetmarkets.com
QPAC – The Sound of Music
A great way to keep the kids busy is the sound of music, a stage show that all ages love. The favourites such as Do-Re-Mi, My Favourite Things and Sixteen Going on Seventeen will come to life. Shows take place throughout March & April in the QPAC Lyric Theatre, only a stroll from ULTIQA Rothbury hotel.
A short 15 minute drive from the ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort lies the Broadwater Parklands. Broadwater Parklands at Southport is the perfect spot for both our young and young at heart Resort Guests. For the kids the “Rockpool Water playground” is an absolute hit! Made up of shallow, wade-height pools with waterfalls and sprouting water animals. There are also a variety of pool areas and creek beds which fill and empty their contents on timers, ensuring the little ones will want to play for hours.
Washington Waters Park at the southern end of the Parklands boasts swings, giant lizards, a bike education track, mono rail peddle bikes and a flying fox. In addition it also has a special liberty swing for children with all abilities. However, prime real estate among the kids is the jumping pillow providing hours of bouncing fun.
In addition to all the fun and games in this beautiful Parkland, the newest attraction is the Aqua Splash water based inflatable obstacle course. The course sits in the Broadwater and welcomes both adults and children. As a parent if you think you would prefer to watch from the shore there is no need to worry as a life guard is on duty to keep all family members safe.
The Gold Coast is truly famous for fun and this is largely due to the Theme parks located in the northern region of the Gold Coast. All the parks are about an half an hour drive from both of our Gold Coast properties. Parks include Dreamworld, Whitewater World, Movie World, Seaworld and Wet ‘n’ Wild. There is so much to do at each park that they will take up an entire day for each one.
Q1 Observation Deck & Sky Point
The Q1 building is one of the tallest buildings on the Gold Coast and one of the world’s tallest residential towers. The 360 degree observation deck can be found on the 77th level in the buzzing Surfer Paradise prescient. The lookout gives you a real perspective of how truly beautiful the Gold Coast is, from our never ending white sandy beaches to our pristine waterways you can take it all in.
Whether you start or end the day with a truly magnificent view, SkyPoint is a must do experience for the whole family. If you truly want a bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast and all it has to offer then make extra sure to place SkyPoint at the top of your “to do list”. However it is for the adrenalin junkies looking for that heart stopping moment don’t overlook a SkyPoint climb, take a step into the open air at 70 meters above sea level and awaken your senses as you triumphantly conquer SkyPoint’s highest summit. You are harnessed to a purpose-built safety rail system, you’ll be guided up the outdoor walkway and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Gold Coast. Your guide gives you information and points out the city’s geographical, historical and cultural landmarks. You’ll see everything form a very different view. Sky point is open daily from 7:30am – 9:00pm and even later on Friday and Saturday nights.
Q1 is a short drive or tram ride from both Gold Coast properties.
Photo Source: skypoint.com.au
Infinity is a unique and mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder – an extraordinary series of 20 multi- sensual environments filled with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, ultra-groovy music and amazing spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity!
It’s a walk through experience that you enjoy at your own pace while you find your way from one intriguing environment to the next – a fun experience suitable for all ages over 8. Infinity is just a 15 minute GLink ride from the Convention Centre stop to Cavill Mall stop and then 5 minute walk.
Take the hassle out of organising a trip to these attractions and ask our receptionist to book activities for you, so all you need to do is decide when to go and what to see.