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The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory is packed with fun and discovery for everyone! Enjoy a day out exploring the Ginger Factory’s tours and attractions or just a stroll in their beautiful gardens.

Sample the world’s finest ginger products, learn how the ginger is planted, harvested and made into products or experience the fascinating world of the honey bees on a Super Bee tour. Stroll through the outstanding subtropical ornamental ginger and heliconia themed gardens.

Jump on the popular Overboard Boat Ride, a meandering water adventure ride for the entire family. Hop aboard the historic cane train ‘Moreton’ for a leisurely tour through the gardens and afterwards browse in the shop or partake in some of Sunshine Coast’s finest seasonal produce in the Ginger Café.

A Superpass into all of the attractions and tours will cost $36 per person. For more information visit The Ginger Factory 

Open: 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week

The Ginger Factory is located at 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina.

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Dicky Beach Beauty Salon

Dicky-Beach-Beauty-Salon

For all your beauty needs when you’re staying with us here at Portobello, there is a local beauty salon called New Age Beauty right here in Dicky Beach.

New Age Beauty is an air conditioned salon with peaceful surroundings and is perfect for a relaxing full body massage by an experienced masseur or maybe some much needed grooming.

They offer a wide range of beauty services including: Facials, Body Waxing, Manicures/Pedicures, Acrylic Nails & Refills, Lash Tinting and Paraffin Hand & Foot Treatment.

They also sell Dermalogica Skin Care Products and Edge Cosmetics for those looking for beauty products during their holidays.

New Age Beauty are open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday. Phone (07) 5491 4299 for appointments or visit their Facebook Page. They are located just around the corner from Portobello at 11 Rooke Street, Dicky Beach.

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Caloundra Events 2017

Caloundra Events Sunshine CoastWant to know what’s happening in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast for the remainder of 2017? You’ve come to the right place!

28th July 2017
Sunshine Coastrek Team Trekking Challenge
Maroochydore or Caloundra to Noosa Heads
Register now for this 30-60km team trekking challenge which takes it’s course along some of the most stunning coastlines in the world!  Including here on the Sunshine Coast.

29th to 30th of July 2017
Caloundra Quilt Show
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
120 members from the Arts Centre group will be presenting their handmade quilts with the theme ‘Circles of Friendship’. Plus there will be raffles, cakes, slices and other yummy homemade goods for sale!  Entry is $5.00.

1st to 3rd September 2017
Wearable Art Exhibition
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
As part of the Sunshine Coast’s Horizon Festival, Caloundra Arts Centre Association will be hosting a “Wearable Art” Exhibition boasting 3 bespoke exhibitions that will demonstrate how lost arts and crafts including lacemaking, embroidery, spinning and weaving can be revived and reinvigorated in a contemporary context. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 2pm daily.

TBC September 2017
Caloundra Film Festival

Caloundra Sunshine Coast
Exact dates and program yet to be announced – stay tuned!

29th September to 2nd October 2017
Caloundra Music Festival

Caloundra Sunshine Coast
Come along for sun, surf and soul at the 2017 Caloundra Music Festival. Artists lined up for this years event include: Baby Animals, Daryl Braithwaite, Grinspoon, Killing Heidi, Jon Stevens, Ronan Keating, Pseudo Echo, Spiderbait, The Black Sorrows, Wolfmother, Xavieer Rudd and many, many more!

20th and 21st October 2017
Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival
Caloundra Events Centre
Come along to the 10th annual Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival and enjoy a wide program of fashion related events in the beautiful seaside town of Caloundra.

11th to 12th of November 2017
Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival
Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North Street
Looking to purchase unique Christmas gifts this year? The Caloundra Arts Centre Association will be selling an array of quality handmade goods including pottery, woodwork, original art, quilting, jewellery, handmade lace, silk paintings and more!  There will also be homemade goodies, preloved books, plant stall and more. Admission to this event is free!

25th of November 2017
Ignite Chilli Festival
Bulcock Street, Caloundra 
Turning up the heat on the Sunshine Coast the Ignite Chilli Festival will bring all things spicy seaside with stalls offering products including street food, jewellery, homewares, fashion, arts and crafts and more. There will also be a full program of entertainment and activities. So fire up your taste buds and head to Caloundra for the Ignite Chilli Festival! 1pm to 8pm.

Caloundra Events Centre
20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra
The Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts and conference centre boasts a program of live concerts, shows, theatre and more.  To find out what’s playing during your stay visit Caloundra Events Centre what’s on page.

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Rockit Climbing Gym

Indoor Rock Climbing Caloundra Sunshine CoastAre your kids driving you up the wall during your holidays here in Caloundra? Why not take them along to Rockit Climbing Gym in Warana where they can climb their own wall!

Rockit Climbing Gym offer challenges to suit every age group, so big kids can also climb. They have 21 unique wall spaces and thousands of holds for bouldering, top-rope, and lead climbing.

For the littlies Rockit offer kids clinics, birthday parties and school holiday programs. If you’re crazy-serious about climbing they have regular coached classes for different ages and skill levels.

Casual rates are: $12.95 Child under 13, $14.95 Student under 18, $17.95 Adult, $51 Family Pass (family of 4). Gear hire is additional.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00am till 9:00pm; Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 9:00am till 5:00pm

Location: 1/37 Premier Circuit, Warana

For more information on indoor rock climbing see Rockit Climbing Gym

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Sunshine Coast Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Sunshine Coast

It’s whale season again!  When visiting the Sunshine Coast don’t miss your chance to board a Whale Watching Cruise for an unforgettable experience viewing whales – with a 100% sightings guarantee (or your money back)!

Board a comfortable catamaran with large viewing decks for a not to be missed Sunshine Coast cruise. You’ll get to see whales up close and personal in their natural environment. The whale season in Queensland runs from June to November annually.

Don’t delay, book your Sunshine Shine Coast whale watching cruise today!  If you’re looking for additional Sunshine Coast attractions and activities please visit our Tours page.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

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Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum Caloundra

Where: 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

The Queensland Air Museum is located at Caloundra Airport and is a great Sunshine Coast attraction for families and aviation enthusiasts.

You’ll discover an impressive aircraft collection including Fighters, Bombers, Helicopters, Airliners, Replicas, Recon, Sport and much more!

Entry to the Queensland Air Museum is affordable with Family passes (2 adults and up to 3 kids under the age of 16 years) available for $30.00, Single Adult tickets cost $13.00, Concession $10.00, and a single children’s ticket $7.00. They also accept the Companion Disability Card.

At QAM they also host popular annual events such as the Open Cockpit Weekend and Engines Alive day.

The Queensland Air Museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm, closed on Christmas Day. For further information please visit Queensland Air Museum Caloundra.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

 

 

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Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run Accommodation

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run Sunshine Coast

When: Sunday June 18th 2017
Where: Caloundra Foreshore, Sunshine Coast

Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run

The Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run is coming around soon! On Sunday 18th June 2017, Caloundra Sunshine Coast will welcome hundreds of runners & walkers, all out to enjoy one of the most picturesque and scenic beachfront fun runs in Australia.

Affordable Family Weekend Away on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it’s the 10km run, the 3km run or the 3km family walk, why not plan a weekend getaway in Caloundra at Portobello By The Sea and compete in the Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run.  Portobello By The Sea is only a short distance from the finishing area at Moffat Beach, so why not take the family to Portobello By The Sea for a family weekend away and enjoy the Caloundra Fun Run too.

The Caloundra Fun Run is a great weekend for the whole family so book soon to ensure you get the best Caloundra Sunshine Coast accommodation at Portobello By The Sea Holiday Apartments. BOOK accommodation NOW

 

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Sunshine Coast Cooking Schools

Cooking schools Sunshine CoastDo you love to pick up local knowledge and learn a new skill while on holiday? Then check out these great Sunshine Coast Cooking Schools.

 SPIRIT HOUSE RESTAURANT & COOKING SCHOOL 
Location: 20 Ninderry Road, Yandina, Queensland.

Set in a lush tropical garden setting, Spirit House Restaurant is well worth a visit during your Sunshine Coast holiday.  But if just tasting these amazing Thai dishes isn’t enough for you, then book in for a cooking class and take home some of the house secrets to try out in your own kitchen.
Spirit House Cooking School offers daily classes as well as on Friday and Saturday nights, join a hands-on cooking class and gain an insight into Asian ingredients and cooking methods.  The school offers a wide range of different classes including ‘Stir Crazy’, ‘Taste of Vietman’, ‘Wok Meals for Busy People’, ‘Seafood Banquet’, ‘Dim Sum – and then some’, ‘Essentially Spirit House’ and more!

The FAQS: Classes cost $150 per person, and run for 4 hours. Day classes commence at 9:30am and Evening classes start at 4:30pm. All materials are provided. After class you’ll dine on the feast that you’ve prepared along with a complimentary beer or wine. No babies or strollers are permitted, but children over 12 who are keen cooks are welcome to enrol.

THE TAMARIND COOKING SCHOOL
Location: Spicers Tamarind Retreat. 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, Queensland.

At the Tamarind Cooking School participants can learn the skills of preparing a range of cuisines from expert chefs. Practise you keen cooking skills with a long or short cooking class with a wide range of options to choose from including ‘Italian – long course cooking class’, ‘cooking demo – bread (short course)’, ‘French – long course cooking classes’, ‘cooking demo – desserts (short course)’ and more.

The FAQs: Classes range is cost from $45 for a short course to $165 for a long course class.  Long course cooking classes run for 4 hours from 10am to 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, price including apron, lunch and wine.
Short course demonstrations run for 2 hours from 6.00pm – 8.00pm every Friday and on Sundays from 10am or 2pm, price includes tastings.

RED HOT CHILLI PEPPER
Location: 95 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, Queensland

This local cooking school offers a Spice Blending Class that will give you a better understanding of how to use and be more adventurous in the kitchen with spices.  Red Hot Chilli Pepper also offer ‘Licensed to Spice’ cooking classes with various cuisines to choose from including ‘Persian (Middle Eastern)’, ‘Moroccan’, ‘Mexican’, ‘Indian & Sri Lankan’ and more.
Got an aspiring little chef in your house? At Red Hot Chilli Pepper they also offer Sunshine Coast Kids Cooking classes.

The FAQs: Cooking Classes cost $135 for one person or $250 for two people, if 3 or more people book and pay at same time the cost is $120 per person. (must book groups via phone) After the class sit down and enjoy the food you have prepared over a beer or wine. Spice Blending Workshops cost $75 per person.  Kids classes are $45 (must be over 7 years).

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups door couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

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Caloundra Lighthouses

Caloundra Lighthouses Sunshine CoastLooking for cheap and interesting things to do in Caloundra, or perhaps a great ‘selfie’ opportunity?  Then visit Caloundra Lighthouses during your Sunshine Coast holiday.

Caloundra Lighthouses are a heritage-listed pair of lighthouses that sit side by side in Kings Beach, Caloundra. The first, known as the Old Caloundra Light, was built in 1896; the second, New Caloundra Light, was built in 1968. They were both added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 5 February 2010. 

Learn all about the history of the Caloundra Lighthouses and how they came to become a pair, with a lighthouse tour!  Operating every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00am till mid afternoon.

Admission is $2 for adults, children are free of charge.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families, groups or couples holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wi-fi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!

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Open Cockpit Weekend at Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum CaloundraWhen: 1st to 2nd of July, 2017
Where: Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Ever dreamed of sitting in the cockpit of a vintage plane? Queensland Air Museum are holding an ‘Open Cockpit Weekend’ these coming school holidays on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

Several aircraft will have their cockpits open for public inspection, visitors to the event will have the chance to sit in the cockpits of selected aircraft including the iconic F-111, WESSEX, DC3, and Starship.

The 2017 Open Cockpit Weekend at Queensland Air Museum will also feature:

  • ‘Planes’ Fire & Rescue Jumping Castle, free for kids.
  • Star War characters
  • Airport flight line display of vintage aircraft
  • Sausage sizzle, plus other food options and a coffee van
  • Memorabilia on sale in the shop (10% discount with family pass)
  • Classic car displays

Entry costs: $15 Adults, $8 Children $35 Family Pass, Concession/student $10.  The event will operate from: 9am to 4pm on the weekend of 1st-2nd July.

Visit Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra Airport, 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Portobello by the Sea at Dicky Beach, Caloundra boasts a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained holiday apartments that are perfect for families holidaying in Queensland. With great onsite facilities including heated swimming pool with kids wading area, electric BBQs and a free wifi allowance. Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation today!