Australia Tourist Attractions
UnderWater World is Queensland's largest oceanarium and aquarium. Come face to face with sharks, rays and other amazing creatures as you surround yourself in the 2.5 million litre oceanarium. With a remarkable 16 themed zones, Underwater World is one of the top tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast.
The Aussie World family fun-park is located alongside the iconic Ettamogah Pub on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. With great eateries and outstanding value for money, Aussie World has quickly gained a reputation for fun, service and good old fashioned value-for-money. There are thirty rides and games guaranteed to please all ages including the new thrill ride Giant Redback as well as other new rides scheduled to open soon!
Open every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am to 5pm and rides starts at 10am.
Address: 73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview, QLD, 4553
The Ginger Factory
The Ginger Factory is a multi award winning attraction that has been welcoming visitors for over 40 years. Learn how ginger and honey is harvested and manufactured to create delicious, award-winning products. There are regular tours of the factory as well as beekeeping demonstrations of a working hive.
Both tours include lots of delectable product tastings. Rides at The Ginger Factory include the “Overboard” adventure water ride and it’s magical puppetry show, a great favourite with the kids and the open-air carriage train ride.
Address: 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, QLD 4561
Gowinta Farms - Strawberry Farm
Gowinta Farms is the Sunshine Coast’s largest strawberry farm, located just 4.5km from Australia Zoo.
You can usually pick your own strawberries between May and November for just kg, however the farm is currently undergoing renovations. Tours and Pick Your Own facilities are currently not operating (as of June 2012). However, Gowinta Farms now has a Caravan Park available for travellers to park.
Address: 205 Burys Rd, Beerwah Queensland 4519
Phone: 07 5494 0269
The Sunshine Plantation "The Big Pineapple"
The Big Pineapple is one of Queensland's best pineapple plantations. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm with some restrictions on public holidays. You can receive an interesting education into pineapples and the processes around their harvesting.
Address: Nambour Connection Road, Woombye, QLD 4559
Phone: 07 5442 1333
The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli
Australia’s only Norman style castle, the Sunshine Castle attracts the imaginations of young and old with its medieval style complete with moats, turrets, towers and drawbridge. Visitors can take a self-walk tour through this step into the past. There’s a 24 metre high tower that affords wonderful views of the surrounding Hinterland, there are plenty of informative tours that touch on the historic elements of the castle, a Treasure Hunt for children and a fully licenced café that boasts a German sausage platter to die for.
The Castle is available for all manner of functions, including weddings, children’s parties and school workshops.