The Best of Sunshine Coast

If you are renting a car from RaD Car Hire and want family entertainment, then the beautiful Sunshine Coast is a top holiday destination. The Sunshine Coast is known for its amazing surf spots, picturesque villages, and rural hinterland in southern Queensland, Australia.

The Sunshine Coast stretches from the coastal city of Caloundra, near Brisbane, north to the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park. With breathtaking scenery around every corner, driving in your rental car, has never been more exciting!

If you are the adventurous type, or have a family that loves the thrill of rides, slides and animal meet and greets, you will enjoy the ‘Top Four Picks For Families’, RaD Car Hire has put together.

Australia Zoo

The Australia Zoo is located in Beerwah at 1638 Steve Irwin Way in Beerwah. The Australia Zoo is made popular by the late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin and dedicated to his memory. The park provides the public with the opportunity to experience wildlife in a natural setting with educational exhibits, exciting demonstrations and wildlife encounters. The animal encounters are a highlight for many. This is the chance to get up close and personal with lemurs, meerkats, tigers, koalas and a whole host of other exotic animals The park is spread over 100 acres and is a full day outing, so remember to wear comfortable shoes! Grabbing a healthy lunch or snack is easy, the zoo has a large food court with healthy affordable options. One thing to note - it pays to get your tickets online before you go, as there are members and prepaid lines at the entry and the lines can get quite long in peak season. For more information about The Australia Zoo, please follow the link;

Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters

Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters is located inside Novotel Twin Waters Resort, at 270 Ocena Drive, QLD. The outdoor, inflatable water park boasts a huge array of exciting play items, such as the world's tallest floating slide, regular slides, climbing walls, balance beams, trampolines, wobble pads and jumping pillows, that are all connected through a runway system .It is not only fun to participate, but also hilarious to watch other participants! The shady beach, offers plenty of alfresco tents, tables and chairs and if you bring your own picnic there are BBQ’s to throw your favourite foods on, free of charge. If you need just a snack, or even lunch, there is a cafe and kiosk to pick up tasty and healthy options. One thing to note- it can get busy in peak season and although booking is not essential, it is advised at peak times. For more information about Aqua Fun Park Twin Towers, please follow the link

Aussie World

Aussie World is about a 1.5hr drive north from Brisbane and is located at Downunder Drive, 73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview, QLD. Aussie World theme park is fun for all families with small or big children, offering thrilling rides, tons of attractions, events and shows and there is even a mini golf course. Please remember to bring a change of clothes as many of the rides and attractions will get you wet- even if you are just a spectator! For the whole family, Professor Bogglesworth’s Illusionarium is an attraction where you walk through the weird and wonderful rooms that make up a multi-verse of illusions and possibilities. The gaming section of the park is a family favourite and has the feel of an old-time carnival, whereby you have a chance of winning a cuddly toy! There are lots of places to grab lunch or a snack, including a pub, cafe and in Aussie World Village; you can pick up a healthy sub and some handmade sweets. For more information about Aussie World, please follow the link

Sea Life

Sea Life is located at Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD. It is a marine mammal park, oceanarium and wildlife sanctuary. It is home to thousands of marine and freshwater animals – including sharks, crocodiles, seals, turtles, stingrays, tropical fish and more. With 11 fun and interactive animal zones, across three levels, you will stay busy and entertained for the whole day. The top family favourites include the tidal touch pool, seahorse sanctuary and jellyfish kingdom. For those feeling brave there is the Jawsome Sharks in the 80m Ocean Tunnel and shark snorkel and diving adventures are available to interested visitors. With a variety of different fun and educational talks, animal feeds, and an interactive seal show, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. For those seeking a bit of a different experience, there is a ‘ Behind The Scenes Tour’ a ‘Seal Encounter and ‘Seal Swim’. The Octopus Garden Cafe offers teas, coffees, snacks, healthy choices, kids lunch boxes and ice creams. The gift shop offers great mementos for those who would like to treat themselves or others. For more information about Sea Life, please follow the link

Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 121 km north of Brisbane. This national park is a feast for the eyes, with stunning landscapes, rugged coastal features, woodlands and rainforests. With a thriving town centre that is home to boutiques and cafes, this is a family day out like no other. The numerous walks and hikes you can do, are packed full of wildlife and amazing scenery; choose from the Alexandria Bay Walk, The Coastal Walk, Emu Mountain Summit Walk, Hakea Walk,Noosa Hill Walk, Ocean Beach Walk,Palm Grove Walk and Tanglewood Walk. Noosa’s attractions include; Laguna Lookout were you can soak in the beautiful views of Laguna Bay and Noosa’s main beach. Visit Noosa Headland Day where you can picnic or fire up the BBQ. Remember to bring your camera for whale spotting during the migration season, pods of dolphins frolicking year-round and if you are fortunate you may spot a sea turtle or two. Inland, keep your eyes peeled for koalas in the trees and black cockatoos, and if you’re lucky you could see an echidna scuttling across the ground. For more information please click here

At Rad Car Hire customer service is our top priority. We are happy to offer friendly advice and recommendations when you hire your car, so that your visit to the Sunshine Coast is a trip that is tailored to the activities you like to do.

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