Personal

    Ever So Britty and Fam take the Sunshine Coast

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Last month we were fortunate enough to go with my family to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia! It was a lovely holiday and we really did have a great time! I thought I’d tell you about the things we did and places we stayed incase you want to go check it out for yourself.

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay. Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Where We Stayed:

    We stayed at Alexandra Heads, right opposite the beach! It’s about half an hour walk or a 5 minute drive down to Mooloolaba where shops, restaurants and a supermarket are. A five minute drive in the opposite direction and you’ll find Maroochydore. Maccas, KFC, and all those restaurants are up there as well as a huge mall with a great variety of shops and places to eat.

    We stayed at Breakfree Alexandra, which is a large apartment building. I honestly could not recommend this place more! You’ll struggle to find anywhere on the whole of the Sunshine Coast that has better pools. They have a huge lagoon pool that stretches the whole width of the apartments. At each end the lagoon pool opens up into a large family pool, with waterslides, heated pools and spas. The pools are honestly AMAZING. We were in the pools at least three times daily. Our apartment fitted the 7 of us nicely, had a decent kitchen (essential for feeding a tribe) and was comfortable.

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.t

    What We Did:

    Went Shopping at the Eumundi Markets

    The Eumundi Markets run in the town of Eumundi (north of Noosa) every Wednesday and Saturday and are HUGE. They have a huge variety of stalls from food, to jewellery, to homewares, to clothing and more. There are a lot of really unique stands there that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. I found a stand with gorgeous plywood art (as featured in my guest room) and bought one to take home. There are a lot of hippie/new age type stands which I wasn’t really into but the rest of the markets were really interesting!

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Visited Noosa

    Noosa is about a half hour drive North from Mooloolaba and Alexandra Heads. It’s kind of like the Queenstown of the Sunshine Coast. It’s pretty busy and pretty upmarket. It has a gorgeous beach that’s lovely for swimming at, with beautiful sandy shores. The shopping is definitely a bit more classy there with more expensive boutique type stores rather than chains.

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Went tiki touring in the Hinterlands.

    The Hinterlands are inland from the coast and are really stunning! You can take a route through a few wee towns up in mountains that have the most gorgeous views. There’s waterfalls and bush walks and all kinds of adventures to be had. One of the towns, Montville, is definitely worth stopping in at. It is a cute little town with a bunch of quaint shops.

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Went to Australia Zoo.

    The whole family spent a day at Australia Zoo. Australia Zoo is the old stomping ground of Steve Irwin, and was started by his parents. As soon as you drive into the carpark you’ll notice photos of Steve and his family EVERYWHERE. The main show at lunch time is one that you don’t want to miss! Besides walking around and looking at all the animals, there’s a few times where you’re able to see them being fed. I was kind of disappointed in the zoo only because of all the hype around it, it really is a great zoo though! One thing I would suggest, is to come as soon as it opens so you can make the most of it and WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. That place is ginormous and you’ll do a tonne of walking. Oh, and we rode camels.

    Ever thought about holidaying on the Sunshine Coast? Let me tell you about our travel in Australia, best places to go, things to do and places to stay.

    Visited IKEA.

    Ok, this was a highlight for me. Since we don’t have an IKEA in New Zealand, I had never been and ohmygosh, what an experience! IKEA lies about half way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. It’s nestled in a giant Westfield Mall so there’s a tonne of shopping to be had there.

     

    We really had a wonderful time on our holiday! Can’t wait for round two!

     

  • Personal

    Let’s Talk about 13 Reasons Why

    It’s probably appeared in your newsfeed. It’s sitting at the top of your Netflix homepage. Maybe you’ve even seen it? Everyone is talking about. Everyone has their opinion, so let me share…

  • Pepper and Me + Magnolia Kitchen
    DIY Gifts

    Mother’s Day Gift Guide- Little and Local

    As you probably already know, gift guides are one of my favourite things to put together. I just love browsing through gorgeous products and seeing what different stores have on offer. This…

  • Personal

    Our Little Wellington Getaway

    Kia ora! Today I thought I’d share what we got up to in the weekend. We were fortunate enough to get to go to my cousin’s wedding up in Wellington. We decided…

  • Craft room / home office tour - Creative space with Ever So Britty
    Crafts and DIY, Home, Our Home

    My Craft Room Tour

    When we first shifted into our house there were a few rooms (or maybe more than a few) that I wanted to makeover. The first one on my list was the bright…

  • Looking for a sweet gift for your lover this valentine's day? Look no further than this gift guide!
    DIY Gifts, Home

    21 Things for Valentine’s Day – Gift Guide

    Welcome to February everyone! Can you believe that its swung around already? January is definitely my favourite month of the year. It’s cruisy, it’s (generally) warm, it’s filled with birthdays (including mine),…

  • Sick of recipes piling up in the bottom of your cupboard? Why not make your own DIY recipe book?
    Crafts and DIY, Recipes

    DIY Recipe Book Gift

      I love to bake cook and create. When I first got married I decided to make my own recipe book to gather up favourite recipes from my Mum. One of my friends was…

  • DIY Gifts, Home

    What’s on my 2016 Christmas Wishlist?

    There’s nothing quite like popping into bed early and spending time watching a bit of Netflix or Youtube. I’ve really been enjoying watching Youtube vloggers lately and seeing all their Christmas wish…