Surf Life Saving Youth & Senior Queensland Championships
Youth Queensland Championships: 2 to 4 March 2018 – Alexandra Headland
Senior & Masters Queensland Championships: 16 to 18 March 2018 – Maroochydore
The Surf Life Saving Youth and Senior Queensland Championships are taking place on the Sunshine Coast over two separate weekends in March.
Showcasing future Surf Life Saving champions in the making, the Youth Championships for Under 11 to Under 14 age categories is taking place from 2 to 4 March. The Championships sees the finest talent from around the state go head to head. This event showcases individual events from 1km & 2km beach runs, Beach Flags and Sprint, Surf Race and Surf Board events. This event also hosts the qualifying teams from Branch Championships for the Beach Relay, Surf Teams, Board Relay and Cameron Relay events.
Two weekends later the state’s top Senior and Masters surf sport athletes contest the 2018 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships across three days from 16 to 18 March.
The senior championships will see more than 2,000 competitors from all across Queensland line up to battle the surf, sand and each other in their quest for state glory. Come along to see some of surf lifesaving’s greatest rivalries reignite at Maroochydore Beach.
Get in early and book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation for the Surf Life Saving Championships at Alexandra Headland. The Mirage Alex offers spacious one, two or three bedroom apartments close to Alexandra Headland Beach and Surf Club. BOOK NOW
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
Romance is in the air at The Mirage Alex. Spend a romantic night or two this Valentine’s Day on February 14 on the Sunshine Coast, with plenty of ways to show your special one how much you love them.
Stay in a luxury four and a half star Sunshine Coast Resort set 50 meters from the main road with stunning views without the traffic noise at beautiful Alexandra Headland. You will feel as though you are in a tropical oasis with lush gardens surrounding the resort.
Relax in your spacious apartment or around the lagoon-style Pool on a sun lounge under a shady umbrella. Wallow in the heated Spa Pool or sweat it out in the Sauna.
For a romantic interlude try some of these activities:
- Surprise your loved one with a romantic picnic at a selected location on the Sunshine Coast. The picnic is setup prior to your arrival and after two hours of enjoyment, there is a discreet clean-up, allowing for a seamless romantic surprise. For more information visit Romantic Picnics.
- Set off for the day and celebrate in style with Kombi Celebrations . Enjoy an idyllic hinterland cruise with your own personal chauffeur through The Glasshouse Mountains, Montville and Maleny or take the coast road from Noosa down to Caloundra, the choice is yours.
- Experience the stunning sunset over Mooloolaba with your sweetheart with a two hour cruise along the Mooloolaba River. Enjoy a glass of bubbly onboard the comfortable vessel as you cruise the river. It’s the perfect way to end a beautiful day in paradise. Ask our friendly reception staff her at The Mirage Alex to make your arrangements.
Check out The Mirage Alex Summer Sizzler special offer for a minimum of 3 nights stay to save 20% and these great inclusions:
*Free unlimited wifi
*Decadent chocolate truffles on arrival
*Free beach towel hire
*2 for 1 deal at Suncity Tenpin (conveniently located next door)
*10% off all coffee orders at Milk and Beans
The offer is available until 29 March 2018. BOOK NOW
If you are a beginner and want to learn to surf, surfing lessons at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast are the ideal way to get started.
With a group atmosphere of people with similar skill level, an encouraging surfing instructor will help ensure that you’ve built up your confidence during a two hour lesson. Learn the basics in a fun and friendly environment using easy-to-ride long boards to start out and learn the basics, then on subsequent lessons advance to using a short board to experience faster and easier turns.
Lessons operate: Beginner’s group surfing lessons run every day Monday to Sunday.
Lesson duration: 2 hours
Time: From 10am to 1pm.
- Two hour surf lesson
- Surf safety information
- All necessary equipment including soft beginner board, leg-rope, wetsuit or rashie
- Surf instruction to suit your skill level
Learn to Surf on Coolum Beach lesson prices are:
$60 per person*
* Prices are subject to change based on the operator of these lessons at any time.
SALTWATER PAMPER DAY RETREAT
When:Weekly on a Wednesday from 10 January 2018
Where: Saltwater Health Retreat, Mooloolaba
Why not pamper yourself during your stay at The Mirage Alex Resort? The Saltwater Pamper Retreat Day is the perfect one-day luxury health boost.
The pamper day is all about you! Come on your own or with friends and indulge your senses with a blend of massage, facial, art class, SUP boarding, kayaking and /or relax by the pool, or indulge in a waterfront hot spa. Pamper yourself on the inside as well with healthy smoothies, herbal teas, and a delicious nutritious lunch.
The Pamper Package includes:
- one hour massage
- 30 minute facial
- optional Choice of art class, SUP boarding, and kayaking to explore the canals
- Meals (smoothie and healthy lunch)
- Swimming pool or just relax in the Spa
- Yoga is also an option on enquiry
Arrival time is 9.30am and completion time is 2.30pm. The Pamper Package costs $180 per person.
For enquiries and bookings visit Saltwater Health Retreat
Stay in luxury on the Sunshine Coast at a 4.5 star resort in Alexandra Headland at The Mirage Resort. Our extensive resort facilities provide something for everyone, from the energetic to those who just want to unwind and relax on their holiday on the Sunshine Coast. BOOK NOW
A Sunshine Coast Australia Day Long Weekend
When: 26 to 28 January, 2018 (Australia Day Long Weekend)
The Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to spend this Australia Day Long Weekend with loads of ways to celebrate our national day. And a Sunshine Coast Australia Day Long Weekend with a stay at The Mirage Alex Resort will make it even more perfect!
Here’s where you can celebrate the Australia Day Long Weekend:
Australia Day @ Aussie World
Friday 26 January
Aussie World, Palmview
There will be true blue Australia Day celebrations on the Aussie World Oval commencing with an Aussie breakfast from 8am. There will be a full day of Aussie events including the famous Dunny Races, Tug of War, live entertainment and heaps of family activities. Aussie World is offering half price admission into the theme park on the day. Tickets are $20 for all day rides, entertainment and a great Aussie Day Concert.
Australia Day in Tickle Park, Coolum
Friday 26 January
Tickle Park, Coolum
Tickle Park in Coolum will celebrate Australia Day with heaps of family fun, entertainment and market stalls.
2018 Junior State Cup Oztag Championships
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 January
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina
Watch the exciting fast-moving sport of Oztag at a 3 day championship event at Sunshine Coast Stadium over the Australia Day Long Weekend.
Saturday 27 January
Don’t forget that this fabulous Aussie event is taking place on the Saturday of the long weekend. For more details read the previous post on MooloolaBaBQ Festival.
Book a mini-break to the Sunshine Coast this Australia Day Long Weekend at The Mirage Alex. The Mirage Alexandra Headland, is a luxury four and a half star resort. Set 50 meters from the main road The Mirage offers stunning views without the traffic noise! BOOK NOW
Sunshine Coast Wineries & Breweries Worth Visiting
A visit to the Sunshine Coast would not be the same without experiencing some of the fine wines and brews of the local area. There are numerous Sunshine Coast wineries and breweries worth visiting.
The geographically stunning wine region of the Sunshine Coast features boutique wineries and vineyards producing premium award winning wines. It encompasses vineyards situated high up in the cooler climate of the Blackall Range, Kenilworth and Traveston areas through to the milder climates in the valleys near the coast.
There is nothing more rewarding than a winery tour through some of the most scenic countryside in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast wine region.
Here are some of the best wineries in the region:
- Little Morgue Winery at Yandina
- Flame Hill Vineyard at Montville
- Mason Wines at Montville
- Maroochy Springs at Eumundi
- Maleny Mountains Winery at Maleny
- Noosa Valley Winery, Noosa
- Kenilworth Bluff Winery, Kenilworth
- Eumundi Winery & Brewery, Eumundi
You will discover that many of the wineries offer the full gourmet experience with restaurants, cheese platters, picnic baskets and winery and vineyard tours.
If wine isn’t your beverage of preference then maybe you would prefer a thirst quenching ale? Once again the Sunshine Coast delivers with some great breweries offering a good range of craft beers.
Try these for starters:
- Brouhaha Brewery, Maleny
- Bonsai Brewhouse, Pomona
- 10 Toes Brewery, Alexandra Headland
- Your Mates Brewery, Moffat Beach
- Moffat Beach Brewing Co, Caloundra
- The Sunshine Coast Brewery, Kunda Park
- Wild Rocket at Misty’s, Montville
- Macleod Brewing Co, Maleny
Local brewers are doing the Sunshine Coast proud with boutique-style breweries popping up across the region, so make sure you get around to check some of them out during your stay on the Sunshine Coast.
When: Saturday, 27 January 2018
Where: Mooloolaba Wharf Precinct
The perfect way to celebrate the Australia Day Long Weekend is with a good old Aussie BBQ at MooloolaBaBQ Festival at Mooloolaba Wharf on 27 January.
The festival will bring together a BBQ event for everyone to incorporate a wide variety of cultures, styles of cooking, flavours and cuts. From seafood to pork to beef to lamb, whether charred, grilled, smoked, roasted, on a spit or marinated – there will be something to tempt all tastes.
The MooloolaBaBQ Festival will also be hosting a National Championship Series Barbecue Competition in conjunction with the Australasian Barbecue Alliance where Australia’s best teams will be invited to compete for the National Championship.
Along with this there will be food trucks and food stalls offering a smorgasbord of mouth-watering delicious foods. Plus there will be food market stalls selling condiments and marinades and a craft beer bar. Celebrity guests will be hosting cooking demonstrations and there will be live musical entertainment, a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting for the kids. The day will culminate with fireworks to finish off the day at 8pm.
The festival commences at 10am until 8pm. Mooloolaba Wharf is located at corner Parkyn Pde and River Esplanade, Mooloolaba.
This is a charity event to raise money for the Cancer Council with only a $15 entry fee for adults and kids under 12 are free.
Book your Australia Day Long Weekend Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast at The Mirage Alex in nearby Alexandra Headland. The Mirage Alexandra Headland is a luxury 4.5 star resort offering spacious fully self contained 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments set in tranquil tropical gardens 150m to Alex Surf Club and patrolled surf beach. BOOK NOW
One Up Bar & Bistro
For an icy cold “brew with a view”, visit One Up Bar & Bistro perched up one level on an open terrace with views across Mooloolaba Beach.
Enjoy the open-air bar area and cooling sea breezes while you quench your thirst. If you’re thirsty then there’s plenty of beverages to choose from, including cocktails, beer towers, cocktail towers, fishbowls, craft beer and Corona buckets.
One Up Bar & Bistro offers all day dining from an extensive menu with a primary focus of using fresh seasonal produce, sourced locally where possible. They use all-organic and free range chicken and eggs, hormone and preservative free beef, Bangalow pork and fresh seafood caught off the coast off Mooloolaba.
Fill up on the likes of wraps, burgers or a chicken parma, or go for something more exotic, like pork buns or drunken chicken.
One Up Bar & Bistro is open for lunch, tapas and dinner daily from 11.00am until late.
Free live music every Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday lunch.
Located at 26/121 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba. Phone (07) 5478 2742 for reservations.
Mooloolaba is less than 3 kilometres from The Mirage Alex Resort and has a large selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. This luxury four and a half star Alexandra Headland resort is set 50 metres from the main road and offers stunning views without the traffic noise. BOOK NOW
Are you an aspiring Rex Hunt? Get out into the deep ocean waters of the Sunshine Coast on a deep sea fishing and crab catching charter from Mooloolaba Wharf.
Head out into the deep sea with a team of seasoned professionals aboard a 55 feet fishing vessel. The boat is specifically designed as a deep sea fishing and crabbing vessel with plenty of space and features a full canopy and protection to keep you in comfort and out of harsh elements. The crew are all highly experienced and do everything they can (and often more) to make sure you have the best possible time.
There is a fishing charter to suit all levels of fishing experience from the beginner to the experienced enthusiast. This is a Sunshine Coast activity great for both individuals and groups, ladies and gents days and family fishing trips!
Charter operates: Daily
Charter duration: 5 hours
Departs: 5.30am and returns at 10.30am
- All fishing tackle and bait
- Non alcoholic drinks – soft drinks and bottled water
- Tea, coffee, light snacks
- High quality fishing equipment
- The latest commercial grade electronic equipment to maximise comfort and safety
- Assistance from our friendly highly qualified staff
- Our staff will clean, bag and ice your catch along with the crabs, ready to take home
- Crabs are cooked on board during your charter
Deep sea fishing charter costs $140 per person*
*Prices are subject to changed based by the operator of this charter at any time.
Foodies Guide to the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is fast becoming a food lover’s heaven with a smorgasbord of fresh produce, gourmet foods, farm gate fare and seafood straight from the ocean. There are many ways to sample the local produce treasures of the Sunshine Coast by either designing your own food tour itinerary or by booking a gourmet food tour with one of the local tour companies. Here is a foodies guide to the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Food Trail
Create your own food tour by using the Sunshine Coast Food Trail easy mapping tool. The Food Trail mobile site shows visitors where to go to explore the way food goes from paddock to plate with a full rundown of venues such as wineries, restaurants, farms and markets.
For example, you can select Maroochydore to Noosa as the region you wish to cover, then choose your interest, such as farm gates, food tourist attractions, farmers markets or cooking schools, and the app will create a list of what’s available in the region.
Sunshine Coast Cooking Schools
The ultimate foodie experience is to shop for your fresh ingredients, learn how to cook it and then get to devour it afterwards, at a Sunshine Coast cooking school. Try these cooking schools for starters:
- Spirit House at Yandina if you harbour a love for Asian cuisine has four-hour-long group lessons that can be booked for both morning and night for $150 per person.
- Tamarind Cooking School in Maleny offers a range of cooking classes from Thai to French to Italian, taught by award-winning head chef Daniel Jarrett. $165 per day.
- The Cooking School Noosa offers exclusive classes with chefs from Noosa’s Wasabi restaurant as well as guest chefs from around the country. Prices vary.
Sunshine Coast Food Tours
1. Mystic Mountain Tours takes you on a comfortable bus tour featuring spectacular sights along the way, warm hospitality and Sunshine Coast delicious cuisine. Food tours include:
- Maleny & Montville Gourmet Tour
- Country Picnic Tour
- Hidden Food Unearthed
2. Or take a look at Tastes of the Sunshine Coast day tour every Tuesday with Sunair Bus Service with visits to the Ginger Factory, Nutworks, Pioneer Coffee, Maleny Cheese and Maleny Mountain Winery.
3. Live It Tours is the only tour company that takes you behind the scenes like never before to uncover the Sunshine Coast’s unique lifestyle, culture and fresh seasonal produce.
Sunshine Coast Farmers Markets
A definite must do is a trip to one of the Sunshine Coast’s fantastic local farmers markets, where you can pick up the freshest seasonal produce to create your own sumptuous meal.
Check out markets locally at:
- Big Pineapple Markets, Nambour every Saturday
- Eumundi Markets every Wednesday and Saturday
- Noosa Farmer Markets on Sunday
- Twilight Community Markets at Mooloolaba on Friday night
- Hinterland Harvest Market at Woombye on Saturday
- Pomono Country Market every 2nd and 4th Saturday
- Yandina Markets every Saturday
- Cotton Tree Markets, Maroochydore every Sunday
- Maroochydore’s Fishermans Road Sunday Markets
- Mooloolaba Collective Market on 4th Sunday of each month
Pick up your fresh produce from the markets and bring it back to your fully equipped kitchen in your holiday apartment at The Mirage Alex.
Spend your next Sunshine Coast holiday indulging in a food lover’s paradise. BOOK NOW
Ginger Flower & Food Festival
When: 19 to 21 January 2018
Where: The Ginger Factory, Yandina
The Ginger Flower & Food Festival brings together green thumbs and foodies for a three day festival of fantastic flora and fine foods.
With a display of over 3000 ginger and heliconia plants this flower show is unrivalled anywhere in the world. The Festival also features heaps of food and gardening experts, as well as live entertainment, animal experiences, market stalls and thousands of plants available for purchase.
There will be informative garden talks where you can learn about ginger and heliconias and other plants that are on display. Some of the talks will include learning about contemporary garden design, how to regrow food from your kitchen scraps, creating floral displays, learn about honeybees from an expert bee keeper, learn how to grow root crops such as potatoes, just to name a few.
Afterwards you can experience The Ginger Factory’s attractions. A must do is a ride on the Moreton Ginger Train followed by an Overboard Boat Ride which is a fun water adventure ride suitable for people of all ages.
Entry is FREE, but excludes the tours during your visit to The Ginger Factory – which you will need to pay for on the day.
Visit the Ginger Factory website for more information and updates.
The Ginger Factory is located at 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, 25 kms from Alexandra Headland. Make a long weekend out of it and stay at The Mirage Alex for the duration of the festival. Enjoy a four and half star resort set off just off the main road and near the beautiful beaches of Alexandra Headland. BOOK NOW
Enjoy a day out to Aussie World, the Sunshine Coast’s largest theme park, jam-packed with over 30 rides and attractions for all ages.
Be boggled in Professor Boggleworth’s Illusionarium, be brave on the Redback, take on the Plunge, or have a blast on the Ballroom Blitz, water play area Leak’nLogs, Giant Slide, Dodgems, Platypus Ponds Mini Golf, Ferris Wheel Bizzie Buggies or the Space Shaker Swinging Ship.
There is plenty for the little kids too with the new Bug Run kiddie rollercoaster, Tin Lids Tea Party ride, Classic Carousel, and everyone’s favourite, Side Show Alley!
While you’re there enjoy a quiet drink and a bite to eat at the iconic Pub, a browse the Gift Emporium and Aussie World Village with a selection of specialty shops.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm and rides start at 10am. Closed Christmas Day 25th December and ANZAC Day 25th April.
Tickets includes: General Admission, unlimited rides and attractions, unlimited games of mini golf.
Aussie World ticket prices are:
$38 Child (3-17 yrs)*
Children under 3 are free
*Prices are subject to change based by the operator of this tour at any time.
Exploring the Sunshine Coast’s Art Trail
One of the many excellent attractions on the Sunshine Coast is its flourishing art scene with literally hundreds of art studios, galleries and exhibitions. It’s definitely worth taking a day out from the beach and exploring the Sunshine Coast’s Art Trail.
In particular the Sunshine Coast hinterland region has an extraordinary reputation for fine art. There are a wealth of exceptional artists with artworks that include oil and water-colour paintings, and extend into bronze, sandstone and marble sculptures; porcelain and hand-blown glass; silk and textiles; jewellery, wood, photography and much more.
From the hinterland hidden treasure towns of Maleny and Montville, to the beachside town of Caloundra and up the coast to Buderim, Eumundi and Noosa, there is plenty of artwork to be appreciated by the discerning art lover.
Here a suggested day trip itinerary for exploring the Sunshine Coast Art Trail:
Caloundra – Head south to the this top family holiday beachside holiday town and check out Caloundra Regional Gallery, with ever-changing exhibition from local and international artists.
Glenview – Drive west towards the Bruce Highway and check out Opals Down Under at Glenview with an amazing range of Australian opals and opal jewellery.
Continue on the Landsborough-Maleny Road to Art on Cairncross, located at Cairncross Corner east of Maleny. The gallery continues to be visited by art lovers from all over Australia and the world because of the calibre of fine art displayed including ceramics, glass and sculpture.
In Maleny itself there are several art galleries, including Ben Messina Landscapes, Peace of Green Gallery, Gary Myer’s Gallery and David Linton Gallery.
A short driving distance away is the hinterland village of Montville, the Sunshine Coast’s largest concentration of art galleries, all within walking distance of each other. Check out Secrets on The Lake, Illume Creations, Montville Art Gallery and Main Street Gallery.
To complete the loop, return eastwards towards the coast and stop off at Buderim, where there is Art Nuvo, a sleek gallery that’s home to a carefully curated collection of local, original artworks. Batik, ceramics and sculpture sit alongside paintings.
If you haven’t had your fill of fine art then head north towards the arty town of Eumundi and of course Noosa, where you find more galleries and art studios. You can download a Sunshine Coast Arts Trail Map HERE
Get into the Sunshine Coast’s art scene on your next holiday to The Mirage Alex. The Mirage Alexandra Headland, is a luxury four and a half star resort. Set 50 meters from the main road The Mirage offers stunning views without the traffic noise! BOOK NOW
Milk & Beans Coffee House
Like superior coffee? Milk and Beans is a unique speciality coffee house and they are located just around the corner from Mirage Resort on Alexandra Parade.
Milk and Beans put great emphasis on what goes into every cup of coffee – from the award winning milk supplied by locals at Maleny Dairies to the exquisite beans from master roaster, Wolff Roasters.
If you’re not a coffee drinker then they cater for tea drinkers too. Choose from a range of premium organic Chamellia teas. Also there’s hot chocolates, chai tea, cold drip coffee and a selection of cold drinks to choose from.
Milk and Beans are open every day for breakfast, through to lunch and afternoon tea. Check out their extensive breakfast and lunch menu or maybe just a freshly baked muffin. Try a healthy Acai Bowl or a tasty American style waffle. For lunch munch into a delicious burger or a freshly made wrap.
Opening Hours: 6am to 4pm every day
Location: 22/156-158 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
The Mirage Resort at Alexandra Headland is the perfect Sunshine Coast Accommodation for your next holiday. Perched between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, close to the beautiful beaches at Alexandra Headland and to shops, restaurants, clubs and cafes. BOOK NOW
Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade
When: TBA December, 2018
Where: Begins at Mooloolaba Wharf, Mooloolaba
A fantastic Christmas spectator event, the Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is happening again this year in December.
Be sure to grab your spot along the route to enjoy the Christmas lights and festivities and look out for the Best Dressed House and Boat in the competition. All entry fee proceeds are being donated to STEPS Charity, a locally based charity.
The course runs anti-clockwise from the Mooloolaba Wharf to the end of Mooloolah Island, then down the main Kawana canal to Lawries Marina, back to the river past La Balsa Park and then back to the Mooloolaba Wharf for judging.
The best viewing locations are:-
1. Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba
2. The Wharf Mooloolaba and Penny Lane
3. La Balsa Park, Buddina
For more information and entries visit Mooloolaba Boat Parade
Spend your Christmas Holidays on the Sunshine Coast at Alexandra Headland and The Mirage Resort. The Mirage Alexandra Headland, is a luxury four and a half star resort. Set 50 meters from the main road and Alexandra Headland beaches, The Mirage offers stunning views without the traffic noise! BOOK NOW
Treehouse Kids Christmas Party
When: TBA December, 2018
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina
Come along for a family festive day packed with heaps of fun activities at the Treehouse Kids Christmas party to raise money for The Autism Treehouse.
The day will include a few rides and bouncing castles, plus these fabulous activities:
- Face painting
- Balloon animals
- Slime zone
- Jumping castles galore
- Chair swing ride
- Pony rides
After you’ve had enough activity head on over to the chill zone where you can rest for a while on a squishy bean bag.
Help raise funds that allow The Treehouse to continue to provide support to the local community with access to resources, life skills programs and social events.
The Christmas party commences at 9am and finishes at 2pm. Tickets are $5 for general entry and $10 for entry and rides and are available from The Autism Treehouse
Why not have a Sunshine Coast weekend away prior to Christmas with us here at The Mirage Alexandra Headland. Take advantage of our Stay 3 Nights and Save 15% Special Offer (prior to 17 December). BOOK NOW
Spend a morning at the Sunshine Coast’s biggest and best markets on a half day tour to Eumundi Market.
With over 600 stalls, the town of Eumundi transforms into a vibrant mecca for shoppers. If you’re looking for something different, you’re sure to find something that appeals with a wide array of wares. While the kids are having their faces painted you might want to take a look at the multitude of clothes, materials, pottery, paintings, glass bowls, hats, bush furniture, the list goes on and on, all handcrafted of course and many unique to the market.
It’s a market for quiet, lazy browsing with wide aisles winding around shady trees and historic buildings. Take a break and enjoy some of the delicious food on offer while listening to anything from electronic didgeridoos to traditional bush poetry.
Tour operates: Every Wednesday
Tour duration: 5 hours
Departs: Hotel pickup 6.40am (approx) to 12.00pm
Includes: Transfers from your accommodation and entry to Eumundi Markets
Eumundi Market Tour ticket prices are:
$88 Family of four
Eumundi Markets are a great way to spend a Wednesday morning on the Sunshine Coast!
The Mirage Alexandra Headland, is a luxury four and a half star resort located 50 metres from the beach at Alexandra Headland. BOOK NOW
Buderim Forest Park
Escape into the greenery and coolness of Buderim Forest Park during your stay on the Sunshine Coast. Described as the hidden jewel of Buderim Mountain, the Forest Park is a nature lover’s wonderland with a boardwalk with viewing platforms through the subtropical rainforest.
This 45 hectare secluded oasis is less than a kilometre from the Buderim Village and only 7 kilometres from Alexandra Headland. Buderim Forest Park is a rainforest world of tall trees, ferns, babbling waterfalls, cascades and bird calls.
Here you can walk on the elevated path as it follows the meandering brook through subtropical rainforest and marvel at the wondrous Strangler Figs. Once the boardwalk comes to an end, keep following the trail running through dense bushland along the creek, past babbling cascades and ultimately to Buderim Falls.
At the waterfall there is a high arch bridge spanning the creek above the actual falls where you get a bird’s eye view of the tumbling water. The falls were a favourite recreational place for the region’s indigenous people and have been unofficially named “Serenity Falls”, but are widely known as the Buderim Falls.
The walking trail has been developed from two entry points. The lower entry is off Lindsay Road via Harry’s Lane, while the second entry point is via Quorn Close, which runs off Lindsay Road at the top of Buderim. To download a map visit Buderim.
The lower Lindsay Road entry begins with a huge park, where there are electric barbecues and picnic tables available.
The Sunshine Coast is blessed with a beautiful lush hinterland and many national parks in the region for you to get out and explore by foot. Plan your next Sunshine Coast Holiday to the centrally located Alexandra Headland, and stay at The Mirage Alex, close to a patrolled surf beach and all amenities. BOOK NOW
Elliott’s Bistro @ Alex
The fully licensed Elliot’s Bistro at Alexandra Headland is a great place to eat or just have coffee for breakfast, lunch or dinner six days a week.
The restaurant is owned and managed by a husband and wife team with friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. Elliott’s fresh tasting menu is the result of sourcing as many local products as possible.
Here’s some suggested items off the menu:
Breakfast special: Mango Fool with fresh mango, kiwi & passionfruit, layered with coconut yoghurt, peanut butter granola, mint and lime.
Dessert menu: Dark Chocolate Mousse with home made honeycomb and fresh strawberries
Coffee treat: Passionfruit Melting Moments or the amazing Snickers Bars!
Roast Night: Try their great Thursday night roast menu 3 courses $ 45 or 2 courses $35
Location: 102/98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
Open: Tuesday – Wednesday 7.00am to 3.00pm, Thursday – Saturday 7.o0am to 10.30pm, Sunday 7.00am to 2.oopm
Phone: (07) 5479 5115
Facebook Page : Elliotts Bistro
Elliott’s Bistro is within an easy walking distance to The Mirage Alexandra Headland. Explore the amazing range of facilities in Alexandra Headland Accommodation perfect for your family to enjoy all year round. BOOK NOW
A Day @ SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Spend a day exploring the sea life at Under Water World in Mooloolaba. A day at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast can include a whole lot of fun things to do and see. Here’s what we recommend:
On arrival you will be given a full list of talk times along with a helpful ‘Top Tips’ to help you make the most of your day.
10.00am: Take the ocean tunnel tour
10.15am: Don’t miss the ray talk and feed
11.00am: See the seal presentation
11.30am: Go behind the scenes on a tour
12.30pm: Attend the freshwaters streams talk
1.00pm: Lunch at Octopus Garden Cafe
1.30pm: Interact with the Octonauts in the Octonauts Zone
2.00pm: Play in the three-level indoor play zone of Shipwreck Shores
2.30pm: Check out the seals at Sea Island
2.45pm: Jellyfish Kingdom talk
3.00pm: Meet the seahorses at Seahorse Sanctuary
3.15pm: Discover the collection of tropical fish in our Pacific Reef tank.
3.30pm: See if you can find over ten species of fish in the brand new zone of Coastal Wreck
4.00pm: Browse the gift shop for that special momento
In addition to all of this you can also get up close and personal to some of the marine creatures by booking either a shark snorkel adventure, a seal experience or a shark dive xtreme.
Get involved in the Ocean Ranger Program that gives kids the exclusive opportunity to feed, touch and meet some of the amazing SEA LIFE animals!
Book now for your SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast big day out with Experience Oz. Admission is $39 Adults, $26 Children (3-14 yrs) and $115 for a family of four.
After an exhausting day exploring SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast return to your luxury one, two or three bedroom apartment at The Mirage Alexandra Headlands. This 4.5 star resort is set in tranquil tropical gardens 150 m to Alex Surf Club and patrolled surf beach at Alexandra Headland. BOOK NOW
Queensland Triathlon Series Round 3
When: 2018 Dates TBA
Where: Sportsman Parade, Kawana
Two days of bringing together some of the elite tri-athletes and swimmers is taking place over the weekend of 18 and 19 November at Kawana at the Queensland Triathlon Series and Kawana Aquathon.
On Saturday 18 November the Kawana Aquathon will take place with an open water swim consisting of 3 distances: 1500m, 1000m, 500m. The course is a 500m triangle with 3 laps being completed for the 1500m course and 2 laps for the 1000m course.
On Sunday the triathlon will get underway with an array of races that feature different distances to cater for all ages and abilities to compete in a fun, friendly environment. From the Kool Kids to the Elites, there is something for everyone!
The Queensland Triathlon Series Expo will also be operating over the weekend with good quality, interactive displays of products and services. Come along and visit the event sponsors and exhibitors and grab yourself a bargain.
Expo times: Saturday: 2:30pm – 4:30pm and Sunday: 5:30am – 11am
For entries and more information visit Queensland Tri Series
Make a weekend of it and book your accommodation at The Mirage Alexandra Headland. The Mirage is located in the heart of Alexandra Headland, known to the locals as ‘Alex’ and is less than 5kms from Kawana. It is a coastal community situated on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. BOOK NOW
Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast
When: November 2018
Where: Twin Waters Resort, Maroochydore
A festival experience that will leave you different than when you came, Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast is coming to Twin Waters from 9 to 12 November.
Wanderlust will replenish your body and soul with new ideas, new friends, newly-discovered abilities, and greater peace. The festival features lots of yoga with renowned yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists, and chefs for a transformational retreat amongst nature.
The yoga classes on offer suits all levels, from beginner to expert, as well as a wide variety of practice styles. Try something different like meditation or relaxing yin classes or uplifting vinyasa, or challenge yourself with something completely new like standup paddleboard yoga or aerial yoga.
Chill out to the wide variety of live musical entertainment, from main stage performances to intimate acoustic shows to the many performances accompanying the yoga classes. Participate in drumming, guitar and other music workshops.
Get out into nature and the great outdoors with one of Wanderlust’s many guided adventures. Flow and float on a standup paddleboard, explore the surrounding bays by kayak, go surfing, or roam the shore on horseback.
There will be a wide array of food available. Whether you’re raw vegan or vegetarian, gluten-free or paleo, or simply enjoy good healthy food, taste some delicious festival food.
Check out Wanderlust’s four-day schedule here and select which activities you’d like to participate in, and then purchase your tickets.
Looking for festival accommodation for this event? The Mirage Alexandra Headland is only 12kms away from Twin Water. Select from a generous size one, two or three bedroom apartment at this 4 star Sunshine Coast Resort. BOOK NOW
Play Golf on the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast has many championship golf courses available to play a round during your stay at The Mirage Alexandra Headland. The Maroochy River Golf Club is the Sunshine Coast’s newest and most exciting golf course.
As we know the Horton Golf Club has been closed to make way for the new Maroochydore CBD development. The Maroochy River course was designed by Graham Marsh, with a 18-hole par 72 layout that it is basically a links-style course.
Under the watchful eye of Mt Coolum, the course features wide fairways, few trees and lots of strategically placed bunkers. What makes it challenging is the water, which is a feature of almost every hole, and the windy conditions of the location on most days.
Maroochy River golf complex, offers superb practice facilities, a well-stocked pro shop, a modern clubhouse with outstanding bar and bistro facilities, a function room capable of hosting weddings, conferences and dinners.
If you want to perfect your stroke hit a few balls on the floodlit driving range, or hone your short-game skills on a large chipping green, practice bunker and a large putting green.
Visiting golfers can book their tee times on-line, and hire clubs from the Pro Shop. Green fees start from $65 for visitors for 18 holes.
Maroochy River Golf Club is located at 374 – 514 David Low Way, Bli Bli.
Book your next Sunshine Coast Golf Holiday at the perfectly positioned Mirage Resort at Alexandra Headland, between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. The Mirage’s extensive Sunshine Coast accommodation facilities provide something for everyone, from the energetic to those who just want to unwind and relax on their family holiday on the Sunshine Coast. BOOK NOW
Spring Fling on the Sunshine Coast
Spring has sprung! It’s definitely time to have a spring fling on the Sunshine Coast don’t you think?
Spring is the perfect time of year to plan your Sunshine Coast holiday because it’s warm enough to engage in a multitude of water sports, as the sea temperature is a mild 22 to 23 degrees C. It’s also a wonderful time of year to get out and about amongst nature, by taking a drive out into the Sunshine Hinterland to breath in the clean crisp air and take in the green lushness of this area.
If this isn’t enough to convince you, then here is the perfect springtime holiday agenda for your stay on the Sunshine Coast:
Sunshine Coast Outdoor Events & Festivals
14 – 15 Oct – Buderim Garden Festival
19 Oct – Bledisloe Cup of Wine @ Mountain Creek
21 Oct – Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival @ Caloundra
21 – 22 Oct – Beach Carnivale @ Maroochydore
22 Oct – Caloundra Mountain Bike Festival
27 – 29 Oct – Opera at The Castle @ Bli Bli
28 Oct – Hallooween FestEvil @ Palmview
28 – 29 Oct – Conscious Life Festival @ Bokarina
9 – 12 Nov – Wanderlust Festival @ Maroochydore
25 Nov – Craft Beer Sunshine Coast Festival @ Bokarina
30 Nov – 2 Dec – Jungle Love Festival @ Imbil
Sunshine Coast Water Activities
There is plenty of fun to be had either on the water or in the water on the Sunshine Coast. Try some of these fantastic water activities:
- Learn to Surf at Alexandra Headland
- Go beach hopping to one of the many beautiful golden sanded beaches on the Sunshine Coast
- Jump aboard a Whale Watching Cruise.
- Hire a Kayak or Standup Paddle Board (SUP) and paddle down the Maroochy River.
- Set sail on a Yacht Cruise from Mooloolabah Yacht Club
- Get your adrenalin pumping on a Jet Ski on the Maroochy River
- Get your thrills on a Jet Boat ride at Mooloolabah
- Get active at the Bli Bli Aqua Park
Sunshine Coast Nature Based Activities
Nature and beauty abounds on the Sunshine Coast. Get out and about into nature during your “spring fling” on the Sunshine Coast by trying some of these activities:
- Take a drive into the green lushness of the Sunshine Coast to Maleny and Montville
- Walk or cycle the coastal path along the beachfront from Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba or Maroochydore.
- Take a day trip to Noosa National Park and walk one of the many scenic trails.
- Climb Mount Coolum for amazing views at the top.
- Visit Buderim Forest Waterfall.
- Scale the steep cliff of Point Cartwright.
- Get amongst nature at the Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens.
- Take an eco cruise down the Maroochy or Noosa Rivers.
Plan your next “spring fling” with The Mirage Resort Alexandra Headland, set amongst lush tropical gardens with a swimming pool and lagoon and opposite the picturesque Lake Nelson Park, home to many water birds, including some elegant swans. Select from a spacious one, two or three bedroom apartment with balconies that are east facing and have a view of the beautiful pool and gardens, the lagoon and park and/or ocean. BOOK NOW
Learn to Surf at Alexandra Headland
Learn to surf in the gentle waves off the beach a Alexandra Headland with an experienced surf school.
Robbie Sherwell’s XL Surfing Academy touts themselves as the leading surf school and high performance training provider on the Sunshine Coast. The highly experienced and professional coaches at XL provide training and instruction for surfers, and surfers-to-be, of all skill levels and experience.
All ages are welcome, from 5 year olds to grandparents. XL will tailor sessions to best suit you. The first lesson gives newbies a complete introduction to the amazing world of surfing where you learn to paddle, catch and ride white water or small green waves, assisted by Surfing Australia qualified coaches.
XL offer individual or group lessons, or join in on a weekly session. Also check out their holiday intensive programs where students of all ages from first-timers to intermediates and elite will have the opportunity to take part in the 3 or 5 day programs. Focusing on strength, confidence, skill and technique.
The lessons are undertaken at either Alexandra Headland Beach or Mooloolaba Beach. XL inform you prior to your lesson where they will be located.
There is nothing like the rush of standing up for the first time on a surf board! To learn more or to book lessons visit XL Surfing Academy.
Book your next Sunshine Coast Holiday in Alexandra Headland 50 metres from the beach and the Alexander Headland Surf Club. The Mirage Alexandra Headland offer large one, two or three bedroom apartments in a resort-style complex with excellent facilities. BOOK NOW
Buderim Garden Festival
When: 2018 October DATES t.b.a
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Buderim
Nothing exemplifies Spring more than beautiful blooming gardens. The Garden town of Buderim celebrates Spring with the annual Buderim Garden Festival in mid October.
The festival features four fabulous events over the weekend with the following:
- The Spring Flower Show
- Open Gardens
- Quality Flower Market
- St. Marks Church Floral Display
Spring Flower Show entries will fill the Memorial Hall with floral decorations, plants, vegetables, hanging baskets, bonsai, cut flowers and novelty arrangements in a blaze of colour.
The Plant Market presents a wide variety of plants from specialist growers and local enthusiasts that have established a reputation of quality in their plants in the past years.
The Buderim Garden Show costs $15 for access to all the gardens, the hall and the plant market. A bus will move people between the gardens for a small extra cost. Pre-purchase tickets are available at the Old Buderim Post Office in Burnett Street, Manawee Nursery, Buderim Newsagency or Bendigo Bank.
Don’t miss this special weekend in Buderim. Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation in Alexandra Headland, less than 7 kilometres from Buderim. The Mirage Alexandra Headland features 4.5 star resort-style accommodation set 50 meters from the main road along the Alexandra Headland strip. BOOK NOW
Visit Australia Zoo
An absolute must do when staying on the Sunshine Coast is spending a day at Australia Zoo. The Home of the Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin, offers the best animal encounters and live animal shows.
Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, has come to fruition. Where else in the world can you take a walk on the wild side with a majestic tiger, cuddle a koala, hand-feed a rascally red panda or have a cheeky cheetah snapshot?
Checkout Australia Zoo’s animal encounter experiences and exhibits such as the African Safari Park, The Crocoseum, Tiger Temple and Elephantasia. Enjoy live wildlife shows in the Crocoseum with tortoises, otters, koalas, crocs, birds of prey and the amazing Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.
Hand-feed the gorgeous Red Kangaroos and Grey Kangaroos as they roam around their open-range enclosure or the beautiful baby animals at Kids’ Zoo.
Explore the tropical paradise of Bindi’s Island where you’ll find Bindi’s incredible three-storey treehouse. Complete with an authentic shipwreck entrance, Bindi’s Island will transport you to your ultimate wildlife haven, with cheeky ring-tailed lemurs on display and roaming free amongst guests!
Australia Zoo is situated on Steve Irwin Way in Beerwah and is approximately 30 minutes from Alexandra Headland.
For tickets and further information head to The Mirage Experience Oz Page.
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Alexandra Headland Surf Club
One of the best places on the Sunshine Coast to enjoy a cold beverage or delicious meal with exceptional beach views, is Alexandra Headland Surf Club.
The Alex Surf Club is situated not far from The Mirage Resort. It has been perfectly designed to make the most of its prime, beachfront location with great views across the beach and the Pacific Ocean.
The Lookout Bistro menus feature great family value meals cooked with some of the best locally grown and made produce on the Sunshine Coast. There are also daily lunch and dinner specials for the budget minded.
Meanwhile the Cafe offers all day dining, and is perfect for an early morning snack or late afternoon meal. Try their Coffee and Slice for $6!
For those who love some entertainment The Alex Surf Club has the largest gaming facility out of all Surf Clubs on the Sunshine Coast. With 131 gaming machines and weekly promotions you are sure to have some fun!
Every Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon there is fantastic live music entertainment provided in the Bluff Bar.
The Alex Surf Club is the perfect spot to eat, drink and keep entertained during your holiday on the Sunshine Coast.
Book your next Sunshine Coast Holiday at The Mirage Resort in Alexandra Headland, ideally located halfway between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Select from a one, two or three bedroom apartment at a luxury four and a half star resort. BOOK NOW
Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo
When: 2018 DATES t.b.a
Where: Kawana Sports Precinct, Bokarina
All you ever needed for home, lifestyle, outdoors and adventure at the one expo! The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo over 3 huge days!
There will be 180 companies and thousands of products and services exhibiting their products and services for homes, lifestyles, outdoor living and outdoor adventure. Be prepared for a big day of adventure, learning, shopping and entertainment.
- Free kid’s rides and a jumping castle for the kids
- Two Old Ducks cooking demonstrations
- The Berkley Super Fishing Tank will take you on an underwater journey with a massive display
Make sure you grab your free copy of the Event Guide as you enter the event. The Guide contains all the essential information you need to know about the event including, entertainment details, event map, list of exhibitors and products on display, prize information and loads more!
Admission: Adults $12, Aged seniors $10, children under 16 are free with an adult.
Times: Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm
For more information visit Sunshine Coast Expo
Kawana Sports Precinct is located at 320 Nicklin Way, Bokarina
Book your Sunshine Coast Accommodation for this event at Alexandra Headland’s Mirage Resort. Select from comfortable one, two or three bedroom apartments set 50 meters from the main road at Alexandra Headland. BOOK NOW
Take a Drive to Noosa
If you’re looking for something to do that will keep you occupied for most of the day, why not take a drive to Noosa during your stay with us?
Noosa Heads, or just Noosa for short, is located just under 50 kilometres away, and is an easy drive northwards on the Sunshine Coast Motorway. Sometimes referred to as the French Riviera of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Heads and the elegant Hastings Street, is where you will find all the beautiful people sipping on their lattes at trendy cafes and shopping at designer fashion boutiques.
But the allure of Noosa is not just this, as it combines all the finer things in life with stunning beaches offset by the natural beauty of Noosa National Park, all in one compact area you can explore by foot.
Noosa Main Beach, one of the only north-facing beaches on the east coast of Australia has gentle waves which are favoured by families and those learning to surf. Its soft white sand is dotted with beach walkers and sun worshippers all year round.
Noosa Spit is also another popular beach that is a designated off-leash beach for dogs but is a popular safe beach for families.
The Noosa National Park Beaches also have several beautiful unspolit beaches in the headland section of the Noosa National Park, including Alexandria Bay.
Noosa National Park
One of the most popular things to do in Noosa is a walk through Noosa’s National Park. With its abundance of wildlife and secluded beaches, is only ten minutes walk from Hastings Street, where you can explore 15 kilometres of walking tracks of all grades from easy walking to medium level sandy tracks.
As you walk around the headland there are magnificent views over Boiling Point, Tea Tree Bay, Dolphin Point, Winch Cove and then to the point aptly named Hells Gates because of its steep cliffs and deep crevasse. From Hells Gates you get magic views of Alexandria Bay which is a remote and stunning beach.
Hastings Street, everyones favourite shopping and people-watching street, is a hub of activity day and night with resort-style fashion boutiques, art galleries and gift shops. Diners relish in the cuisine and cocktails of exclusive restaurants and bars that line the street. Otherwise you can enjoy a cold beverage and a good value-for-money meal at the Noosa Heads Surf Club that sits on Main Beach with views to die for.
For a change of pace from the beach, you can take a short drive or jump on the Noosa River Ferry and experience the Noosa River. The sandy banks of the river are a safe place for swimming but also offers endless water activities like jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, boating and fishing.
If you venture further up the Noosa River, it extends into a series of lakes to the Noosa Everglades that is best experienced by canoe, kayak or river cruise.
Enjoy all Noosa has to offer and return to the comfort of our luxury four and a half star resort at The Mirage Alexandra Headland. With a choice of one, two or three bedroom spacious holiday apartments on the Sunshine Coast and all the comforts of home. BOOK NOW
Lake Nelson Park
Located opposite the The Mirage Alexandra Headland the picturesque Lake Nelson Park, is home to many water birds, including some elegant swans. Come at the right time of year and watch the baby cygnets or maybe some ducklings with their parents.
Also keep an eye out for honeyeaters and rainbow lorikeets in the flowering shrubs and trees, as well as kingfishers, egrets and herons down by the water.
Make use of the great facilities including the parks BBQs, playground, picnic tables and shelters while you enjoy the views of the magnificent swan sculptures and the local waterway. The playground in this park is fenced and is currently scheduled for an overhaul to improve the play space.
Siting on the small island in the middle of the lake is the beautiful ‘Sisters by Choice’ bronze sculptures. It’s a unique capture of a black swan, an emblem of the Maroochydore area, and the egret, the emblem of Xiamen, the Sunshine Coast’s Sister City in China, taking off in flight together to symbolise the sister city relationship and co-operation.
Nelson Park is a lovely little green oasis in the middle of the Sunshine Coast. If you get sick of the beach it’s the best place to take a stroll, a quiet place to have a picnic or just a great place to let the kids burn off a bit of energy.
Sunshine Coast International Readers & Writers Festival
When: 2018 Dates T.B.C
Where: Coolum Beach Civic Centre
A festival for aspiring writers and bookworms alike! The Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival features two days and one night of entertainment at beautiful Coolum Beach.
The Festival showcases the amazing talents of a huge variety of local, national and international artists, including renowned writers, performers, musicians, raconteurs, poets and artists.
In 2017 the festival program featured the launch of the first-ever 2018 SCIRWF Short Story Competition. POn opening day the local Gubbi Gubbi people and Lyndon Davis performed a welcome ceremony. Followed by Yvonne Corstorphin and her Cool Harmonies choir with a rousing and warm-hearted welcome to the 2017 festival.
The program continues throughout the weekend with workshops, book launches, presentations and entertainment. For a full program of events visit SCIRWF
Stay tuned for more information about the 2018 event!
Coolum Civic Centre is located at 2-4 Park Street, Coolum Beach.
Sunshine Coast Whale Watching
A once in a lifetime experience! Witness the legendary Humpback and Southern Right whales up close and personal on a Sunshine Coast Whale Watching Cruise.
Join the friendly crew of one of the Sunny Coast’s best cruise operators for a whale watching experience departing from Mooloolaba. The cruise is over 3 hours duration, where you’ll embark on a whale watching tour that is jam-packed with spectacular scenery, up-close whale encounters and a delicious morning tea.
Jump aboard a luxurious vessel that takes guests on an exclusive whale watching tour with limited numbers to ensure you get the best possible views of the whales from the spacious decks. The cruise departs at a range of times daily between July and October.
You’re guaranteed a 100% whale sighting or money back guarantee! Take in the sights of the Sunshine Coast from the water and see the whales in a single tour. BOOK yourself a whale watching cruise online today with Experience Oz.
Prices start from $59 Adults and $39 Children.
Visit the Sunshine Coast for fantastic Whale Watching and stay with us at The Mirage Alexandra Headland. The Mirage offers stunning views with all balconies east-facing with views of our beautiful pool and gardens, the lagoon and park and/or ocean. BOOK NOW
Black Bunny Kitchen
Chillax at one of Alexandra Headland’s funkiest eateries with an icy cold craft beer or freshly brewed coffee, at Black Bunny Kitchen.
Located at 180 Alexandra Parade, just opposite the main beach, Black Bunny’s has a selection of over 100 craft beers, either on tap or in nicely chilled bottle.
Each day Black Bunny Kitchen fires up the offset wood smoker to cook up the best traditional slow cooked and seriously tasty BBQ.
Then every weekend they have some fantastic local talent showcasing their awesome skills, from chilled blues and indie rock to reggae funk.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 7am – late. Black Bunny Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy the laid-back vibe of Alex and is only minutes from The Mirage Resort.
10 Family Friendly Things to do Near Alexandra Headland
Your Sunshine Coast holiday can be the perfect time to bond together as a family and get out and about and explore this wonderful region. There are so many beaches to explore along the long stretch of coastline from Caloundra in the south to Noosa in the north. But apart from this there are many other activities that you can enjoy. Here are 10 family friendly things to do near Alexandra Headland:
- Walk or cycle the coastal path along the beachfront from Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba or Maroochydore. Take your time and take in the breathtaking coastal views and maybe you might catch site of a breeching whale (during whale season May to September). Also look for other marine creatures such as dolphins, turtles and seabirds.
- Check out the viewing platform and memorial to the ship and crew of the HMAS Brisbane perched atop Alexandra Headland. The memorial with majestic views overlooking Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba beach, points to the ship’s final resting place offshore.
- Explore the rock pools at Alexandra Headland beach or Mooloolaba beach. These rock pools are great to explore (with or without a bucket) at low tide. The pools have sea weeds and algae, limpets, anemones and a seemingly infinite variety of hermit crabs.
- Get active at the Bli Bli Aqua Park for as little as $20 for one session. The park consists of a series of inflatable slides, runways, blast bags and bouncers all connected together and floating in a large sectioned off area of the back lake. Bli Bli Aqua Park is located within the Bli Bli Watersports Complex at 367 David Low Way, Bli Bli, only 13km from Alexandra Headland.
- Hit the lanes of Suncity Tenpin Bowling where all the family can test their skills with the bowling ball and maybe score a strike. They provides all the equipment including the balls and shoes, you just need to bring yourself and socks. Suncity is located nearby at 8 Mari Street, Alexandra Headland. A great wet weather activity!
- Go underwater at Sea Life Mooloolaba, Queensland’s largest aquarium and oceanarium with one of the hugest and most diverse arrays of marine life – both above and under the water – on display in Australia! You can book your tickets with us here at Experience Oz. This is a must do when visiting the Sunshine Coast.
- Scale Point Cartwright. The high cliffs feature a lighthouse at the top of the coastal headland and provide spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast strip. It’s often possible to spot migratory humpback whales and turtles as well as ships entering and leaving the Port of Brisbane with the views to the east. The grassy slopes provide and excellent location for a family picnic. Access is via a track located at the base of the headland at the northern end of Kawana Beach.
- Learn how to surf the waves of Alexandra Headland beach. XL Surfing Academy is one of the leading surf schools on the Sunshine Coast and can provide lessons for beginners through to advanced surfers. They also offer great school holiday programs. They’re based at Alexandra Headland Beach or Mooloolaba Beach.
- Drop a line in at Maroochy River. Try near the mouth of the river at Pincushion Island, which makes up the northern bank of the river. This is a great place for land-based anglers, as bait fish are brought in on the tide and predators tend to follow. Maroochy River is less than 3 kms away from Alexandra Headland.
- Experience the excitement and thrill of an ocean jet ride with Mooloolaba Jet Ride. Strap yourself in for a fun, high speed ride across the open ocean of the Sunshine Coast on a 1 hour jet boating experience in a fully enclosed vessel. Departing from Mooloolaba daily (weather permitting). Make a booking here with Experience Oz
Mount Coolum Walk
You don’t need to head for the hills into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for a challenging uphill walk. There’s one right here near the coast at Mount Coolum. If you enjoy a challenging walk with spectacular views, then the Mount Coolum summit walk is a must do whilst you are visiting the Sunshine Coast.
Geographically Mount Coolum is an isolated volcanic dome, 208 metres in height and roughly circular in outline. The 1.6 km return walk to the summit involves a lot of steep rocky stairs and is categorized as a class 4 walk, suitable for fit walkers only. The last part of the walk is a rock scramble to the summit.
It goes without saying that the view from the summit is truly magnificent; a 360 degree overview of the Sunshine Coast, Point Cartwright and the Glass House Mountains to the south, the Blackall Range to the west, and Noosa Heads to the north.
Mount Coolum is located on David Low Way 6 km south of Coolum Beach township or 3 km north of Marcoola township and 19 km from Alexandra Headland.
Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival
When: Saturday 25 August, 2018 (tbc)
Where: Old Horton Park Golf Course, Maroochydore
The countdown is on until the Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival with an awesome lineup at Old Horton Park Golf Course on Saturday 25 August.
The festival now in its fourth consecutive year, will feature a diverse range of musical talent with a blend of electro and rock. With one main stage, a cash and PayWave bar, Champagne and Oyster Garden and larger-than-life art installations, the natural amphitheatre comes alive each year with the hottest acts and artists in Australia.
The lineup for 2017 included:
- The Presets
- Bernard Fanning
- Alison Wonderland
- Anna of the North
- Northeast Party House
- Billy Davis
Stay tuned for the 2018 line-up!!
Plus many more! So gather together your friends and make sure you grab a ticket for $120 from MMVAF and head along for a wicked day under the Sunshine Coast sun.
Old Horton Park Golf Course is located off Dalton Drive, Maroochydore.
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When: Friday 27 July, 2018
Where: Sunshine Coast
Coastrek is a 30-60km team trekking challenge run by Wild Women On Top, which will journey along the beautiful Sunshine Coast on Friday 27 July.
Teams of four, with at least 50% women, have between 10 to 18 hours to complete the challenge that starts at Caloundra (Dicky Beach) and finishes at Noosa (Woods). The purpose of this trek is getting fit while raising money to transform lives.
Coastrek has seen thousands of people complete the challenge, raising almost $15 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation to date.
This life-changing adventure starts months prior to the event with a 12 week training program that includes loads of expert tips, events and fundraising support to help competitors prepare for the big day.
It is amazing what can happen when a small group of women believe in the impossible. For more information visit Sunshine Coastrek
Get in quick and book your Sunshine Coast accommodation at the half-way point of the trek at The Mirage Alexandra Headland Resort. BOOK NOW
Alexandra Headland Skatepark Upgrade
Major upgrades to the skate park at Alexandra Headland are currently underway. These improvements will include elements to suit skaters, BMX riders and scooter riders of all ability levels – with a split level advanced bowl, mini bowl and stair set among the key design features.
New design features will include:
- A combination-style park with features for both street and transition users
- Split level advanced bowl with a depth of 6ft – 8ft and an extension up to 9ft
- 4ft mini bowl
- 5ft quarter pipe and 3ft quarter bowl
- Kicker to kicker with A-frame rail
- A stage located under the existing Norfolk Island pine tree, plus seating and shade, offering opportunities for community events within the precinct.
The upgrade is expected to be completed in late November 2017.
This will certainly further enhance the facilities on the Alexandra Headland beachside parklands area.
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IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast
When: 26 August, 2018
Where: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Love a challenge? Enter IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast and take on a world-class triathlon course beachside at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Australia’s beautiful Queensland.
The event starts at Mooloolaba Beach with a swim off the surf beach, next take on the super-fast bike course followed up by two running laps of Mooloolaba Esplanade to finish up the day. Find out more at IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast!
Whether you are competing in the event or just a spectator you’ll get to enjoy all that the Sunshine Coast offers from top class restaurants, stunning beaches and world famous attractions.
The Mirage Alexandra Headland has partnered with Experience Oz to provide you the best hot deals and value adds on tours and attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Whether you are looking to go to an attraction, on a cruise, need a transfer or wish to book a jet ski tour, we can help you with it all. With NO booking fees, it’s often cheaper than if you turn up directly to an attraction. Be sure to pre-book your tickets to save time and money!!
BOOK ONLINE HERE
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon
When: 17-19 August, 2018
Where: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival draws participants from all over the Sunshine Coast, throughout Queensland, interstate and even internationally.
More than 10,000 runners and walkers attended the 2017 Sunshine Coast Marathon. The event offers several options for varying ages and abilities, including:
*The Channel 7 Marathon (42.195km)
*McDonalds Half Marathon (21.0975km)
*Love & Partners 5km
*QLD Government Family Dash 2km
*Cricks Fun Run 1km
Many of the events are centred locally here around the Alexandra Headland area. For further details and registration information please visit the Sunshine Coast Marathon website.
The Mirage Alexandra Headland offers a choice of fully self-contained 1, 2 or 3 bedroom holiday apartments with excellent onsite facilities including lagoon swimming pool, lap pool, children’s wading pool, heated spa, gymnasium, sauna, full size tennis court, kids playground … and more! It’s the perfect base for your Sunshine Coast holiday.
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Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show
When: 15th to 17th June, 2018
Where: Nambour Showgrounds, Coronation Avenue, Nambour, Sunshine Coast
There’s something for everyone at the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show! Enjoy 3 big days of:
*Arts, Crafts and Cookery
For more information please visit Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show.
The Mirage Alexandra Headland offers a choice of fully self-contained 1, 2 or 3 bedroom holiday apartments with excellent onsite facilities including lagoon swimming pool, lap pool, children’s wading pool, heated spa, gymnasium, sauna, full size tennis court, kids playground … and more! It’s the perfect base for your Sunshine Coast holiday.
Book your Sunshine Coast accommodation with us today.
Our Sunshine Coast event accommodation is conveniently located between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, in the beachside area of Alexandra Headland. The Mirage Alexandra Headland is a four and a half star resort and the perfect location for any event, family holidays, weddings and honeymoons or enjoy relaxed accommodation if you are attending one of the many Sunshine Coast events. With a great range of sporting and cultural events held annually on the Sunshine Coast this resort is centrally located and a short distance to events and facilities including Mooloolaba and Maroochydore beaches, Stockland Park, the Kawana sports precinct, the Nambour Civic Centre, Fishermans Road netball courts, the Events Centre Caloundra and a range of sporting fields and venues.
Alexandra Headland Accommodation
Choose from a great range of accommodation options perfect for your requirements. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, all with fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, spacious interiors and an outdoor balcony area there will be plenty of space for everyone. Take advantage of the fantastic range of onsite facilities which include a range of pools from lap to the kiddy’s pool. Enjoy a workout in the gym before a sauna and spa. Shoot some hoops on the half court basketball court, a game of tennis or indoor bowls at the adjacent Sunshine Coast bowling centre. For the younger members of the family there is an onsite playground or adjacent to this Alexandra Headland accommodation resort you will find Nelson Park with its duck pond, safe playground area and bbq’s.
Walk to the beach at Alexandra Headland with its surf break and patrolled swimming area. Follow the coastal pathways to discover Mooloolaba and Maroochydore with great shopping and dining options. Whether you are organising your own family event or partaking in one of the local Sunshine Coast events, the Mirage Alex is the perfect Sunshine Coast event accommodation choice for your next visit.
The Mirage offers affordable four and a half star luxury Alexandra Headland accommodation for couples, families or friends, wanting a relaxing adventurous holiday. This resort features a great range of facilities, activities and style to make your holiday on the Sunshine Coast an enjoyable, unforgettable experience that will stick with you for years to come. At the resort there are a number of features for the children, to keep them busy while you unwind. With several pools to chose from, the basket ball court and a children`s park they will be spoilt for choice whilst you relax in the heated spa and sauna or laze by the pool on one of the many sun loungers.
Alexandra Headland Holiday Apartments
You will have your pick of the one, two and three bedroom apartments in this Alexandra Headland holiday apartments. The kitchens feature granite bench tops, full sized fridges, dishwashers, microwave, stove and ovens so you can cook up a feast if you feel like staying in one night. They also have laundry facilities with washer and dryer for those having a longer stay, and a large balcony with an eastern facing view so you can sit in the evening and watch the sunset with your family. Upgrade your apartments to the top floor, they feature all the same amenities but an additional rooftop area with a barbeque and outdoor setting. All apartments are modern with luxury furnishings and modern decor. From your holiday accommodation you will find a range of restaurants, with a variety of different cuisines at your fingertips. Whether you feel like, Thai, Indian, seafood or Italian, you will find it close by when staying at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast . There are also cafés, shops, art galleries and book shops to explore near by The Mirage. Just fifty metres from us you will reach the sandy beach of much loved Alexandra Headland where you can enjoy the beach and the surf. Just perfect…ring us today to make your next holiday booking at The Mirage where you will enjoy luxury Alexandra Headland accommodation
The Sunshine Coast is famous for its beaches and relaxed atmosphere but also its attractions, which are all in driving or walking distance from your accommodation in Alexandra Headland. Obviously Aussie world, Australia Zoo and Underwater World Sea Life the kids will absolutely love, but you can also found less popular activities to do. Drive inland and discover the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland with villages such as Montville, Maleny and Flaxton. Take a hike to Kondalilla Falls or any part of the 58km Great Walk of the Sunshine Coast. A morning at Eumundi markets is a must, held every Wednesday and Saturday, browse over six hundred stalls of local arts, crafts, food and fashion on display. Not too far from the Alexandra Headlands resort is the Big Pineapple with its world famous sundaes, also if you feel like some hiking then climb Mount Coolum, or walk through Noosa National Park with its spectacular scenery and secluded coves perfect for bathing or just relaxing. The Queensland Air Museum and the Ginger Factory, are also family favourites and worth a visit on your holiday. If you feel like doing some sports then the fantastic beaches here are perfect for fishing, surfing and swimming, to suit all ages and experience levels. Maybe you are looking for something a little but more out there and exhilarating, then why not try a number of water sports; jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, it will be a fun, exhausting, new experience for the whole family. Of course there are plenty of world class golf courses near to your Alexandra Headland accommodation, just ask our staff or tour desk and they can direct and advise you. Book your next holiday at The Mirage resort on the Sunshine Coast, we’d love to see you.
We have a prime position in Alexandra Headland, our family resort on the Sunshine Coast is just off the main street, making it safe and peaceful, perfect for a quiet break or family holiday. Your kids will be in water heaven with all our facilities, heated lagoon, lap and spa pools, as well as the children`s pool with a waterfall, they will spend hours playing in the water and the gardens while you can relax by the poolside with a book and a glass of wine as you unwind into the holiday spirit. The grownups might enjoy a game of tennis or you could get the whole family together and shot a few hoops on the basket ball court. Then right next door to us is a ten pin bowling alley, the fun will never end when you stay with us at this Sunshine Coast luxury resort. Our facilities, location and views provide something for everyone to enjoy, from the adventurous to those who want to relax with their family on the beach.
Accommodation at Alexandra Headland
The one, two and three bedroom apartments here at this Alexandra Headland accommodation are all spacious and beautiful furnished, each have laundry facilitates with washer and dryer, full kitchen with state of the art appliances, larger dining, living and balconies make for enough space for everyone. enjoy the air conditioning, ceiling fans, Foxtel, DVD player, stereo and free wifi that all comes with the rooms, as well as hair dryers, complimentary tea, coffee and toiletries, what more could you ever need? It is also possible to upgrade any apartment you book, which means you move to the top level and can enjoy your own private rooftop area with a barbeque and outdoor seating. Every single view from the balconies and rooftops of these holiday apartments options boast incredible views of the Sunshine Coast. Pack up the family and head to the family resort Sunshine Coast for your next getaway.
Situated between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, on the “Sunshine strip” you will find this beautiful four and a half star Alexandra Beach accommodation. Choose from one, two or three bedroom apartments, with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, open plan living and dining areas, air conditioning and internet access, here you will be living a life of luxury on your next beach holiday. With large east facing balconies you will enjoy beautiful sun rises, cooling sea breezes and a tranquil outlook. Sit back and enjoy your coffee on your balcony, soak up the sun and just relax. Perfect for singles, couples and families, this accommodation Alexandra Beach ticks all the boxes.
Sunshine Coast Resort
With wide walking paths that connect the seaside suburbs of Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, you are within walking distance to fantastic beaches from your Sunshine Coast resort accommodation. It is a must to visit both Mooloolaba and Maroochydore well known for their perfect beaches and Esplanades lined with restaurants, cafes and boutique shops that will all call your name as you walk by. Maroochydore is also home to the Sunshine Plaza which offers shopping, movie theatres and a fantastic range of dining options, also well worth a visit. Wander to Alexandra Headland to swim, surf or just stroll the beach. Staying at this Sunshine Coast resort, you will never be short of beach options. For an unforgettable beach holiday, ring us today and book your Alexandra Beach accommodation at The Mirage, you won’t be sorry.
Looking for the perfect resort accommodation on the Sunshine Coast for the family? Look no further than The Mirage Resort at Alexandra Headland. This Sunshine Coast resort is centrally located just a short walk to patrolled beaches, parklands and paths that lead to both Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. Close to a range of restaurants, cafes, take-aways, the Alex Surf Club, shopping and entertainment it is the perfect resort choice.
Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
This great Sunshine Coast resort offers a range of facilities including lap pool, lagoon pool and kids pool with waterfall. The family will love the full sized tennis court, half court basketball court, gym and undercover bbq area for that relaxing poolside dinner. Located adjacent to the local ten pin bowling centre, there is lots of entertainment on offer for the entire family.
Choose from 1, 2 or 3 fully self contained Sunshine Coast apartment accommodation complete with full kitchen and laundry facilities. Each apartment is individually furnished with large outdoor balcony which is east facing to take advantage of the sunrise and afternoon sea breezes.
Make your holiday booking today at this great Sunshine Coast Resort and get ready to relax.
The Mirage resort located at Alexandra Headland is a four and a half star Sunshine Coast luxury resort. Set back just fifty metres off the main road, this beachfront resort offers beautiful views without any traffic noise and is just a short walk from Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. Featuring one, two or three bedrooms with a large balcony, all east-facing and harbours a stunning view of the pools, gardens, lagoon, park and the ocean, are appealing with a tranquil outlook. Directly opposite to this resort accommodation on the Sunshine Coast is Lake Nelson Park, home to different varieties of birds, including the famous swans.
Alexandra Headland Resort
This Alexandra Headland resort’s facilities are world class; heated lagoon, lap and spa pools, heated childrens pool with a cascading waterfall, gymnasium and sauna all set in the back drop of a tropical gardens. Unlike many other hotels, there is a full sized tennis court and a half basket ball court so the whole family can keep fit and active while on holiday. There is also a childrens play area outdoors and optional babysitting in room service so you can go out for a romantic dinner and feel safe that the kids are in safe hands. In this enviable position in Alexandra Headland we are just fifty metres from the restaurants, cafés, surf clubs and patrolled family friendly beahes. Our newest feature at our resort accommodation Sunshine Coast is the wireless free high speed broadband internet so you can now stay in touch with home and work whilst on holiday. All of the rooms have free foxtel, DVD players and stereos, as well as air conditioning and laundry facilities. With all this to enjoy, we look forward to welcoming you to this Sunshine Coast luxury resort.
As the Sunshine Coast region is sub tropical it has the perfect year round climate, making this Sunshine Coast hotel one of the best holiday accommodation choices around. Perfect for singles, couples and families on their holiday, you will enjoy a peaceful break at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast. This resort is located within walking distance to three beautiful beaches, so take full advantage of your position and explore everything that this amazing part of the world has to offer. This resort has a great range of fully self contained holiday apartments and a fantastic array of onsite facilities that will keep every holiday maker occupied.
Alexandra Headland Accommodation
You will not be disappointed by the attractions and facilities on offer at this Alexandra Headland accommodation. From heated pools including a large lagoon pool, 15 metre lap pol and children\’s wading pool with waterfall, toa heated spa in the tropical garden, a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, full sized tennis court, half basketball court, children’s playground and secure undercover parking. With all these incredible facilities, it will be difficult to leave your hotel accommodation but once you do, you will find how close you are to all the things the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Play a round of golf, relax on the beach, learn to surf, shop till you drop or enjoy a meal at one of the coast’s award winning restaurants. This Sunshine Coast hotel is the ideal accommodation choice and perfect for your next getaway. Ring us today to make your bookings,we’d love to see you soon.
When it comes to Sunshine Coast hotels this Alexandra Headland apartments will always be the best choice for everyone. With a great range of one, two and three bedroom apartments to choose from they are perfect for singles, couples, families and friends. The apartments at this Alexandra Headland accommodation Sunshine Coast all feature spacious interiors, modern décor, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and the best feature is the large private balcony, where you can all enjoy the spectacular views and soak up the sun. the apartments also have air conditioning and ceiling fans for when the summer sun becomes too hot, and free internet access so you can keep connected all the time.
Accommodation Alexandra Headland
The onsite facilities at this Alexandra Headland accommodation are very impressive, a large heated lagoon pool with sloping entry, 15 metre lap pool, children’s pool with waterfall, heated spa in the tropical garden, gymnasium, sauna, full sized tennis court, half basketball court, children’s playground and secure undercover parking. There is also a day spa in room service if you need some extra relaxation and we can organise babysitting so you can go and enjoy a romantic evening on the town. These serviced apartments accommodation Alexandra Headland also have onsite management and a tour desk, that are around to help you plan any trips or tours that you wish to par take while you’re on holiday. Walk to the nearby patrolled beach, coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and shopping, all a short walk from this centrally located accommodation at Alexandra Headland. Book this Alexandra Headland apartments now for the holiday you have all been craving.
This Sunshine Coast hotel has a range of great facilities that will please everyone, including a heated lagoon pool, 15 metre lap pool and kids wading pool with a waterfall feature. The whole family can enjoy all of these facilities along with the spa, sauna, gym, tennis court and basketball court. What more could you possibly need from this Sunshine Coast family resort? Just next door is a ten pin bowling alley that the kids will love, and there are lots of other entertainment to offer for the entire family.
Sunshine Coast Accommodation
A holiday spend at this Sunshine Coast accommodation will be an unforgettable adventure that everyone will be talking about for years to come, as soon as you leave this resort you will be planning your next holiday here with us to capture that magic again. Choose from a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments that are perfect for singles, couples or family and friends, they are all spacious, luxurious and will feel as if they were designed and furnished with your holiday in mind. The apartments in this Sunshine Coast accommodation at Alexandra Headland are all fully self-contained with equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, open plan living and dining area, large east facing balconies, air conditioning, televisions and free wireless internet. Make sure you take advantage of your position and explore the surrounding areas, beautiful beaches or head into the Sunshine Coast hinterland to explore this stunning villages. Stay at this Sunshine Coast hotel for the holiday to remember.
Looking for a romantic, luxurious resort on the Sunshine Coast for your upcoming holiday? Look no further than The Mirage resort which offers perfect Alexandra Headland romantic accommodation. This resort is calling your name, offering you and your significant other a great range of one, two or three bedroom self contained apartments. Relax on the balcony of your apartment or upgrade to a roof top apartment, the perfect location to take in the stunning views over the surrounding area or a romantic sunset. Wander to the beach at Alexandra Headland for a swim, relaxed drink or romantic wander along the sandy beach.
Couples Accommodation Alexandra Headland
This Alexandra Headland couples accommodation Sunshine Coast is within walking distance to everything you need, including three nearest beaches of Alex, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. You are also close to an extensive array of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops. Of course you are driving distance to all the different local attractions; Australia Zoo, the Big Pineapple and Underwater World Sea Life. Just a short drive from the Sunshine Coast and an hours drive north of Brisbane you will find this Alexandra Headland accommodation with its variety of different onsite facilities to please everyone. Workout in the lap pool, gym challenge your partner to a game of tennis or half court basketball. There is also a heated lagoon pool with sun loungers and barbeque area all set in the lush tropical garden, the ideal place to relaxed together on your Alexandra Headland getaway. Ring us today to book this Alexandra Headland Romantic Accommodation…you won’t be sorry.
This Alexandra Headland beachside resort is packed with fun facilities and an abundance of activities to make your holiday memorable and exciting. There will be something for everyone on your next Sunshine Coast holiday, the kids will absolutely love the different pools, the lagoon style heated pool, the 15 metre lap pool and the children’s wading pool, you can all relax in the sauna and spa and the adults can keep fit in the fully equipped gym. These Alexandra Headland resorts also have a full tennis court and half basketball court so the whole family can exert some energy and enjoy some friendly competition on the courts.
Alexandra Headland Beach
At this Alexandra Headland accommodation you are just 150 metres from Alexandra Headland beach, well known for some of the best surfing in Queensland, so perfect for those who love to surf, there are also some safer beaches in the local area for those who want to learn. This patrolled beach is popular with families as is the local surf club with its dining options. Enjoy a beachside breakfast, coffee, tapas, a cool drink or a night out upstairs with its live music, restaurant and entertainment. As Alexandra Headland is so central on the Sunshine Coast it puts you in a great position to explore the region, drive up the beautiful, winding roads into the hinterland and find the country towns, their chilled markets, antique stores and book shops. The hinterland is also home to some great bush walks, and if you are lucky enough you may even spot some Australian wildlife. At this Alexandra Headland beachside resort you can choose from spacious and comfortable one, two and three bedroom accommodation…perfect for your next Sunshine Coast beach holiday.
The Mirage Alex Resort is the perfect Alexandra Headland family resort, and ideally located between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore.
With walking paths connecting both townships, The Mirage Alex Resort offers some very convenient accommodation. For older families with young adults, the location is perfect. South of the Alexandra Headland is Mooloolaba Beach – a hugely popular holiday destination. Mooloolaba Beach offers wonderful views over the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, as well as having some of the Sunshine Coast’s best dining and shopping. Not forgetting, a great range of golf courses for dads who get an opportunity to escape with the clubs for a day. Mooloolaba Beach is known as one of the safest swimming beaches on the Sunshine Coast, with three patrolled beaches within a kilometer of each other.
A quiet stroll north is Maroochydore, a larger centre that also serves as the local business hub. Families can come here to get their shopping fix at the Sunshine Plaza, watch a movie, or enjoy an easy meal out.
At The Mirage Alex Resort, you’ll find a resort environment perfectly conducive to relaxation. Enjoy the large lagoon pool with sloping entry, or the 15 metre lap pool, while the kids can enjoy their own pool with a waterfall. Relax in the spa that’s set beside a tropical garden and the lagoon pool, or take in some steamy heat in the our sauna. Fitness enthusiasts can maintain their routines with a state of the art gym onsite. Sporting families may also enjoy a little one-on-one on the half-basketball court. There is also a full-sized tennis court which is lit for evening play.
To top it all off, there is a flexible range of apartment options, with one, two or three bedroom configurations, and a choice of upgrades to rooftop apartments that come with outdoor lounge areas on the rooftop, complete with dining and BBQ facilities. Don’t just take our word for it, for a closer look click to The Mirage Alex Resort gallery to have a look at our fabulous Alexandra Headland Family Resort.
This Alexandra Headland beach accommodation should be at the top of your list when you are planning your next Sunshine Coast holiday. This is the perfect place to stay, we are centrally located, have great facilities, spacious and luxurious apartments and friendly staff to help make your holiday unforgettable. Located on the “Sunshine strip” at Alexandra Headland, this Sunshine Coast family accommodation is idyllic and calm. This Alexandra Headland beach accommodation will be your home away from home, a place you love going back to after your busy days, to rest your feet and enjoy the views from your balconies. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, swimming, surfing or exploring the rock pools at Alexandra Headland beach, a short walk from your accommodation.
Accommodation Alexandra Headland
Whatever Alexandra Headland apartment you choose, one, two or three bedroom they are all fully appointed with queen bedroom and ensuites, laundry with washer and dryer, equipped kitchen, spacious dining and lounge areas and east facing balconies to catch the sea breezes. Whether you are bringing the whole family or just two of you for a romantic weekend you will find what you’re looking for at this Sunshine Coast resort, ring up or check the website to find out more about us. Just a short drive from the Sunshine Coast airport and an hour drive north of Brisbane this beach accommodation is easily accessed. Just a short walk down the road from this Sunshine Coast resort you will find the Mooloolaba Esplanade with its boutique shops, cafes and restaurants, the beach there is also safe and patrolled. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to great holiday activites and a central location close to the beach when you stay at The Mirage, Alexandra Headland Beach Accommodation.
This Alexandra Headland family resort offers luxury four and a half star accommodation in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. It is located on the stunning Sunshine Strip, between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore in the area that locals refer to is as “Alex.” When you stay here you will feel just like a local, enjoy the laid back, chilled out atmosphere that surrounds the whole area…aahhh instant relaxation.
Resort Accommodation Alexandra Headland
This Alexandra Headland resort accommodation is the place for you and your family to stay for your next Sunshine Coast holiday, you will have everything you need all within walking distance, the patrolled beach is seconds away, the restaurants, cafes, shops and bars are all just a stroll down the road. This is an excellent location for a relaxed family holiday with so much to keep all the family entertained…swim, enjoy a game of tennis, basketball, play in the adjacent park, feed the ducks or a family game of ten pin bowling….its all here at this Alexandra Headland family resort. Choose from a great range of one, two or three bedroom apartments, all are spacious and comfortable but for extreme luxury why not upgrade to a rooftop apartment. With the upgrade you will include a private rooftop with a barbeque area outdoor setting with a panoramic view of the ocean, hinterland and surrounding area. These apartments are all self-contained featuring a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, two bathrooms, air conditioning, Foxtel, free internet access and complimentary tea, coffee and toiletries. Enjoy all that these Alexandra Headland apartments have to offer its treasured guests. We’ll see you soon at this Alexandra Headland Family Resort.
The Mirage offers great Alexandra Headlands holiday accommodation. With a four and a half star rating this Sunshine Coast family friendly resort is the perfect place to spend your holiday in the sun, sand and sea. This resort has all the style, located and facilities to make your holiday on the Sunshine Coast the experience of a lifetime. This Alexandra Headlands accommodation on the Sunshine Coast is found on the Sunshine Strip, between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, its laid back vibe is popular with locals, surfers and tourists alike. Its location on the rocky headland that is known to be some of Queensland’s best surf, swimmers will also enjoy the patrolled surf beaches and the rolling waves.
Alexandra Headlands Resort
Onsite this Alexandra Headlands resort has a number of great facilities for guests to enjoy, there are several pool to choose from, the main lagoon gently slopes and is heated year round, surrounding the pools are a number of sun loungers to soak up the rays. There is also a 15 metre lap pool for those who wish to do some more serious swimming. There is an outdoor dining area that sits underneath a sculpted sunshade so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the lush garden next to the pools. These Alexandra Headland apartments are just 150 metres to the surf club and the beach, good for energetic waves and great surf. The Mirage resort is so central on the coast that you are close to all the big attractions; Australia Zoo, the Big Pineapple and Underwater World. Stay at this Alexandra Headlands holiday accommodation for your next holiday.
The Mirage Alexandra offers superb luxury Alexandra Headlands family accommodation. With a four and a half star rating, this Alexandra Headlands resort has all the amenities and style to make your family holiday on the Sunshine Coast a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
On site, the Mirage Alexandra Headlands has a number of features to keep the kids entertained. With several pools to choose from, you can be assured that a day beside the pools will be put to good use. The main lagoon pool has gently sloping entry and is heated to a year-round temperature of at least 26 degrees. On the grassy verge at the waters-edge are a number of sun loungers for soaking in the sun, and directly behind is an outdoor dining area that sits under a sculpted sunshade. For more strenuous water babies there is a 15 metre lap pool.
You’ll find our one, two and three bedroom apartments a delight too. The kitchens feature granite benchtops – are well appointed with full-sized refrigerators, dishwasher, microwave stove and oven. Our apartments also contain separate laundry facilities with washing machine and dryer – essential equipment for families staying a few nights.
It’s just 150m to the Alex Surf Club and patrolled surf beach. There you’ll find a rolling beach, good if you enjoy energetic waves, and great if you enjoy surfing. The Alex Headlands has some of the best surfing on the Queensland coast.
The Mirage Alex is also a great launch pad for day trips around the Sunshine Coast.
- Australia Zoo in Beerwah – Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo needs no introduction
- Big Pineapple – see where pineapples come from and try some of their delightful pineapple products (hint: the pineapple sundae is good)
- Ginger Factory – see how ginger is processed into a range of products, and sample their impressive range of ginger products or experience the Super Bee live bee show
- Underwater World – the ocean like you’ve never experienced before, including seal shows and shark dives for the brave
For luxury family-friendly Alexandra Headlands family accommodation that is close to some of the Sunshine Coasts best-loved attractions The Mirage Alex is the obvious choice. We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Mirage Alex Resort at Alexandra Headland is a luxury four and a half star resort on Sunshine Coast, located on a beautiful spot known as the “Sunshine Strip” between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. Alexandra Headland has some of the best surf on the Queensland coast. Swimmers can also enjoy the rolling beaches as there is a patrolled swimming area provided by the surf club. Combined with the laid-back atmosphere of the town, this Alexandra Headland resort is just the place to unwind, relax and settle-in for a weekend or holiday break.
This Sunshine Coast resort is packed with facilities to make your stay exciting and enjoyable. There is a large lagoon pool with sloping entry, a 15 metre lap pool and a fantastic children’s pool with a waterfall. Not to mention the spa, which is set in a tropical garden beside the lagoon pool and a sauna. For fitness enthusiasts who want to maintain their routines, there is a state of the art gym onsite. Sporting people will also enjoy the half basketball court and full-sized tennis court, which is lit for evening play.
As for the apartments, you can enjoy one, two or three bedroom accommodation, all with ample space to stretch out in. The balconies of our apartments are all east-facing and have a view of the beautiful pools and gardens, the lagoon, Nelson Park and/or Sunshine Coast. Across the road lies Nelson Park, with a secure fenced sheltered children’s playground if the kids want a change of scenery. There’s also a walking path that winds around the lake. Perfect for an evening stroll. If your timing is right, you’ll get a chance to see the resident black swans with their cygnets.
Make your holiday booking today at this great Alexandra Headland Resort. You’ll find a relaxing holiday at The Mirage Alex Resort.
In between Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore lies the seaside village of Alexandra Headland. Here you will find the delightful Mirage Alex Resort, a four and a half star luxury establishment designed with your holiday in mind.
The Mirage Alex Resort offers superb one, two or three bedroom accommodation with east-facing balconies that overlook our beautiful pool and gardens, the lagoon and park. Enjoy stunning views over the lagoon, resort grounds and towards the ocean. The resort also has a wonderful outdoor recreational facilities with three outdoor pools. The larger lagoon pool has a number of sun loungers, the perfect place to relax with an ice cold drink and a good book. There is a 15 metre lap pool for fitness types, and a children`s pool with a waterfall. If you’re looking for a place to park the kids for a few hours (and also keep an eye on them) this would be their idea of nirvana.
There are also walking paths that connect the township of Alexandra Headland to Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, making The Mirage Alex Resort a very conveniently located accommodation option. South of Alexandra Headland is Mooloolaba Beach – a very popular Sunshine Coast destination. Mooloolaba Beach offers some great views over the Pacific Ocean, as well as having some of the Sunshine Coast’s best dining and shopping. There’s also a great range of golf courses for dad to escape to with the clubs for a day. Mooloolaba Beach also has one of the safest swimming beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Three patrolled beaches lie within a kilometre of each other.
The local beach in the Alexandra Headland is also patrolled and is only a five-minute walk away. The beach is perfect for surfing, having some of the best surf breaks in Queensland. Swimmers who like rolling surf beaches will like Alexandra Headland. Other wise Mooloolaba Beach offers a smaller to no wave beach. Perfect for families and just a five-minute drive away.
Book now for your perfect luxury beach holiday at Alexandra Headland Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
The Mirage Alex Resort should be at the top of your list for accommodation when planning your next Sunshine Coast holiday.
This is the perfect Alexandra Headland accommodation located on the “Sunshine Strip” between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore. You’ll find plenty to do on the Sunshine Coast, or equally an idyllic resort to do very little. De-stress, unwind and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the “Alex” township. It’s a friendly little community that’s become a popular destination for surfers with the Bluff at Alex Headland providing consistently great surfing conditions all year around.
The luxurious four and a half star apartments of the Mirage Alex Resort have balconies that are east-facing, with views of our beautiful pool and gardens, the lagoon, park and ocean.
Whether you choose a one, two or three bedroom option, each apartment is fully appointed with queen bedroom and ensuite, separate toilet, laundry with washer and dryer. The kitchen is also fully equipped with granite tops, with spacious dining, lounge and balcony areas. Other creature comforts include: air conditioning, ceiling fans, Foxtel, DVD player, stereo, and the all important free wifi. You can be assured that you get all these amenities, even with the one bedroom option, because the one bedroom apartments are actually two or three bedroom apartments with the extra bedrooms locked-off. The luxury of larger apartment space, all for one bedroom prices.
Would you enjoy more private accommodation?
By upgrading to the rooftop option you get your private outdoor lounge area with a BBQ.
Whether you are looking for family accommodation, or a one bedroom apartment for a romantic weekend getaway The Mirage Alex Resort has an option that will suit you. Book or enquire now for your Alexandra Headland accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.
Looking for romantic, luxurious accommodation in a central Sunshine Coast location for the upcoming Valentine`s Day? The Mirage has the perfect solution for you. Their quiet Alexandra Headland location is within walking distance to both Maroochydore and Mooloolaba with a wide array of restaurant and cafe options, boutique shopping and local attractions.
Accommodation at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast
The Mirage Alex is centrally located, a short drive from the Sunshine Coast domestic airport and a 1 hour drive from Brisbane. Offering Alexandra Headland Accommodation, The Mirage offers a range of resort apartment choices that are spacious with the 1 bedroom apartments just perfect for couples. All are fully self-contained with air conditioning, laundry and generous east facing balcony…….perfect for catching the afternoon sea breezes or enjoying the morning sun rises.
Be spoilt with the resort facilities on offer…..workout in the lap pool, gym or sweat it out on the tennis or basketball court. Relax by the pool on the sun lounges with a good book or enjoy a bbq in the sheltered outdoor bbq area. A short walk from this Mooloolaba Resort will find you in the heart of Mooloolaba with its Esplanade boutique shopping and cafe precinct. Swim at the fully patrolled Mooloolaba Beach, wander the ocean foreshore to the spit or just take advantage of the views from any number of cafe and bar options.
With so much on offer at Mooloolaba for this Valentine’s Day, you will be spoilt for choice with a weekend of fun enjoying luxurious and romantic Sunshine Coast accommodation…..just perfect!
Head to Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast and save money today when you book our Low Season Summer Accommodation Sale which is now on. Take advantage of the Sunshine Coast during a quieter time with the school holiday crowds having returned home and back to school. Enjoy a peaceful break at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast, with this great resort ideally located a short walk to the patrolled beach at Alex Headlands and within walking distance to both Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. All this and great accommodation in one of our fully self contained 1, 2 or 3 bedroom holiday apartments at a fraction of the price…ring us today to make your booking.
Sunshine Coast Resort
All our apartments in this resort on the Sunshine Coast are fully self-contained with full kitchen and laundry facilities, spacious interiors, tasteful decor and generously sized east facing balcony with views over nearby Nelson Park and its lagoon, resort swimming pools and towards the ocean. You will love the great onsite resort facilities for guests usage during their stay. Relax in one of our heated pools (large lagoon pool, lap pool, children’s pool with waterfall), heated spa, full sized tennis court, half court basketball court and gym.
What are you waiting for? Take advantage of our current Low Season Summer Sale Accommodation Deal now with prices starting from only $149 per night (conditions apply) in a 1 bedroom apartment, ring us today to secure your apartment and enjoy the last of summer at The Mirage Resort at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast.
On Alexandra Headlands you will find the Mirage Alex Family Beach Resort and Holiday Apartments, the perfect choice for Alexandra Headlands accommodation.
Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast is popular with locals who refer to the area as “Alex” as well as holiday makers. Featuring a beautiful beach, great surf break, picturesque surrounds and headland with spectacular views to Mount Coolum and the Maroochy River. It is its relaxed, laidback vibe that attract holiday makers wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life on their beachside holiday.
You will see holiday makers enjoying safe swimming on this protected Sunshine Coast beach or surfing the local surf break. Sign up for a lesson or hire and board and join the fun or wet a line and try your luck at catching dinner.
The Alex Headlands foreshore area is popular with parks, playgrounds, the best outdoor skate park on the Sunshine Coast, bbq and picnic areas. Wanting to dine out? Alexandra Headlands offers a great range of dining options from beachfront dining at the local Surf Club to a range of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines.
When it comes to accommodation, The Mirage Resort at Alexandra Headlands in the perfect choice. With a great range of fully self contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments they are perfect for singles, couples, families and friends. All apartments feature spacious interiors, modern decor, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry and a generous balcony area. Enjoy a relaxed outlook over adjacent parklands and resort grounds with higher leveled apartments featuring stunning ocean views.
Onsite facilities include a full sized tennis court, half court basketball court, gym, sauna and lap pool. Younger members of the family are well catered for with a children`s pool and waterfall and lagoon pool with sloping entry as well as outdoor playground onsite.
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Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast is the ideal holiday base for your next getaway and the Mirage Resort is the perfect Alexandra Headlands Accommodation choice.
Looking for holiday accommodation on the Sunshine Coast? The Mirage resort is the answer! Located at Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast this resort is located within walking distance to patrolled beaches at Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba, great shopping and dining options.
Choose from a great range of spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments. All are self-contained with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry making them the ideal option for those wanting to self cater on their holiday. These air-conditioned apartments also have a generous balcony area with beautiful views over the resort grounds, adjacent parklands and towards the ocean. Ask about the availability of a rooftop upgrade! Enjoy additional space, private bbq and outdoor setting and sensational views over the ocean and towards Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.
You will love the onsite resort facilities which include 3 pools (15 metre lap pool, lagoon and children’s pool), heated spa, gym, sauna, half court basketball court and full sized tennis court, outdoor children’s playground and adjacent undercover bbq and entertainment area.
Explore the surrounding area to find coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, local surf clubs and great shopping with Sunshine Plaza within walking distance. Alexandra Headland is ideally located and easily accessible to all Sunshine Coast attractions including Underwater World Sea Life, Australia Zoo, Aussie World, Big Kart Track and Ettamogah Pub. Enjoy a day trip to check out Noosa, Caloundra or head into the Sunshine Coast hinterland to explore Montville, Mapleton and Maleny.
Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast is the ideal family holiday destination for your next getaway and the Mirage Resort is the ideal Alexandra Headland Accommodation choice.