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Sunshine Coast Queensland (Good Day Sunshine) February 5, 2009

Posted by Richard Foote in Travel.


Just recently returned from two glorious, relaxing, sun soaked weeks in the paradise that is Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

We often go to the Gold Coast but decided this year to stay at Mooloolaba instead, about an hour’s drive north of Brisbane on the quieter Sunshine Coast. As you can see from the photo, the views from the hotel were fantastic.

Two weeks with no work, no Oracle, no laptop, no phone, no cooking and no TV (except the Australian Open tennis).

Two weeks of swimming and sun-baking by the pool, body surfing and walks along the beach (where the water temperature as a very nice 26 C), fishing, cocktails, eating out at fantastic restaurants each evening, cold beers on the balcony, reading (Roger Moore’s biography “My Word Is My Bond” and Peter F. Hamilton’s “The Naked God“) exploring Steve Erwin’s Australia Zoo and the famous Glasshouse Mountains, more cold beers on the balcony and of course sleeping in each morning !!




OK, so it may not have been the biggest of fish 🙂

We were very lucky with the weather, with lots of sun (of course), only the occasional afternoon storm and with mild temperatures in the late 20s, early 30s Celsius while back home and in much of Australia, temperatures were a somewhat uncomfortable 40 degrees plus during much of our stay.

If you’ve never been before and want to visit a truely beautiful part of the world, I would highly recommend checking out the Sunshine Coast.

I was really getting used to it all but now it’s back to work, cooking, 38 C days and what to write next on the blog 😦