The whole idea of visiting a new tourist destination is to experience their local culture, explore their towns, and just take in the sights and sounds of the region. With Sunshine Coast being a collection of over 20 hinterland and beachside towns, you’ll be perplexed by how many activities this region has to offer.
So, how do you know what to do and when?
The best thing to do would be to join in on any or many of the tours that are organised especially for tourists looking to capture some brilliant memories of their vacation in the Sunshine Coast. There are a whole lot of guided day tours that you and your family can enjoy.
The staff at the Grand Palais Beachside Resort will be more than happy to discuss the various tour options and assist you in organising a tour that suits you and your family.
Listed below are some of the more popular holiday tours that tourists prefer.
Whale Watching Tours
When you’re at a beach town close to an area that sees humpback whales arriving in June to give birth annually, this is one tour that you wouldn’t want to miss! Around 2000 humpback whales migrate every year in and around the Moreton Bay, Hervey Bay and the Great Barrier Reef. You’re bound to see a few of them and have a ‘whale’ of a time!
This tour will require you to dedicate an entire day if you wish to spot some whales breaching or slapping their tails. Most of the tour operators provide lunch and snacks that are included in their per person rates, which vary depending on the tour operator that you choose. These tours usually start from July and go on until October.
Blue Water Kayak Tours
Beginning at Caloundra, this particular tour covers the Moreton Bay Marine Park and the Pumicestone Passage. Safe for the entire family, this tour is open for people from eight to 80 years and requires very little experience and fitness levels.
Starting from a mere $55 per person for their twilight tour to $150 per person for their full day tours, these tours are conducted as per the tides and the weather conditions. While touring, you’ll be able to observe the magnificent marine and bird life closely.
While the tour operators will provide the safety equipment, you’re advised to carry a hat, sunscreen, camera, water bottles, footwear and a swimming towel.
Horseback Riding at Noosa
Organized by an award-winning tour operator, Equathon, this tour is a must for you if you enjoy horseback riding on the beach. Even if you’re not an expert rider, this is something that you’d definitely want to try as it’s meant for people with various riding abilities.
Starting from $175 per person, all the horseback tours are led by Alex Watson, a triple Olympian. Their trails cover Noosa Trail Network, Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the Noosa North Shore beach.
If this is the first time you’re riding a horse and are overwhelmed by the entire experience, then you’d probably wish to take advantage of their special weekend riding lessons meant exclusively for the tourists.
Contact the staff at the Grand Palais Beachside Report if you would like to discuss the top holiday tours on the Sunshine Coast.