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Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo
Mary Cairncross Reserve
Mary Cairncross Reserve
Couple Eumundi Market Stall
Couple Eumundi Market Stall
Mooloolaba Beach on Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Beach on Sunshine Coast
Coloured Sands at Fraser Island
Dingo on the beach at Fraser Island
Kayak in Pumicestone Passage
Kayak in Pumicestone Passage

Things To Do Out and About from the Ecolodge

Explore the Hinterland and nearby attractions (You will need more than 1 day) Most of these attractions are located nearby or a half hour drive away.

Visit Australia Zoo

We are only 10 minutes drive from the Zoo. Pre-purchase your tickets upon arrival at the Ecolodge and avoid the entrance queues by using a priority access.

View the Australia Zoo website >

Day Trips to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Take a Day trip to the Hinterland towns & villages (self-drive-maps provided at office):

  • Maleny
  • Montville, and
  • Mapleton


  • Cheese Factories
  • Wineries
  • Artists Galleries
  • sample Local Foods
  • National Park trails, and
  • Waterfalls

Eumundi Markets

(Each Wednesday & Saturday) Step into a wonderful world of original design and meet the artists face to face. Best market on the Coast.

Underwater World

Take an Ocean walk and explore 11 zones with over 150 species of aquatic species. Take the plunge with the Shark Dive Extreme and come face to face with over 8 species of Sharks and Rays. Located 30 mins from the Ecolodge.

Splash Out - At A Nearby Beach

The Sunshine Coast is famous for its beaches and we are only half an hour drive from many of them. Learn to surfboard. What great fun to do with your children!

View the Sunshine Coast Tourism website >

Fraser Island Day Tours

Explore this famous sand dune island by four-wheel drive bus with a great tour guide and enjoy a delicious fresh food lunch.

It is possible to take a day tour of Fraser Island returning to the Ecolodge the same evening, allowing substantial savings compared to staying overnight at Hervey Bay.

The tour starts early in the morning and bookings are essential. Or alternatively purchase the 5 day/ 4 night Hinterland Explorer Package.


Take a guided kayak tour of the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage.

  • Purpose built kayaks make it easy & comfortable
  • Experience the tranquillity & beauty of the national park
  • Abundance of birdlife
  • Half day or twilight tours
  • Suggested booking with your accommodation reservation

Whale Watching

Several options to choose from leaving from Mooloolaba or further north from Hervey bay. Check out these awesome and gentle giants of the sea who are just as curious about us as we are about them.

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