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Walks to Nearby National Parks
There are numerous walking tracks in the surrounding National Parks.
National Parks Walks. Start your walk at the Ecolodge. 3 to choose from including easy walks of 1 hour up to half day walks. Free map of the various walks available at the Ecolodge office. Take a packed lunch and off you go!
The Orchard Walk – Our Garden Of Eaten
Take our tropical fruits guidebook to wander amongst the 60 tropical and exotic fruits that have been planted at the Ecolodge over the past 20 years. Taste and smell the fruits and nuts in season. It is all yours to enjoy.
The Bush Tucker Walk
Meander through our regrowth rainforest and creek area located at the rear of the Ecolodge property. The owners and guests have planted hundreds of trees here to regenerate this once weed infested creek area. Use the Ecolodge self guided bush tucker booklet to discover the different types of native bush foods and nuts available in the rainforest.
Children’s Seek and Find
Designed specifically for children accompanied by a parent or adult.
It has been created in such a way as to stimulate children’s 5 senses and help them gain a greater sense of the natural world through their own discoveries.
The creek trail in which the activity takes place was once long ago part of a unique rainforest system.
Over the past 20 years the family, guests and staff have been regenerating it by planting hundreds of indigenous rainforest trees, shrubs and vines.
FLESTERING – Art Walk in the Orchard Garden
The art of discarded objects found. Are you intrigued?
Waste is something we do, not something that is.
Flestering is an attempt to render our cultural dysfunctions in whimsical ways as a means of increasing understanding and transforming our behaviour in the face of our ecological vandalism.
Enjoy our flestering walk and think about how you deal with your rubbish, your waste. What and how are you ‘wasting’ and what will you do about it?
(Each Wednesday & Saturday) Step into a wonderful world of original design and meet the artists face to face. Best market on the Coast.
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!
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.
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.
Day Trips to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Take a Day trip to the Hinterland towns & villages (self-drive-maps provided at office):
- Cheese Factories
- Artists Galleries
- Sample Local Foods
- National Park trails
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
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.