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Looking for a getaway inbetween assignments?

It has been extensively proven (by me) that concentrating exaggeratedly on something never leads to great results. Especially if that something is studying! Although is almost the end of the semester and surely each and every one of us has piled up study backlog, it is no good for anyone to accumulate excessive stress about it. So, here is my suggestion: take a day (or two) completely off and then get started with a fresh mind. There is plenty of beautiful getaways around Brisbane ,however, I do suggest you not to ignore the northern coast!

  • Bribie Island: It is probably where the city’s closest REAL beaches are. Here are a few favourite things to do and see: ride a jet-sky, kite or windsurf on Plumiceston Passage. Head to Woorim beach for surfing or sunbathing. Or even jump in a tandem skydive!


  • Caloundra to Kawana: Spend the day simply enjoying the sunshine, surrounded by the scenic outlines of the Glass House Mountains along the hinterland horizon. Look for hermit crabs along Dicky Beach’s rock shoreline, race bikes along the shoreline from Bulcock Beach to Kings Beach. Surf in Moffat Beach, renowned for it’s awesome surf break. And if you’ve had your fill of the beach, take a riverboat cruise down Pumicestone Passage or play a few rounds of golf at the Pelican Waters Golf Club. Pick a winner at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, or browse the Bulcock Street Sunday markets.


  • Maroochydore: The very centre of the Sunshine Coast, with Caloundra to the south and Noosa to the north. The rivermouth is a kite surfer’s paradise. There are river cruises, and great fishing opportunities to be enjoyed here.


  • Coolum to Sunshine beach: Coolum is home to world champion surfers who grew up surfing the region’s famous breaks. Why not try a surf lesson or hire a surfboard, boogie board or stand-up paddle board on the beach? Coolum also has one of the best beachside walks on the Sunshine Coast. Palmer Coolum Resort’s golf course is a must for any serious golfer. Mount Coolum golf course also offers a less challenging 18-hole course, with the occasional kangaroo popping in to check out the action. Finally, Coolum is one of the best land-based whale watching spots on the Sunshine Coast. Pick up local produce and crafts at the Peregian community market, held on the first and third Sunday morning of each month. Following the markets, listen the sounds of the outdoor Peregian Originals concert where musicians perform their own, original material. The wide, open Sunshine beach hosts a variety of banks for an endless, uncrowded surfing session and the beach in front of the Surf Club is patrolled year-round.


  • Noosa: The perfect paradise and only 90 minutes drive north of Brisbane. In Noosa you can find beautiful beaches in a place that is free of ugly high-rise buildings. It is the perfect place to escape for that much needed rest and relaxation. Swim and surf or just and work on your tan! There’s no rush here to submit any assignment or study for any exam!

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    Awesome, thanks! Looking for fellow kitesurfers at QUT if there’s a group, would love to know. Kat

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