The 6 best ways to enjoy the subtropical climate this Summer
With summer in full swing it’s the perfect time to get outside and reconnect with the natural environment and enjoy the climate experiences that South East Queensland has to offer. Here are some of the best experiences we recommend doing this summer to enjoy the climate we have here on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.
1.Tank bath house
Situated on the riverfront in Mooloolaba, Tank Bath House offers a unique climate experience to enjoy the beautiful sunshine coast climate and indulge the senses in therapeutic thermal exposure.
”We have created a fun and exciting experience where guests can choose to either totally relax or let their hair down and immerse themselves in our very unique entertainment.”Tank Bath house
The six concept tank baths (5 hot tubs and 1 ambient temperature cold plunge pool) have been designed for each guest to move between to take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of what temperature change does to the body. We are big fans of acclimatising the body to different temperatures and connecting to the natural environment and Tank Bath House combines them in a luxurious experience. You can read more about the benefits of therapeutic thermal exposure here.
Play and relax in these invigorating thermal experience pools: 40° Magnesium, 38° Ginseng, 36° Peppermint, 34° Lavender, 32° Vanilla & a Cold Plunge
2. Snorkel at Tangalooma
One of the best snorkeling spots in Queensland is the wrecks on Tangalooma Island. A climate experience you are not likely to forget, crystal clear water, amazing marine wildlife and white sandy beaches, what’s not to love? Upon arriving on the ferry, you will get a great view of the wrecks and the stark contrast between turquoise water, dense green bush and white sand will take your breath away. 15 vessels were deliberately sunk to form a break wall for small boats, and now make for the perfect snorkel spot, featuring colourful coral and glittering reef fish.
The strong tides make it possible to drift from wreck to wreck without even having to swim. The wrecks are in a perfect position to just swim out from the shore or you can hire a boat or even go on a guided tour with a salty-haired expert to show you all the best spots. If swimming is not your thing, you can get a stunning birds eye view of the island with a helicopter trip.
3. Kondalilla Falls
There is one location where locals travel during the summer to feel cool water against their skin, cool air on their faces, and vistas of Mother Nature at her best. And this time it’s not on the beach, but deep in the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s rainforest. In the local Aboriginal language, Kondalilla means “rushing streams,” and when you hear the 90-meter Kondalilla Falls, the main draw of this natural beauty, you’ll know why.
Get your heart rate up with the Kondalilla Falls circuit an immersive 4.8km round hike that ends at the waterfall for a refreshing cool off reward. Even if you don’t take the full circuit, it’s well worth making it to this waterfall’s base for a dip. For a shorter option, Picnic creek circuit is a 1.7km easy walking with great views from the lookout point.
4. Noosa National Park
Another beautiful spot to experience the climate this summer is at Noosa National Park. Discover quiet beaches, untamed coastal terrain, and views from Noosa Heads’ recognisable headland. Dolphins can be seen playing in the water at Boiling Pot and Dolphin Point, and you can watch tremendous waves pound the rocks underneath Hell’s Gates with awe.
15 kilometres of walking trails take you through lush rainforest, fragrant open forests, and heathlands. Before making a mark on gorgeous sandy beaches, stroll over clifftops offering breathtaking coastal vistas.
Of the day-use area at Noosa Headland, several of the tracks begin and end. This is a great place to have a picnic or barbeque with family and friends because of the tranquil shaded areas and coastal backdrop.
5. River Cruise on the Catalina
Take a sunset cruise on the noosa river on the Catalina Noosa’s only floating premium event space with unrivaled access to the pristine Noosa River. The lower deck provides the flexibility of uninterrupted, climate capturing vistas with all-weather capability while on the upper deck, retractable awnings provide shade and shelter while you take in Noosa’s finest perspective of sunsets over the Noosa River and Hinterland. Into the evening, soft lighting and year-round warm weather create a magical cocktail bringing the bar and upper deck alive. Feel the cool breeze and view the scenic waters as you sip a cold beverage to create a relaxing effervescent experience.
6. Climb Mount Cooroora
Feel like the “King of the Mountain.” Mount Cooroora, which rises to a height of 446 metres in Tuchekoi National Park Pomona, is arguably the most well-known climb on the Sunshine Coast due to the king of the mountain race held every July since 1979. You may think that this ascent would be rather simple given that the race starts from the local bar and the best time is 22:43, but you would be mistaken! There is a steep ascent with a safety chain and some steps to help out and about 30m from the summit the chain ends and it is a scramble to the top.
This experience will really make you appreciate the breathtaking panorama that spans the Sunshine Coast to the south and the entire topography. Allow at least an hour for the roundtrip and pack a picnic or a snack to have at the top to take in the scenery. The cool breeze when you reach the summit truly makes you feel like the king of the mountain and like you can accomplish anything, even the descent back down.