Okay Sunny Coasters, gear the kids up for our five adventures in five weeks challenge… Get them off the screen, out of the house and into the sun for outdoor fun! Setting a challenge is about improving skills and conquering fears in a supportive environment. Do as much, or as little, on the proviso its fun and works for the family. Pack the essentials and head to these great spots where you can reward the family with a Frozen Sunshine iceblock at the end of the challenge.
1. Ride and explore Aura parks
Stockland’s Aura estate has five innovative parks to explore, all accessible and interconnected by bike paths. These interactive parks are a favourite among the kids and exploring more than one fills them with excitement and adventure. The challenge is to ride to each park! Be sure to map your way and finish at Tree House Playground on 5 Lutkin Terrace where you'll find Café Georgie and a delicious Frozen Sunshine iceblock treat.
2. Kings Beach tidal pool & fountain
Let’s be honest, we live on the magnificent Sunshine Coast for our pristine beaches, but often we don’t enjoy the sand and surf as much as we should! Your challenge is to get to the beach and explore some water activities…. Kings Beach in Caloundra has it all for water exploration:
3. Journey on the Mary Valley Rattler
Step back in time on the Mary Valley Rattler and delve into our local history, with the railway that started before the Gympie gold rush! This challenge is more scenic than physical so it’s a perfect outing for the whole family. Grab a Frozen Sunshine iceblock from the café before you board, then sit back and reflect on how different life was in the past when it was slower but more labour intensive. The Mary Valley Rattler is a non-profit organisation that runs Wednesdays to Sundays, be sure to check their timetable. This is a great half-day activity, alternatively make it a full day and spend the other half at Lake Alford Park, home to the Gold Museum, bird park and playground.
4. TreeTop Challenge
The newest edition to the Sunshine Coast is Australia’s largest zip line and high rope attraction, TreeTop Challenge. Your challenge is to show up, participate, conquer your fears and get your adrenaline racing. Actually, its not that complicated all you have to do is show up and the rest will happen. There are five courses to tackle with 100 epic challenges suspending in rainforest. TreeTop Challenge is located at the Big Pineapple so take a selfie in front of this Aussie icon and choose your favourite Frozen Sunshine iceblock from the Montville Coffee cafe.
5. Tewantin water & skate park
This interactive water and skate park challenge is simple and won’t break the bank! Rock up, get wet and have a laugh, followed by some gnarly scooter or skateboard activity in the adjacent park. For lunch, head to neighbouring Noosa Marina and grab Fish and Chips and a Frozen Sunshine gourmet iceblock of course.
We’d love to hear if you enjoyed these challenges as much as we did! Send in a picture of your family eating Frozen Sunshine iceblock’s with the hashtag #FS5challenges and we’ll put it on our wall of fame.