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Posted: 19 May 2016
We’re so thrilled to announce that Sally the giraffe has welcomed her second daughter! Both Sally and her calf are doing extremely well, and at this stage are still bonding behind-the-scenes. After waiting 15 months to meet this precious little girl, we’re so excited for her to join our herd which is home to Skye, Lily and Tulip who were also born here at the Zoo! This baby giraffe will be named at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in LA, where her name will be chosen by one lucky bidder, comment your suggestions below!
Posted: 10 May 2016
Look who was ‘chuffed’ to be at Lady Cilento Children's Hospitall! Our tiger cubs, Scout and Delilah, had their first big outing today surprising all the kids at the children’s hospital and creating smiles all-round. Even in the midst of their rockstar-like reception, they found themselves in familiar territory playing on the Hospital’s giant crocodile statue!
Posted: 09 May 2016
Are you a Sunshine Coast volunteer or thinking of becoming one? Then don’t miss the Volunteer Expo! Network, hear inspiring presenters and connect with other community minded volunteers. Be quick as registrations close 5pm, Monday, 9 May.
life’s a feast offers hands-on Cooking Classes designed to increase your culinary skills and food knowledge, and ignite your passion for food, cooking and entertaining. Based in beautiful Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, our goal is for you to derive pleasure from food and cooking and create...
The Noosa Region is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, renowned for its beaches, surf, shopping, resorts, national park and hinterland.
At the heart of Noosa is Noosa Heads and the renowned Hastings Street. Bringing international resort glamour to this holiday town, Noosa's swish Hastings Street is the place to be seen; featuring classy restaurants, trendy cafes & bars and designer fashion boutiques all just a few steps from Noosa's famous Main Beach. Food is fashionable on Hastings Street; here you can enjoy alfesco dining at its best.
While away the hours with a good cup of coffee or glass of Australian wine, and tuck into the succulent flavours of fresh produce sourced from the surrounding region. Start the day with breakfast on the beach at one of the cafés that dot the boardwalk. Seek out one of the many sidewalk eateries and indulge in a favourite treat from a local delicatessen, with some of the freshest and finest seafood to be found in Australia, feast on prawns, crab, and freshly caught fish or oysters.
Noosa's Main Beach fronts onto Hastings Street and is a great place to learn to surf, with beginner waves offering ideal conditions for the surfing novice. From Noosa Main Beach you can follow a boardwalk into Noosa National Park for a spectacular walk around the headland. The Noosa headland was declared a reserve in 1879 and remains a rare and untouched example of ancient coastal forest. Along the way look out for dolphins and turtles, or spot a koala in the trees. The National Park has many popular bays and surfing spots, not to mention walking paths for a short stroll or a longer hike.
Noosa Junction is located just over the hill from Hastings Street and is the business area for locals. Here you will find a range of services including banking, dining and entertainment options, cinema, bakery, supermarket, beauty, homewares and plenty more.Noosaville is situated alongside the Noosa River, just a 5 minute drive from Noosa Heads (or 15-25 minute walk). Noosaville has its own distinct village character with a relaxed charm. Resorts, motels, restaurants, and cafés line the Gympie Terrace esplanade. This is an ideal spot for families, as it is much quieter with safe swimming and a laidback, friendly atmosphere.
Sunshine Beach has kilometres of immaculate sandy beaches, stylish boutique shopping and hip cafes & restaurants to tantilise.There is also a well established Surf Life Saving Club situated high on the point overlooking the huge expanse of beach and Pacific Ocean. A wonderful location for an overnight gettaway or lengthy stay.
Noosa National Park encompasses an area of more than 4,000 hectares, that is divided into four sections; Headland Section, Peregian Section, Emu Mountain Section and the East Weyba Section. The main entrance to the park is at the end of Park Road, a 15-minute walk from the end of Hastings Street. Car parking is available at the park entrance. From here there are a number of well-marked walking tracks covering an area of 2290 ha. The headland section of the Noosa National Park is one of Australia's most frequently visited national parks, and one of the easiest to access by foot from local areas. Picnic tables, electric barbecues, drinking water and public toilets are provided. An outdoor information display tells stories about the parks features, values and cultural heritage.
Enjoy a picnic overlooking beautiful Laguna Bay with its sweeping views from Noosa to Cooloola, or take the most traversed trail in Queensland up to Hell's Gate, one of the park's headlands. Some of the most picturesque coastline can be seen in Noosa National Park. It is also home to vulnerable and endangered wildlife such as the glossy black-cockatoo, ground parrot, koala, red goshawk, wallum froglet, swamp orchid and Christmas bells. The park attracts many bushwalkers, nature lovers, picnickers and surfers. To protect this area of significant importance, Noosa and its community has protected its natural environment and resisted over-development by creating significant areas of national park. Noosa Council has implemented sustainability planning policies such as traffic management, limits on high-rise buildings and population density to ensure the preservation of the surrounding natural habitat.