Originally, my brother and I were going to go to Cairns for summer vacation. However, we’re now going to spend Christmas on vacation in the Sunshine Coast with our parents. The Sunshine Coast is in north Queensland and it is a popular attraction for tourists. It is a coastal town so people like to come to the Sunshine Coast to swim, fish and surf. There is also rain forests where people can go hiking and camping. Beside natural attractions, there are malls, a zoo, an aquarium, Big Pineapple and restaurants.
Here are some places that I would like to see:
This is the zoo owned by the Irwin family. I don’t know much about the zoo but I know it has a lot of crocodiles. Maybe I’ll get to see Bindi and Bob Irwin as they live at the zoo. Can you believe that Bindi is now 16 and Bob is 11?
Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba is where Underwater World is situated, it is an aboriginal word which means mulu for snapper fish or mulla meaning red bellied snake. I think it is an appropriate name for a coastal town. Underwater World is an aquarium which has many sea animals such as fish, octopi, stingrays and sharks. They also have seals and some of them do a seal show. I’ve never been to an aquarium before so I’m looking forward to this. I also learnt that people can also have sleepover parties at the aquarium. I wonder if it’s just for kids? I would love to have a party at the aquarium. I think it would be fun to lie down and watch the fish swim by and go on the after hours tour.
The Eumundi Markets are located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It is a market that is famed for the fresh produce, locally made goods and street food. Tour groups are bussed to the markets so it must be a good destination. My dad loves markets so we’re going to this market especially for him.
The Ginger Factory
This is a place where ginger products are made such as gingerbread men and crystallized ginger. I like ginger and I wouldn't mind going on the factory tour. There’s also a ride called Overboard which is kinda like the Disney ride It’s a Small World.