5 Fun Family Activities Within 15 Minutes’ Drive of The Retreat

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You don’t need to go far to have fun while staying at The Retreat beach houses in Peregian Beach. Our holiday houses are located just a stone’s throw from Noosa and Coolum, meaning you have access to some of the best Sunshine Coast activities just 15 minutes from your accommodation. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking, animal-loving or more chilled out family, you’ll have so much to see and plenty to do!

Noosa National Park

Explore the picturesque Noosa beachfront and take your family on a morning walk through the Noosa National Park. Only about a 15 minute drive from The Retreat beach houses, this is one of Australia’s most popular and accessible National Parks. You don’t need to be a skilled hiker to walk these tracks, meaning families with little ones should find it quite relaxing and enjoyable.

Make it your mission to spot the beautiful native Australian wildlife along the way – with koalas, kookaburras, turtles and dolphins calling our region home. If you’re visiting between June to October, you might even spot some whales passing! This coastal rainforest offers spectacular views to Noosa North Shore and is a must-do for any visitor.

Noosa Beach Horse Riding

If you want to explore the beautiful beaches and bushland of the Sunshine Coast, with a little less walking for you while getting up close and personal with some cute animals, horseback riding through in the Noosa region may be perfect for you! Animal lovers and kids are going to love this one.

Horse riding adventure companies such as Noosa Horse Riding offer trail rides and lessons for groups or private riders to suit all levels of experience. Their guided tours will take you for a relaxing ride through the scenic Lake Weyba, an unspoilt hidden gem in a section of the Noosa National Park. You’ll enjoy views to the coastline and may even spot some native wildlife!

This is a fun and memorable experience sure to be enjoyed by every member of the family.

Sunshine Coast and Noosa Whale Watching

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the sheer beauty and power of the humpback whale. If you’re visiting the Sunshine Coast between May and October, a coastal sightseeing tour to witness these magnificent creatures is a must!

You can embark on your whale watching tour from the Noosa Boathouse Marina & Restaurant in Noosaville, which is less than 15 minutes drive from your holiday home away from home at the Retreat in Peregian Beach. Noosa Whale Watching Centre offers a 2 hour, unforgettable experience witnessing whales, dolphins, turtles and other marine wildlife just off the Queensland coast. A wonderful and exciting day out on the water that your family will cherish for a lifetime.

Blast Aqua Park Coolum

There’s fun to be had all over the Sunshine Coast – including Coolum Beach, only a short 10-15 minute drive south from your Peregian accommodation at the Retreat beach houses. For an action-packed, thrilling and playful day out with the family, you must visit the Blast Aqua Park at Coolum!

The floating playground atop a lake is full of fun and challenges in the form of slides, blast bags, trampolines, swings, challenge tracks, balance beams and wobble pads. Don’t worry – there are also designated rest areas within the extensive floating walking tracks if you need a chance to catch your breath! Perfect for energetic kids and those that love the water, the Blast Aqua Park is an exciting family activity that you need to add to your list once you’ve booked your Sunshine Coast accommodation.

Explore Peregian Village Square

For some, your idea of family fun may be less action-packed and more about enjoying the finer things in life. Just a short drive away from your private accommodation at the Retreat, you’ll find the quaint Peregian Village. Bustling with boutique shopping experiences, delicious restaurants and bars and a charming beach, enjoy a sophisticated family outing at your own pace (and budget). With a skate park and playground by the beach, the kids will be happy to swim and play all day long. Enjoy a family picnic, bike ride along coastal paths or spoil yourself with a touch of holiday shopping. Fun, family activities don’t need to be jam-packed with adventure or adhering to tight booking schedules, they can be as simple as spending time with each other at your own pace and making wonderful memories at the Peregian Beach Village Square.

There’s so much to see and do in Peregian Beach, Noosa and surrounds, you don’t need to commit to travelling far. Chat to one of our friendly team members, and we will be happy to suggest or arrange an activity that suits you