Kawana, Sunshine Coast
Kawana is the destination for entertainment on the Sunshine Coast. Home to the Sunshine Coast Stadium hosting major sporting, music and community events, Venue 114 and of course, the NightQuarter entertainment precinct. Just 80 minutes drive from Brisbane and centrally located between Caloundra and Mooloolaba, Kawana is all about relaxing days by the water followed by exciting nights of entertainment, food, culture, music and fun.
With one of the longest sandy beaches on the Sunshine Coast, pristine waters and a warm community vibe, we’re proud to call Kawana home.
The unspoilt stretch of pristine water and golden sand of Kawana beach has excellent surfing breaks, a patrolled area for swimming, beach fishing and rock fishing off Point Cartwright. Savour the calming ocean vibes with a walk along the beach and then follow the winding path to Point Cartwright Lighthouse to watch the sunset.
Enjoy locally brewed beers at Your Mates Brewery or head to Malt Shovel Taphouse for an ‘exbeeerience’ of craft beers and rotisserie meats.
Make a weekend of your visit to NightQuarter discovering everything Kawana has to offer.
Home to a stunning working lighthouse, discover picnic locations, bush walks and high cliffs with sensational views at Point Cartwright. One of the most romantic locations on the Sunshine Coast, catch glimpses of migratory humpback whales and turtles and watch the sunset.
With clean white sand and tumbling surf, Kawana Beach is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most idyllic shorelines. This unspoilt stretch of coast has excellent surfing breaks, a patrolled area for swimming and fishing. It’s perfect for fish and chips on the beach or bike riding along the coastal track.
A natural lake connected to a long and unspoilt stretch of beautiful surf beach, it’s the perfect destination to relax for a few hours or enjoy a family day out. The large expanse of water is ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and SUP. There are also parks and walking tracks, and fishing from shore or in small boats.
places to stay
A hotel for travellers looking for local and authentic experiences overlooking Lake Kawana. This highly recommended 4 star accommodation also offers an exciting culinary experience by the award winning Wildflower Restaurant and Bar at the edge of the lake.
Located opposite the pristine white sandy Buddina beach with seven stories of luxury accommodation offering a range of fully self contained accommodation from family friendly rooms to a penthouse with 270deg+ stunning ocean views.
Where to eat & drink
malt shovel taphouse
Craft beer taphouse and rotisserie kitchen in Birtinya! Malt Shovel Taphouse is bold and packed with flavour! Quenching, cracking and flavour-packing craft beers on tap, rotisserie and live music open 7 days. The focus is on intimate customer service experiences from ‘beer guides’ and authentic stories about what make craft beer so unique.
Decisions Cafe splits its menu between #Superfood and #Superjunk. Designed to satisfy most people, and their healthy or not-so-healthy habits, there’s everything on offer from bircher muesli and smoothies, to indulgent B’Fast Burritos, Loaded Fries (with beef brisket and American 3 Cheeses) and injectable muffins totally worth a #foodporn tag.
things to do
RockIt Climbing Gym
Rockit is the Sunshine Coast’s biggest and best climbing gym! It is a next-generation climbing and fitness facility. With 18 unique Top Rope walls to choose from, 5 Auto Belay Machines and an epic bouldering area, there are plenty of climbs for everyone.
Laserzone features a world class laser tag arena, the best virtual reality gaming experience on the Sunshine Coast and an exciting prize and video arcade. They deliver an action packed adventure every time! Experience the thrill of being inside a real life video game simulation with your friends and family.
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