We are spoilt for choice with fun and interesting things to do on the Sunshine Coast! Many activities are a short drive away and vary between indoor and outdoor. We have put together a list of community activities you can do with your NDIS provider or employment partner that can be organised with no fuss and minimal spending!
Have some fun practicing your cooking skills with a beautiful background by preparing a BBQ lunch of your choice at the beach with your employment partner. Your employment partner will provide chopping boards, foil, cutlery and plates so you don’t need to organise anything besides thinking about what food you would like to eat! Your employment partner can go with you to the supermarket to buy your food before you find a BBQ hut.
Price: The BBQs are free to use. All you will need to buy is the food you want to cook such as sausages or burgers from the supermarket.
Location: There are many BBQ huts located all over the Sunshine Coast.
TEN PIN BOWLING
You and your employment partner can enjoy a friendly game of ten pin bowling! Bowling is a throwing sport in which a ball is thrown towards pins in an effort to knock them down and earn points. Bowling is fun and can be competitive. You will need to be wearing socks to play otherwise you can hire them for $3.
Price: Adult 1 Game $14.50 2 Games $23.00 | Student 1 Game $13.00 2 Games $20.00 | Children 1 Game $10 2 Games $18.00 (If you have a companion card, your carer is entitled to one free game with you!)
Location: Suncity Ten Pin Bowling – 8 Mari Street, Alexandra Headland 4572
Unwind with a movie and snacks with your employment partner by watching a movie of your choice at the cinema. Food and drink can be purchased online or at the venue and you can upgrade your ticket to Gold Class if you want to eat lunch whilst watching your movie.
Price: Adult $20 – $30 | Student $16.50 – $18.50 | Senior $14.50 – $17.50 (Companion cards can be used here for additional discount!)
You can visit Australia Zoo with your NDIS partner and learn about a range of wildlife and native Australian animals. You can buy items from the café or gifts and souvenirs from the gift shop. You can also pay for additional excursions such as the Wildlife Hospital tour and a range of animal encounters including koalas, meerkats and tigers.
Price: Adult $59 | Student $47 | Pension $47 (Your companion card may be eligible for discounted prices)
Locations: Australia Zoo, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519
SEA LIFE SUNSHINE COAST
Spend a few hours watching and learning at the SEA Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium. You can learn about our big oceans and beautiful marine life, attend interesting talks and get involved in the animal feeding. You can buy a keepsake from the souvenir shop, have a snack and a drink at the café and also pay for additional excursions such as swimming with the seals.
Price: Adult $45 | Online tickets can be purchased prior to visiting (Companion cards can be used here for additional discount!)
Locations: Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557
The Sunshine Castle is an award-winning museum, attraction and function venue. The castle offers offers a mini self-guided tour with access to the Courtyard, Dancing Dolls, Fairytale walk and Model Train display. There is a café inside the castle where you can buy items and there is also a toy shop to purchase souvenirs.
Locations: Sunshine Castle, 292-296 David Low Way, Bli Bli QLD 4560
Level up with your your employment partner at Timezone at the Sunshine Plaza. Timezone offers ten pin bowling, bumper cars, laser tag and arcade games, along with huge range of prizes in the Winners Vault. There is an onsite cafe for your coffee fix, or you can wonder across the riverwalk to one of the many delicious cafes or restaurants for a bite to eat.
Price: Tickets can be purchased in bundles.
Time play bundles are as follows:
30 Minutes: $22 per person
60 Minutes: $28 per person
**Companion cards accepted
Location: Timezone – Sunshine Plaza, Shop 215/164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558 (next to the Cinemas)