Winter school holiday fun on the Cooloola Coast

Feed wild dolphins every morning from 7am at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Tin Can Bay

Feed wild dolphins every morning from 7am at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Tin Can Bay

The winter school holidays start Friday, June 29 – stay and play on the coast and experience our most popular school holiday activities…

  • Pan for GOLD at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum. Learn how to pan, see blacksmithing demonstrations, enjoy a ride on a miniature train and sample delicious Devonshire tea and lunch at the onsite cafe. Entry fees apply. For more information or to check opening times, visit www.gympiegoldmuseum.com or call 5482 3995.
  • Make the most of stunning winter weather and great beginner waves with this awesome learn-to-surf winter holiday special! Join Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf on the main beach and book one surf school lesson for $33 and come back the next day for just $20. That’s two surfing lessons for less than $55! Valid for all surfers, one deal per person. Bookings required. Please phone 0435 934 087.
  • Visit Barnacles Dolphin Centre between 7am and 8am to view and feed wild dolphins! There is only one feeding session per day commencing at 8am. On arrival visitors are welcome to join volunteers in the water and get to know these beautiful mammals with a small group of people. Entry fees apply. For more information, visit www.barnaclesdolphins.com.au
  • Take the kids to the Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough, held the first week of the school holidays

    Take the kids to the Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough, held the first week of the school holidays

    Take your family to Silky Oak Tea Gardens, Priddy Road Kia Ora for a relaxed Sunday afternoon lunch. Between 12 noon and 4pm, enjoy live music in the garden and for mum and dad, sample Daryl’s craft beer and cider, brewed on premise. Call 5486 5535 to reserve a table.

  • Pop into the Rainbow Beach Pharmacy and give your kids the chance to win the ‘Flo the Elephant’ colouring-in competition. Prizes include ‘Flo the Elephant’ soft toy, colouring-in pencil pack and lollies. The winner will be announced July 13.
  • The Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough will run from June 29 to July 8. The 10-day festival will include storytelling, music concerts at the Brolga, pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement and Artists will share stories through exhibitions and public art installations. Walk the streets and search the rooftops for some very special new surprises as part of the Maryborough Story Trails experience. To find out more, visit www.marypoppinsfestival.com.au
  • Book a unique horse riding experience the kids will never forget! Rainbow Beach Horse Rides cater for all levels of riding ability and take photos on every ride, available free to take home at the end of the ride. For safety reasons, a weight limit of 95 kg and an age limit of 10 years and over applies. For those under 10, Andrew and the team can arrange private or led rides. Call 0412 174 337 or visit www.rbhr.com.au