101 Things To Do Along the Sunshine Coast Bucket List

Looking for something to do along the Sunshine Coast? We have developed a ‘bucket list’ of MUST DO items to complement any weekend or holiday itinerary. Download the list, print it and tick the items off for a jam-packed holiday!

101 Things To Do Along the Sunshine Coast Bucket List

  1. Rent a House Boat for a night of fishing or romancing on the Kowie – 083 461 3849 or 060 649 7530
  2. Play golf at the Royal PA Golf Club – 046 624 4796
  3. Find that special piece @ “Woodstock”- second hand and re-purposed furniture and smalls – sample their organic vegetables, fresh from the farm. 65 Bathurst Str, PA
  4. Spoil yourself, have a full body massage at the River Spa – 046 604 3358
  5. Go on a nature walk, Port Alfred to Fish River Mouth – 082 391 0647
  6. Take the ‘poor man’s game drive’ by car, 12km west from Kenton (Ngcyo turn-off) through 5 game reserves. Ends back on R72.
  7. Get horse riding lessons or go for out-rides at Windsong Event Centre – 083 564 0285
  8. Visit Garden Of Eaden, for the finest collection of bonsai’s, rocks, crystals, aloes,  trees, and old railway sleepers. PA – 083 944 1284
  9. Walk on the piers in Port Alfred – Mind the waves!
  10. Take golf lessons at Royal PA Golf Course (046 624 4796)
  11. You are VERY hungry, why not enjoy a flame-grilled steak or chicken at Tahoe Spur, PA – 046 624 5330
  12. Visit Stix’s Second Hand Shop next to Penny Pinchers. You’re guaranteed to find a bargain! – 078 051 1155
  13. Challenge a friend to a game of pool – Kenny’s Pub, 32 Cambell Str, PA – 079 766 6447
  14. Book a river cruise on the Spirit of Adventure at the Halyards Hotel, PA – 0861 748 374
  15. Go fishing from the rocks – Remember to get a permit at the Port Alfred Post Office
  16. Join Three Sisters Horse Trails for a horse ride on the beach! – 082 645 6345
  17. Wet your whistle at the “Pig and Whistle” in Bathurst, the oldest pub in the country – 046 625 0673
  18. Be surprised at the wide range of quality second hand and revamped furniture and smalls @ 2nd Best Furnishers, Campbell St. Port Alfred.
  19. Spend a day in Grahamstown, visit the Observatory and take pictures of the lovely Chapels.
  20. Bird watching with professional Anne Williams – 046 675 1976 or 083 719 4950
  21. Take the family on a Houseboats day trip up the Kowie – 083 461 3849
  22. Visit Quinn Sculpture Garden in Alexandria – 046 653 0121 or 082 770 8000
  23. Build a sand castle at Kelly’s Blue Flag Beach, Port AlfredEnjoy some fresh fish next to the Kowie river at Ocean Basket – 046 624 1727
  24. Spend the day at Mansfield Game Reserve, just North of PA. Have a braai and swim in the pool while the kids play in the sun – 046 624 8199
  25. Aches and pains? Let Chiropractor Dr. Kevin Christie set you right.- 046 624 4867
  26. Gifts, décor items and gorgeous sandals await you @Maison Décor, van der Riet Street. 046 624 8095
  27. Browse through the stunning range of imported furniture @ Begin with the end in Mind – van der Riet Street 046 624 8095
  28. Visit Dias Cross near Boknesstrand. Go by car or walk along the bay from Boknes lagoon. Take water.
  29. Take a boat cruise up the Kowie on board the Lady Biscay – 073 162 1611
  30. Go for a guided nature hike along renowned routes – 0824655677 or 0828690465
  31. Play a game of bowls at the Kowie Sports & Bowling Club – 046 624 4732
  32. Hike along a beautiful & marked trail through an exquisite game farm outside Bathurst – 082 494 3025
  33. Visit Horns Up Restaurant and River Pub (December only) via boat or car, 5km up the Kariega river from the Kenton slipway
  34. Buy a bicycle, and get advice on local cycling trails from Cycle Asylum, PA – 046 624 8358
  35. Revitalise that tired sofa or chair…. get Kowie upholsterers to Work their magic for you, PA – 073 541 1338
  36. You are hungry again, and feel like a famous Wimpy Burger (free delivery) on the R72, PA – 046 624 2240
  37. Spoil that special someone with an unexpected flower delivery, or pop into “Forever Flowers” and select a bouquet for your home, Rosehill Mall P.A – 046 624 1148
  38. Take a step back in time and visit the Wharf Str. Brew Pub (PA’s Top Restaurant as per Trip Advisor) – 046 624 4947
  39. Book a brewery tour, or try our local brew at our very own Little Brewery in Wharf Str, PA – 046 624 8692
  40. Book a romantic couples game drive at Mansfield Game Reserve, PA – 046 624 8199
  41. For a floating good time, visit the Sandbar floating restaurant in Bushman River – 046 648 2450
  42. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza at Guido’s, overlooking the Kowie river mouth, PA – 046 624 5264
  43. Go and enjoy some “Tapas and a Cocktail “ at Penny Farthing – 046 624 1073
  44. Go for a meal, game drive or spa treatment at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve, PA – 083 616 0605
  45. 52. For Excellent advice and installation of Satellite and A/V systems – call Satman 083 456 3507
  46. Movie and gaming Rentals, Coffee Shop, Internet Cafe and Office Services at Palms Video, PA – 046 624 2182.
  47. Take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool at Soetbev, PA – 046 624 5004 or 076 485 0896
  48. See the world’s Tallest pineapple at Summerhill Farm in Bathurst – 046 625 0833
  49. Visit Relix & Things for all your antiquities and oddities in Bathurst – 076 349 2246
  50. Visit the rabbits, buy colour changing candles and have a coffee at The Stables Centre, Bathurst.
  51. Book a Mani or Pedi at Enchante Beauty Salon, PA – 082 713 8305
  52. Get your hubby that torch or hunting knife that he always wanted at Quest, PA – 046 624 2241
  53. Feel like some wine tasting and a late lunch – Café Reset in Wharf street.
  54. Visit the Fishing Academy for local bait advice and tackle rental – 083 482 8503
  55. Have a picnic on a quiet beach near Rugged Rocks, PA
  56. Buy a bonsai or succulent display at Palms Video, PA – 046 624 2182.
  57. Treat your house with some beautiful furniture – Sparg’s Furnishers -046 624 1722
  58. Climb a tree – when last did you climb a tree?
  59. Explore the dunes at Boesmansriviermond and discover the secret Shelly Bay in Kenton, a must do!
  60. Get a snorkel and goggles and explore some of the huge pools around Rugged Rocks, PA
  61. Play paintball in a bush setting, or book a paintball party. PA – 083 956 5973
  62. Take your dogs for a walk on the beach. Remember your leash (its law), and please clean up after them.
  63. Visit the Royal St Andrews Hotel’s Highlander Pub, the Thistle Restaurant, the Paper Nautilus for breakfasts and a Camelot Spa. PA – 046 604 5400
  64. Take a golf lesson from a pro to perfect your swing or warm up before a round of golf at Port Alfred Driving Range – 073 507 7260
  65. Have a riverside braai at the Pig Pens near the Kowie River mouth, PA
  66. Rent a canoe at the Halyards Hotel and paddle or fish up river, PA – 0861 748 374
  67. Sort out your tackle box and get some drop-shot lures and tackle from Sports n All, PA – 046 624 5498
  68. Rainy or windy? Rent a DVD from Palms Video, get some popcorn and wait for the bad weather to blow over. PA -046 624 2182
  69. Visit “Curiosity Shoppe” in Bathurst for unusual gifts and African Curios – 046 625 0066
  70. Feeling Hungry? Go and have a wood fire pizza at Guido’s, PA
  71. Book and get your Skippers License from the PA Fishing Academy – 083 482 8503
  72. Get a puzzle from Holiday Puzzles, one of the largest collections south of the Big Pineapple! PA – 082 810 7273
  73. Explore the caves along the train track next to the police station, PA
  74. Book a session in the Tan Can at Enchante Beauty Salon, PA – 082 713 8305
  75. For all your curtaining, blinds and haberdashery requirements, PA – Holly House 046 624 4452
  76. Take archery lessons and try your hand at 3D archery, PA – 083 452 7088
  77. Go for a hike or drive down to Waters Meeting in Bathurst and have a picnic.
  78. Enjoy some cake and tea at the Historical Morley House – 046 625 0019.
  79. Climb one of the tallest dunes in the area, est 300m east of the Kowie River Mouth. Take drinks!
  80. Have a drink next to the pool at Halyards Hotel Bar, PA – 0861 748 374
  81. Visit the pigeons and enjoy the food, awesome view and vibe at BBG’s, Bushmans –046 648 3762
  82. Get that Tattoo! – let the talented artist @ Inked Ritual bring it to life – 072 395 4674
  83. Do some gardening, visit Standerwick Nursery for a great variety! PA CBD – 046 624 8530
  84. Walk along the beach to the HUGE dunes at Kwaaihoek, West of Boesmansriviermond – take a dune board!
  85. Beat the stress of how you’re going to pay for the holiday, with a session of relaxation at the River Spa – 046 604 3358
  86. Have a picnic in the pristine Alexandria Forest, after driving ‘the Green Mile’. Start at the 4-way at Boknes strand, hook a right.
  87. Visit the Port Alfred Museum, and Bathurst Agricultural Museum with its huge collection of old tractors.
  88. Walk from Riet River to the 3 Sisters for a picnic and good fishing. It’s quite a walk, so be prepared.
  89. Watch all major sporting events on the big screens – Kenny’s Pub, 32 Campbell Str, PA
  90. Find local Geocaches, just download the App first.
  91. Enjoy a day next to the pool – Halyards Hotel -046 604 3355
  92. Visit “ The Fig and Daisy” for a wonderful lunch in the small town of Bathurst – 046 150 0001
  93. Enjoy and amazing lunch with Cocktails next to the River – Tash’s
  94. Visit Country Meat Market for superb quality meat and biltong – a range of imported pasta and relishes.
  95. Enjoy a day hike in Woody Cape Forest.
  96. Have a rooster koek at Oakly Farm Stall
  97. Try the delicious treats at The Bakery – Kenton on Sea & Grahamstown
  98. Float up the Boesmans River on an incoming tide.
  99. Kayak along the Kariega River – kayak rental at Woodlands Kenton.
  100. Take a fat bike safari from Woody Cape to Kenton – GVO Fat Bike Safaris
  101. Relax at Afrika Kusini Aroma Day Spa Kenton on Sea

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