April on the Sunshine Coast

April’s a brilliant month in Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast because the temperatures are a bit more reasonable and it’s often the Easter Holidays for at least a few days!

Easter at Australia Zoo

Speaking of Easter, Australia Zoo is putting on a real treat for animal fans until April 15 with Laser Tag and Robert’s Treasure Hunt which could lead to a seriously great prize for the most tenacious seekers.

Call 54362000 or email info@australiazoo.com.au for more details.

The Easter Twilight Markets at Caloundra

If you don’t turn up Robert’s big prize then you can console yourself with some bargains from the 100 or so stalls in Friday night market event at the waterfront on Bulcock Beach. Artisan crafts, food, clothes and jewellery, as well as live music, should keep everyone entertained and busy.

Call 54925977 for more info or just turn up from 5.00pm onwards.

Rose Tattoo at The Shed on April 14

Rock fans shouldn’t miss this veteran Aussie band if at all possible because they’re only performing this one show at The Shed in Palmview, just 20 minutes from Pelican Waters. Call 54945444 to book tickets now!

Get crafty with Sir Hop a Lot

Head to The Sunshine Castle in Bli Bli, around 30 minutes from Caloundra, for some Easter fun with Sir Hop a Lot the Easter Bunny. Hop wants to become a knight and it seems that one of his challenges is to bring lots of games and activities to youngsters. Try out the stocks, make a crown and take part in the Eggchallenge. This event runs until April 16; call 54484477 for more info.

The Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival from April 19 – 22

Four days of unadulterated ukulele should warm the hearts of all folk fans and this four-day (and four-night) fiesta at Kenilworth Showgardens welcomes all levels of ukulele expertise. There’s ukulele workshops, as well as samba, drumming, dancing and singing get-togethers. Call 0412851286 for information.