DO your kids love the water but crave something a little different these school holidays?
Why not pack your togs and head to Kondalilla National Park nestled in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Situated near Montville, the Kondalilla National Park is the perfect place to enjoy a barbecue picnic, go for a rainforest walk or take a dip.
Enjoy the serenity of the falls and let the kids run wild as you enjoy the panoramic view of the hinterland rainforest.
If your kids are feeling adventurous, why not trek along part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk.
The Great Walk expands across 58km of the hinterland past gorges, waterfalls and rock pools.
The hinterland is the natural habitat for hundreds of species of flora and fauna, so make sure to keep an eye out for more than 100 species of birds or the 70 reptile species along the way.
If you haven't packed a picnic, why not head in to the Montville township for a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants along Main St.
From food to art and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Montville.
On your way home, make sure to keep an eye out for Open Studios. This event is a chance for parents and kids alike to take a tour of local artists' home studios across the range.
Held by Arts Connect Inc, Open Studios boasts 13 different artists willing to show you what inspires their unique pieces of work.
For more information about the Great Walk or Open Studios, visit http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-sunshine-coast/about.html or http://www.artsconnectinc.com.au.
KONDALILLA NATIONAL PARK
WHAT: Nature walks, barbecue facilities and swimming
WHERE: Access is via the Montville-Mapleton Rd, turn west into Kondalilla Falls Rd
WHAT: Open home art studios from Mapleton to Conondale, visit http://www.artsconnectinc.com.au
WHEN: 10am-4pm September 28-29
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