Welcome to the Boomerang Bus Hire website blog. We're constantly aware of what's happening on the Sunshine Coast, as we're usually involved in some part of the logistical arrangements. So we use this blog to give you an insight into the activities and events on the coast. There's always something happening! Please feel free to make comments. We'd love to hear from you.
6 Reasons why we love the Sunshine Coast Airport
Noosa is renowned as one of Australia’s top tourist destinations. With over 2.1 million visitors each year (and rising) getting to and from your resort is an important part of ensuring your visit runs smoothly. And it couldn’t be easier with the Sunshine Coast airport.
Whether you are heading to Noosa for business or pleasure, we love the Sunshine Coast airport and think you will too.
WHY FLY INTO MAROOCHYDORE AIRPORT
Banish the Bruce
It doesn’t take Einstein to see the Sunshine Coast Airport is closer to Noosa than Brisbane Airport. Not only does flying directly to the coast save you precious time but you will bypass motorway traffic makes for less stress and a more relaxed arrival at your destination. Where would you rather be? Admiring the view from the Bruce Highway, or ordering your first cocktail by the pool?
Keep it easy
Using the Sunshine Coast Airport is a pleasure. Tucked away in the beautiful beach town of Marcoola, just a few minor roads lead effortlessly to the one terminal building. With a sleek drop-off area, plenty of parking and one simple security check you’ll be chilling in the transit lounge with plenty of time to spare. Especially convenient for the less mobile, families with young children and the business person looking for ease of travel.
When tossing up Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast Airport for your visit to the coast, don’t only check-out the flight prices. Brisbane Airport flights may come in marginally cheaper, but consider transit times and costs, or parking and fuel. Some simple number crunching may reveal it is not only valuable time you are saving by choosing Maroochydore airport.
By utilizing the Sunshine Coast Airport there will be more business growth i.e. more flights. For the traveller, this will offer a larger range of times and more competitive prices. Whether you are a Sunshine Coast local or a visitor, choosing local supports the district economy and allows expansion to ensure the facilities are ready and waiting to meet the needs of the community.
If you feel a twinge of guilt from your carbon footprint when you fly, you will be pleased to know that the Sunshine Coast Airport has been named Australia’s most sustainable airport. In fact, it was the first carbon neutral airport in Australia and has recently retained its position at the very top level of the Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is a great achievement and a big tick for the environmentally conscious traveller.
Watch it grow
It is the popularity of this cool little airport, along with the region’s growth, that has prompted plans for expansion. The Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project is already underway with exciting plans which include a new longer, wider runway allowing for bigger jets and direct flights to and from Asia.
Once again it’s that time of year. The Melbourne Cup. Tuesday 6 November. And, as one radio station so aptly put’s it … the race that stops a nation.
And don’t we all love it? Not least because it’s a mid-week break, but also for the excitement it’s guaranteed to generate. The mass of preparation, the outrageous outfits, and the planning of where, when and with whom you will be watching the all important (blink and you’ll miss it!) horse race.
Not to be outdone, the Sunshine Coast celebrates in its usual fabulous style offering a massive range of venues to eat, drink and be merry, while you cheer on your chosen star stallion. What I love so much about the Coast is that you don’t need to spend a fortune either. It’s a great excuse for a BBQ (as if we need one!). Simply invite your mates, set-up a syndicate and enjoy the race in the comfort of your own home.
However if you’d like to go to a venue on the Coast for the Cup, there’s plenty to choose from. Whether you’re after calm and casual, or glam and gorgeous, the odds are you’ll find exactly what you’re after. I’ve listed three of my favourites below. Please note that all events mentioned are strictly 18+.
1. Bistro C, Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
When it comes to location you simply can’t go past Bistro C. With its heady holiday vibe and stunning sea views, it’s a prominent place to enjoy the Melbourne. It’s a pretty reasonable $80 for a 3 course meal with a glass of bubbles on arrival. Plus the fabulous “Rush” band, and sweeps and prizes for “best dressed’ and “best hat”. The competition will be fierce in Bistro C.
2. Maroochy Surf Club, Alexandra Parade, Cotton Tree
Brilliant value money can be found at the Maroochy Surf Club. Head along to the ever- popular surf club for just $50. This includes a 2 course meal, a glass of sparkly on arrival, trivia sweeps, fashion parade and prizes for the best dressed male and female. Plus (and this is a real bonus) four $250 Maroochy Surf Club vouchers to be given away at 2.30pm. What more could you ask for?
3. Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Pierce Avenue, Caloundra
For live, adrenalin-pumping action on the tracks, as well as full TV coverage of the Melbourne Cup, the Sunshine Coast Turf Club is the one. Great if you’re on a tight budget too. Entry is just $20, and although no drinks are allowed to be taken into the venue, you can take an esky with food, a shade and table and chairs. Chill out in the sun and enjoy live racing, entertainment and fashions on the field.
As for Boomerang Bus Hire, well, we’ve got our work cut out for Melbourne Cup Day. We’ll be transporting cup goers around the coast, making sure they get to and from their destinations in comfort and style.
Last time we took a group to the Turf Club the driver popped in for bet and won $300. Fingers-crossed he gets lucky again this year.
So wherever you go and whatever you do, we wish you a safe, fun Melbourne Cup 2012.
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