Spread a Little Sunshine Coast in Australia

In our travels we often wonder “How did this place get its name?”

The Sunshine Coast of Queensland is most certainly not one of those places.

This stretch of Australia’s eastern seaboard is situated in the prime position on the planet to provide perfect conditions year-round… CONTINUE READING > >

Huge thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland and Visit Sunshine Coast for providing this luxurious adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.

Aerial view of Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

In our travels we often wonder “How did this place get its name?”

The Sunshine Coast of Queensland is most certainly not one of those places.

This stretch of Australia’s eastern seaboard is situated in the prime position on the planet to provide positively perfect conditions year-round.

The Rumba Resort in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Having had the ultimate aerial view of the area while leaping out of a perfectly good airplane at ten thousand feet and landing on Coolum Beach, we decided on a somewhat more tranquil way to spend the next couple of days.

The Rumba Beach Resort in Caloundra offered the perfect beach setting for kicking back and soaking up some of those namesake rays.

The hilarious jacuzzi rules at The Rumba Resort in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

We easily could have hung out for hours on our balcony overlooking Bulcock Beach and the northern tip of Bribie Island National Park, but then we would have missed the distinctive pool.

<– LOVED these rules (especially #5, 11 & 13!), but can’t fiqure out #7, 9, & 10– leave your guesses in the comment section below!

This was a swimming situation unlike any we have ever encountered.

33 thoughts on “Spread a Little Sunshine Coast in Australia”

  1. I can see why they call this beautiful location the Sunshine Coast. Looks like you had a great time and took advantage of all it had to offer. So happy they allow ‘happy people’ into the hot tub, although I can’t understand why they won’t let you dry your hair in it. : )

  2. I had a feeling I shouldn’t read this while hungry… looks like you had some great dining there on the sunshine coast.Actually, everything about your luxurious adventure looks and sounds pretty amazing. Funny jacuzzi signs — I’ll assume that you obeyed them all.

  3. I thought it said no “dick tags” and thought “wouldn’t those be painful?” I love Aussie/Kiwi humor! My sign guesses:
    #7 no standing up #10 no mooning people. Great post – really enjoyed it!

  4. Do you want to make me ‘homesick’? The Sunshine Coast is certainly one of the most beautiful coastal regions of Australia – when it’s not raining, which unfortunately tends to happen quite frequently (but then the name isn’t right anymore either).

  5. The Rumba Beach Resort in Caloundra sounds like a gem. I’ll bet they do insist your wear your marble bags in that wonderful window-full swimming pool. Did you watch the swimmers from the lobby?

  6. We’re loving our time in Queensland, but it’s coming to an end without exploring these coastline communities. I’m placating my remorse with a promise to return. Fun stuff in the signage and the slang. 🙂

  7. Looks like a fun place to do so much under the sun. So here’s my take on #7-Don’t skydive using your bikini bottom for a parachute. Personally I was always worried that I’d pull the cord on the flotation wings instead of my rip cord. #9-You can wave at & talk to famous people like the Gypsy Nesters. #11- no mooning against the glass window. Have you ever mooned a steamed glass window? It leaves a funny imprint.

  8. Looks like a wonderful holiday spot. Those rules are a giggle; even those I have no clue about. I agree with the poster above, #7 has to be something about keeping yourself covered…lol.

  9. I’ve long since dreamed of Australia and who wouldn’t want to visit the Sunshine Coast? I love the quirky Aussie phrases and “no dick togs allowed” as well as “dry as a dead dingo donger” really crack me up! As for the swimming pool sign the no peeing and electrical appliances also had me laughing!

  10. Hi Veronica and Dave,

    Thanks for taking us along with you on your fun day and stay. Love your humor and adventurousness!
    And how cool to have Shelley comment — her local notes added a nice final touch!
    Wishing safe and happy travels,
    Josie

  11. Hi Dave and Veronica,

    Transparency here: I’m one of the early residents of Caloundra. In fact, in junior high (1980) I had the weekly free paper run back when there was not a single traffic light in the street and I earned $1.24 for delivering 50 papers). So as the unofficial media ambassador, let me try and interpret those signs for you:

    Number 7 — don’t take you pants off!! Caloundra used to have nudey beaches near Currimundi but we are now a bit prudish. Nudity not allowed, thank you. (You have to go to Noosa for that).

    Number 9 – have fun.

    Number 11 — don’t put your head under the water. Or if it’s directed at teenage boys, “no mooning” allowed in the jacuzzi. Which one do you think?

    PS. The path you took is what I call the “Magic Walk”. Everytime I go home, i take the same trail and just drink in the serenity. Thank you for showcasing my home to your world. We do love visitors.

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