Josh is into National Parks, hiking and being outdoors. This is of course rubbing off on me so when he suggested a hike a Springbrook National Park a couple weekends ago I was as excited as him! We completed the Twin Falls Circuit which was gorgeous. I wouldn't recommend doing it after rain as there were some parts of the track that would be difficult to complete. It took us about 2 hours at a steady pace while of course taking our time to enjoy in the scenery. We took some delicious mixed roasted nuts with us and snacked on them as this gorgeous vantage point! We had been to Springbrook before but didn't have the time to complete a walk but with it being only an hour from the Gold Coast it's a spot that will receive regular visits from us!
We spontaneously stumbled across the Mt Cootha Summit Restaurant one day in Autumn. We enjoyed their two course lunch special in the afternoon sun which left us satisfied and relaxed and in to good of a mood to head back to our tiny apartment to do house work. We visited Summit again on Mother's Day and on both occasions enjoyed their mouth watering shredded beef and cranberry spring rolls with Kewpie mayonnaise and fried shallot. Oh my gosh my mouth is watering just thinking about them! With this gorgeous view of the city to match it's definitely one of our local favourites!
Sunshine Coast hinterland is one of those places on the coast that we just can't seem to get sick of we as we have visited on more than two occasions (see here and here). We recently took a day trip through the Samford Valley, Dayboro, Mt Mee to Mary Cairncross Park where Josh enjoyed this perfectly stacked steak burger with the view of the glass house mountains to match. We also picked up some triple cream brie from Maleny Cheese and paired it with almonds, dark chocolate and fresh strawberries yum!
Compiling this post has made me excited for my holiday!