Robbie Sherwell's XL Surfing Academy
Dip a toe into Aussie surf culture at this long-established school.
Swan Boat Hire
On the Maroochy River. Also hires out kayaks (one hour/half-day $20/80).
Loud, tacky and incredibly popular with backpackers and locals.
A shabby-chic gem on the banks of the Maroochy River, great for sunset drinks beneath the sprawling cotton tree. Seafood is the star of...
Lonely Planet review
SolBar is a godsend for city-starved indie fans. A constantly surprising line-up takes to the stages here, while punters enjoy an array of international beers and a less-surfy atmosphere than most other joints in town.