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Mice Net : October 2008
sunshine coast little ray of sunshine story By Johanna Mc Kinnon the clouds have parted to reveal the sunshine coast’s business event potential. ocated north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is all that its name suggests. This sunny, tropical paradise is not only a popular leisure destination; it is fast-becoming a major contender in Queensland for corporate events. The Sunshine Coast is home to a host of natural attractions including pristine sandy beaches and sub-tropical rainforest. For event planners it has a myriad of attractive backdrops to host a range of events. The region also features a range of five-star resort and high-quality meeting spaces that make the most of the relaxed coastal environment. This part of Queensland is made up of four regions, which include Cooloola, Noosa, Maroochydore and Caloundra. Each precinct features a unique range of meeting spaces, venues and accommodation that make the most of the surrounding beaches, waterways and hinterland. With this enticing backdrop it’s no wonder the Sunshine Coast is seeing an increasing number of international and domestic meetings business. And if you are looking to host your own meeting or event in this beautiful part of Queensland be sure to touch base with the Sunshine Coast Convention Bureau. The bureau is the business tourism division of Tourism Sunshine Coast and the team can point you in the right direction for everything you could need for your event. For more information go to www.sccb.net.au. L news on the sunshine Coast The Sunshine Coast is now home to new five-star luxury apartments 54 mice.net located in the heart of Alexandra Headlands. Karmasea Luxury Apartments offers high-quality guest facilities overlooking lush tropical gardens and lakeside parkland. Guests can make the most of the apartment’s open plan living area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open up to either an enclosed courtyard or balcony. Situated just a stone’s throw away from the area’s beautiful sandy beaches, Karmasea Luxury Apartments is a perfect place to relax and take in some sea air. The room types range from a two-bedroom unit, sub-penthouse and penthouse. The two-bedroom unit is fully self-contained, includes a full bathroom and ensuite, laundry and LCD wide-screen television. The sub-penthouse is spread over two levels and features a spa bath, three bathrooms, media room as well as park and ocean views. For ultimate luxury the three bedroom penthouse is a must and located on the top floor features multiple living areas, ocean, lake and park views from a huge balcony. For more information go to www.karmasea.com. After a four month multi-million dollar refurbishment, the Hyatt Regency Coolum has re-opened its day spa. The Spa is made up of 18 treatment rooms, with most featuring outdoor courtyards. The centre also includes indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, an outdoor unisex spa, lavish men’s and women’s lounges with a steam room and manicure, pedicure and hair stations. And after a luxuriating session in the day spa, why not venture to the pool which can be directly accessed from The Spa. Or if you feel like a workout, the new gym is located on the