6 Sunshine Coast playgrounds that are absolute hidden gems

Looking for somewhere new to play? The Sunshine Coast has many hidden gem playgrounds to explore. Spark kids’ imagination and keep them active with fortresses, pirate ships, huge climbing structures, flying foxes and more. Here are five of our favourite Sunshine Coast playgrounds that are well worth travelling for.

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6 Sunshine Coast playgrounds that are worth travelling for


1. Little Mountain Common

This Sunshine Coast playground and park has something for the whole family. You can even bring the family dog along to this outdoor adventure.

This large district park is perfect for a picnic or birthday celebration, with plenty of shade and facilities. It features a host of play and sporting activities that suit children of all ages. The park features multiple playgrounds with a flying fox, swings, castle and drawbridge, as well as an educational bike track, cricket oval, half basketball court, exercise equipment and skate park.

A large fenced off-leash dog park, is located at the northern end of the park and includes dog agility equipment.

Facilities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelters and toilets.

Location: Raintree Boulevard, Little Mountain

Train Playground at Little Mountain Common Sunshine Coast

Train playground at Little Mountain Common, Sunshine Coast. Source: Supplied


2. Kingfisher Drive Park Bli Bli

Popular among locals, this hidden gem is sure to become a new favourite Sunshine Coast playground for all. Connected by pathways and a nature trail, the playground is set along the lake and includes a large open space to kick-around a ball, as well as an epic climbing structure and play equipment for all ages and abilities.

The unique climbing structure, known as the “beehive”, offers a periscope and amazing views of the whole park. With several climbing structures, even for the little ones, the playground includes swings, flying fox, spinner toy, hammock and climbing equipment set around the lush trees.

The café next to the playground includes plenty of seating and a large viewing deck so parents will be sure to enjoy a coffee watching the kids play.

Facilities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelters and toilets.

Location: 125 Parklakes Drive, Bli Bli


3. Kevin Asmus Park Buddina

Much loved by young families, Kevin Asmus Park is connected to the Kawana Library, the community centre and thriving community garden.

The park is interwoven with a large educational bike track, where children can park their bikes and scooters at the many different play elements. The park’s main feature is the pirate ship with a tunnel, climbing ropes, interactive panels and slides. The next stop is the play café/shop and then to fill up at the play petrol pump.  Riding along the paths, children can also stop at the swings and half basketball court.

Stay for a little or stay for a while and enjoy the adjoining large cricket oval or pop into the library for Rhymetime or Storytime.

Facilities: picnic tables, drinking fountain, and shelter.  Toilets are located at the nearby library building (opening hours vary).

Location: Nanyima Street, Buddina

Sunshine Coast Playgrounds Kevin Asmus Park Buddina

Kevin Asmus Park playground, Buddina, Sunshine Coast. Source: Supplied


4. Russell Family Park

This hinterland favourite will not disappoint! Russell Family Park is located in Montville only a short stroll to the popular main street cafes and shops. This newly developed park is the perfect place for families, friends and visitors to enjoy all year round.

It includes an exhilarating 10-metre super slide, climbing tower, flying fox and swing. Plus, the park offers lots of opportunity for play in a natural setting, with large grassy hills, mature trees, an environmental walk, and a range of wildlife for children to experience.

Russell Family Park is a place that actively connects park-goers to their environment – giving children the opportunity to explore the outdoors and build on their social skills. There’s a dry creek bed, rock seating walls, and interweaving pathways for children to explore.

Facilities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelters and toilets.

Location: 196-198 Main Street, Montville (behind the visitor information centre)


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5. Turner Park Beerwah

Turner Park is situated in the heart of Beerwah and offers plenty of open space for children to run

Surrounded by fig trees and gardens, the playground includes a winding spiral slide, impressive climbing tower, flying fox, swings, and accessible carousel, imaginative play shop and car, perfect for, the little ones.

Take your time and explore the area that includes the Beerwah Library, ANZAC memorial and Beerwah Heart Precinct and pack a picnic to enjoy in the shaded picnic areas.

Facilities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelters and toilets.

Location: Turner Street and Peachester Road, Beerwah


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6. The Avenue Park

Tucked away in a quiet street in Peregian Springs, The Avenue Park is the perfect place for a family picnic and adventure. The playground is conveniently fenced and includes swings, dual slide, rock climbing frame and a chain climbing net.

The highlight of this park is the natural landscape, where you can take a stroll around the lake or kick a ball around the grassy areas. Keep an eye out for the beautiful birdlife around the waterlily covered pond as you enjoy a walk or scoot along the paths and bridges.

Bring along the family dog and enjoy the fenced off leash dog park opposite The Avenue Playground.

Facilities: picnic tables, barbecues, drinking fountain, shelters and toilets.

Location: The Avenue, Peregian Springs

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After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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