What's on at the Sunshine Coast

Kayak Noosa is hosting a Kayak Expo on Sunday from 8am to midday.
Kayak Noosa is hosting a Kayak Expo on Sunday from 8am to midday. Contributed.

THERE'S an action-packed few days in store for adventurers who want to make the most of the  Sunshine Coast this weekend.

Whether you fancy yourself an avid speedway fan, a whiz on a kayak or simply love to race, you're going to love one or more of the events being held in the region in the coming days.

Not forgotten, there is also a variety of events for those interested in plants, food and wine, and music.

First, why not enjoy flowers, demonstrations, plant sales and a sausage sizzle at the Q150 October Orchid Bonanza? This year's theme is "Stepping Back in Time", so step back and enjoy a mini trip through the history of the orchid.

The festivities will be held at Bribie Island State High School, Friday 9am to 4pm. Cost is $4 per person, which includes snacks. For more information phone Lynn on (07) 3410 1919.

Do you have to go to work on Friday? Pernod Ricard and International Food are hosting the perfect wind-down-after-work event, a wine tasting on Friday 6pm to midnight.

The evening will be held at the Bribie Island Golf Club, Links Court, Woorim. Entry costs $30 and everyone (over 18, of course) is welcome. For more information, and to book, phone (07) 3408 1457 or visit

On Saturday, the Garapine Downhill Enduro Race family day will provide entertainment for the whole family. Kids can not only try out new tracks, but also get a lesson from a professional coach. Sessions run from midday to 2pm.

Then, on Sunday, enjoy the event's official race day, which consists of a flat out timed downhill run and then competitors trying to avoid penalty points as they climb back to the top of the hill. Racing begins at 10.30am.

For more information on Garapine Downhill Enduro Race visit

The entertainment at Mothar Mountain Speedway, Gympie, is a must Saturday evening. It's a fantastic night of first class speedway sedan action the whole family. Racing action includes late models, 4-cylinder sedans and supports.

For more information visit

The Piping and Drumming Concert will be held at the Church Hall, Good Sherperd Lutheran College Church, on Saturday from 7.30pm.

Come to enjoy this major concert featuring some of the best pipers and drummers from Ireland, New-Zealand and Canada.

For more information call Ian Purnell on (07) 5455 5633.

Kayak Noosa is hosting a Kayak Expo on Sunday 8am to midday. There will be professional paddlers on hand to answer questions and give advice, along with loads of paddling accessories, gear, prize giveaways and great deals.There will also be an opportunity to get out on the water and paddle many of the designs in the Ocean Kayak & Mission range.

The expo is at Jetty 17, 248 Gympie Tce, Noosaville. For more information call 0448 567 321 or email

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