Finding colour on the Sunshine Coast

Hello wallflowers! Now, when I said last week that Queensland is alive with colour I wasn’t joking. So. Much. Colour.

So, as a follow up to my post about finding colour on the Gold Coast, I thought I’d share my top 10 wall finds around the Sunshine Coast here.

Wall 1: Psychedelic rainbows

I literally made the Mister do a U-turn when I spied this coloured beauty as we were on our way to Australia Zoo.  How cool is it?  It’s actually a dance studio and we could hear the class busting a move or two inside, as we snuck up and took this!

You can say hello {and lose your mind a little bit if you look at it too long} on the Steve Irwin Way around Beerwah, as you approach Australia Zoo.

Wall 2: Yeah. It’s windy!

This is what happens when your phone has next to no battery and you go to the shops.  Oh, and it’s windy. Can ya tell?  Just one shot! But, that wall, too good not to share!

You can say hello at Kawana Shopping World, 119 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina. Just make sure your phone is charged!

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Wall 3: Under the Sea

Such a tourist shot I know but holidays are for making memories right?  We had a fantastic day here and ironically took this as we left. I say ironic as it’s actually the main entrance to Underwater World {Sea Life} in Mooloolaba. You may remember I shared another of the side of the building over on Instagram which also has a cool mural but is a little more understated. Inside the building too there’s a heap of other cool walls {and fish, sharks, rays, seals and the rest of course!} but the lighting is quite dim so you’d need a camera a bit better than your iPhone {which is what I used and wasn’t happy with the result}.

Go and say hello at Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba {right near the wharf}.

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Wall 4: I’m a skyscraper!

We took a day trip to Caloundra as part of our travels up and down the coast and found a couple of cool wall hangs including this one.

Say hello at King’s Beach just behind the {awesome} kids playground on the foreshore.

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Wall 5: All eyes are on you!

And when you’re in Caloundra, you simply cannot miss this!  The photo here shows just one part of the colourful extravaganza that is so busy you don’t know where to look.

Say hello at the Moreton Sands Apartment block on the corner of Moreton Parade and Dingle Avenue, Caloundra {about 500m from Kings Beach}.  You can read more about this colour pop, which has only just been painted, here.

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Wall 6: Tickled pink

One of the prettiest entry statements into a town that we stumbled across was here at Coolum Beach.  It’s the boundary wall that runs along a caravan park and is right on the entry to the main street.

Say hello at Coolum Beach Holiday Park on David Low Way.

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Wall 7: Hello Harry

This cool little burger bar has colour pops inside and out.  It’s right on the main street and the mural was painted by local artist Cries One.

Say hello at Hello Harry at 12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore.

Wall{s} 8:  The most colourful shopping centre   

We stopped here for a coffee and little explore and literally every wall inside and outside of this shopping centre is covered with some form of art.    The area is an indoor/outdoor market with an eclectic mix of homewares, fast food and fresh produce.

Say hello to the Big Top Market Fresh at 12-20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore.

Wall 9:  All you need is love

Lots of people told us to visit the famed Eumundi Markets and when we did, we also found this bar on the main drag. We only stopped for a photo as again we were leaving town, having spent a good couple of hours at the markets.  They’re the biggest in Australia with more than 600 stalls.  So much to see and home to some of the best donuts  I’ve come across!  We ate there, drank real ginger beer, bought prints for home and Mr O even had a jump on a bouncy castle.

Say hello to this bar, which is within walking distance to the markets but on the opposite side of the road, on Memorial Drive.

Wall 10:  Electric walls

Proof that a wall isn’t always a wall!  These painted electrical circuit boxes are peppered all over Mooloolaba and each features a different design.  This one is on the main beachfront right near the infamous “Loos with a View”. I saw about 5 different designs, not just on the beach front, but all around the streets. Mooloolaba is best explored on foot so get hunting!

Remember if you find any walls on your travels be sure to tag them to #sayhellowall so I can see them.

Are you a wall lover? Do you have any cool art near where you live? I’d love to say hello! Leave me a comment here on the blog, or over on Instagram or even Facebook and happy hunting!

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