Surfing: Where to start when you don't know how

PART 1: Learn the basics of surfing with Robbie and Carlene Sherwell, of XL Surfing Academy in this series aimed at getting you in the water.

VIDEO: Coast's best, secret freshwater swimming holes

Making the most of rock pools on the Sunshine Coast.

All most people want to do during the heatwave is cool off

10 common snakes and how to identify them

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert holding up a coastal carpet python retrieved from a home at Lake McDonald

Snake catcher Richie Gilbert has seen it all

Five of the best to places to bushwalk

Popular pass time offers something for everyone

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

EXPANDED Sunshine Coast Airport needs to be service orientated and create export opportunities for region's produce

Southern Downs looking east for progress

45 East Street in the CBD is being restored to its former heritage glory.
Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Meeting with neighbouring councils the next step for Southern Downs

Concerns bloom with Southern Downs sunflowers

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS: As sunflowers draw tourists the region to see the colourful crop, many Southern Downs residents are concerned by visitors trespassing, damaging crops and parking their cars dangerously just to get photos.

Locals plead tourists to respect crop

Noosa revels in 30% tourism revenue boost

Tourists enjoying the hospitality on Hastings St, Noosa Heads.

Tourist industry is finding economic growth is a numbers game

Dreamworld is no 'ghost town' as crowds return

Dreamworld is no ghost town say readers.

WE reported prices were slashed but still the crowds didn't come

Tourism numbers soar as Brisbane feels the heat

HEAT IS ON: Beating the heat at Cotton Tree are Catherine and Kieran Connolly with Cara Szabo, Michelle Ward and Shayan Barmand.

Why hot weather in Brisbane has been a bonanza for the Coast

Darling Downs more popular than the Whitsundays

Southern Downs tourism

Darling Downs one of the nation's most popular destinations.