Peregian Beach is chic, super-chilled village bounded by pristine beaches, national parks and picturesque lakes. The ample, shady town square has an abundance of eclectic cafes with delicious healthy options, fashion and gift stores. You can stroll around town comfortably, then cross the road to the beachfront park. It’s here on the grass that the twice monthly markets are held, followed by Peregian Originals, an afternoon of live music that has become one of the Sunshine Coast’s best-loved regular events.

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Locals are friendly and welcoming with many pets and children about. When the weekend rolls around Peregian is close to so many of the Sunshine Coasts’ iconic mountain drives and venues to explore, be sure to have your fave playlist ready to listen as you cruise the day away. On the western side of Peregian Beach is Lake Weyba National Park, and Lake Weyba itself, which feeds into the estuary at Noosa Heads.

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From the beach to the hinterland, Peregian isn’t far if you’re craving a day in the country. It’s only a hop, skip and jump up to the pretty picnic destinations of Mary Valley, Kandanga and Amamoor where the annual Australian Country Music Muster is held. With rolling hills, rustic sheds, crystal clear creeks and quirky little country towns there are plenty of watering holes along the way to grab a bite or something to fill the picnic basket.

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Did we mention a little further south, the beautiful Maleny Botanic gardens, Baroon Pocket Dam? On the way back down the hill, you can stop into Rick’s Diner to sticky beak at all the hot rods and classic bikes that make it their regular pitstop. With ocean views that stretch all the way to the horizon and beyond, Peregian Beach will give you a taste of how picture-perfect and idyllic the Sunshine Coast’s lifestyle really is. Who could ever tire of this?

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