The Sunshine Coast has no shortage of incredible beaches and waterfront neighbourhoods. Each one has its own personality and reason to visit. Noosa is a stylish hub for shopping, dining and creative artisans; Mooloolaba has a laidback local vibe; and family comes first at Caloundra. Chances are you’re well acquainted with these top Sunshine Coast beach towns. But one you might not be familiar with is Bokarina, where our latest Mater Prize Home No. 297 is located. Here’s what you need to know about this serene Sunshine Coast neighbourhood and why you’ll love life in Bokarina.
Bokarina is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets. The fact that not many people have heard of Bokarina works in its favour. It means this patch of pristine beach is quiet. You’ll practically have Wurtulla Beach all to yourself, bar for a few locals who you’ll quickly get to know on a first name basis once you move in. Wurtulla Beach is steps away from your Bokarina Mater prize home, giving you the feeling as if it actually extends down the entire beachfront. Wurtulla Beach is also an off-leash dog beach so you can take your furry family member with you on morning beach runs and sandy sunset strolls.
Shops, food and surf. What more could you ask for within close proximity to your home? Maybe a little greenery? Don’t worry, you’re not asking too much. Bokarina delivers on all accounts. Nestled between Caloundra and Mooloolaba, with the lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland in the background, Bokarina ticks the box when it comes to a prime location.
When you’re in the comfort of your two-storey 4-bedroom prize home, you can relish in the peace and quiet. But when you crave activity, just step outside your front door. Go for a swim, surf and fish at the beach, or get your adrenaline fix by jet skiing through Pumicestone Passage, hiking the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, or ziplining through the rainforest canopies at the TreeTop Challenge Adventure Park. You also have the Sunshine Coast Stadium just a three-minute drive from home, which hosts a number of sport, music, entertainment and leisure events throughout the year.
As for essential amenities, Birtinya Shopping Centre has an ALDI and Coles, service station, bank and bottleshop. Plus, a car wash for keeping your MINI Cooper Countryman (included in the home lottery prize) looking good as new for longer. There are also public and private hospitals close by, along with Bunnings.
On nights when you feel like taking a break from firing up your outdoor built-in barbecue in your Mater prize home or cooking in your modern open plan kitchen, you have plenty of delicious options. For a fast, easy dinner you can enjoy al fresco on your own private patio, choose from Guzman y Gomez, Oporto, sushi and more. Or to dine out, select from the likes of Malt Shovel Taphouse, Fuzion Pizza, and all the trendy restaurants at Mooloolaba’s The Wharf which cover off all kinds of culinary delights.
Something else to look forward to is the iconic Nightquarter (originally located on the Gold Coast but now set to open on the Sunshine Coast). Set in shipping containers and coming soon to Birtinya (a neighbouring suburb), enjoy evenings of ever-evolving flavours, live music and carnival games every Friday and Saturday night.
After spending your days indulging in the best of Bokarina, you’ll be ready for a good night’s sleep. Since your home is so close to the beach, you can ditch your white noise machine and fall asleep to the sound of real waves every night instead. There’s something so soothing about hearing the ocean right outside your window—you may even find that you start getting a better night’s sleep (you can partly thank your new mortgage-free status, too!).
Ready to move in? Buy your tickets today to win this Mater Prize Home lottery and love where you live. Plus, every ticket you purchase helps support the vital patient care and medical research at Mater in Queensland.
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