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Win a Sunshine Coast Escape for 2

Win a Sunshine Coast Escape for 2
The Urban List
Added: 28-Jul-17
Closes: 09-Aug-17
ICYMI, we’ve recently launched The Urban List in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia, the Sunshine Coast, and that means we’re in a celebratory mood.

Never thought of yourself as lucky? Well, we’re keen to try and change that. And there’s no better way than giving you the chance to win something really, really awesome—like a holiday for you and one very lucky friend to the Sunshine Coast, worth over $3,000.

Now, we could easily take all the credit for coming up with such a ridiculously good prize, but the truth is we didn’t do it alone. We’ve partnered up with our friends at Visit Sunshine Coast to create not one, but THREE incredible itineraries for you to choose from.

So, whether your idea of the perfect vacay revolves around food, spa visits with your S.O. or action-packed days, we’ve got just the itinerary for you to come to life in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Read on to enter.


Consider yourself a foodie? Trust us, you’re gonna want to win this. We’ve locked down flights in to the Sunshine Coast, luxury accommodation, incredible meals at some of the best restaurants on the Sunshine Coast, car hire and so much more.

You made it! Jump in your Redspot hire car and cruise along the coastline until you arrive at the luxe Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort. Yep, you’ll be crashing here for the next three nights, you lucky thing! Ease into holiday mode with cocktails by the pool, before strolling down Hastings Street until you reach Locale. These guys are pros at Italian cuisine and the dimly lit restaurant is all kinds of stunning.

Start the weekend with a walk through Noosa National Park followed by a Sri Lankan-inspired breakfast created by Peter Kuruvita at Sofitel’s in-house restaurant, Noosa Beach House. Eating amazing food is one thing, but cooking it is a whole different ball game, so next you’ll be heading to The Cooking School Noosa (owned by Wasabi, one of Queensland’s best restaurants) to spend the day learning tips, tricks and techniques, that’ll have you whipping up Japanese, French or another delicious cuisine depending on the week. After a day in the kitchen, we think you deserve a break—so sunset cocktails and a stunning waterfront dining experience at Noosa Boathouse is just what The Urban List doctor ordered.

Rise and shine! It’s your last full day on the Sunshine Coast. Do as the locals do and make a beeline for Noosa Farmers Markets. Here, you can taste local cheeses, condiments, fresh produce, and our favourite part, knock back a street food breakfast. The day is still young, so you’ll be jumping on the road and heading for the lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Start with a wander through Montville, before making your way to Kondalilla Falls for a freshwater swim in the rock pools. Next up, is lunch at The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly. This two-hatted restaurant in Montville is a must for any real foodie. Save room for dessert and jot Maleny Food Co. into your GPS, your gelato-loving stomach will thank you for it.

After a sleep in, follow the boardwalk to Bistro C and enjoy a beachfront breakfast while picking out where you’re going to lay your towel in approximately 34 minutes. You’ll be heading to said sandy spot and soaking up the sun for the rest of the morning. Now, a holiday isn’t a holiday without a spot of shopping, agreed? So, wander back to the Sofitel via the likes of Noosa Longboards, Alterior Motif and, if you want to take home some local foodie supplies as a memento, Providore On Hastings. Onto the hard part—saying goodbye to your sleek pad. Insert sad face here. Pop over to the iconic Noosa Surf Club for a frosty glass of drown-your-sorrows sauv and a bucket of Mooloolaba prawns, while you soak up those postcard views one last time.


Love is in the air, or at least it will be once you spend three glorious nights at a secluded resort in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. In between staring into your SO’s eyes, you’ll be wine tasting, indulging in treatments at one of the region’s best day spas and getting cosy in your rainforest cabin.

Wind your way up and along the Blackall Range in your Redspot hire car, until you arrive at the tranquil and completely secluded Spicers Tamarind Retreat. This, my friends, is where the romance begins. Check-in, unpack and marvel at the serenity, and when you’re feeling peckish there’ll be a table for two waiting for you at on-site restaurant, The Tamarind.

Wake up and smell the rainforest and meander hand-in-hand to The Tamarind for a slow breakfast. By now, you’ll probably realise you could easily spend the next three days without leaving this Spicers property, but we’re going to make you, because the wineries are calling! First stop, Flame Hill Vineyard for wine-tasting at the cellar door and lunch, followed by more tastings and a meet the brewer experience at Maleny Mountain Wines and Macleod Brewing. Then we’re going to take it next-level, with a private sunset picnic at One Tree Hill, organised by our friends at Getaway Pantry. You won’t be needing dinner after the platter you’ve just eaten, so tonight will be all about your private hot tub.

Sleep in and head into town for a late breakfast at Monica’s Caf�. You’re in no rush, so stroll around town, stopping by Pallet Life Markets and then into Rosetta’s Books for a new page-turner. Next, you’ll be slipping straight into 1.5 hours of pure indulgence with a visit to Spa Anise for his and her treatments. On cloud nine? Curl up with your book and a glass of wine, before getting dolled up for dinner at Wild Rocket @ Misty’s.

Make the most of your last morning in the hinterland, by checking out and heading to brekkie at Altitude On Montville. Cruise along the Blackall Range until you arrive at Kondalilla Falls. Lace up and hike down to the falls and rock pools, for a refreshing dip and your final round of loved up selfies before you head home.


We get it. We say ‘beach holiday’ you say ‘boring’. And that’s why we’ve filled your Sunshine Coast trip with action-packed activities that’ll get your adrenalin pumping, your cheeks flushed and fill that memory bank with living-on-the-edge experiences.

Check in to beachside accommodation at Oceans Mooloolaba. This will be your digs for the next few days. Not bad, huh? Get acquainted with the water on a SUP from Absolute Adventure Hire Hut in Mooloolaba for the afternoon, before donning your best for a truly decadent dining experience at Spice Bar. Take away the effort of decision-making and opt for the incredible degustation menu including dessert.

Brekkie at Gainsbourg on Mooloolaba Esplanade is a must-do, so that’s exactly where you’re starting the day. Next, you’ll be making everyone you know super jealous, with a rare opportunity to swim with humpback whales with Sunreef Mooloolaba. Nope, we’re not kidding. If you’ve got a GoPro, use it! After spending the day on the water, jump in your Redspot hire car and grab a bite to eat—fish and chips at The Spit are delish—before finding a sunny spot beside the rooftop pool at Oceans. To tie a bow around the perfect day, you’ll be dining at The Boat Shed at Cotton Tree.

Wake up early and jump in the car for an early jaunt north to Noosa Farmers Market. Grab a coffee, a quick brekkie and some food to take on today’s adventure. Yep, you’ll be spending the better part of the day on a 4WD tour with Epic Ocean Adventures, including a guided dolphin kayak at Double Island Point. Return to Mooloolaba but not without a sneaky stop-off at Hello Harry for burgers and shakes—these guys have quite the rep on the Coast.

Keep your last morning simple with breakfast at The Velo Project, before we take things up a notch with an incredible, fast-paced Calounda Jet Ski experience in the Pumicestone Passage in Caloundra. It’ll be hard to leave the Sunshine Coast, but at least you’ve got the memories.

Visit Sunshine Coast Itinerary Promotion — Terms & Conditions
1. Information on how to enter and the prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in the Visit Sunshine Coast - Itinerary promotion (“Promotion”) is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. This Promotion is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents aged 18+. By entering, each entrant agrees to receive offers and promotions from Visit Sunshine Coast and the Promoter.

3. Employees (and their immediate family and/or those living in the same household) of the Promoter, Visit Sunshine Coast, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and suppliers associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.

4. The promotion commences at 10:00am AEST on Thursday 27 July 2017 and ends at 11.59pm AEST on Wednesday 9 August 2017 (“Promotional Period”).

5. To enter, individuals must complete the following steps during the Promotional Period:

Complete all of the fields in the entry form as hosted on The Urban List,
6. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be deemed invalid.

7. The judging will take place at the Promoter, Level 1, 66-68 Cubitt Street, Cremorne, VIC 3121 on Thursday 10 August 2017 commencing at 11.00am AEST.

8. One (1) valid entry will be selected for the Major Prize. The Promoter may select an additional reserve entry, in case of an invalid entry or ineligible entrant.

9. The winner will be selected at random.

10. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

11. Major Prize: The winner will receive the Major Prize. The Major Prize includes:
ONE of the below prize packages, at their choice:

Prize 1:

Three nights stay at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.
Four days medium car hire with Redspot.
Complimentary cocktails poolside at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort up to the value of $200.
Dinner at Locale Noosa up to the value of $200.
Breakfast at Noosa Beach House up to the value of $60.
Day class for 2 at The Cooking School Noosa, valued at $500.
Dinner and drinks riverside at Noosa Boathouse up to the value of $200.
Lunch at The Long Apron at Spicers Clovelly, up to the value of $200.
Breakfast at Bistro C up to the value of $60.
Lunch at Noosa Surf Club up to the value of $80.

Prize 2:

Three nights stay at Oceans Mooloolaba.
Four days medium car hire with Redspot.
Surfboard or stand up paddle board hire at Absolute Adventure Hire Hut up to the value of $80.
Degustation meal at Spice Bar up to the value of $200.
Breakfast at Gainsbourg up to the value of $60.
Humpback whale swim experience with Sunreef Dive, values at $298.
Dinner at The Boat Shed Cotton Tree up to the value of $200.
A 4WD tour and dolphin kayaking with Epic Ocean Adventures, valued at $240.
Dinner at Hello Harry up to the value of $80.
Breakfast at The Velo Project up to the value of $60.
Jetski experience in Pumicestone Passage with Caloundra Jet Ski, valued at $380.

Prize 3:

Three nights accommodation at Spicers Tamarind Retreat.
Four days medium car hire with Redspot.
Dinner at The Tamarind restaurant up to the value of $200.
Breakfast at Altitude on Montville up to the value of $60.
Wine tasting and lunch at Flame Hill Vineyard up to the value of $200.
Wine tasting and meet the brewer experience at Maleny Mountain Wines and Macleod Brewing up to the value of $50.
Glass House Mountains picnic from Getaway Pantry valued at $350.
Breakfast at Monica’s Caf� up to the value of $60.
Spa treatment at Spa Anise up to the value of $400.
Dinner at Wild Rocket @ Misty’s up to the value of $200.
Breakfast at The Tamarind up to the value of $60.

ALL prize packages also include flights for two people, return, to the Sunshine Coast, up to the value of $1200. The following terms apply:

Flights will be booked by Visit Sunshine Coast through an airline of their choice and will be through to Sunshine Coast Airport – either direct or via another hub.
Flights will not be changeable or transferrable.
12. Prize terms and conditions:

Prize is valid for two adults only (both adults must be aged 18 or over).

Prize is non-refundable and may not be transferred for cash or any other goods or services, with any unused portions forfeited.

The winner and his/her guest are solely responsible for attending ticketed and pre-booked events or activities. Ticket and booking prices will not be refunded in the case of no attendance.

Some activities in the itineraries are seasonal (humpback whale swim) and this needs to be factored into planning when redeeming the prize.

All meals, beverages, tours, tips, fuel, mini bar expenses, transfers and any other extras not stated in the Major Prize description in clause 11 are the sole responsibility of the prize winner (including his/her guest).

The winner must give a minimum of 6 weeks lead time to ensure bookings can be made.

The prize is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and blackout periods or limited availability may apply to special event periods, school holidays and public holidays. Bookings are essential.

13. The winner will be notified via e-mail, on Thursday 10 August 2017. The winner must acknowledge acceptance of and claim their prize by replying to this e-mail with details requested. This must be received by the Promoter no later than 12.00pm AEST on Thursday 17 August 2017.

14. All elements of the prize must be redeemed together, as a package, by 30 June 2018, unless otherwise stated in accordance with 12 d).

15. Where the prize winner is not able to redeem any part of the Major Prize due to physical inability or incapacity, poor weather or any other circumstances beyond Visit Sunshine Coast or the Promoter’s reasonable control, then the prize (or part thereof) will be forfeited and will not be redeemable for cash, or other prize, goods or services.

16. If a prize (or part thereof) is unavailable at the at the time of the selection of the prize winner, Visit Sunshine Coast will supply the winner with a similar prize of equivalent value (as determined by Visit Sunshine Coast).

17. If for any reason a winner does not acknowledge accept of and claim their prize by 12.00pm AEST on Thursday 17 August 2017 the prize will be forfeited and another winner selected.

18. The Promoter shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winner’s spam, junk email or other security settings or for a winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

19. The winner’s contact details will be provided to Visit Sunshine Coast who will provide offers and promotions communications. Visit Sunshine Coast will handle the winner’s personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

20. The Promoter and Visit Sunshine Coast reserve the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence).

21. The Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, tampered with the entry process or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

22. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Promoter and Visit Sunshine Coast reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant.

23. If a winner of a prize is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be forfeited by that entrant, and the next best entry will be awarded.

24. Prizes, or any unused portion of a prize, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.

25. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency or disaster, the Promoter and/or Visit Sunshine Coast reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion, or suspend or modify a prize.

26. As a condition of entering this promotion, each entrant licenses and grants the Promoter and Visit Sunshine Coast, its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display their entry (which shall include Content) for any purpose, including but not limited to future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes, in any media, without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. Entrants agree not to assert any moral rights in relation to such use and warrant that they have the full authority to grant these rights.

27. As a condition of accepting a prize, each winner must sign any legal documentation in the form required by the Promoter, Visit Sunshine Coast and/or prize suppliers in their absolute discretion, including but not limited to a legal release and indemnity form.

28. Entrants consent to the Promoter and Visit Sunshine Coast using their name, likeness, image and/or voice in the event they are a winner (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same) in any media for an unlimited period without remuneration for the purpose of promoting this promotion (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter or Visit Sunshine Coast. Entrants also consent to being contacted by the Promoter and/or Visit Sunshine Coast to discuss the possibility of further promotional activity on social media pertaining to this promotion (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same)

29. Entrants agree to have their email address added to the Promoter’s and Visit Sunshine Coast’s email lists.

30. If this promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and/or Visit Sunshine Coast, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law (a) to disqualify any entrant; or (b) subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority, to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the promotion, as appropriate.

31. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits, excludes or modifies, or purports to limit, exclude or modify the statutory consumer guarantees as provided under the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic), as well as any other implied warranties under the ASIC Act 2001 (Cth) or similar consumer protection laws in the States and Territories of Australia (“Non-Excludable Guarantees”). Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion.

32. Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, the Promoter and Visit Sunshine Coast (including its respective officers, employees and agents) is not responsible for and excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) taking/use of and/or participation in a prize.

33. The Promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties, including but not limited to agents, contractors, service providers, prize suppliers and, as required, to Australian regulatory authorities. Entry is conditional on providing this information. The Promoter may, for an indefinite period, unless otherwise advised, use this information for promotional, marketing, publicity, research and profiling purposes, including sending electronic messages or telephoning the entrant. Entrants should direct any request to opt out, access, update or correct personal information to the Promoter. The Promoters Privacy Policy is available at

34. All entries become the property of the Promoter.

35. The Promoter encourages consumers to enjoy alcohol responsibly. Legal aged consumers are advised to consider the safe drinking levels recommended in the National Health & Medical Research Council Australian Alcohol Guidelines that are available at

36. The Promoter is Urban List Pty Ltd (ABN 56 349 266 482), 66-68 Cubitt Street, Cremorne, VIC 3121.