If your New Year’s resolution for 2021 is to get moving and be more active, we have just the place to start.
Overlooking Lake Kawana on the Sunshine Coast, Endeavour Foundation’s New Year Prize Home really is the ultimate location for leading a more active lifestyle. As well as being just five minutes from a spectacular stretch of pristine surf beach, the home is a stone’s throw (and for once we mean it literally) from an endless array of things to do on and around the lake. There really is no better place to get up, get out and get active.
A vast, two-kilometre long, man-made waterway, Lake Kawana is the Sunny Coast’s hub for a long list of watersports including rowing, outrigging, canoeing, and dragon boat racing and has even hosted national and international events.
Where better to get your paddles wet and try out the two Seaflo Kayaks that are included as part of the New Year Prize Home package? These sit-on-top kayaks are light and easy to carry and perfect for paddling sessions out on the lake. Not quite in the elite class just yet? Who cares? Lake Kawana is a beautiful and inspiring place to get amongst it and get fit.
Lake Kawana is literally just across the road from our New Year Prize Home
But that’s just the beginning of where you can explore when you’re out on the water. If you pull up Google and check out the satellite view of the area, you’ll see that there’s a vast network of canals and creeks reaching out like tentacles from the lake.
Head south and you can trace the canals all the way to the turquoise waters of Lake Currimundi. Connecting with the surf beach through a sandy inlet, this vast coastal lagoon is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secrets. Loved by families with young kiddos for its shallow and calm swimming conditions, it is also a mecca for stand-up paddle boarders and kayakers. Turn up early when conditions are right and glide over the glassy water of the lagoon toward Currimundi’s inland creek tributaries.
If you don’t have all the gear, don’t worry. You can hire SUPs, kayaks, surfboards and body boards right at the lake and find out what’s your jam before you commit your hard-earned dollars to buy your own.
Lake Currimundi is a mecca for stand-up-paddle boarders and kayakers
There’s a good chance that the sit-on-top kayaks will whet your appetite for even bigger kayaking adventures. If that’s the case, you could look into picking up a Hobie kayak for some off-shore fishing fun. The original pedal kayak, the Hobie is set up with everything you need to take you and your rods far beyond the break to where the fish are biting. And if you want to go one step further, you can pick up a sail kit for your Hobie and try kayak sailing to really test your skills on the water. Kayaks in Australia are becoming more and more popular, so the possibilities are almost endless.
But it’s not all about watersports at the Lake House. You can step out the front door, skip across the road and join kilometres of leafy walking and cycle trails following the shores of Lake Kawana. Imagine looking out at sparkling water views for your entire workout or taking time out along the way to enjoy the parklands and relax. You could even include a stop at the outdoor gym (at the Lake Kawana Waterfront Park) in your circuit.
Surrounding the lake is also an exhausting list of sports facilities on offer including the Kawana Aquatic Centre and Kawana Indoor Sports.
It would almost be impossible not to lead an active lifestyle around here.
Of course, a massive part of what makes life in this neck of the woods so great is the kilometres of surf beach stretching along this section of the Sunshine Coast. Just five minutes from the Lake House is Wurtulla Beach where you rarely have to share the sand with more than a handful of beachgoers.
Check out the surf break at Wurtulla, just five minutes from the Lake House.
The tidal rocks at Wurtulla can be explored at low tide and at high tide they act as a handy reef for some good surf breaks.
If you don’t want your four-legged friend to miss out on all the fun, you’ll find a designated dog-beach between Wurtulla and Bokarina.
And finally, there’s one last cute little beach we haven’t mentioned yet that’s even closer to home. When you just want to get your toes in the sand but don’t want to get in the car, all you have to do is wander over to the sandy beach on the lakefront, right in front of your house.
It’s the perfect spot to lay out your yoga mat as the sun comes up and contemplate new beginnings.
Where better to start a new life in 2021?
Cheaper than a gym membership, a $10 ticket in Endeavour Foundation’s New Year Prize Home could be just the beginning of a new active lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast.
To check out the two sit-on-top kayaks that are part of the prize, and of course the amazing Lake House, make a day trip to Wurtulla. Make sure you allow some time to explore the walking tracks around the lake and to check out the lagoon at Currimundi.
Set your GPS to 61 The Decks, Wurtulla on the Sunshine Coast. This stunning home is open to explore from 10am to 5pm daily until the lottery closes on 18 February2021. Click here for more details on home lottery.
If you can’t make it in person, you can take a virtual tour of the home right now and you’ll be able to see just how close this amazing home is to the lake.
When you purchase a ticket in Endeavour Foundation’s New Year lottery, you will be helping to make someone else’s 2021 a little brighter as well. Proceeds from the lottery will go directly to helping to provide new opportunities for people with intellectual disability. Find out more about how Endeavour Foundation is helping people with disability to imagine what’s possible.