3 storage locations within the Sunshine Coast

City Overview

The Sunshine Coast is a coastal city located on the east coast of Australia situated 100km north of Brisbane. With a population of approximately 300,000 it has earned the title of being the ninth largest city in Australia. With its subtropical climate and temperatures that remain sunny and warm throughout the year it has a thriving tourism industry bringing visitors from all over the world to its shores. The Sunshine Coast offers an ideal balance of lush beautiful beaches, subtropical rainforests amongst long stretches of hinterland. The region boasts renowned landmarks and attractions such as the iconic Australian Zoo, home to the late and amazing Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and the Glass House Mountains Range show casing 16 breathtaking mountains set against an abundant native hinterland, as well as the spectacular Fraser Island. 

Fraser Island

Fraser Island picture courtesy of Gabor Varga

Maroochydore is the heart of the Coast where you will find the Sunshine Plaza that offers a colourful diverse blend of shopping, cafe and restaurants, stunning stretches of golden sand, a bustling nightlife and nature trails for those who enjoy an early morning cycle, jog or walk. Noosa is another favoured holiday spot close to the heart of the Sunshine Coast where tourists flock to enjoy the spectacular beaches, stunning national parks and serene lakes. There’s something for everyone; kayaking, canoeing, surfing and for those adventurous souls you can try swimming with humpback whales! 

The Sunshine Coast has an amazing line up of festivals and cultural events such as the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, Big Pineapple Food Festival, Noosa Festival of Surfing and the Australian PGA championship. There are many transport options available to get to and around the Gold Coast using buses, trains, ferries, trams and taxis. The Sunshine Coast Airport or Maroochydore Airport as its known to locals, services flights for travellers who want to relax and cut down on travel time.

Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains picture courtesy of John Charles

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Coast,_Queensland

http://www.australia.com/en/places/qld/sunshine-coast.html

https://www.experienceoz.com.au/en/gold-coast-vs-sunshine-coast

https://www.visitsunshinecoast.com/Maroochydore

http://www.australia.com/en/places/qld/qld-noosa.html

https://www.queensland.com/en-id/explore-queensland/sunshine-coast/events

Fun facts and trivia about Sunshine Coast

Ettamogah Pub

Ettamogah Pub picture courtesy of Garry

Weather in Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has a subtropical climate where you can enjoy hot summers moderated by gentle sea breezes and warm winter days with the average temperatures at night dropping to 16C. Rainfall is an uncommon occurrence and can be sighted during the more humid summer months between January and February and mainly at night. The Sunshine Coast has one of the greatest sunshine ratings in the southern hemisphere and is typically pleasant all year round. Due to its subtropical climate and high UV index the use of sun protection is highly advised.                            

Summer: December - Feb

Average: 31C

Autumn: March – May

Average: 28C

Winter: June – August

Average: 23C

Spring: September – November

Average: 28C

Source:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/climate/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=40861

https://www.travelonline.com/sunshine-coast/weather.html

Relocating

The Sunshine Coast has over 10,000 operating small to medium businesses servicing local and international markets leaving ample room to create new business. Its prime location and thriving tourist industry undoubtedly adds to its potential for opportunity and growth. There are plenty of ideal suburbs to choose from whether you are after ocean views or lush greenery, due to an increase in housing and development. Noosa Hill is a beautiful suburb just a walk away from Noosa Junction Business Centre and close to Hastings Street that offers an abundance of shopping, five star restaurants, cafes and stunning resorts. Sippy Downs is another suburb located in the Buderim region of the Coast that offers affordable housing and is home to the University of the Sunshine Coast. With affordable housing, stunning locations, the highest standard of modern amenities and infrastructure and friendly locals, it isn’t hard to see why the Sunshine Coast has become the fastest developing area in Australia.

Sunshine Coast Daily

Sunshine Coast Australia

Noosa Van Lines

Removalists in Sunshine Coast

Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor. We have a provided a list below of a number of professionals to help in the Sunshine Coast area:

Platinum Removals

Johns Furniture Removals

Toucan Home Maintenance and Removals

Beached Removals

Moving your business to Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro. For additional information and links to support programs see:

My Sunshine Coast

Business Queensland

Sunshine Coast Council

Innovation Centre

Top Community Services in Sunshine Coast

There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in the Sunshine Coast that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance, multicultural services and general information and advice for residents. For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:

My Community Directory

Centacare

Sunshine Coast Community Services

Queensland Health

Schools

There are close to 80 primary and secondary schools in the Sunshine Coast that offer an exceptional standard of quality education. Tertiary education is available at the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE that has campuses in various locations such as Maroochydore, Noosa, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Gympie and Nambour. The newest University to be built in Australia is the University of the Sunshine Coast that offers a broad range of exceptional courses at four different locations, respectively Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Gympie and Southbank Brisbane with a fifth campus opening at Petrie in 2020. For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:

University of the Sunshine Coast

CQ University Noosa

Sunshine Coast Tafe

Sunshine Coast Australia


Getting Around Sunshine Coast

Public transport , buses, trains, ferries, trams and taxis:

Translink

Queensland Rail

Sunshine Coast Australia

Suncoast Cabs

Sunshine Coast Airport

City Sightseeing

Visit Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast picture courtesy of Mary Louise and Andrew

Employment

Sunshine Coast Daily

Seek

Indeed

Queensland Government Jobs

Sunshine Coast News

Sunshine Coast Daily

ABC Sunshine Coast News

Sunshine Coast

Q: I am travelling on a working holiday and need somewhere to store my stuff?

A: The Sunshine Coast is a favorite tourist destination, popular with visitor looking for a working holiday. Need somewhere to store your stuff while you move around? We have spaces available from one cubic metre Lockers and everything above. No lock in period, only pay for the time you store, easy payment options and we refund all unused rent. With 24hr access this is the perfect “completely flexible” solution for someone on the move. 

Q: I am looking for a storage centre that I can run my business from?

A: You can use self storage to compliment your business, power and lighting is or can be made available. Access to free wi-fi, conference room and kitchenette facilities. Unlike a warehouse, there are no legals, no bond and no lock in period making your business storage flexible. Downsize or upsize or move out of your space when you want without penalty. Perfect for start-ups, small businesses or large businesses who like to be nimble and cost efficient. 

Q: Can I hire a moving trailer at your centres on the Sunshine Coast?

A: Yes you can, every centre has a moving trailer free to use when you move in. All our trailers are covered with a canopy to protect your goods from the weather while moving. 

Q: Security is a priority for me when storing my goods?

A: All our locations are fitted with alarm monitoring and CCTV surveillance throughout. The centre is also equipped with PIN code access on entry and exit and security lighting. 

Q:Do you have storage on the Sunshine Coast with undercover loading and unloading areas?

A: All our locations have undercover loading and unloading areas. Protecting you and your goods from the extreme weather conditions we experience on the Coast from time to time. 

Q: What size storage space do I Need?

A: Size does matter! You don't want to be paying for more space than you really need. You can speak to one of our trained storage professionals. They can help determine the right storage space for you by asking questions about your storage needs. Or you can use our Space Estimator to help you choose the size of your storage space. And if on the day it's not right we can change it! 

Q: How much does storage cost in the Sunshine Coast? 

A: Storage rent is generally paid monthly in advance; storage costs may vary depending on the size and location of the storage space. It's important to choose the right size space for your storage needs so you are not paying for extra space you don't need. Some storage companies may charge additional fees for administration and cleaning in addition to storage rent. At Kennards there are no hidden fees or charges, just one monthly rental amount. We like to call this our "Fair Go Pricing". 

You can often save on your storage costs by paying in advance. At Kennards Self Storage we offer discounts of 5% for payments made 6 or 12 months in advance.  

You can obtain a Quote, Reserve a storage space or even rent a space quickly and easily online, obligation free without penalty. You don't like the space we change it or your money back. That's our Fair Go pledge. 

Q: I need to pack up my house and move can you help? 

A: Yes we have a full range of boxes and packing supplies available online or in our store retail shop

Q: As a business am I able to have packages sent direct to a centre? 

A: Yes. Every centre has a delivery concierge area to handle inbound and outbound deliveries.

Q: I need to store my vintage car; do you have a centre near Maroochydore? 

A: Kennards Self Storage has a centre at Maroochydore with lock up car storage. Our Warana centre only 15 minutes away from Maroochydore also provides lock up car storage.

Q: I need to have Wi-Fi and somewhere to work when I visit my storage unit can you help? 

A: Yes, all our centres at Kennards Self Storage have access to free Wi-Fi and a conference room for those people who need space to get online. 

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