Hi guys, So we have been thinking about moving from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast and have been visiting a few places to get a feel for what we like. We have had an agent mention there are midges in Minyama, a Sunshine Coast suburb we were looking at. She was making the point that Minyama being on the canals, it is a tidal area and when the tide goes down, the midges come out, which was not the case with the property she was presenting at it was located on Kawana island, where the canals are behind a lock, in a non tidal system (the level of water in the canal is regulated at the lock and maintainted at a constant level). We have tried to have a look online to see if we could find out which areas are more affected by midges and what the degree is like, but have not found anything useful. Walking around Mooloolaba or even Minyama and Kawana during the day, we did not find ourselves attacked by midges. Firstly, if anyone is local to the Sunshine Coast and these areas in particular (even better if you have first hand experience being located directly on a canal front), your feedback on this would be immensely appreciated. But for other QLDers out there, especially those who love near the water, what can you tell me about midges? Any areas/configuration we should avoid? How far from a tidal area/river system do midges strike? Does what she was saying about a non tidal system sound true - unlikely to have midges? The last thing we would want would be moving up there only to be eaten alive by midges and being forced to keep the house closed , having to dress up or always needing some kind of spray/product to keep them at bay.