The Sunshine Coast is an ideallic spot for your next holiday.
The natural beauty of the region is spectacular. The beaches, lakes and rivers are perfect for swimming, fishing, surfing, sailing, cruising and a whole host of watersports. The hinterland has many charming towns, scenic walks and gorgeous views. There are activities, attractions and day tours for the whole family.
These are our recommendations of things to do on the Sunshine Coast.
To experience the best of the Sunshine Coast, get out on the water. Take a look at the Sunshine Coast Cruises available.
Cruise the spectacular waterways such as the Noosa Everglades, Noosa River, Mooloolaba harbour and canals or take an eco-cruise on the pristine Pumicestone Passage Marine Park at Caloundra.
There are plenty of man-made attractions to keep you and the whole family busy. Take a look at our list of Sunshine Coast Attractions and find places to visit like Australia Zoo, Underwater World, Aussieworld, etc.
Try to plan your holiday to take in one of the many Sunshine Coast Festivals & Events and enjoy great food, wine, music, film and sporting events throughout the year.
Take a drive along the beautiful coastline and visit Sunshine Coast towns such as Noosa, Coolum, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Maroochydore. Any one of these towns make a great base from which to explore the Sunshine Coast. Each area has it's own charm and plenty of excellent accommodation.
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is also a must see. The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a dramatic landscape of rolling hills and mountains formed by long-extinct volcanoes. There are many charming towns and villages to visit including Maleny and Montville.
Eumundi and Yandina are popular towns to visit. Eumundi is home to the well-known Eumundi Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. At nearby Yandina you will find The Ginger Factory and Nutworks & Chocolate Factory.
If you don't have your own car, or just want a break from behind the wheel, consider one of the many Sunshine Coast Tours.
Don't miss taking a tour to Fraser Island - the world's largest sand island. The flora and fauna is untouched on most of this World Heritage listed Island and there are crystal clear lakes, rainforest walks and long stretches of white sandy beaches. It's a special place that can be seen on a one-day tour or even better, stay a few days.
Between June and November Humpback Whales can be seen off the Sunshine Coast beaches on their annual migration north to warmer waters. Don't miss the opportunity to take a Whale Watching Cruise to see these magnificent creatures.
There are a number of national parks on the Sunshine Coast including:
Each offers a variety of walks and activities. One of the most popular is the Noosa National Park - easily accessed from Noosa Heads.
Details of national parks on the Sunshine Coast are available at the Queensland Government National Parks site.
Download the Sunshine Coast Gallery Trail brochure and start exploring.
Discover the rich cultural heritage of the Sunshine Coast by visiting places of interest on the Sunshine Coast Museum Trail. This is a unique tour of the region.