Things to Do - Sunshine Coast

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. 

 

Sunshine Coast Activities & Adventures

Have a look at the many Sunshine Coast activities on offer - learn to surf, go kayaking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, horse-ridingcycling or play a round of golf at one of the world-class courses.

For the adventurous there is sky diving, jet skiing and jet boat rides.

 

Sunshine Coast Cruises

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.

 

Sunshine Coast Attractions

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.

 

Sunshine Coast Festivals & Events

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.

 

Sunshine Coast Towns & Coastline

Take a drive along the beautiful coastline and visit Sunshine Coast towns such as Noosa, Coolum, MooloolabaCaloundra 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.

 

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

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 & Yandina

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.

 

Sunshine Coast Tours

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.

 

Fraser Island

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.

 

Whale Watching

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.

 

Sunshine Coast National Parks

There are a number of national parks on the Sunshine Coast including:

  • Noosa National Park
  • Mount Coolum National Park
  • Great Sandy National Park
  • Glass House Mountains National Park

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.

 

Sunshine Coast Gallery Trail

Download the Sunshine Coast Gallery Trail brochure and start exploring.

 

Sunshine Coast Museum Trail

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.