Sunshine Coast | Things To Do

Laid-back and lovely, the Sunshine Coast brings together a picture-perfect string of beaches and a lush green hinterland. Meet local producers and learn the true meaning of paddock to plate with a farm tour, immerse yourself in the great outdoors, or join the passionate local athletes and first-timers in a triathlon, marathon or cycle.

Beaches

Discover surf spots like Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach, pick up some skills at a surf school and see the pros in action at the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Luxury lovers can head for the stylish enclave of Noosa, while families will love the beaches of Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Cotton Tree.

Hinterland and outdoors

Walk through the stunning Noosa National Park and kayak the gentle waterways of the Noosa Everglades. In the Hinterland, hike the jaw-dropping Glass House Mountains, discover sun-dappled waterfalls and look for the most-photographed paddock on the Sunshine Coast, One Tree Hill in Maleny.

Food and fresh produce

Eat your way around one of Queensland’s great foodie destinations. Start with the Noosa Food and Wine Festival in autumn, then follow the Sunshine Coast Food Trail to taste everything from cheese to boutique beer. Dine at award-winning restaurants where super-fresh local produce is the star.

Family activities

Cuddle a koala at Australia Zoo, ride the Red Back at Aussie World, become a seal trainer for a day at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, race at the Big Kart Track and pick your own berries at Strawberry Fields.


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Noosa Boathouse

Noosaville, Noosa Area
Floating on top of the Noosa River is where you’ll find this award winning, three level waterfront dining hub offering an espresso bar and takeaway fish and chips on the front deck, a lunch and dinner bistro, stunning wedding and events spaces and a rooftop Sunset Bar, so there's something for everyone.

Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Gourmet Traveller Magazine described the Spirit House as 'a tropical film set that takes your breath away. Like the setting, the Thai inspired cuisine is breathtaking.' Clustered around a tranquil pond, the restaurant setting is magical, a temple style main building with covered courtyard tables nestled amongst lush tropical gardens with towering palms and stands of bamboo.

The Grill Pelican Waters

Pelican Waters, Sunshine Coast Area
The Grill restaurant is conveniently located on the ground floor of The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort and Spa. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days for hotel guests and the general public.

Harry's on Buderim

Buderim, Sunshine Coast Area
Fine dining restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. A quintessential Queensland experience. Harry's on Buderim is an iconic restaurant hidden in the Sunshine Coast's Buderim Forest Park rainforest and offers modern Australian cuisine in the inspiring surrounds of a 139 year old homestead.

Ginger Factory

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions. The park features great shopping facilities, modern dining, educational tours, fun rides, regular school holiday entertainment, an undercover playground, free wi-fi, and is surrounded by acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens and walks.

Sunreef Mooloolaba

Multiple Locations
Sunreef Mooloolaba, based in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is the longest established dive centre in the region, with roots starting back in 1976. Sunreef is a Five Star PADI Training Centre and offers accredited dive courses for all levels of divers as well as local reef dives, snorkelling trips and diving on the ex-HMAS Brisbane and beautiful Flinders Reef.

Eumundi Square

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Eumundi Square is open Wednesday Friday and Saturday. It is an innovative form of micro business incubator designed to suit visitors and community of Eumundi. A selection of some of the best Eumundi stall holders make Eumundi Square business incubator precinct their home and has added a new dimension to shopping for visitors, tourism and locals alike.

Aussie World

Palmview, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$38 - 167
Experience one of Australia's favourite Theme Parks! With so many thrilling rides and attractions on offer, Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast is a fun day out for the entire family. If you're looking for thrills and excitement then you will find it all right there!

Sunshine Castle Bli Bli

Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15 - 62
The Sunshine Castle is an award winning museum, attraction and function venue. Much in the tradition of Castles all around the world the Sunshine Castle captures the imagination of old and young alike.

Palace Adventures TAG Along Tour 3 Days /2 Nights Self Drive

Multiple Locations
Whether you are an adventure seeker, wanderlust traveller or simply looking for a getaway, Fraser Island is the perfect destination for all travellers. And they’ll make sure it’s an adventure you’ll never forget!
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