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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Cooloola Great Walk, Cooloola, Great Sandy National Park

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The Cooloola Great Walk traverses the Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park, and showcases the very best of Cooloola's outstanding natural attractions. Immerse yourself in nature for five days as you hike this remote 102 kilometre trail through Cooloola’s rainforest, coastal woodland and heath-clad plains.

Pacific Coast Way

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The Pacific Coast Way links coastal havens, hinterland towns, and major cities all along the east coast, from the Gold Coast to Cairns. The Pacific Coast is a 'big' drive. Take your time: the real journey hides just out of sight, ready to be discovered off the highway.

Great Beach Drive - 5 day Itinerary

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The Great Beach Drive, located in Queensland’s stunning Australia’s Nature Coast, provides a road trip like no other. Offering the experience of driving on some of the world’s most stunning beaches, through some of the most idyllic National Parks and World Heritage listed areas, this is truly a once in a lifetime drive holiday experience.

The Great Fraser Trail

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Located on the Fraser Coast in Queensland, the Fraser Island Gateway Drive offers the best of the Fraser Coast experience from the heritage and streetscapes of Maryborough, to up close encounters with the Humpback Whales and adventuring around World Heritage Listed Fraser Island.

Queensland Public Gallery Trail

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The Queensland gallery network is abuzz with exciting activities and beautiful art. Experience local and national art while you travel from A to B through Queensland’s culturally vibrant cities and towns.

Naturally Luxurious - Great Beach Drive

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This journey offers the chance to see outstanding natural beauty in absolute comfort. You may also choose to follow the interactive food trail that allows visitors to discover the region’s best produce, markets, restaurants, cooking schools and events, with over 400 outlets and produces.

Brisbane to Fraser Island Adventure Drive

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The majority of the roads are sealed which means it's an adventure suitable for cars as well as four wheel drives however there are a few rough patches along the way so be sure to check conditions before you start.

Caloundra to Noosa Scenic Drive Tour

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This scenic Sunshine Coast drive is for those who like a soft adventure served with lashings of beautiful nature. Starting at the Caloundra Coastal Path, begin with a walk or cycle along the shoreline.

Couple's Getaway to Maleny and Montville

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This Sunshine Coast hinterland drive is for the romantic at heart and those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Retreat to the havens of Maleny and Montville where you can spend an intimate weekend wandering these two towns, exploring natural wonders and dining on local produce.

Mary Valley Scenic Drive

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Follow tourist drive 42 to discover the beautiful Mary Valley - Queensland's Scenic Rural Hinterland drive. This drive rewards its drivers with a landscape patch-worked with grazing cattle, macadamia farms, rainforests and endless rolling hills.
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