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Sunshine Coast Accommodation

From its 100km of sparking coastline to lush hinterland, the Sunshine Coast is the ultimate getaway to slow down the pace and rejuvenate in a pristine natural environment. Here you can choose hundreds of accommodation options from luxury resorts to cheerful caravan parks and camping spots that will take your holiday to the next level.

Regarded as the place to see and be seen, Noosa is one of Australia’s most fashionable resort towns where the vast dining, entertainment and shopping options will have you extending your fun beach day late into the evening.

Seeking a chilled-out coast escape? Bunker down in a budget beachside cabin or luxurious resort suite in Caloundra where your choice of beaches – Golden, Shelly, Currimundi just a name a few – is as long as the coastline. 

If you prefer the country to the coast, head to Montville or Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland for quiet but quaint towns oozing with country charm for days.



Sunshine Coast Travel Information

Sunshine Coast or Brisbane Airport - International and Domestic terminals

The Sunshine Coast Airport is located a 30 minutes' drive between Noosa and Caloundra. It services domestic flights from a number of airline providers every week. Brisbane Airport is also a domestic and the main international gateway to the region. There are a number of ways to get to where you need to go. Henry’s Airporter and Con-X-ion both operate shuttle services throughout the Sunshine Coast Region. The public bus travels from the Airport to Noosa Heads in the north and Mooloolaba in the south with frequent stops. Or, you can catch a Taxi, organise a private transfer or hire a rental car.

How to get around the Sunshine Coast 

Public Transport: Buses & Trains

Sunshine Coast's Sun Buses and trains to Brisbane are run through Translink. Tickets and journeys can be explored further through their website. 

Walkways and Bikeways

Sunshine Coast boosts plenty of walkways and bikeways whether it’s your mode of transport or a way to see the sights. Opposite the beach you'll find The Coastal Pathway running from Pelican Waters in the south to Tewantin in the north. Hike a bike or lace up your walking shoes to star exploring. 

A trip to the Sunshine Coast is not complete without a walk along the best natural walkway on offer - the beach. Stretching the entire length of the Sunshine Coast, there's 65km of pristine beach to be enjoyed. 

On the water 

Explore the Sunshine Coast's aquatic playground with beaches, canals and surrounding islands like no other. Take to the water via boat or through a range of hiring options to suit your needs.

Road tripping

The best way to explore the lush hinterland and pristine coastline is to hit the open road for a day trip. Hiring a car would be your best option alternatively, there are day trips that can be organised by your hotel.


Sunshine Coast | Places to Visit

Just 90 minutes north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is a 100km stretch of beautiful beaches, laid-back coastal towns and stylish holiday resorts. It’s a favourite with families and foodies alike, who venture to the leafy hinterland in search of the region’s best produce.

Noosa

Noosa is the Sunshine Coast’s most sophisticated seaside village. Embrace the local surf culture at the Noosa Festival of Surfing, discover some of south-east Queensland’s most picturesque coastline in the Noosa National Park and kayak through the mirror-like waters of the Noosa Everglades.

Noosa is a two-hour drive north of Brisbane.

Mooloolaba

In the centre of the Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba is known for its great restaurants (serving up fresh Mooloolaba prawns) and organic cafes. It’s a popular spot for endurance events like the Mooloolaba Triathlon. Make time to discover nearby small coastal communities like the charming Cotton Tree.

Mooloolaba is a 90-minute drive north of Brisbane.

Caloundra

Families will fall for the mellow vibe of Caloundra. Canoe on the calm waters of Currimundi Lake, picnic on the cliffs at Point Cartwright, paddle in the surf at Bulcock, Kings and Dicky beaches, and cuddle a koala at Australia Zoo, just 25 minutes from Caloundra.

Caloundra is an 80-minute drive north of Brisbane.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

When you can drag yourself away from the beaches, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has so much to offer. Hike or abseil the dramatic peaks of the Glass House Mountains and walk the waterfall circuit in the Kondalilla National Park. The charming villages of Maleny, Montville and Buderim are lined with great restaurants, stylish boutiques, quirky galleries and artisan producers.

The Hinterland is a 30- to 40-minute drive inland from the Sunshine Coast.


Sunshine Coast Visitor’s Guide

The Sunshine Coast is made up of more than 100km of sparkling coastline, dotted with stunning beaches, stylish villages such as Noosa, and bustling coastal towns like Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

Less than half an hour inland, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is famous for its fresh produce and gourmet dining. The region is only 90 minutes north of Brisbane, but in this laid-back holiday favourite you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to another world.

Things to do on the Sunshine Coast

Laze on the beaches, hike through the hinterland or meet some fascinating local characters at the markets – there’s something for everyone on the Sunshine Coast

Find your beach

With a coastline that stretches from Caloundra to Great Sandy National Park, you’re going to find some spectacular beaches on the Sunshine Coast. The calm waters of Caloundra are great for families, hit the surf at Noosa, or get your four-wheels sandy on Rainbow Beach.

Get off the grid

A 60km network of rivers and lakes is hidden half an hour north of Noosa, one of only two everglades systems on Earth. It’s a place for boating, hiking, camping or just getting to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Head to the hinterland

It’s not all about the beaches on the Sunshine Coast. The Hinterland is home to Kondalilla, Mapleton Falls and Conondale national parks, the striking Glass House Mountains, cosy villages and some seriously innovative farm-to-table food.

Browse the markets

Pick up some fresh produce, watch local entertainers or grab unique souvenirs at one of the Sunshine Coast’s many markets. Don’t miss the famous Eumundi Markets – held every Wednesday and Saturday – for excellent artisan products.

Fraser Coast Accommodation

Want to have a whale of a time on the Fraser Coast?  Take your pick of accommodation options from camping and caravan parks to resorts, hotels and beach houses. 

Where to stay on Fraser Coast 

If you want to be in the thick of the action, pick a spot in Hervey Bay where the dining, shopping and entertainment options will convince you to extend your short stay into a longer escapade. Swap coastline for country in the Fraser Coast Hinterland where quaint towns and local produce are a-plenty or soak up the history in Maryborough. If you're a keen fisher, bunker down at the Burrum Coast and Great Sandy Strait where there are more fish than people. And nature natives, if you're looking for the ultimate outdoor experience, don't look past a beachfront camping spot in the midst of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.


Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Nestled inland away from the glistening coastline, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland provides a spectacular backdrop of lush greenery and untouched beauty. 

Popular places to explore in the Hinterland 

Named by Lieutenant James Cook during his epic voyage along Australia's east coast, the Glass House Mountains are intrusive plugs formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. Enjoy scenic views from the lookout in Beerburrum State Forest or explore one of the walking tracks through open forests to lookouts offering panoramic views.

Chase waterfalls and enjoy the scenic lookouts from the quaint country towns of Maleny and Montville, through to Kenilworth. Along the way, explore the boutiques and discover the thriving art trial showcasing local artists and their original works. 

Discover the heritage village of Yandina and visit the Ginger Factory or visit the iconic Big Pineapple in Nambour


Sunshine Coast | Events

Venture to this holiday hot-spot and you’ll see the Sunshine Coast is known for much more than its sunshine.

Feast on the region’s best at Noosa Eat & Drink Festival and The Curated Plate.

Jump into the crowd at beach-side Caloundra Music Festival.

Test your limits at the Mooloolaba Triathlon and Noosa Festival of Surfing.

Ready? Make your plans using the Sunshine Coast events calendar below. 

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.


Gold Coast | Accommodation

Choose from hundreds of hotels, resorts, budget and family-friendly accommodation options on the Gold Coast. Along the coastline, you’ll find 5-star luxury hotels, caravan parks and self-contained apartments. In the Hinterland you’ll find retreats, glamping options and camping spots.

Where to stay on the Gold Coast

If you want to be in the thick of the action, pick a spot in Surfer’s Paradise or Broadbeach, where dining, shopping and entertainment options will have you extending your beach day late into the evening. Craving a cruisier beach vibe? Set up shop at a self-contained apartment in Burleigh Heads or Currumbin, where the pace is a little slower, but the beaches are just as brilliant.

For a more country escape, try a bed and breakfast in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The views alone will get you in the holiday feels, but the art trail, boutique shopping and country cafes might make you want to make a tree change forever.


Accommodation

In Queensland you can feel right at home in a 5-star resort overlooking the ocean or in a ‘swag’ on the red dirt gazing at the stars; there’s accommodation to suit any type of holiday you’re after. 

Depending on your travel style you can:

  • Let luxury rule as you relax spa-side in a five star resort in the Whitsundays
  • Get into the action of the Gold Coast with your family and book a self-contained apartment on one of the most famous coastlines in the world
  • Backpack your way across the state with plenty of budget backpacking options
  • Hire a bare boat in the Whitsundays where you and your mates are the crew and sleep under the stars at night
  • Head west to a farm stay and experience country life to the fullest 
  • Have breakfast served while looking at the rain forest from your B&B hidden near one of our 5 world heritage areas
  • Pack the car and go camping in Outback Queensland to get a first-hand look at the bush lifestyle and Australia’s heritage
  • Trade the mainland for the high seas and hire a house boat for a unique experience immersed in nature
No matter where you stay, we’ll make sure you feel right at home in Queensland!

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