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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Learn to Build the Sandcastle of your Dreams

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$35 - 45
22 October 2019 – 31 October 2020
Join them on one of their sandcastle workshops and learn all the secrets and tricks to build your own masterpiece. They offer a great chance to make your time in Noosa memorable and fun. Children and adults welcome.

2020 Isuzu Queensland Open

Pelican Waters, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
20 – 23 February 2020
For the first time since 1990, when local hero Ian Baker-Finch etched his name on the T.B. Hunter Cup, the Sunshine Coast will play host to the Queensland Open Golf championship. The 2020 Isuzu Queensland Open will be hosted for the first time by Pelican Waters Golf Club from 20-23 February as part of the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.

Rock Climbing - Sunshine Coast

Currimundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.15
Weekly from 22 February 2020
Want to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, with walls offering over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty.

Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$65.00 - 145
22 February 2020
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is excited to be hosting our annual Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival. Come and enjoy cooking demonstrations whilst trying some incredible Asian food in the beautiful rainforest surrounds of Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

Cooking with Australian Indigenous Spices cooking class

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$135.00 - 150.00
22 February 2020
Come and spend a fun morning learning about various cuisines from around the world, in particular about the herbs and spices used in each cuisine. It's all about the spice! The classes are hands on and you cook in pairs.

Saltwater Pamper Day Retreat - Art Class, Afternoon Tea and Massage

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$250 - 320
Monthly from 22 – 23 February 2020
The Saltwater Retreat Pamper Day is the perfect one-day luxury boost. This day is just for you, come on your own or with friends and celebrate your senses with a blend of Art Class then sit by the pool, followed by a delicious Morning Tea on the Waterfront followed by an Indulgent Massage.

Rebecca O'Connor as Tina

Nambour, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$40.00 - 50.00
22 February 2020
Die-hard fans must not miss Rebecca O’Connor rock the stage with her wild hair, head-turning dresses and shiny red lipstick, doing the undisputed Queen of Rock 'n' Roll pure justice in an entertaining show that can only be described as 'Simply The Best'!

Indie Weaving - Bobbin Lace Technique

Gympie, Gympie Area
From AU$30.00 - 30.00
22 February 2020
Spend a relaxing morning learning the old feminine handicraft of bobbin lace making with Brisbane based artist Mary Barron. Mary Barron is the artist behind 'Lace,' an exhibition which pays homage to the traditional handicraft of lace making through installations of intricate lace artworks made from salvaged plastic bags.

The Original Eumundi Markets

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 February 2020
Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia. Meet the talented hands behind handcrafted furniture, homewares, artworks, ceramics, cutting-edge fashion and jewellery, and chat to the farmers and bakers selling fresh produce and gourmet delights.

Noosa Longboard

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Free Entry
22 – 25 February 2020
This is the second annual Noosa Longboard Open, the first event on the World Surf League Longboard Tour that will see Noosa's iconic First Point play host to the best longboard surfers from all over the planet.
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