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.

The Original Eumundi Markets

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 12 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.

Medieval fun with Sir Justyn at the Castle

Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$27 - 62
Monthly from 15 February 2020
Well known medieval performer and educator and Sunshine Castle resident Knight Sir Justyn, features regularly in the Sunshine Castle School Holiday programs and returns for his monthly displays at the castle.

Rock Climbing - Sunshine Coast

Currimundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$12.15 - 12.15
Weekly from 15 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.

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.

Noosa Festival of Surfing

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Free Entry
26 – 27 February 2020
Established 29 years ago, the Noosa Festival of Surfing celebrates nine days of perfect waves, incredible surfing and the stoke and camaraderie of the global surfing community.

Twilight Markets Caloundra

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 28 February 2020
This family-friendly event features around 100 unique stalls offering handmade and artisan crafts, street food, gourmet sweets, fashion, jewellery, fun games for children and much more. Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere with live entertainment, homemade and artisan stalls, delicious food stalls and colourful street theatre performances as day slips into night on the waterfront at Bulcock Beach.

The Drop Festival 2020 | Noosa

Sunshine Beach, Noosa Area
From AU$0 - 109
29 February 2020
With two hugely successful tours already in its wake, The Drop Festival is back in 2020 for a third season that’s set to be even better and waaaay bigger. After making its way around the country hitting up some of the world’s best surf breaks to sell-out crowds, The Drop Festival will once again follow the World Surf League Championship Tour events at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Bells Beach in Torquay and Margaret River in WA and Qualifying Series events Surfest Newcastle and Sydney Surf Pro in Manly.

In Conversation - Health and Care

Gympie, Gympie Area
From AU$0.00 - 0.00
29 February 2020
Part of 'Going a Little Deeper,' an informative and enriching series to experience a deeper understanding of art and artist working methods and ideas. This talk is in conjunction with the exhibition 'Women United' by local photographer Charmaine Lyons.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Good Days Bad Days Tour

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
1 March 2020
The beloved Melbourne Ska Orchestra has unveiled their new single 'Good Days Bad Days'—a showstopper of a track lifted from their most recent album, 'One Year Of Ska'. To celebrate, the epic 25-piece band have announced a huge national tour, which will see them hitting up metropolitan and regional cities across the country throughout the early months of 2020.
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