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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Kondalilla Falls Circuit, Kondalilla National Park

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Explore this beautiful walking track that leads from Kondalilla Falls down the escarpment into a lush rainforested valley then climbs up the ridge again to return. From the Kondalilla Falls car park, walk 100-metres downhill (with steps) to a large grassed picnic area with barbecues, picnic tables and toilets.

Gympie City Tourist Drive

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Take a welcome break from the Bruce Highway and become enriched with the heritage and experiences awaiting you along the Gympie City Tourist Drive - the golden heritage drive. Let sign 40 be your guide through the historic city of Gympie as you stop several times to visit the cities iconic and relaxing spots.

Naturally Eco - Great Beach Drive

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The Naturally Eco Great Beach Drive is for those who value nature based and educational ecotourism experiences. The journey winds its way through the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains, Noosa National Park, Maroochydore, Lady Elliot Island, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach.

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.

Coastal walk, Noosa National Park

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
In popular Noosa National Park, follow the shoreline between Noosa Headland day-use area and Sunshine Beach, on this walk, passing over several headlands boasting outstanding views across coastal she-oaks and pandanus palms.

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.

Mount Coolum Summit Track

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Did you know that Mount Coolum is the second largest rock in the world after Uluru? This impressive dome-shaped rock is 208 metres high and offers spectacular views of the coast and hinterland. There are several sets of stone steps to help you reach the summit.

Great Beach Drive - 7 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.

Tourist Drive- Cooloola Coast Fraser Island

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The Cooloola Coast Fraser Island Tourist Drive will take you on a journey from one aquatic playground to another through the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere and a unique eco coastal system known as the Great Sandy Straits.

Great Beach Drive - 3 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.
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