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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Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Gourmet Traveller Magazine described the Spirit House as 'a tropical film set that takes your breath away. Like the setting, the Thai inspired cuisine is breathtaking.' Clustered around a tranquil pond, the restaurant setting is magical, a temple style main building with covered courtyard tables nestled amongst lush tropical gardens with towering palms and stands of bamboo.

Opals Down Under

Glenview, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Situated on the Bruce Highway on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Opals Down Under has one of the finest selections of opals you’ll see anywhere in the world. This magnificent display of opals will have your jaw dropping, your eyes sparkling, and give you opal fever in no time!

Rainbow Beach Adventure Centre 4wd Hire

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Your off-road adventure starts here! Drive on the largest sand Island in the world-Fraser Island! Experience the Great Beach Drive and the stunning coloured sands of Rainbow Beach! Whether one day or multiple days Rainbow Beach Adventure Centre 4wd Hire specialises in Toyota 100 Series Land Cruiser self drive hire.

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Peter Kuruvita, chef, restaurateur and television personality brings his love of food, simply prepared and cooked to perfection to Hastings Street. Noosa Beach House offers relaxed coastal dining in a stylishly chic setting.

Coolum Surf School

Multiple Locations
Coolum Surfing School is located on the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast, only 90 minutes north of Brisbane and 10 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast airport. The Sunshine Coast offers some of the warmest water in Australia, where you can surf all year round seven days a week.

Big Kart Track Pty Ltd

Landsborough, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$20 - 75
Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go kart track In Australia. They have 50 karts going on their 1.2 kilometre long international standard race track at 70 kilometres per hour. They are open seven days a week.

Noosa Boathouse

Noosaville, Noosa Area
Noosa Boathouse is an iconic waterfront dining hub, located right on the Noosa River in Noosaville, just a quick ferry ride from Hastings Street. Best known for the stunning water views and fantastic food and service, this popular Noosa establishment offers something for everyone across all three levels.

Skydive Noosa

Multiple Locations
Skydive Noosa - Famous For Fun! Tandem skydive with Skydive Noosa from up to 15000 feet, you’ll experience an insane 60 seconds of life-changing free fall. Float under canopy for 5 to 7 minutes over the spectacular Sunshine Coast’s surf beaches, Noosa and hinterland.

Croc Tours

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Croc Tours specialise in small group day tours from Brisbane and Noosa to the iconic Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. A locally owned and operated tour service who add value to tours with a friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide, on board videos, a visit to the Glass House Mountains Scenic Lookout, bottled water and a koala cuddle option.

Go Ride a Wave Noosa

Multiple Locations
When you join a surfing lesson with Go Ride A Wave, you are learning to surf with Australia's largest and most professional learn to surf organisation. They can get you started and standing up in no time at all, and offer lesson packages to help you progress quickly.
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