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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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!

Ikatan Day Spa Noosa

Doonan, Sunshine Coast Area
The Sunshine Coast's most awarded and uniquely authentic day spa. Feel the tranquillity of ikatan Spa before you have even had a treatment. Set on acreage of tropical gardens and recently expanded, ikatan devises the ultimate day spa experience, combining authentic Balinese therapies with an environment that stimulates the senses and celebrates nature.

Australia Zoo

Beerwah, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$59 - 59
Australia Zoo, one hour north of Brisbane on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is home of The Crocodile Hunter ,Steve Irwin. Nestled on more than 110 acres and with more than 1200 amazing animals, it’s the most interactive conservation destination on the planet!

Mary Valley Rattler

Gympie, Gympie Area
From AU$49.00 - 59.00
Rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. The scenic Mary Valley is a place where you can experience the friendly laid back atmosphere of rural living at its best.

Ginger Factory

Yandina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions. The park features great shopping facilities, modern dining, educational tours, fun rides, regular school holiday entertainment, an undercover playground, free wi-fi, and is surrounded by acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens and walks.

Caloundra Street Fair

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Voted the best street market on the Sunshine Coast, there is something for the whole family. Activities for kids, handcrafted locally made products and art, live entertainment and street theatre. Enjoy fresh local food and flowers, fresh juices, tasty breakfasts, coffee, lunch and delicious sweet treats.

Kawana Shoppingworld

Buddina, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Located on the Sunshine Coast, Kawana Shoppingworld offers a convenient, casual and friendly shopping experience. The centre incorporates Woolworths, Coles, ALDI, Big W and over 150 specialty stores along with a food court and an alfresco dining experience.

Sunshine Castle Bli Bli

Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15 - 62
The Sunshine Castle is an award winning museum, attraction and function venue. Much in the tradition of Castles all around the world the Sunshine Castle captures the imagination of old and young alike.

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.

Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$16 - 35
Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World - An Unforgettable Experience - The 'Jewel' of Maleny. Maleny Botanic Gardens is a unique, privately owned garden, consisting of nearly 18 acres of gardens, set on a 110 acre property.
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