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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Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours

Multiple Locations
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours provides a range of personalised tours and event experiences on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Hinterland regions. They provide a truly local experience by focusing on local food and produce including , craft beer, breweries, wineries, distilleries, markets, local bars and scenic tours.

Eumundi Square

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Eumundi Square is open Wednesday Friday and Saturday. It is an innovative form of micro business incubator designed to suit visitors and community of Eumundi. A selection of some of the best Eumundi stall holders make Eumundi Square business incubator precinct their home and has added a new dimension to shopping for visitors, tourism and locals alike.

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.

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.

Xperiences

Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$20 - 110
Xperiences is a custom built adventure training, team building and leisure centre in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Located in the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Xperiences is a must-do attraction on a visit to the Sunshine Coast.

Backlane Tapas and Wine Bar

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
Backlane is a casual dining tapas restaurant and bar. Offering a variety of mouthwatering tapas and share-plates, along with some of the most popular ‘cocktails of the moment’ and the hottest-trending wines available – both locally and globally.

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.

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.

Epic Ocean Adventures

Multiple Locations
Epic Ocean Adventures located in Noosa and Rainbow Beach offer unique Dolphin View Kayak Tours, Surf Lessons on Australia's longest wave and Stand Up Paddle Eco Tours at Sunshine Coast's hidden tropical paradise, Double Island Point.

Fraser Island Day Tours

Multiple Locations
Experience Fraser Island's best-selling tour, on a one or two day four wheel drive adventure! Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake McKenzie, wander through ancient sub-tropical rainforests, marvel at the rustic ruins of the Maheno Shipwreck, and cruise along the 75 Mile Beach highway, as you explore the world's largest sand island.
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