Travel to the Sunshine Coast and explore its white beaches & volcanic peaks
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a popular local holiday destination fringed by several continuous stretches of white sand beaches to the east and flanked by agricultural plantations and forested volcanic peaks to the west.
The Sunshine Coast is technically a collection of diverse towns and villages rather than one single destination. City folk from Brisbane have flocked here for their holidays since the 1940s, attracted by the region’s brilliant beaches and natural beauty. As such, the Sunshine Coast is well set up for tourists, with plenty of shops, restaurants and terrific lodges and hotels. There are also many popular attractions such as the family-run Australia Zoo, SEALIFE Aquarium and the iconic Big Pineapple at Nambour.
For its relatively small size, the Sunshine Coast has a disproportionate number of national parks ranging from the popular coastal Noosa National Park, which boasts both native bushland and spectacular ocean views, to the heritage-listed Glass House Mountains National Park which is dotted with distinctive steep-sided peaks. Make the most of sunny conditions by spending your time here outdoors.
- Stunning beaches at Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Noosa Heads
- Charming coastal towns and inland villages including Caloundra and Eumundi
- Excellent infrastructure, shops, cafes and restaurants
- A wealth of diverse national parks
- The impressive Glass House Mountains
- Popular Australia Zoo
- The iconic Big Pineapple
- An array of outdoor activities from bushwalking to golf and swimming
Visit the little Museum of Brisbane in the art deco City Hall for a back-story on early settlement. Walk across or better yet, climb Story Bridge – neither is for the faint of heart. Follow some of the Scenic Rim’s many picturesque trails – Tamborine Mountain National Park alone has nine. Take a hot air balloon over the mountainous landscape or tee off amid wild kangaroos. Refuel at one of the many acclaimed waterfront restaurants on Eagle Street Pier or stop in at a traditional country pub for a hearty meal and tap beer.
The Sunshine Coast is just over an hour north of Brisbane, linked by a well-maintained freeway that cuts through the Glass House Mountains, which mark the region’s southern boundary. The area surrounding Noosa Heads and Noosa North Shore forms the Sunshine Coast’s northern boundary.
The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest farther up north, Tropical North Queensland’s most spectacular attractions. Alternatively, head south to visit Sydney, Australia’s largest city.
Sunshine Coast tours & packages
A personalised itinerary takes into account your individual travel style, budget and special interests. To get you started on deciding what you may want to do and see we have compiled a range of suggested itineraries and inspirations in case you are travelling as a family, on a honeymoon or enjoy more physical activity. Below are some of our most popular sample tour in Queensland.
Scenic Rim Trail
Take in the tranquillity of Queensland’s Scenic Rim on this moderately challenging 6 day accommodated walking adventure.
Accommodation in the Sunshine Coast
Below is our range of luxury accommodation that you can stay at, on the Sunshine Coast. Please contact us for availabilty
Spicers Clovelly Estate
You’ll be transported to Provence at Spicers Clovelly Estate, a lovely French provincial homestead set on 22 acres of beguiling, landscaped gardens.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-inspired sanctum set at the edge of tropical rainforest in the Sunshine Coast’s alluring hinterland.
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