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Sunshine Coast

Discover the beautiful and diverse natural wonders of this stunning region. With over 100 kilometres of sparkling beaches, picturesque national parks and rolling hinterland, the Sunshine Coast offers something for everyone.

From cosmopolitan Noosa to the quiet, relaxing surrounds of Coolum, from the
family friendly beaches of Caloundra to cosy rainforest hideaways in the
hinterland, no matter what holiday experience you desire, you can find your own space on the Sunshine Coast.

Tantalise your tastebuds with an excellent array of dining experiences. Award winning restaurants, beachside dining and hinterland cooking schools showcase the region’s fresh locally grown produce and seafood.

From designer label clothing to boutique shopping, art galleries to quirky handmade arts and crafts, you’ll find it all on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast: Activities

  • UnderWater World
  • Australia Zoo
  • Australia Zoo Whale Encounters
  • Noosa River and Everglades Cruise
  • Dolphin Kayak Adventures
  • Fraser Island Tours
  • Visit to Montville and surrounds
  • Eumundi Markets

Sunshine Coast: Shopping

If retail therapy is what you need while on holidays, you won’t be
disappointed on the Sunshine Coast. Hastings Street Noosa offers exclusive
boutiques with all the latest designer wear. Mooloolaba Esplanade offers
shopping choices ranging from surf wear and boutiques, to book stores and
accessories. Be spoilt for choice at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, the largest shopping centre on the Sunshine Coast with over 210 specialty shops. The
famed Eumundi markets held each Wednesday and Saturday are a must
if you enjoy hunting for treasures amongst a great array of arts and crafts. It’s also a fabulous food experience with a variety of fresh local produce and gourmet treats.

Sunshine Coast: Eating Out

The Sunshine Coast is a food lover’s delight, offering a feast of flavours
and options to suit every taste and budget. Enjoy the alfresco fine dining
restaurants, bars and cafés lining Hastings Street Noosa, or for a
riverside setting try the delicious dining options at nearby Gympie Terrace
in Noosaville. For great views of the beach and affordable meals, the Surf
Lifesaving Clubs at Noosa, Coolum, Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba are great choices for a laid-back dining experience. If you prefer a country setting, head to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where you can savour gourmet meals made from fresh locally grown produce or Devonshire tea in a cosy tea house. The famed cheeses of Kenilworth and Maleny are not to be missed, and are a great accompaniment to the locally produced wines. If you’re looking to improve your culinary skills, why not enroll in a cooking school. Try The Spirit House at Yandina or Tamarind Cookery Retreat at Maleny.

Sunshine Coast: Travel Tips

Weather Guide
Sunshine Coast temperature average
Summer 21ºC to 29ºC
Autumn 15ºC to 27ºC
Winter 11ºC to 21ºC
Spring 14ºC to 26ºC

What to bring:
Most Queenslanders dress informally, although reasonable dress standards are maintained in restaurants, hotels and bars. Lightweight clothing is suitable all year round, however bring something warm to slip on, as the temperature drops at night during winter. To ensure adequate protection from the sun we suggest you bring a broad-brimmed hat, SPF 30+ sunscreen, sunglasses and a long sleeved shirtwith a collar.

Beach Safety:
Queensland has some of the world’s best beaches, however care and caution should be exercised at all times. Please remember to swim between the red
and yellow flags and listen to the instructions for the lifesavers and lifeguards.