The Sunshine Coast is quieter than the Gold Coast but it still has some major attractions… Read More
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Australia’s Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane is easily accessible by car, coach or plane and provides an excellent beachside destination all year round
The Sunshine Coast takes in the beachside towns and cities of Alexandra Headland, Caloundra, Coolum, Kawana Waters, Marcoola, Mooloolaba, Noosa and Peregian Beach, provincial Nambour, and mountain villages including Maleny and Montville in the Noosa Hinterland and Blackall Ranges.
The region is a popular holiday destination for Queenslanders, visitors from the southern states and international visitors. The Sunshine Coast is home to several theme parks, including Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, the Buderim Ginger Factory and the Big Pineapple. See tours of the Sunshine Coast here.
There is a wide choice of accommodation from 5 star luxury resorts to caravan parks and backpacker hostels.
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The Sunshine Coast is quieter than the Gold Coast but it still has some major attractions… Read More
Bribie Island is 65km north of Brisbane and has the closest surf beaches to Brisbane. Pumicestone Passage, which separates the island from the mainland, extends from Caloundra in the north to Deception Bay in the south. Visitors can drive to Bribie Island via the bridge from the mainland. The island is accessible by a bridge… Read More
Buderim, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is just inland from Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba and just north of Sippy Downs. Buderim’s elevation means cool sea-breezes and magnificent views. The Buderim Ginger Factory relocated Yandina many years ago Buderim is home to the Urban Food Street – a local neighbourhood venture of growing fruit trees, vegetables… Read More
Caloundra is 95km north of Brisbane and is a popular coastal holiday spot with a mix of calm and surf beaches. It is the southern part of the Sunshine Coast Region which continues north to Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, Marcoola, Coolum, and Noosa. Caloundra Accommodation Accommodation in Caloundra available through booking.com Caloundra School & Community… Read More
Cooroy is a pretty town, in the northern Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland, about 20 kilometres west of Noosa Heads. Cooroy is on the Brisbane to Nambour and Gympie railway line. Reality Bites Literary Festival – a literary non-fiction writers festival Cooroy Chamber of Commerce website has local information and public transport details Mills Place… Read More
In the hinterland, 20kms west of Noosa Heads is the town of Eumundi. For most of the week the streets are sleepy, except for Wednesdays and Saturdays, well-known for the Eumundi markets. Market days are hectic, it’s difficult to find a park, the crowds are huge, but there is always an abundance of entertainment, food… Read More
Marcoola is named after its location between Maroochydore and Coolum. It has a much more quieter patrolled beach perfect for escaping the more populated beaches. Marcoola Accommodation Accommodation in Marcoola available through booking.com… Read More
Montville, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is just north of Maleny. It is part of the Blackall Range along with Maleny, Mapleton and Kennilworth. Montville and Maleny overlook the Glass House Mountains National Park and the famous Glasshouse Mountains that were once volcanoes. Montville is popular for getaways and retreats from the coastal cities amd… Read More
Noosa, on the northern section of the Sunshine Coast, is about 1 hour and 40 minutes drive north of Brisbane and includes Noosaville, Noosa Junction, Tewantin, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise and the Hinterland. Main Beach is a protected north facing beach, popular with tourists and locals enjoying surf lessons, long-boarding, swimming and sun-baking. There are many… Read More
Away from the bustling tourist town of Noosa Heads, about five or 10 minutes drive south, is the suburb of Sunshine Beach. Once known as Golden Beach, Sunshine is popular with local surfers. Swimmers can also enjoy the safety of swimming between the flags. Bicentennial Community Centre – Venue for concerts, seminars, receptions and more… Read More
About ten minutes drive west of Noosa Heads, is the town of Tewantin. Along the main street, Poinciana Avenue, is the information centre Parkyn’s Hut, cafés, shops and Memorial Park. Poinciana Ave leads to Pelican Street where the Noosa office for the Sunshine Coast Council and the Noosa Regional Gallery are located. Nearby is the Noosa… Read More
Twin Waters (Postcode: 4564) is on the north side of the Maroochy River, opposite Maroochydore. Twin Waters Accommodation… Read More
Yandina, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is just north of Nambour. Yandina is the ‘Ginger Town’ of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and home of The Buderim Ginger Factory which relocated Yandina many years ago. Yandina is also home to the Yandina Community Gardens, a membership-based community group dedicated to providing education and practical experiences in Permaculture… Read More
Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast features a large patrolled beach, which is popular amongst families and surfers. Alexandra Headland is just north of Mooloolaba and south of Maroochydore. Alexandra Headland Hotels & Resorts Accommodation in Alexandra Headland available through booking.com… Read More
Coolum is a coastal town between Marcoola (south) and Peregian Beach and Noosa to the north. It has a magnificent beachfront, flagged surf beaches and views of Mount Coolum. As well as accommodation it has shops, cafes and a long boardwalk with great views. Coolum Sunshine Coast Hotels & Resorts Accommodation in Coolum available through… Read More
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Mooloolaba offers a magnificent patrolled beach, hotels and resorts, water activities and an esplanade full of shops and restaurants. Mooloolaba’s beachfront continues north into Alexandra Headland Mooloolaba Hotels & Resorts Sunshine Coast Accommodation in Mooloolaba available through booking.com… Read More
Nambour is a large provincial town 106 miles north of Brisbane, just off the Bruce Highway and inland from Maroochydore. Nambour Hospital serves the Sunshine Coast region. Nambour is home to the Big Pineapple. The annual Queensland Garden Expo at Nambour brings visitors from throughout south-east Queensland. Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Society Inc Mini Railway Club… Read More
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Noosaville is set back from the surf beaches of Noosa Heads, between the Noosa River and Lake Weyba… Read More
Education and Schools on the Sunshine Coast Queensland children normally begin school in the year of their 6th birthday. Most attend state or independent schools. Others study by distance education and some families choose home-schooling. See BCL Brisbane Education for more Sunshine Coast Schools Beerwah State High School Caloundra State School Caloundra State High School… Read More
The coastal strip from Caloundra to Noosa offers the full range of accommodation from 5 star hotels, resorts and holiday apartments to budget motels and backpacker hostels. Sunshine Coast Hotels & Resorts Book hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Marcoola, Twin Waters, Coolum, Peregian Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa (5 &… Read More
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Camping in Queensland’s State Forests Web site includes State Forest camping information listed by region, wheelchair access facilities, where dogs are permitted, camping fees, checklist for campers, caring for the forest and safety in the forest Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks… Read More
Within easy driving distance of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast hinterland offers cozy mountain retreats in winter and cool mountain air in summer.
Kawana Waters is a picturesque coastal area, with beautiful surfing beaches plus patrolled areas, it is excellent for other water activities including fishing. It is located in the Sunshine Coast Region which includes Alexandra Headland, Caloundra, Coolum, Marcoola, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Noosa and Peregian Beach. Kawana Waters & Buddina Accommodation Accommodation in Kawana Waters available through booking.com… Read More
Maleny, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, is 100kms north of Brisbane. It is part of the Blackall Range along with Montville, Mapleton and Kenilworth. Montville and Maleny overlook the Glass House Mountains National Park which is home to the famous Glasshouse Mountains that were once volcanoes. The area is popular with people seeking an alternative… Read More
Top Attractions on the Sunshine Coast Noosa at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast is known for trendy Hastings Street and the coloured sands. Noosa Everglades, part of the Great Sandy National Park, the dense canopy of vegetation and mangroves of the Noosa Everglades are home to fish, frogs and large populations of waterbirds… Read More
Maroochydore is one of the main business districts on the Sunshine Coast with a wide variety of food and shopping outlets, and serviced offices. Maroochydore is popular with families as it has a number of sheltered beaches. Maroochydore Accommodation Accommodation in Maroochydore available through booking.com… Read More
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