The Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane, is a perfect destination for an action-packed or quiet escape holiday any time of the year. From the Sunshine Coast you can also catch a car ferry from the village of Tewantin and explore the Noosa North Shore, the Great Sandy National Park and World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.
In the Sunshine Coast you can experience a laid-back lifestyle, enjoy pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes, subtropical forests and of course plenty of sunshine. Enjoy the Sunshine Coast regions, from the naturally stylish Noosa, to the family fun of Coolum, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra, to the cool and creative hinterland villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton.
Visitors in search of a beach holiday is spoilt for choice with over 100 kilometres of pristine coastline – stretching from Caloundra in the south to Noosa and the rainbow sands of the Cooloola coast in the north – and soak up the warm sunshine and laid-back atmosphere.
Hastings Street in Noosa is packed with stylish restaurants and fashion boutiques just steps from the beach. If offers a good collection of uncrowded beaches with clear blue water and white sand, the Noosa National Park featuring spectacular coastal scenery and native Australian wildlife, local markets and championship golf courses.
From Mooloolaba to Marcoola is the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba Spit is one of the safest swimming beaches on this part of the coast. Mooloolaba is also home to a large port, where you can learn to sail or head out for a day of deep sea fishing or join a whale-watching cruise in season.
Escape the surf, sand and sun for a while and explore the charming villages of the Sunshine Coast hinterland through the Glass House Mountains and Mary Valley. Townships such as Mapleton, Montville, and Maleny offer stunning views, rainforest walks, fresh local produce and fine arts and crafts.