The Sunshine Coast, an hour drive north of Brisbane, is one of Queensland’s most relaxed areas, yet still vibrant with the options for activities being endless. From Noosa Heads to Caloundra and inland to Maleny, the Sunshine Coast offers natural unspoiled beauty of coastal beaches and tropical rainforest. Not only does the Sunshine Coast offer picturesque landscapes, but it also offers the beauty of quaint villages thriving with markets and art creating a place of tranquility and peace.
Top 10 Things-to-do on the Sunshine Coast
- Adventure up to Noosa National Park for beach and trail walks
- Visit the iconic heritage-listed Big Pineapple in Nambour
- Embrace yourself with local art and market stalls at Eumundi Markets
- Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure at Australia Zoo
- Kick back and relax on one of the many beach view bars in Mooloolaba
- Head inland to Montville to discover the natural beauty of Kondalilla Falls
- Fancy a picnic? Head to Alexandra Headland and take in the breathtaking views to Mount Coolum
- Head into Maleny botanical Gardens to feel refreshed and recharge amongst nature
- Craft Beer drinker? Check out Your Mates, Land & Sea, Brouhaha Brewery, and Terella Brewery.
- Check out the beach! The Sunshine Coast has some of the best beaches in Queensland.
Other Sunshine Coast Destinations
Explore a 4 star beachfront resort set between the ocean and river, positioned as one of the top Sunshine Coast accommodation destinations.
Relax, leave the car behind and walk to the beach, park, shops, markets, cinema, restaurants and bars.
Just a 2-minute walk from the patrolled Alexandra Headland beach, this resort offers holiday apartments with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Guests have access to a heated pool with spa pool.
The Point Coolum Beach overlooks the Coral Sea at Point Arkwright. The resort offers self-contained villas with private balconies and ocean views.
Cilento Mooloolaba is under a 5-minute walk from the beach and esplanade featuring a heated swimming pool and hot tub for guests.
Located on the main street of Caloundra, a 5-minute walk from Bulcock Beach, this resort offers modern rooms and apartments with a balcony.
Ranked amongst the Top 10 Family Resorts in Australia, Oaks Oasis Resort is the ideal Caloundra hotel accommodation choice for families.
Just footsteps from the sand and a short distance to Alexandra Headland's most popular attractions, our family-friendly resort is the perfect destination for your next Sunshine Coast beach getaway!
Located in Twin Waters, The Sebel Twin Waters is on a lake, minutes from Red Jacket Aqua Fun Park, and close to Twin Waters Golf Club.
Ivory Palms Resort, Noosaville, provides a range of holiday apartment accommodation options for families, couples, wedding parties and conference groups.
ULTIQA Shearwater Resort is located a within a short 50m from Kings Beach, while offering 2 restaurants, a heated outdoor pool and free undercover parking.
Coolum Caprice offers self-contained apartments located right in the heart of Coolum Beach.
If you’re looking for sun, sand, and sea, you’ll find it here at Marcoola Beach.
Situated at Noosaville, Noosa Outrigger Beach Resort is nestled among Palm fringed tropical gardens, heated pools with spa’s.
First Light is positioned in an excellent location, being just a short stroll from the stunning Mooloolaba Esplanade and the breathtaking patrolled beach. Boasting modern, newly renovated fully self contained 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments with water or hinterland views.
Landmark Resort is a modern, luxurious self catering style resort that offers an amazing beachfront location in Mooloolaba, straight across from the stunning patrolled beaches.
Ideally positioned on the gorgeous patrolled Kings Beach at tranquil Caloundra, this resort is perfect for anyone looking for a laid back getaway at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular holiday locations.
Central to all Mooloolaba facilities and just a two minute walk to the beautiful patrolled Mooloolaba beach, Nautilus is the idyllic place to come and unwind.
Experience the ultimate luxury Noosa holiday at Seahaven Noosa Resort & Apartments.
Coolum at the Beach is a modern beachside resort offering stylish, fully-equipped holiday apartments and luxurious villas within a lush tropical setting.
Oceans Mooloolaba is the only aaa rated 5 star Mooloolaba resort. It is perfectly positioned directly opposite Mooloolaba beach and is in the center of the Mooloolaba esplanade.
Situated perfectly between Mooloolaba Beach and Alexandra Headlands on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, our central location and modern guest facilities make Osprey Apartments a perfect choice for both families and couples.
Relax and reconnect in beautiful Montville. Accommodation specially designed for couples, everything is prepared for you for the perfect romantic getaway.
A heavenly retreat awaits at Echelon Apartments Yeppoon on the Capricorn Coast, with prime beachfront position and panoramic ocean views.
Set in the heart of Maroochydore on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Beach Front Towers is within 100m to Maroochydore Beach.
The Grand Palais Beachside Resort at Alexandra Headland offers the ultimate relaxing and enjoyable holiday accommodation, providing you with all the features you would expect for your perfect Sunshine Coast holiday.
Located within central Mooloolaba, walking distances to various cafes and restaurants and under a 2 minute walk to one of Mooloolaba's patrolled beaches.
These luxury self-contained apartments are located right on the water’s edge in the centre of Maroochydore. Facilities include a heated outdoor pool, BBQ area and a private jetty and pontoon.
If you're looking for adventure, affordability and bucket loads of fun, BreakFree Alexandra Beach on the Sunshine Coast really has it all.
Enjoy the luxuries of the tranquil Noosa literally right on your doorstep.
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Bulcock Beach, Centrepoint Apartments Caloundra boasts a heated swimming pool, a sauna and 2 hot tubs. Guests enjoy an on-site café and balcony views over the Pumicestone Passage.
The Ramada Resort Golden Beach is ideally positioned overlooking the tranquil waters of Pumicestone Passage.
As the next inspired chapter in the evolution of beachfront Mooloolaba, Breeze apartments are designed for those with a passion for life and luxury.
Pacific Beach Resort at Mooloolaba Beach offers superb beachfront holiday accommodation in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba beach is one of the Sunshine Coast’s safest beaches with two patrolled areas. Walk out your door and experience Mooloolaba’s best dining.
Where East Africa meets Morocco, with stunning earthy décor and luxurious furnishings, Mantra Zanzibar supplies the perfect accommodation right in the heart of Mooloolaba.
COCO Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Apartments offer architecturally designed luxury one and two bedroom Mooloolaba Accommodation apartments complete with generous balconies.
Just a few steps from main beach, Mudjimba is the perfect spot to enjoy and explore the magnificent Sunshine Coast.