A stylish, laid back beach village. Stay at one of the beachfront apartments, where the sand frames one side and designer shops and hip cafés frame the other. Loads of holiday accommodation options from luxury resorts to self-contained apartments. Don't miss the world-class gelato or the lush, cool surrounds of the National Park.Explore Noosa
A coffee lovers and shopaholics dream. Stroll the stunning shopping strip, sample the seafood from the marina, treat the kids to Underwater World and the playground right on the esplanade. Mooloolaba offers a range of stunning accommodation options for all budgets within easy walking distance to the beach.Explore Mooloolaba
Wonderful for families, with some of the best dining and entertainment options on the coast. Shop the gorgeous boutiques, sample the weekly markets and try the famous fish and chips by the beach. The kids won't miss out with an array of entertainment including beachside water park, ocean pool, picnic areas, parklands and safe waterways.Explore Caloundra
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The stunning region of Sunshine Coast offers a laid back beach vibe with golden sands, pristine water, surf breaks and calmer waters with plenty of affordable beachfront accommodation. On the southern reaches of the coast, Caloundra is awash with gorgeous beaches to tempt the swimmers, strollers or serious sun lovers. Sheltered beach areas bordering Pumistone Passage are scenic, safe and relaxing, making it ideal for families, couples and groups. Mooloolaba, situated approximately midway of the Sunshine Coast region offers a striking stretch of white sand, clear blue water easily accessible to sumptuous dining, holiday accommodation and boutique shopping areas. Walk the esplanade for a mesmerising look up the coast to Coolum and Noosa Heads in the north.
There are plenty of fun activities to fill your days. Take a leisurely cruise on one of the coasts many picturesque rivers or try stand up paddle boarding. Relax and watch whales between August and November, test your fishing skills on a charter out at sea, or be extreme with kite surfing and parachuting over the gorgeous coastline. For more fun with the family, sample the local produce and ride the train at the Ginger Factory in Yandina, play a round of mini golf at Top Shots Fun Park at Maroochydore and keep the kids busy for hours at the ocean pool and water splash parks in Caloundra.
There's an abundance of natural beauty and manicured foreshore parklands, complemented by stunning barbeque areas and family picnic spots.
The Sunshine Coast isn't all about the beach. There's an abundance of natural beauty and manicured foreshore parklands, complemented by stunning barbeque areas and family picnic spots. For a change of scenery, hop in the car and head to the Sunshine Coast's hinterland – full of casual village atmosphere, delicious dining venues, wineries, organic produce and quirky stores. Visit the charming villages of Maleny and Montville, take in the scenic walking trails, or for a bit of adventure climb the ancient Glass House Mountains. The hinterland also houses the most famous zoo in Queensland, Australia Zoo – home of the Crocodile Hunter, the late, great, Steve Irwin. Travel a short distance north from the zoo and you'll find yourself at Aussie World – famed for its fun roller coasters, thrill rides, giant slides and dodgem cars for the big kids and calmer rides for the Tiny Tots. Ettamogah Pub is located right next door – made famous by the legendary cartoonist Ken Maynard. Check out the quirky angles of the quaint aussie pub where the burgers are big, the T-bones are juicy and the beer is always cold.
Sunshine Coast is home to a plethora of boutique shops and designer brands, hip fashion, luxury jewellery and designer shoes with sophisticated eateries, restaurants and organic cafés. Many towns offer holiday-goers beachfront markets and live music – head to the beach, browse the wares and listen to a live band before heading back to your apartment. Eumundi, just 20 minutes inland from Noosa is home to the famous Eumundi Markets, the largest arts, crafts, international flavours, hand-crafted furniture and fresh produce markets on the coast. Sunshine Plaza is located in Maroochydore and houses a large selection multi-national and speciality shops, designer boutiques, supermarkets and restaurants. Nightlife is alive and well on the Sunshine Coast with plenty of venues to grab a drink and hit the dance floor with live DJs or world-renowned musicians.
Queensland's Sunshine Coast is famed for combining affordability with luxury and offers apartments and resort style accommodation with striking ocean and hinterland views. Stay in a beachfront apartment, where the sand frames one side and designer shops and hip cafés frame the other. Many resorts on the coast offer eco-friendly, clean-lined and self-contained apartments perfect for families or large groups. Ease into a new relaxed way of life with a holiday to the Sunshine Coast.