The Sunshine Coast, in my opinion, is highly underrated, and perhaps, not as well known as a region as it should be. Most people know the Sunny Coast as home to the picturesque seaside town of Noosa, but there's so much more to this beautiful part of the world. Check out my guide for the best things to do when visiting the Sunshine Coast.
Top 3 must-do's
The crown jewel of the Sunshine Coast, some may say, is Noosa, so put this place on your list. And if you haven't already - check out the guide to Noosa for more details on what to do. Visit Noosa Main Beach, Noosa National Park, Hastings Street and Noosa Junction while you're there.
Most people are so quick to jump into the ocean that they forget about the stunning Hinterland that lies just behind the coast. Visit Eumundi on the weekends for the famous Eumundi market and pick up a souvenir made by local artisans, or head to Mount Tamborine and Montville for stunning panoramic views.
For a more relaxed getaway, try the chilled-out coastal town of Mooloolaba. Great for kids and families, this town boasts an epic beach, an aquarium, a waterfront esplanade, and more!
Where to stay?
There are plenty of accommodation options scattered throughout the Sunshine Coast for every holidaymaker.
For nice accommodation that won't break the bank, stay in one of the other towns on the Sunshine Coast like Coolum and Mooloolaba as it is generally cheaper than staying in Noosa. Try one of the hotels along the esplanade in Mooloolaba or an Airbnb.
How to get there
Getting to the Sunshine Coast is easy and the main gateway is through Maroochydore airport which is approximately an hour and a half to two-hour flight from most major cities.
You can also get to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane via the M1 which is approximately an hour to an hour and a half drive. Flying to Brisbane is a similar flight time as to Maroochydore from most major cities but you may find there is more availability taking this route.
Now, go and enjoy your next jam packed holiday to the Sunshine Coast! Spend some time chillaxing in Noosa, explore the beautiful Hinterland or enjoy some quality family time in Mooloolaba.