Just 130 km north of Brisbane lays Noosa, the jewel in the crown of Queensland's stunning Sunshine Coast. A delightful coastal village renowned for its pristine beaches, majestic hinterland and the largest sand island in the world, Noosa attracts visitors from all over the world. The main street is famous for its high fashion boutiques and fine dining while the breathtaking natural environment of the town lends itself perfectly to a range of outdoor pursuits including swimming, diving, cycling and exploring the National Park. With a huge range of accommodation, Noosa has something for everyone.
Maroochydore, at the heart of Queensland's gorgeous Sunshine Coast, is home to a wealth of attractions, pristine beaches, lush rainforests, meandering rivers and breathtaking views from the Blackall Range. With over 65 km of the world's best beaches Maroochydore is widely recognised as a major tourist attraction for local and international visitors alike. Surfing is one of Maroochydore's big drawcards however it is also popular as the Sunshine Coast's main business district. The wide variety of shopping boutiques and chic restaurants make for an excellent way to unwind and spoil yourself. Host to a number of major festivals, Maroochydore is within easy reach of other Sunshine Coast attractions should you visit outside of festival season.
As its name suggests, the Sunshine Coast's Mooloolaba is a sundrenched holiday destination that has come from quiet surfside town to world-wide acclaim. A natural paradise combining the tropical feel of its golden beaches with the majesty of the hinterland, Mooloolaba is a magnet for holiday makers. Blending sophistication and style with a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere Mooloolaba creates a sense of serene wellbeing. The vibrancy of its diverse cuisines, stylish boutiques, numerous attractions and host of events result in a cultural hub set right in the heart of natural wonders.
About an hour's drive Brisbane, Caloundra really is the 'city of beaches' with six unique beaches all on Queensland's picturesque Sunshine Coast. A cosy yet versatile seaside town, Caloundra offers crystal waters ideal for swimming, warm sunny weather perfect for working on your tan, fantastic surf breaks, plenty of jetty's to fish from and a host of water activities such as jet skiing, wind surfing and kayaking. Escape to the hinterland, shop 'til you drop, indulge at the wineries along the Blackall range or treat the family to one of the Sunshine Coast's famous attractions like Australia Zoo, The Big Kart Track and Aussie World, all within a short drive. Whatever your needs, Caloundra leaves you seriously spoilt for choice.
As the largest beachside town on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Coolum is consistently popular for its beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses and vibrant cultural and dining precincts. Coolum is the ideal escape for a lazy seaside holiday and its gorgeous natural surrounds are easy to lose yourself in. With its close proximity to a range of other Sunshine Coast attractions such as the Eumundi markets, breathtaking hinterland of Maleny and Montville as well as family favourites Australia Zoo and UnderWater World a visit to Coolum allows you to do as much or as little as you like.
Sitting between Mooloolaba and Maroochydore on what locals call the 'Sunshine Strip', Alexandra Headlands is a quiet coastal town with a laid back feel and excellent beaches. Popular with surfers for some of the best waves on the Queensland coast, the patrolled shores are also great for swimming. Beautiful parklands perfectly compliment the stunning waterfront and are ideal for BBQ's and picnics while water sports such as kayaking will keep the more adventurous busy. Close to other attractions such as the famous Ettamogah Pub, Australia Zoo and UnderWater World, Alex Heads is a family favourite.
Half an hour south of Noosa, Marcoola sits midway on the Sunshine Coast and is treasured for its broad, uncrowded beaches and beautiful weather year round. Its central location means it is just a stone's throw from other Sunshine Coast attractions such as UnderWater World, Australia Zoo, The Ginger Factory, Mooloolaba, the regions fabulous golfing and the charming hinterland villages of Montville and Maleny. With excellent accommodation on offer for all types and budgets, Marcoola is a wonderful place to base yourself from to explore the wonder of the Sunshine Coast.