Sunshine Coast Travel Guide

Located just 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is an area of Queensland that is full of cultural attractions and urban amenities. When you visit the Sunshine Coast, explore its pleasant beaches and national parks. With popular locations like Coolum Beach and Noosa National Park, you will be impressed by the raw beauty of the Sunshine Coast.

If you would like a break from the crowds and distractions of modern living, go to one of the Sunshine Coast’s amazing nature reserves. Some of the best parks in this area of Queensland are Mapleton Falls National Park, Kondalilla National Park, Glass House Mountains National Park, and Great Sandy National Park.

Things to see and do on the Sunshine Coast

Situated on the edge of the picturesque Noosa National Park, Sunrise Beach is the perfect place for visitors to unwind while soaking up the sun. This is one of the most enchanting stretches of sand on the Sunshine Coast and is lined with an excellent range of amenities

Lake Weyba – Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Picturesque view of Lake Weyba, Sunshine Coast.

People who truly want to get back to nature are sure to love spending time in Great Sandy National Park. Set on the edge of a stunning beach fringed by towering sand dunes, this pristine natural environment boasts scenic tracks to explore leading through forests to landmarks such as Double Island Point lighthouse.

Following the picturesque Caloundra Coastal Walk is the perfect way for visitors to get a feel for the intense natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast. The trail leads for some 25 kilometres along the coast, running all the way from Golden Beach to Mooloolaba and there are plenty of great spots for visitors to pause and soak up the scenery.

Situated just a short drive from the city of Brisbane, Buderim Falls makes the ideal daytrip destination. A number of trails lead through the forest to a stunning cascade of water where there are plenty of spots to pause and enjoy a picnic on the banks of Martins Creek.

With a reputation as being one of the best zoos in the world, Australia Zoo is the perfect attraction for animal lovers. This special animal habitat was established by Steve Irwin and boasts a huge collection of native Australian animals that reside in large nature habitats.

A long a lovely stretch of the five thousand kilometre-long Bicentennial National Trail runs through the Sunshine Coast and visitors will find plenty of impressive walking experiences to enjoy here. In addition to walking, many sections of the trail can be completed by mountain bike and this is the perfect way to enjoy the Great Outdoors.