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WUNYA NGULUM! (Welcome Everyone)

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast - a place that is sunny by name and sunny by nature.

With more than 100km of famous coastline wrapping around our lush hinterland hills, and  a beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Corridor to protect , our community is committed to living sustainably, celebrating all things local, and sharing our picturesque landscapes and abundance of produce. 

Our landscape is as diverse as the experiences. You’ll find yourself barefoot on the beach one minute, unwinding on hinterland time at a luxe farm stay the next, before settling in for a leisurely lunch made with ingredients sourced just down the road.  You’ll quickly see why we’re known as Queensland’s Sunshine Pantry! 

What are you waiting for? 

Come find your Sunshine Moment with us today.  

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From coastline to farmland, the Sunshine Coast’s unique geographic location within a UNESCO Biosphere corridor creates a recipe for success. Our volcanically rich terrain dishes up nutrient dense produce and an abundance of culinary experiences which are just waiting to be devoured. It's no wonder that over 900 producers and makers call the Sunshine Coast home. We’ve served up the best that our region has to offer below.

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Discover things to do on the Sunshine Coast and create your perfect itinerary for your next visit.

While many people visit for the plethora of things to see and do, others visit to simply enjoy the laid-back vibe and soak in a legendary west coast sunset or two. Either way, you’ll want to check out our top suggestions for the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast. 

Hidden Gems

Think of our hidden gems as our ‘Top 10’ list for those iconic places and experiences on the Sunshine Coast that you just can’t miss. View one of the largest saltwater rapids in the world, hike Canada’s longest hut-to-hut trail, visit a national historic district and catch a movie in Canada's oldest movie theatre, or bike our world-renowned gravity park.

Activities, Attractions, and Culture

If you’re a fan of outdoor activities , this is the place for you. Fill your days with hiking , mountain biking , cycling , paddling , boating , fishing , scuba diving , rock climbing , golfing , snowshoeing , and more. You can set out on your own or book a tour with experienced guides. There are also museums and attractions to visit throughout the Sunshine Coast, along with art galleries and studios to tour, shops to browse, and spa and wellness experiences  to enjoy. Connect with Indigenous cultural experiences to broaden your worldview and see the Sunshine Coast from a different perspective.  

Planning to visit a specific community, or during a certain time of year? You can search for things to do by location or check out our seasonal activities page for more inspiration. 

Hike the famed Sunshine Coast Trail, watch the natural spectacle of Skookumchuck Narrows, snowshoe through alpine forest at Dakota Ridge, and more.

Outdoor Activities

The Sunshine Coast is synonymous with adventure, and we’ve got it all, from hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing to fishing, paddling, and scuba diving.

Art & Music

With innovative style and welcoming hospitality, the Sunshine Coast rivals any area for top-notch art galleries, studios, museums, festivals, music events, and culture.

Local guides love to share the history and culture of the Sunshine Coast, and take visitors out to experience outdoor activities, sightseeing, and more. 

The shopping experience on the Sunshine Coast is different than you might expect, but second to none.

Indigenous Experiences

Immerse yourself in the living traditions of First Nations, and you may find a connection to something bigger than yourself through cultural exploration and learning. 

Spas & Wellness

Take some much needed time to relax and rejuvenate on the Sunshine Coast.

Museums & Attractions

The Sunshine Coast is home to unique museums and attractions of all kinds.

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Whether you’re seeking action-packed, nature-filled adventures or a relaxing beachside escape, the Sunshine Coast delivers the best of both worlds.

Stretching for more than 60km (40mi) along the Queensland coast, the Sunshine Coast is as vast as it is varied. White sand beaches and pristine waterways sit alongside lush rainforests and Heritage-listed national parks, with charming historic villages sprinkled throughout. You’ll be spoiled for choice with fresh local seafood, unique dining experiences and many wonderful wineries and breweries. Top it off with a subtropical climate and exceptional nature experiences and you’ve found an ideal year-round destination.

The Sunshine Coast is serviced by two airports: Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport. Both airports will allow you to reach the Sunshine Coast’s many popular destinations, like Noosa and Mooloolaba.

  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) is located between a one and two-hour drive from the Sunshine Coast, depending on your destination and services both domestic and international arrivals
  • Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is located about a 30-minute drive from most towns, with direct flights from Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland

Car hire is available from either airport, and driving is a convenient way to visit different destinations within the region.

Due to its subtropical climate, the Sunshine Coast enjoys pleasant weather all year long. Visiting in spring between October and November offers comfortable temperatures, low rainfall and fewer crowds.

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Extending from Lake Cootharaba north to Rainbow Beach, this 54,000 hectare section of national park offers wide ocean beaches, soaring cliffs of richly…

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Noosa's unmissable national park delivers spectacular coastal views (expect to see dolphins) and ambrosial beaches like Tea Tree Bay. The most scenic way…

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This is one of Australia's most atmospheric artisan markets, attracting over 1.6-million visitors a year to its 600-plus stalls. Dive into a leafy,…

The ethereal, 55-hectare Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve wraps visitors in a remnant of the subtropical rainforests that once blanketed the Blackall Range…

Framed by spiky pandanus, Tea Tree Bay is one of Noosa's most idyllic beaches, with wild bushland emerging onto a broad sweep of sand and pellucid waves…

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Just north of Beerwah is one of Queensland’s most famous tourist attractions. Australia Zoo is a fitting homage to its founder, wildlife enthusiast Steve…

The passage of the Noosa River that cuts into the Great Sandy National Park north of Lake Cootharaba is poetically known as the ‘river of mirrors’ or the…

Some 2.3km north of hilltop hamlet Montville lies Kondalilla National Park, home to swimmable rock pools, spectacular views, and a 90m waterfall. If you…

Looming 4km south of Coolum Beach is Mt Coolum (208m), an ancient volcanic dome whose peak offers spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast and its…

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When you're done with catching rays and waves, sidestep to this small, sophisticated gallery. Rotating exhibitions showcase quality local and national…

The Abbey Museum houses an eclectic collection of art and archaeology that spans some 500,000 years. Once the private collection of Englishman 'Reverend'…

Occupying two hangars beside Caloundra airport, the volunteer-run QAM houses about 100 civilian and military aircraft, including a mid-century Douglas DC…

Kids will love this tropical oceanarium, complete with an 80m-long transparent underwater tunnel for close-up views of rays, reef fish and several species…

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17 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions on the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Written by Karen Hastings Updated Mar 22, 2022

The Sunshine Coast, in South East Queensland, is certainly true to its name. Sunny skies and an idyllic subtropical climate lure tourists here year-round. Add to this a string of squeaky-clean beaches, world-class surf breaks, wildlife-rich national parks, and countless tourist attractions, and it's no wonder this is one of Queensland's most popular tourist destinations.

Aerial view of Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast

The "Sunny Coast," as it's affectionately called by locals, is a much quieter alternative to the glitzy Gold Coast just to the south. It stretches north from the popular beaches of Caloundra to the sweeping sands of Noosa North Shore, where 4WD vehicles plow a wild stretch of dune-backed beach.

Sunshine Coast destinations are packed with things to do. You can feast on fresh-caught seafood at buzzing Mooloolaba Beach , look for wildlife in the national parks, hike to the summit of Mount Coolum, soak up the salty air on scenic coastal walks, or shop for designer clothes on Noosa's chic Hastings Street or at Sunshine Plaza.

Traveling with kids? You'll find plenty of fun Sunshine Coast attractions for families, including SEA Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium, the Ginger Factory, and the famous Australia Zoo .

Not far from the Sunshine Coast's beautiful beaches , the emerald-hued hinterland offers its own sleepy charm. Top things to do in the Sunshine Coast hinterland include exploring quaint mountain villages, tasting artisan foods, shopping at colorful markets, and rainforest hikes.

Wondering how to get here? The Sunshine Coast Airport in Marcoola has frequent flights from destinations around Australia.

Discover the best places to visit in this sun-soaked holiday hot spot with our list of the top tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

1. Noosa National Park

2. australia zoo, beerwah, 3. noosa main beach and hastings street, 4. mooloolaba beach, 5. the original eumundi markets, 6. the charming mountain villages of montville and maleny, 7. noosa north shore and rainbow beach, 8. coolum beach and its hidden bays, 9. noosaville & the noosa river, 10. kings beach, caloundra, 11. mount coolum, 12. caloundra coastal walk, 13. glass house mountains national park, 14. sea life sunshine coast aquarium, mooloolaba, 15. sunshine plaza, maroochydore, 16. the ginger factory, yandina, 17. spirit house restaurant and cooking school, yandina, map of tourist attractions on the sunshine coast, australia.

Tea Tree Bay, Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park is one of the Sunshine Coast's natural jewels. The park encompasses more than 9,800 acres of paperbark forests, pristine beaches, dunes, heathlands, and rainforest.

The most popular section of the park is the Noosa Headland section. Exploring the 15 kilometers of hiking trails here is one of the top things to do in Noosa Heads .

If you're visiting the park for the first-time, the scenic coastal track offers a great introduction. As you wander along the trail, you'll see gorgeous views of the blue-green sea peeking through the pandanus trees. Look up every now and then, and you might spot a glossy black cockatoo or, if you're really lucky, a koala snoozing in the crook of a eucalyptus tree.

Noosa National Park

After about a kilometer, a lookout at Dolphin Point offers panoramic coastal views and sometimes even glimpses of whales and dolphins. Tea Tree Bay and Granite Bay are the perfect spots for a picnic or a paddle in the rock pools. Continuing even farther, Hell's Gates offers breathtaking views of pounding surf and Alexandria Bay . Conveniently, the coastal track is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers all the way to Dolphin Point.

View of Alexandria Bay from Hell's Gates

Parking spaces are available at the park entrance, although it can be tough to nab one at peak times. If you're feeling energetic, you can also hike to the park entrance from Noosa Main Beach . However you get here, exploring this ocean-view national park is one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast for free.

Official site: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/noosa/index.html

Hand-feeding a kangaroo at Australia Zoo

About 22 kilometers west of Caloundra, Australia Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Queensland . Steve Irwin, the late croc-loving Aussie conservationist, and his wife Terri helped the park grow into a world-class attraction, with a strong emphasis on conservation and education.

The zoo provides plenty of fun encounters with Aussie animals, including kangaroos, koalas, snakes, and lizards. You'll also see a striking lineup of exotic species, such as elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and the crowd favorite: Sumatran tigers.

While you're here, try to attend one of the popular live animal shows in the Crocoseum. Depending on the schedule, you can see everything from croc-feeding demonstrations and birds of prey to otters and koalas.

Kids will love hand-feeding kangaroos and giraffes, petting koalas, and riding camels. For an additional fee, you can also visit the animal hospital and support their healing work.

A visit to Australia Zoo is usually a full-day adventure. Wear your walking shoes, and be sure to bring sun protection, a refillable water bottle, and a rain jacket — sudden downpours can strike at any time.

Address: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah, Queensland

Official site: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/

Noosa Main Beach

Squeaky-clean sands and glistening surf breaks make Noosa Main Beach a tourist magnet. Families and beginner surfers in particular love the gentle surf at this glorious stretch of north-facing beach, and it's a lovely spot for a swim. While you're paddling in the clear water, you can see beautiful views of Noosa National Park cloaking the headland at the eastern end of the beach. It's also a relatively safe beach; lifeguards patrol here every day of the year.

In the summer and peak periods, throngs of tourists flock here, and a sea of colorful cabanas pops up along the shore. If you want to escape the crowds, wander around the headland to Little Cove .

Hastings Street

Need a break from the scorching Aussie sun? Hastings Street, Noosa's main drag, is only a short stroll away, with chic designer shops, art galleries, restaurants, and cafés. Order a cool drink and a snack, sit back, relax, and dine alfresco watching the parade of people passing by, or stroll along the street with a gelato in hand and see what takes your fancy. Hastings Street is also home to some of the Sunshine Coast's best resorts .

Mooloolaba Beach

Mooloolaba Beach hums with life at any time of day. Backed by high-rise apartments, this sun-drenched north-facing stretch of sand and sea is more developed than other Sunshine Coast beaches, but that's a big part of its appeal.

There's something for everyone here. Surf squads practice their drills in the clear waters, fitness enthusiasts jog along the beachfront path, beginner surfers brave the swells with their boards, families picnic on the grassy knoll overlooking the shore, and volleyballers spike and set on the sand.

Looking for a place to stay near here on a budget? You can pitch your tent or park your caravan steps from the sand at one of the best campgrounds in the Mooloolaba area .

When hunger pangs strike, hop across the road and grab a snack from one of the sea-view cafés. You can even squeeze in a little shopping along the Esplanade here.

Wondering about other things to do in Mooloolaba ? If you're feeling energetic take a stroll to Mooloolaba Spit, about a 40-minute hike along the waterfront. Here, calmer waters lap the shores, and fishing boats bring in their catches. You can even dive one of Australia's best wrecks, the HMAS Brisbane , off the coast. Steps from Mooloolaba Beach is SEA Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium , one of the top things to do on the Sunshine Coast with a family.

Just north of Mooloolaba is Alexandra Headland , with a patrolled beach, great point break, and popular skatepark.

The Original Eumundi Markets

About 20 kilometers southwest of Noosa, the Original Eumundi Markets are the perfect place to soak up some local color. The markets are held every Wednesday morning and Saturday in the cute hinterland town of Eumundi .

"Make it. Bake it. Sew It. Grow it." is the slogan for these vibrant markets, so you know you'll find something unique here. Artisan foods, organic produce, designer clothes, home goods, plants, jewelry, skincare, natural therapies, and toys are just some of the items on offer. This is a fantastic place to buy Sunshine Coast souvenirs or enjoy lunch from one of the food stalls — you can taste everything from Thai food and Tibetan momos to Turkish kebabs.

Fun kids' activities, such as camel rides, complement the fabulous shopping. Roving performers keep everyone entertained, and the kids can burn off steam at the playground adjacent to the market.

Address: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, Queensland

Official site: http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au/


For a change in scenery from the coast's sun-splashed beaches, take a scenic drive to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Climb the Blackall Range , through the picturesque hinterland, and you'll reach the cute mountain villages of Montville and Maleny. The drive is part of the Blackall Range Tourist Drive, with spectacular views of the plunging valleys below.

Montville and Maleny lie a little more than 10 minutes' drive away from each other, but most tourists visit them both on a day trip from the coast. Temperatures are sometimes a little cooler here, thanks to the higher elevations.

In Montville , art galleries, gift shops, boutiques, and cozy cafés huddle along the tree-lined streets. You'll also notice some European-inspired architecture.

Kondalilla Falls

Maleny is also an artsy town, with many galleries, studios, and workshops. Top things to do in Maleny include touring Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, with a miniature animal enclosure, aviary, and Devonshire tea; and visiting Maleny Dairies , where you can milk a cow, pet farm animals, and taste some creamy yogurts and cheeses after the tour.

You can also get back to nature in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Hike to beautiful Kondalilla Falls near Montville, enjoy a picnic at Baroon Pocket Dam, or look for pademelons on the rainforest trails in the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve — you can also see gorgeous views of the Glass House Mountains from here.

Noosa North Shore and Rainbow Beach

Nothing says freedom like driving along a salty stretch of seemingly endless beach with the wind in your hair. You can do this at Noosa North Shore. Located just across the river from Noosa Heads and Noosaville, this 80-kilometer stretch of golden sand and gently rolling dunes is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed splendor of K'Gari (Fraser Island) . It's especially popular with 4WD enthusiasts, anglers, and beachfront campers, who come here for the stunning sea vistas and typically uncrowded stretches of sand.

Wildlife is prolific around the camping areas. Kangaroos and goannas are frequent visitors, and you can also see a diversity of birds.

When the tides are low along Noosa North Shore, you can drive all the way along the beach, past Teewah and the Colored Sands (ochre-hued cliffs), until you reach Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point , where the car ferry departs for K'Gari (Fraser Island).

You can access Noosa North Shore on the daily car ferry from the end of Moorindil Street in Tewantin. Note that vehicle permits are required to drive along the beach and on some of the inland tracks.

Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach is a popular base for Sunshine Coast tourists thanks, in large part, to its namesake attraction. This long and lovely stretch of hard-packed sand and blue-green sea is a surfing hot spot. In fact, it's one of the best places on the Sunshine Coast to learn how to surf.

Coolum Beach

Feel like a snack? Across the street from the beach, you can grab a bite at one of the laid-back little cafés, or pick up some fresh-cooked fish and chips. You can also book surf lessons here, or rent a board.

Planning to stay awhile? You'll find plenty of high-rise holiday apartments in the area, and if you're on a budget, one of the Sunshine Coast's top campgrounds and caravan parks sits just behind the dunes at Coolum Beach.

Second Bay, Coolum

Wander south along the Point Arkwright Trail from here, and you're in for a treat. Bush tracks lead down to pretty pandanus-fringed bays: First Bay, Second Bay, Third Bay, and Arkwright Beach. As you head south, the bays become less crowded, and on a weekday, you might even have one all to yourself. These hidden gems of the Sunshine Coast are the perfect place to enjoy a romantic picnic, potter in the rock pools, frolic with your four-legged friend, or cast a fishing line.

Boat along the Noosa River

Fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, and picnicking — you can do all this and more along the beautiful Noosa River.

If you're looking for Sunshine Coast things to do for families, this is the perfect place to visit. Kids love paddling in the calm waters, casting a fishing line, clambering all over the children's playground, and posing for a photo in front of the giant pelican statue.

Gympie Terrace in Noosaville is one of the best places to access the Noosa River. This palm-lined riverfront precinct buzzes with tourists in peak season, who come here to feast at the cafés and restaurants, enjoy a picnic under the shady trees on the riverfront, and stroll along the palm-lined paths.

Want to zip along the glittering waters on a boat? You can rent pontoon boats and dinghies at boat rental outlets along the river, and if you feel the need for speed, sign up for a jet boat or Jet Ski ride. Another great way to explore the river is aboard the Noosa Ferry . Hop aboard and pick your stop — you can catch a ride to Hastings Street from here.

Planning to stay awhile? You'll also find one of Noosa's top campgrounds and caravan parks right on the river.

Kings Beach, Caloundra

Caloundra is crammed with beautiful beaches, but Kings Beach really is king. This lovely slice of powdery shoreline has something to keep every member of the family happy.

Kids can paddle in the gentle beach break, craft the perfect sandcastle, peer into the rock pools, and run wild in the water park. Parents will be happy here, too. They can enjoy a picnic, take a cool dip, clock some laps in the oceanfront pool, or bask in the sun. Lifesavers patrol the beach and pool area.

Is surfing your chosen sport? This is a great spot to ride the waves . Book a lesson if you're a beginner. And when you need a break from all your activities, an array of excellent restaurants and cafés await just steps from the sand.

Read More: Top Things to Do in Caloundra

Mount Coolum

Mount Coolum is one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Sunshine Coast. This dome-shaped volcanic rock rises 208 meters above the coastal plains of Coolum Beach and makes a picturesque backdrop to Coolum's golden beaches.

Hiking to the summit of this 25-million-year-old volcanic dome is one of the top things to do in Coolum Beach . The 800-meter track to the peak takes about 90 minutes return, depending on your fitness level, and involves climbing up hundreds of stone steps.

What's your reward? Apart from a workout for your thighs and calf muscles, you can enjoy 360-degree views from Double Island Point to Caloundra, on a clear day. Also keep an eye out for wildlife — peregrine falcons, echidnas, grey-headed flying foxes, and northern brown bandicoots are some of the critters you might spot on your hike.

Insider's Tip: The hike is best tackled in dry weather, as the steep rocks at the top become slippery after rain. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to try this hike — especially on hot summer days. Weekdays are the least crowded.

The trailhead is at Tanah Street West (off David Low Way) about 3.5 kilometers south of Coolum Beach.

Author, Karen Hastings, on the Caloundra Coastal Walk

The Caloundra Coastal Walk is one of the best ways to sightsee on the Sunshine Coast. Who doesn't love strolling in the sunshine, past countless beautiful Caloundra beaches, with a gelato in hand? Stop for a cool dip if you work up a sweat, or pop into one of the buzzy little cafés for a coffee break along the way.

You can walk for miles along here. The trail stretches for 25 kilometers , all the way from Golden Beach in the south to Mooloolaba in the north. Along the way, must-see Caloundra attractions include action-packed Kings Beach , with a water park and oceanfront pool; the cafés and calm waters of Bulcock Beach ; and Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway , which honors those who lost their lives during World War II.

Prefer to bike the track? You can do that, too, and sculpt your calves pedaling up and down the hills.

Glass House Mountains National Park

Popular with nature lovers and hikers, the distinctive peaks of Glass House Mountains National Park are listed on the Queensland and National Heritage Register. The area is also one of the spiritual places on the Sunshine Coast for the Gubbi Gubbi people, who used this site for sacred ceremonies, as well as trading.

According to Aboriginal legend, Mount Beerwah , the highest peak, is the mother that gave birth to the smaller surrounding peaks, and Mount Tibrogargan is the father peak. Rising like giant witch's hats and rounded anthills, the peaks are volcanic plugs, the center of extinct volcanoes.

Mount Ngungun and Mount Tibrogargan are the only two peaks open to the public for hiking. They offer trails catering to all abilities, from easy base trails to more challenging summit hikes with spectacular coastal views.

Abseiling, mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing are other popular things to do in Glass House Mountains National Park, and the park is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life, including koalas, echidnas, and grey kangaroos.

Before exploring the area, stop by the Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretative Centre . The popular Lookout Cafe , near the Glass House Mountains lookout, is a lovely spot to start or end a gentle hike with Devonshire tea and delightful views. Keep an eye out for kangaroos under the mango trees here.

Address: Glass House Interpretative Centre, Settler's Rotary Park, Reed Street, Glass House Mountains

Official site: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains/

SEA Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium

SEA Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium offers a fascinating glimpse at life under the sea and in Australian freshwater habitats. It's organized around themed zones with related exhibits, which include a tidal touchpool, where little ones can feel the bumpy skin of sea stars and learn about stingrays; a jellyfish kingdom; freshwater streams; billabongs; a seahorse sanctuary; and an ocean tunnel, where the rays and sharks glide all around you.

Shark dives, educational presentations, children's play areas, and live shows add to all the fun; the seal show is a particular favorite.

This is a great rainy day attraction, although the exhibits will wow pint-sized animal lovers at any time. After a fun morning touring the exhibits, you can take the kids to nearby Mooloolaba Beach for a picnic.

Address: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, Queensland

Official site: https://www.underwaterworld.com.au/

Sunshine Plaza

Shopping at Sunshine Plaza feels like shopping at a resort. Potted palms and lush plants line the walkways, and bridges cross a sparkling waterway that runs through its heart. Set around a natural creek, this sun-splashed indoor/outdoor mall is the largest shopping center on the Sunshine Coast. This is definitely the place to find a bargain, or splurge on a new outfit.

You'll find more than 320 specialty stores here, as well as big-name stores like David Jones, Myer, Kmart, Target, and Big W. Craving a sweet treat? Pick up a snack at Noosa Chocolate. Need a new look? Head into Calvin Klein or Country Road.

Food is another highlight. You can grab a bite to eat from the food hall and dine overlooking the water, or relax at one of the cafés or restaurants serving everything from burgers to noodles.

Need a break from shopping? Rent a paddleboat with the kids or head to the 12-screen cinema and enjoy a movie. Whether you're shopping, watching a movie, or dining at one of the restaurants here, a visit to Sunshine Plaza is one of the best things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it's raining.

Address: 154/164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore, Queensland

Official site: https://www.sunshineplaza.com/

Train at the Ginger Factory

If you're looking for a few hours of fun with the children, the Ginger Factory in Yandina fits the bill. Young kids will love riding the little train through the tropical gardens, and they can learn all about bees at a special beekeeper presentation, topped off with a honey tasting.

But where's the gingerbread man? It's the burning question on a cute indoor boat trip. Hop aboard, travel around the world, and see if you can spot him among the interactive puppets — it's one of the more unusual things to do on the Sunshine Coast with kids.

Most of the attractions are geared towards younger kids, but parents will enjoy the ginger factory tour and tastings and a stroll through the beautiful gardens, which brim with ginger plants, orchids, and bromeliads.

Is all that ginger making you hungry? A café and ice-creamery are on hand for hungry visitors, and the large gift shop sells all sorts of ginger-related items, as well as local treats and souvenirs,

Address: 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, Queensland

Official site: http://www.gingerfactory.com.au/

Traditional Thai food

For a taste of Thailand in the Queensland tropics, you can't beat Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School. Step onto the lush grounds, and you'll feel as though you're at a temple deep in a Thai rain forest. Fragrant incense wafts around you, frogs sing in the palm-lined pond, and wind chimes jangle in the breeze.

Sign up for a cooking class here, and you can learn how to prepare an authentic Thai meal , then sit down with your new cooking buddies and feast on your creation. If you'd rather skip the cooking lesson and dine here instead, this is one of the most romantic places to dine on the Sunshine Coast.

Address: 20 Ninderry Road, Yandina, Queensland

Official site: https://www.spirithouse.com.au/

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Exploring S outh East Queensland : Sunshine Coast destinations make ideal places to visit for a sun-and-sea vacation. For more things to do on the coast of South East Queensland, read our article on the top attractions in Noosa Heads , from hiking in Noosa National Park to basking on Main Beach. If islands are more your style, K'Gari (Fraser Island) offers a unique 4WD experience just off the coast of Hervey Bay. You can also hike rain forest trails and swim in crystal-clear lakes. Seeking a livelier beach destination? Head south from the Sunshine Coast to the glitzy Gold Coast for high-end shopping and a buzzing nightlife.


Brisbane & Beyond: For a city fix, the state capital of Brisbane is about a 90-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport. Browsing the excellent art galleries and museums, strolling around botanic gardens, and scenic river cruises are some of the top things to do in Brisbane . And if you have more time on your travel itinerary, check out our article on the top-rated day trips from Brisbane for other adventures in the region. Traveling with the kids? You'll find plenty of family-friendly attractions in our article: Brisbane with Kids: Top Things to Do , from playgrounds and parks to a planetarium and wildlife park.

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Famous Markets

Meet the artisans at the original Eumundi markets – the makers, bakers, sewers & growers – every Wednesday and Saturday, come rain hail or shine.  Ask about transfers to and from.

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Meet the local growers and producers of the amazing food and produce that the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland have to offer.

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Cavalier Cruises

Experience our fabulous service and luxury cruise options. Cruise in style on the Mooloolah River and canals – enjoy seasonal tours and our licenced bar. 

Coastal Cruises

Sit back & relax and enjoy the Mooloolah River and canals with our sunset, seafood, and even DJ party cruises. Excellent cuisine, and prime waterfront viewing.

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Mooloolaba Canal Cruises

Hop aboard our historic timber ferry canal cruise, the M.V. Mudjimba. Operating 30+ years & an unforgettable still-water  experience. 

Cruise Maroochy

Maroochy River cruises with a party, eco or adventure flavour. Choose your style. Enjoy our excellently-catered tours and cruises or charter either boat. 

Everglades Eco Safaris 2

Everglades eco safaris deliver an unforgettable wilderness experience into one of Australias’ most pristine and untouched regions. 

Beautiful cruise boat leaving harbour

Ocean-going Tours

Whether you are into fishing or whale watching, cruising, snorkelling or diving, our beautiful vessels and experienced seamen share the wonders of the region…

Experience our beautiful vessel – • Champagne & Tapas Cruises •Degustation & Sunset Cruises •Whale Watching in season •River and Canal tour options

Adventure Rafting

Get ready for jaw-dropping memories and unrivalled Sunshine Coast experiences. We are a family-owned adventure tour company. 

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Sunreef’s luxury 2-story Catamaran, WHALE ONE, offers cruises from Mooloolaba to Mudjimba Island and sunset river cruises in total comfort.

e-Bike Guided Tours

Explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast pathways or Hinterland in detail without breaking a sweat AND with your own intrepid tour guide! Tours for up to 12 riders focus on an array of interests! 

An e-bike riders tour on one tree hill, sunshine coast hinterland

Nature Tours

Exclusive to the Sunshine Coast is Platypus Whispers – a 3 hour walking nature-tour that lets you see the almost-mythical platypus and other Aussie legends in the wild. A great experience.

A Platypus in a local creek at Sunshine Coast


Two girls with electric scooters at the beach boardwalk

eBikes & Scooters

Electric bikes or scooters make it easy and fun to explore this great region. Ask about expert guides and tour trails that cover the entire coastline and beautiful hinterland.

Electric bikes and scooters make exploring fun as you discover great bike paths and this great region at your own pace. Options for guided tours or tour trail maps and apps.

Group hiring electric bikes

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Pedal assist electric bikes make it easy and fun to explore the coast and hinterland. Ask about expert guides, tour trails, multi day hire & delivery to your hotel.

Oggy Scooters

Oggy electric scooters are the BEST way to explore the Coast! Use the app to make it simple – $1 unlocks your scooter and adventure! Private hire options.

Two girls with electric scooters at the beach boardwalk

Boating Fun

Experience, explore and enjoy the magnificent waterways of the Sunshine Coast. Row, paddle or skipper your own; fish, barbecue or just escape!

Family hire a pontoon at Pumicestone Passage

Bill's Boat Hire

Cruise in your own boat and explore. Immerse yourself in the quiet and calm, swimming in the blue lagoon waters with an expanse of isolated beachs.

Swan Boat Hire

The picturesque Maroochy River is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier recreation areas – ENJOY from one of our 3-12 seater craft.

swan boat hire

Our easy-to-operate boats have sun shades and are perfect for a day on the water –  swim, picnic in the calm Mooloolaba River waters, go sightseeing or fishing! 

Motorcycle Adventures

Joyride the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland on beautiful Harley Davidson, Indian, Victory, V-Star or Triumph motorcycles. Try tours for pillion passengers, or guided group experiences.

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Golfing Pleasure

Tee off on 18 beautiful courses, including 4 championship courses, set amongst some of the most majestic surrounds in the world. Maleny Golf Course is waiting for you.

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Jet Ski Hire

Explore the deep water or winding rivers, canals, passages and waterways of this coastline with guided hire or freestyle hire. Also ask about picnic packages or guided tours.

Pick your Place. Explore the deep water or winding rivers, canals, passages and waterways of this coastline with guided or freestyle hire. Grab a map and spend a half day discovering the bounties of our coastline…

Caloundra Jetski

Amazing guided Jet Ski Safaris through the pristine Pumicestone Passage – experience nature, wildlife and ancient volcanos aboard our green, fun machines.

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The largest and fastest ocean jet skiing experience on the Coast. You’ll have 3 square kilometres to ride freely at your own pace. Slow, medium, fast, or flat out! 

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Kayaks & SUPs

No experience required! Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Sunshine Coast’s stunning waterways and some exercise at the same time. Tuition available.

No experience required! Enjoy the peace and serenity of the Sunshine Coast’s stunning waterways and some exercise at the same time! Tuition available. All equipment supplied.

SUP at Golden Beach at Caloundra

Paddle your own kayak or SUP and explore. Immerse yourself in the quiet and calm, swimming in the blue lagoon waters with an expanse of isolated beaches.

The picturesque Maroochy River is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier recreation areas – offering many beautiful spots for relaxing by kayak or SUP.

Kayak hire on the Maroochy River

Sunreef Hire will help you make the most of your holiday! We have everything you need for kayak and SUP adventures through Mooloolaba River area.


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