The Sunshine Coast is rich in diversity, and that is what makes it so special.
The region is a stunning haven, abounding in wonders of nature, beachside culture, fresh local food, bucket-list experiences and world-class events just waiting to be explored.
It includes more than 70 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, surrounded by the quiet beauty of coastal and hinterland villages.
Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, with no shortage of friendly people offering easy smiles. And with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, there’s plenty of warmth for everyone!
Lots to See and Do
Boasting the iconic Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, inspiring creativity, bountiful local produce and breathtaking scenery, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the hinterland.
Discover the art and poetry trails, retro vibes, markets, and connect with nature as you explore charming villages and towns like Eumundi, Kenilworth, Maleny, Montville, Nambour, and Yandina, each with their own unique characters.
A fantastic new addition is the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, an award-winning, multi-million dollar interpretative centre at Maleny that uncovers the treasures of the unique subtropical remnant rainforest that lies behind it.
Complete your walk through the rainforest with a stop at the fantastic cafe or picnic areas, and enjoy stunning views of the Glass House Mountains landscape.
Coastal locations Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, and Coolum, continue to be as popular as ever for holidaymakers and boast plenty of accommodation options from top coastal camping spots, including six council-operated holiday parks, to wonderful resorts.
You can be as active or relaxed as you like – from walking along the Coastal Pathway, fishing, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and boating, to hiking and biking, or shopping up a storm at the marketing to having a hit of golf.
Interstate travellers can fly into Sunshine Coast Airport, the country’s fastest-growing airport for the past two years which is set for an expansion by 2020 that will add more national and international destinations to its schedule.
You can also check out the impressive, just opened Sunshine Coast Solar Farm, the biggest of its type in the nation.
For more information on planning your trip, go to www.visitsunshinecoast.com.