The below Sunshine Coast map illustrates the breadth of variety in holiday destinations the region offers. Starting at Noosa and stretching all the way to Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast sits between the Blackall Ranges and the Pacific Ocean. Originally 3 separate shires, Maroochydore, Noosa and Caloundra have recently been combined to make up the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, home to a population of almost 300,000. The region is home to Queensland's largest number of National Parks offering 5 in total including the Mapleton Falls National Park, Glasshouse Mountains National Park and the Noosa National Park. The maps detailed display also shows the location of some of the region's best beaches.