Sunshine Coast Travel Guide

The Sunshine Coast is a stunning expanse of coastline about an hour's drive north of Queensland's capital, Brisbane. Beginning in Caloundra, it stretches as far north as Noosa and as far inland as the hinterland, Blackall Range and Glass House Mountains. Renowned as the 'gateway to Fraser Island', the Sunshine Coast is a unique holiday destination offering fun and adventure, peace and relaxation and a beautifully diverse natural environment.

The ideal holiday destination, the Sunshine Coast enjoys a warm sunny climate and has everything you need for leisure and relaxation including spectacular beaches, crystal clear water, great surfing and is also popular for fishing and boating. Offering the best of both worlds, the Sunshine Coast is also a cosmopolitan hub of five star resorts, excellent shopping and fine dining. There is also fascinating wetland sanctuaries and lush rainforests to explore, home to a wide range of flora and fauna.

Sunshine Coast Accommodation

Sunshine Coast accommodation is spread across the 100 km of coastline, offering a range of options for all types of travellers. The most popular spots to stay include the beautiful beachside towns of Alexandra Head, Mooloolaba, Noosa, Maroochydore and Coolum. Whether you're just passing through or enjoying an extended stay, Sunshine Coast accommodation offers everything from affordable hotels and motels to luxury resort and spas, family friendly resorts and everything in between.

Popular Sunshine Coast Regions

Sunshine Coast Packages

TravelOnline offers a range of Sunshine Coast holiday packages designed to provide discounted rates and offer increased value for money by combining a number of your holiday needs. Options range of flights and accommodation to all the added extras that make a holiday special including insurance, transfers, meals, tours and more. A Sunshine Coast holiday package ensures everything is taken care of before you leave, allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday without the stress of planning while on the road.

Sunshine Coast Activities

Some of the most favoured past times on the Sunshine Coast include boutique shopping on Hastings Street in Noosa and exploring the glorious Noosa National Park however if you're looking for something the whole family can enjoy, Main Beach offers a patrolled beach where the kids can swim safely. SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is always a popular attraction where you can swim with seals and even dive with huge sharks if you dare. Australia Zoo isn't far and here you can get up close and personal with some cuddly koalas and watch the brave keepers feed the crocodiles. There are also a great range of cafes and restaurants along the Mooloolaba Esplanade and up in the hinterlands at Montville and Maleny if indulgence is what you seek.

Facts for the Coast

One of the most recognised features of the Sunshine Coast are the Glass House Mountains. Named in 1770 by Captain Cook, the region was a known hideout for escaped convicts during early white settlement however it later became a thriving gold prospecting and timber industry. Australians drive on the left side of the road with all roads in good conditions, major routes well signposted and speed limits marked in kilometres.