Discover the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast with beautiful sandy beaches, pristine national parks, seaside resorts and charming hinterland towns. The perfect destination to relax, revitalise and naturally refresh.
With warm temperatures and over 100 kilometres of natural sandy coastline, peaceful everglades, dramatic waterfalls, lush rainforest and colourful underwater worlds, this is where the hustle and bustle fades away.
Caloundra to Kawana is the perfect place to rediscover your inner child as you laugh, swim and play in an easy-going place. Cycle or walk the scenic shorelines, take a dip in the ocean front swimming pool, or explore the spectacular waterways of Moreton Bay Marine Park by boat, jetski or kayak.
The kids will giggle and play for hours in the time-delayed fountain at Kings Beach where they’ll happily run between the beach, the fountain and the fully fenced saltwater pool, which overlooks the beach. Or look for hermit crabs along Dicky Beach’s rock hopping shoreline, while experienced surfers in the family will make a beeline for Moffat Beach, renowned for its awesome surf break.
Marcoola to Mooloolaba has some of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting beachfront destinations which showcase the laid back, cafe worshiping, water-loving way of life. Take a walk along the spectacular coastline and watch the local surfers take on the waves from several viewing areas, or take a lesson and join in the fun.
For the ultimate in beachfront shopping and dining Mooloolaba is the place to be. Fashion boutiques share the beachfront esplanade with healthy juice bars, outdoor restaurants, cool cafes and stylish bars.
The white sands of Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore, where the kids will happily play frisbee and swim or surf at the patrolled beach all day. And just try tearing them away Alexandra Headland Skatepark, with arguably the coolest half pipes and curves on the coast.
The Hinterland is the perfect place to revitalise your soul. Slow down and breathe in the pure air of remnant rainforests while you reclaim a little ‘you’ time, cradled by the timeless mountain landscapes and open spaces of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Experience waterfalls, rainforests, stunning views of the Glass House Mountains, and panoramic vistas of the coastline. Visit friendly country towns and stroll through the quaint villages of Maleny, Montville and Pomona to discover unique art, sample locally grown food, and experience times gone by.
Whether it’s shopping on Hastings Street, eating sumptuous cuisine in Noosaville or spotting a koala in the magnificent National Park, Noosa is an enticing mix of sophistication, beach culture and natural beauty.
Noosa’s National Park, teeming with wildlife, is only ten-minutes’ walk from Hastings Street while five minutes’ drive or a leisurely ferry ride up the Noosa River takes you to neighbouring Noosaville, with plenty of playgrounds, barbecue areas, walking tracks and fishing platforms along the shoreline.
Still stylish but smaller in scale than Noosa are nearby Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach, Peregian Beach and Coolum Beach, all uncrowded surf beaches with sparkling blue water, offset by pure, white sand.
The natural beauty and breathtaking landscape, is complimented with a wide selection of accommodation from camping to five star luxury which can be found on the beachfront, or nestled in the hinterland. This is enhanced with shopping, entertainment, festivals, music and sporting events which are hosted year round in a climate that is the envy of many.
Indulge at one of the many restaurants and eateries along the coast; wander through the numerous colourful markets which showcase local produce and handmade crafts; catch a fish; cruise the waterways; hit a golf ball: relax, revitalise and refresh on the Sunshine Coast.
For more information go to www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au