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Holidays in Sunshine Coast

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Where to stay in Sunshine Coast

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Top hotels in Sunshine Coast

The Sebel Noosa
The Sebel Noosa
4.5 out of 5
32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
The price is NZ$274 per night from 28 Oct. to 29 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,251 reviews)

"Great location on Hastings Street. Across the road from the beach and near all the cafes, restaurants & shopping. Spacious one bedroom apartment. Clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Quiet and relaxing. Nice pool area if you can secure a lounge seat to relax on."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2020

The Sebel Noosa
Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters, QLD
The price is NZ$180 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
3.9/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Family friendly, activities for kids, kangaroos that let the kids get up close, great restaurant, room was great value"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
The price is NZ$245 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (2,038 reviews)

"Great location within walking distance to shops, cafe, beaches and restaurants. The room was clean and the spa bath is amazing."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach
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Top activities in Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Holidays

Enjoy pristine beaches, lush rainforest and exciting cities in this area north of Brisbane, famous for its surf breaks, fresh seafood and laid-back locals. The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful area of South East Queensland that takes in incredible beaches, cosmopolitan cities and scenic mountain landscapes. The area runs from Caloundra in the south to Noosa Heads in the north and inland to the verdant Blackall Ranges.

Drive about 1 hour north of Brisbane to reach Caloundra, which has six pristine beaches and a range of accommodation. Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach and Noosa Beach are also popular coastal destinations.

Stay in cosmopolitan high-rise hotels along Mooloolaba’s busy Esplanade. A short walk from here is Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba, an award-winning marine park and wildlife sanctuary. Just north of Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland is a quieter destination known for its surfing beaches. Coolum is similarly relaxed and offers world-famous golf courses. Visit Noosa to dine in chic bistros and hike through rainforest in Noosa National Park.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a great daytrip from the coast or a romantic mountain getaway. Artistic communities such as Maleny and Mapleton offer organic food, art galleries and incredible views. Visit the markets in Eumundi on Wednesdays and Saturdays to browse fresh produce and arts and crafts, among more than 500 stalls.

The Sunshine Coast has a subtropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. Lifeguards patrol many beaches every day of the year and you’ll find visitors and locals swimming even during winter. Try your hand at watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. You can hike and bike ride through the forests and mountains that surround many communities on the Sunshine Coast.

Caloundra is about 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Brisbane. Hire a car at the Brisbane Airport and drive. You can also fly in to the Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola, south of Coolum. The privately run Sunbus buses operate between towns and let you hop on and hop off anywhere along a route. You can get around towns on foot or by bicycle, but you’ll also find plenty of free parking.

The beautiful Sunshine Coast is an easy holiday destination for families and an exciting adventure for travellers.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Sunshine Coast?
A: If you’re organising a holiday to Sunshine Coast, you’ll probably arrive on one of the 6 international flights that touchdown into Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast) each month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Sunshine Coast?
A: Sunshine Coast has a wealth of options for all types of budgets. If you’d love a little R&R, there are plenty of apartments. Private holiday homes, motels and cottages are also popular places to stay.
Q: What does a Sunshine Coast holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Hotels, flights, cars — and activities and experiences. Expedia has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday. Choose just one of these options or reserve one of our amazing travel packages. You have the freedom to organise your getaway to Sunshine Coast the way you like it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Sunshine Coast?
A: You’ll bag a seriously good bargain if you combine your Flights, Hotels and Activities. It’s straightforward (and easy on your budget) to put together your dream itinerary with Expedia. It’s time to turn those travel fantasies into reality and experience more of this fascinating planet for less.