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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 accommodations. 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.

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.


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The Sebel Noosa NZ$259
Reviewed on 25 May 2020
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The Sebel Noosa

The Sebel Noosa

32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Location to the beach and the spa bath also staff were friendly

    Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel
    Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020
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    Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel

    Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel

    270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters, QLD
       
      3.9 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We only stayed 1 night, we didn't seem to get the room that we were looking at on the website, but we were able to upgrade without too much hassle or expense.

      Mantra Mooloolaba Beach NZ$212
      Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020
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      Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

      Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

      Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Wonderful location. Excellent facilities. Truly a breath of fresh air. I was through the door of my apartment and said ‘this is beautiful’

        Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach NZ$151
        Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2020
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        Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

        Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

        923 David Low Way, Marcoola Beach, QLD
           
          3.8 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          That the hotel provided a good selection of tead including green tea. Disliked immensely the coffee provided.

          Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort NZ$181
          Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2020
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          Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

          Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort

          2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            The breakfast was great and the customer service was excellent, big thumbs up.

            Landmark Resort NZ$270
            Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020
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            Landmark Resort

            Landmark Resort

            11 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent location, friendly staff and very comfortable room. Will definitely be returning.

              Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort NZ$151
              Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2020
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              Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort

              Oaks Sunshine Coast Seaforth Resort

              98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Awesome stay here. Excellent reception Service .definitely coming back.

                BreakFree Alexandra Beach NZ$184
                Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020
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                BreakFree Alexandra Beach

                BreakFree Alexandra Beach

                Cnr. Alexandra Parade & Pacific Terrace, Alexandra Headland, QLD
                   
                  4.2 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Good location and amenities in 2 bedroom apartment.

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