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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.


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Novotel Twin Waters Resort NZ$149
Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2019
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Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Novotel Twin Waters Resort

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

    Beautiful setting. Free water activities. Catered for children well. Some areas rather run down but there’s plans for renovations.

    Oaks Oasis Resort NZ$152
    Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019
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    Oaks Oasis Resort

    Oaks Oasis Resort

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

      Oaks Oasis Caloundra, 2nd stay - hard to beat perfect for Families with infants / young kids

      Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel NZ$126
      Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2019
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      Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

      Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

      9 Florey Boulevard, Birtinya, QLD
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Excellent location to the Health Precinct and University Hospitality. Hotel Staff were outstanding and very considerate and compassionate. There are dining venues and a medium size Shopping Centre close by, walking distance for most people. I would not hesitate to stay here again. I was very impressed ...

        Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas NZ$218
        Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2019
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        Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

        Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

        Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
           
          4.6 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Rainforest location, proximity to beach, town and national park. Great buffet breakfast. Friendly staff.

          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach NZ$191
          Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2019
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          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

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

            The spa bath was great and the view and balcony was lovely. I would expect daily cleaning as part of the cost and had this at similar properties. I would also expect a safe and free WiFi as standard nowadays.

            Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach NZ$134
            Reviewed on 6 Jul. 2019
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            Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

            Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

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

              Everything about the Ramada was great, especially the staff.

              Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort NZ$308
              Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2019
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              Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

              Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

              14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
                 
                4.6 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                happy to come back again for a further journey in Noosa

                Beach Retreat Coolum NZ$122
                Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2019
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                Beach Retreat Coolum

                Beach Retreat Coolum

                1750 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, QLD
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  beach just across the road, plenty of food places close-by.

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