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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.
Wonderful facilities to suit every age Great relaxing property
The resort is excellent for younger children. The splash zone and pool areas are great but they require more seating for families.
We stayed in a ground floor three bedroom apartment. We are a family of two adults with 4 kids (ages between 2 and 6). The apartment was spacious and well appointed. An improvement would be to have some kids style cutlery and crockery ie plastic or melamine. The patio was a good space but the lounge ...
Fabulous pool and surrounds. Couldn’t be any closer to the beach. Staff very obliging. Very quiet location. Undercover parking (great in the hot weather). Stunning views of the ocean. Value for money
Staff service was excellent. Disappointed with bathroom cracked sink and asked for non smoking found ash tray on balcony
Fantastic location. Apartments need to be completely refurbished as they are very dated
Great location - great sized rooms. A little bit dated though and could benefit from a paint touch up inside the room