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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.


Guide to Exploring Sunshine Coast


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Oaks Oasis Resort NZ$180
Reviewed on 18 Sep. 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

    Very family friendly. Especially the water park and shaded seating areas. The buffet breakfast offered great range and scenic areas to sit and eat.

    Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel NZ$163
    Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2019
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    Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel

    Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel

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

      The rooms were nice and the beds comfy. The resort was under construction so wasn't able to experience everything the resort had to offer.

      Oaks Seaforth Resort NZ$210
      Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2019
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      Oaks Seaforth Resort

      Oaks Seaforth Resort

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

        We were upgraded to a much larger room due to the event we were celebrating and for that we were very thankful. The room selected for us was at the front of the building so we enjoyed great views of the sea and surrounding area.

        Mantra Mooloolaba Beach NZ$224
        Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019
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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

          Liked the position and the cleanliness.Staff were top notch. Thought the spa bath would be difficult for elderly guests and not really required in the room.

          Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach NZ$161
          Reviewed on 11 Sep. 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

            Nice hotel and nicely situated with the beach on one side and on the other cafe's and restaurants, room had all what you would expect and we also had a nice fish and chips in the restaurant, only there the one night but it looked like there was lots to occupy you that we did not have time to use

            Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas NZ$226
            Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2019
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            Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

            Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

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

              The setting iis very relaxing placed in bushland also location near to Main Street Hastings, buggy if lift needed. Food excellent and good variety for breakfast. Lovely happy staff.

              Direct Hotels - Aquarius Kawana NZ$134
              Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2019
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              Direct Hotels - Aquarius Kawana

              Direct Hotels - Aquarius Kawana

              14 Bright Place, Birtinya, QLD
                 
                4.5 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                What is different is the hall way is opem amd windy. The pool is nice but cold and not heated. Dishwasher is washing too long. Over all everything is new.

                Beach Retreat Coolum NZ$126
                Reviewed on 21 Aug. 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

                  Loved the central location and found the staff very helpful and obliging

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