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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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Oaks Oasis Resort NZ$148
Oaks Oasis Resort

Oaks Oasis Resort

2 Landsborough Parade, Caloundra
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,715 reviews
    4.5 out of 5.0

    Located near the beach, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bulcock Beach, Caloundra Events Center, and Kings Beach. Queensland Air Museum and Moffat Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Novotel Twin Waters Resort NZ$125
    Novotel Twin Waters Resort

    Novotel Twin Waters Resort

    270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 1,671 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Twin Waters, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters and Mudjimba Beach. Twin Waters Golf Club and Marcoola Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach NZ$118
      Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

      Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

      923 David Low Way, Marcoola
         
        3.9
        of 5, from 1,178 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Nestled on the beach, this Marcoola hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marcoola Beach and Mudjimba Beach. Aqua Fun Park Twin Waters and Twin Waters Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa NZ$215
        The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa

        The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa

        38 Mahogany Drive, Pelican Waters
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 1,020 reviews
          4.5 out of 5.0

          Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Pelican Waters Golf Club, Bulcock Beach, and Kings Beach. Shelly Beach and Queensland Air Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach NZ$158
          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

          Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 1,852 reviews
            4.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Mooloolaba, this luxury aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mooloolaba Beach, Kawana Beach, and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Maroochydore Beach and Alex Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Noosa Blue Resort NZ$224
            Noosa Blue Resort

            Noosa Blue Resort

            16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 1,081 reviews
              4.5 out of 5.0

              Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hastings Street, Noosa Beach, and Noosa National Park. Sunshine Beach Village Shops and Ed Webb Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Oaks Seaforth Resort NZ$183
              Oaks Seaforth Resort

              Oaks Seaforth Resort

              98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 1,354 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Alex Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, and Kawana Beach. Maroochydore Beach and Sunshine Plaza are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel NZ$125
                Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

                Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

                9 Florey Boulevard, Birtinya
                   
                  4.4
                  of 5, from 479 reviews
                  4.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Birtinya, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Beach, and Moffat Beach. Shelly Beach and Bulcock Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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