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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 Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel NZ$149
Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020
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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

    This property offers so much, as the foyer area has clearly been done up, you get excited about the property you have booked into. Unfortunately there are other areas of the facility that also need 'doing up'. It maybe a work in progress but there seems some basics that have been overlooked. The ...

    Oaks Oasis Resort NZ$152
    Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020
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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

      A balcony on all rooms would have been nice, no exhaust fans in the bathrooms made it very hot in your rooms

      Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach NZ$130
      Reviewed on 16 Dec. 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

        Great location. Wonderful, helpful staff. Very enjoyable.

        Ocean Views Resort NZ$140
        Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2020
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        Ocean Views Resort

        Ocean Views Resort

        115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, QLD
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Everything is good Very clean and convenient Kindness and safe

          Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas NZ$218
          Reviewed on 25 Dec. 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

            Great apartment in the Bayview building. Very quiet with surrounding bush land and easy access via both driveways depending on time of day.

            Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach NZ$158
            Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2020
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            Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach

            Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach

            75 Esplanade, cnr Jellicoe Street and Esplanade, Golden Beach, QLD
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Amazing service, position and cleanliness. Greeted by wonderful staff who gave us excellent ideas for eating out and things to do. Stunning view. A walk to everything we needed. Shuttle busses to clubs.

              Currimundi Hotel Motel NZ$114
              Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019
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              Currimundi Hotel Motel

              Currimundi Hotel Motel

              32 Buderim Street, Battery Hill, QLD
                 
                3.5 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The first room we were given stank of cigarette smoke, it was quite strong. Luckily a family came in and needed the bigger room so we did a swap. There were a few things with the room the sheet had what looked like a blood stain on it. In the bathroom, the silicon was mouldy in places and the bathroom ...

                Oaks Seaforth Resort NZ$191
                Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020
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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

                  Friendly staff and the room was clean. Some restaurants and shops next to the hotel.

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