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Things to see & do
You’ll never be short of things to see and do around the Sunshine Coast. Whether you’re in the mood to get active or put your feet up and relax, you’ll find something to suit every mood. The fishing and diving are superb and the golf courses are world class. From exciting theme parks to tranquil national parks, fresh food trails to pampering spa treatments, the choice is yours.
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Whether you’re a keen angler, diver, watersports enthusiast or just simply enjoy feeling the sand between your toes, there’s a beach and water-based experience right for you. With moderate ocean temperatures ranging between 18°C and 27°C and plenty of sunshine throughout the year, the conditions here are ideal.
The Sunshine Coast hinterland stretches from the world-heritage listed Glass House Mountains, through the Blackall Range and up to the scenic and unspoiled Mary Valley. Home to stunning views, rainforest walks, fresh produce, local wines, cheeses, fine arts and crafts.
Fraser Island begins just off the tip of the Sunshine Coast. It is accessible as a day or overnight trip from Noosa or with your own 4WD from Noosa & Rainbow Beach. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island steeped not only in Australian history but natural beauty that will leave you breathless.
Dine out in style
With surf, sun and hinterland as the backdrop, the pursuit of fabulous food is high on the agenda on a Sunshine Coast holiday. With many menus featuring local produce, you can literally taste your way around the coast. Whatever your taste buds crave, you’ll be sure to be satisfied.
Visit the home of Buderim Ginger and experience the Authentic Tastes of Queensland. Spend the day enjoying the delicious flavours, educational tours or let the kids chase the gingerbread man around the globe on the Overboard ride. The Ginger Factory is now also home to the Superbee Live Bee Show and The Buderim Ginger Cooking School.
Crikey! There is no other zoo like Australia Zoo. With plenty of wildlife action every day including exciting croc shows, knowledgeable zoo keepers to chat and drop-dead gorgeous animals that can’t wait to get up close and personal with you.
UnderWater World is a multi-award winning all weather tourist attraction located in Mooloolaba. Take a journey to another world at Queensland’s largest Oceanarium and aquarium. Be enticed by over 5,500 sea creatures! See sharks, sting rays, seals, otters, rock pools and so much more, as you are swept over four thrilling, interactive levels.
Bring a recyclable bag and stock up on the freshest produce, speciality fare and original creations at the markets. ‘Make it, bake it, grow it or sew it’ is the motto of the famous Eumundi Market, held each Wednesday and Saturday.
Tee off against spectacular scenic backdrops and test your skills at one of five championship golf courses on the Sunshine Coast. From Greg Norman designed courses to the home of the Australian PGA championship.
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Shop til you drop
Indulge in some holiday retail therapy. Choose from dazzling boutiques and speciality stores found on Noosa’s Hastings Street and Mooloolaba’s Esplanade. Find something truly unique at the outdoor markets or in the quaint Hinterland village of Montville, or enjoy an all-in-one retail precinct at the Sunshine Coast Plaza.
Download PDF version of top 10 things to see & do.