Our regions


Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland forms a stunning backdrop to the beaches just a short drive away..
 

Discover the ancient volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, walk through the lush rainforests, take in the breathtaking scenery - lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the area.
 

The countryside is an experience in itself and one of the best ways to take in the view is by driving. Pack a picnic with delicious local goodies and discover picturesque waterfalls and scenic lookouts from Flaxton, Mapleton, Maleny and Montville, through to the Glass House Mountains and Kenilworth.
 

Or enjoy true hospitality at charming and elegant cafés or award-winning restaurants with postcard-perfect views. Along the way, explore the unique shops and discover the thriving art trail with unique galleries and studios showcasing local artists and their original works.
 

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Caloundra

The quaint seaside town of Caloundra is a constant reminder of the good ol’ days, while also offering
a vibrancy and youthfulness, to those who seek it. Dedicated to sunset sips, fresh local cuisine and
the aroma of specialty coffee everything in Caloundra is simply – too easy.
Whether you’re dipping your toes in the internationally recognised waters of the Pumicestone
Passage, exploring the ever-winding scenic coastal pathways or sipping an afternoon drink as the sun
dips behind the ever-present Glass Mountains – everything is too easy in Caloundra.
Caloundra is busy enough to meet new and interesting characters at the various cafés, restaurants
and bars everyday but quiet and peaceful enough to receive a friendly nod and a hello from locals as
you cruise by.
Caloundra's stunning coastline and well-maintained boardwalks allow daily life to unfold in a haze of
sand, scooter-happy trails, grassy picnic spots and family football or cricket matches. There is a range
of fantastic things to do in Caloundra for the whole family, and it all takes place to the constant
soundtrack of surf in the background.
For the adventurers and thrill-seekers Caloundra has everything from acrobatic scenic flights and
skydiving to Jet-skiing and go-carting. For those who love the great outdoors, the Glasshouse
Mountains offer endless walks, climbs and scrambles for all levels and if you simply want to head to
the beach… well they have seven – each of them featuring an entirely different character while all
enjoying the same shade of crystal blue.

Escaping the hustle and bustle of city-life, kicking your feet up for an ocean getaway or enjoying an
adventure vacation is too easy in Caloundra.


Kawana

 Secluded beaches, countless shopping options and endless surf – too easy.

AND under an hour from Brisbane

From Point Cartwright in the north to Currimundi Lake in the south, Kawana Beach at nine kilometres long is one of the Sunshine Coast’s longest stretches of sand. And with ample access points down the coastline, you’re guaranteed to find your own untouched piece of paradise.

There is so much to do in Kawana, which is an ideal destination for shopping, watersports, swimming, fishing and walking. You can explore the canals with a canoe, kayak or outrigger, take to the waves on some of the best surf breaks on the Sunshine Coast and stop and have picnic at La Balsa Park on Mooloolah River, before following the path that winds through the nearby Point Cartwright Lighthouse Reserve. 
 

Off the beach, enjoy a visit to Kawana Shoppingworld, home to the first Gold Class and Vmax experience on the Sunshine Coast, and Sunshine Coast Stadium, a premier facility which hosts an array of events across sport, community and music at Kawana Waters.

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Mooloolaba

From bustling esplanades to uncrowded havens; this slice of the Sunshine Coast has it all. If you fancy some fresh seafood, take a trip to Mooloolaba Spit or hop on one of the many fishing charters to catch your own. From June to November, you can venture out and swim with whales or stay aboard on a whale watching cruise.
 

While at the Wharf enjoy local produce at the eateries and bars, shop or stroll around the boardwalk taking in the Marina and river views.
 

If you prefer an ocean adventure on dry land, take the kids to Sea Life Sunshine Coast, where you can discover thousands of marine and freshwater animals.
 

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Maroochydore

Often referred to as the beating heart of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore is where you can enjoy an ocean dip during the day and a cocktail at night.

 

From the seaside suburb of Cotton Tree – perfect for families - is a popular place for a picnic or BBQ and true to its name, it is dotted with sprawling native cotton trees, to the surfing hotpot that is Alexandra Headland, there is something for everyone.

 

Take a stroll along the scenic coastal walk stretching from Cotton Tree to Alexandra Headland and soak it all in.

 

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Coolum

If you are looking for a laid-back seaside vibe, then Coolum is your next holiday destination. 

 

Along with patrolled surf beaches all year round, the area is in constant view of Mount Coolum, a grand volcanic dome that presides over the landscape – beckoning you to conquer it.

 

The rocky headlands of Point Perry and Point Arkwright are in stark contrast to the wide-open beaches and provide the perfect viewing platforms.

 

Get outdoors and climb Mount Coolum, stroll along the boardwalks, go for a swim at Coolum beach or just relax over a coffee at one of the many trendy cafes.

 

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Eumundi

 

Eumundi is a refreshingly lush and hilly inland shopping village that mixes a historic Queensland village atmosphere with a modern and very vibrant arts community all centred around the famous Eumundi Markets.

 

The historic Imperial Hotel, home to the Eumundi Brewery or Brewmundi, as it is affectionately called, is a Sunshine Coast 'must do.’

 

Close by, you can explore the Ginger Factory, Mt Ninderry and award-winning restaurants like The Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School.

 

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Nambour

Nambour is a community rich in history and natural beauty, making it a must-visit on your next Sunshine Coast escape. 

Here you’ll find some of the region’s hidden gems such as Robinson Falls which - located just 3km outside of the Nambour CBD - is one of the Sunshine Coast’s lesser known natural attractions. 

Nambour itself is home to a number of vibrant cafes and the nearby town of Woombye - which used to be called Cobb’s Camp due to the fact that it was a staging post for the Cobb & Co coaches – is home to a pub that first opened 1900.

Woombye is also home to The Big Pineapple, one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic attractions. 

Located within The Big Pineapple precinct is the TreeTop Challenge – a thrilling adventure park that will take you 25m above the ground with 100 different challenges and 12 ziplines.

The precinct is also home to Wildlife HQ where you’ll find a whole range of animals, from native koalas and kangaroos to exotic animals like red pandas, meerkats and Queensland’s only Asian sun bear, Maly.

From there, take a trip down memory lane at the nearby Rick’s Garage in Palmwoods, a charming village set in the heart of the arts and craft hub which typifies the Sunshine Coast hinterland. At Rick’s Garage the walls and ceiling are plastered with old school posters and classic memorabilia and out the front visitors will find the real deal – with vintage cars and bikes lining the street on any given day.

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Noosa, Gympie & Rainbow Beach

When you visit Noosa and appreciate its natural and cultural attractions, you could be forgiven
for feeling like you never want to leave.
 

Noosa’s National Park, teeming with wildlife, its forested edges scalloped with perfect beaches,
is only a ten-minute walk from one of Australia’s most elegant shopping strips — Hastings Street —offering stylish restaurants, trendy cafes, bars, designer fashion boutiques
just a few steps from the turquoise waters of Noosa Main Beach.
 

A quick barge ride takes you over to the Noosa North Shore - a long stretch of white sand and dunes
as far as the eye can see – and a beach drive up to Rainbow Beach.
There you will find an adventure playground with striking natural beauty, featuring Carlo Sand Blow,
the coloured sands and Double Island Point.
 

Step back in time when you visit the heritage city of Gympie. Stroll through the main street and relax with a coffee at one of the cafés before embarking on a self-guided heritage tour. Visit the museums or art gallery, browse the weekend markets to sample fresh local produce or experience a range of fun activities.