Our regions


Hinterland

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 Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

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.

 


Caloundra

From the Pumicestone Passage, with views of the Glass House Mountains to Caloundra's stunning coastal paths and well-maintained boardwalks that allow daily life to unfold in a haze of fabulous breakfast, sandy beaches, scooter-happy trails and grassy picnic spots.

Begin your day at the Kings Beach ocean pool and follow the well-maintained track around the Caloundra headland. Pass by Shelly Beach and enjoy the views north before heading down to Moffat Beach and over Tooway Creek before arriving at the aquatic playground of Dicky Beach.

Caloundra's stunning coastal paths 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 are a range of fantastic things to do in Caloundra, and it all takes place to the constant soundtrack of surf in the background. 

 


Kawana

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.

At the cliff base of Kawana’s spectacular lookout Point Cartwright is home to  some secret gems. There’s a popular surfing break at the point, plenty of rock pools with fascinating ecosystems for the kids to explore, plus an off-leash beach for your dog to enjoy a beach romp.


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.


Maroochydore

With its funky cafes, multicultural cuisine and thriving live music scene - Maroochydore is the spot where you can enjoy an ocean dip during the day and a cocktail at night.

Set beside the Maroochy River, the seaside suburb of Cotton Tree is a popular place for a picnic or BBQ and true to its name, it is dotted with sprawling native cotton trees. There is a scenic coastal walk stretching from Cotton Tree that will take you to Alexandra Headland – a popular spot with surfers.


Coolum

A laid-back seaside vibe is what Coolum offers, 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.


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. Making a welcome return, Eumundi Lager is once again brewed on site at its spiritual home, the Imperial Hotel with tours of the brewery running several times a week.

Close by, the Ginger Factory, Mt Ninderry and award-winning restaurants are perfect spots for exploring the area.


Nambour

Nestled between the hinterland and the beach, you will find small quirky shops and cafes dotting the street.

A visit will have you admiring the Big Pineapple and visiting with the animals at Wildlife HQ. There you will find a whole range of animals, from native koalas and kangaroos (which are always favourites) to exotic animals like red pandas, meerkats and Queensland’s only Asian sun bear, Maly.

Take a trip down memory lane and refuel at Rick’s Garage Bar in Palmwoods. 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.

Held at Nambour Showgrounds, Queensland Garden Expo is a three day celebration of all things gardening. The event attracts over 40,000 green thumbs and novice gardeners from across Queensland and interstate, displaying over 360 exhibits including 55 nurseries, great food, entertainment and a range of free children's activities for a great day out for all the family.


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.