Adventure

Looking for some thrills? Look no further – the Sunshine Coast will hit the spot for the adrenaline junkies out there!

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From shooting along Pumicestone Passage on a Jet Ski to skydiving over the beaches there is no shortage of bucket-list experiences to get the blood pumping. 

Escape the bitumen and drive along the beach or ride a horse through the waves if that is more your speed. Embark on a hike – or a multi-day hike through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  

Gain a whole new perspective flying in a unique seaplane, helicopter or zipline through the rainforest on Australia’s largest high ropes course. You can even challenge yourself and tackle Mount Tinbeerwah, which at 110 metres, happens to also be the tallest ‘natural surfaces’ abseil in the world. 

There is an endless list of exhilarating water-based adventures from waterskiing, fishing charters to SUP tours or learning to sail. Head below the surface with a snorkel or dive with sharks at key attractions, landmarks and wrecks.  

Learn to surf at Julian Wilson’s home beach, paddle your way along the 'River of Mirrors' in the Noosa Everglades or spot a platypus while kayaking on the Mary River. 

Dial up the smiles per miles on countless mountain bike trails, tackle the stretch of coastal paths via two wheels or for more speed opt for a Quad Bike Tour. 

The choices are endless! 

Hiking

Hike beside waterfalls and crystal-clear creeks or wander among tall open forests. If more strenuous walks are your style, challenge yourself on a steep uphill trail on the volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains and Mount Coolum National Parks. If you've a few days to spare the 58 km Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk and the 102 km Cooloola Great walk will take you through some of the area's most scenic locations. 

Great Beach Drive

Deep within the spectacular Great Sandy National Park - and only accessible by 4WD along Teewah beach - Double Island Point is the Sunshine Coast’s best kept surf and wildlife secret. Take a tour to kayak with dolphins, learn to surf on Australia's longest wave or stand-up paddle at this hidden tropical paradise. 

Swimming with whales

This stretch of coastline is where humpback whales congregate in the calm, shallow waters, en route from the Antarctic to the northern tropics. The Sunshine Coast was the first place to offer a ‘Swimming with Whales’ experience in the country. You have the unique opportunity to swim with these breathtakingly majestic wild creatures from July to October.