Browse an exciting array of family fun at our beloved attractions and learn local secrets on engaging tours that cover whale-watching, craft brews, walks, and more.

When it comes to attractions and tours on the Sunshine Coast, chasing the ultimate Sunshine Moment never looked so good (or so easy!). Dip below the surface of the Pacific Ocean into the beating heart of the humpback highway, watch your kids race each other through a sun-soaked maze, and skip the planning while indulging in an award-winning food and drink tour. Let’s go!  

Wild and wonderful

Witness the ancient beauty of saltwater crocodiles on full display at Australia Zoo, where you’ll be immersed in the legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin. Next up, pop on the wetsuit and head out on Australia’s first humpback whale swim experience with Sunreef, or surround yourself in an array of rainbow feathered friends at Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World. Never seen a maned wolf before, or a majestic Sun Bear? Wildlife HQ has got you covered!  

Wild and wonderful

Family fun

Get up close to an underwater kingdom at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast – the home of impressive rays, seahorses, seals and little blue penguins. The whole family will find something to enjoy amongst the hedge maze at Amaze World, while The Ginger Factory offers up tastings of local ginger, historic train rides, and a fun ‘Zog Trail’. For some extra stomach-dropping fun, head along to Aussie World, where plenty of zippy thrills await. 

Family fun

One for the ‘gram 

Looking for some iconic moments to light up the social media feed? Snap a selfie in front of the newly refurbished Big Pineapple, or let our picturesque landscape steal the show while aboard with Sunshine Coast Ballooning. Take to the skies in the southern hemisphere’s only Wilga 80 seaplane on a flight with Paradise Seaplanes, channel all things fast and furious at the Big Kart Track, while Sunshine Coast Helicopter Tours’ stunning aerial views will keep you busy filling your camera roll. 

One for the ‘gram 

Local haunts 

Dine your way through the Sunshine Coast’s award-winning food scene on one of the fabulous offerings by Tasty Tours and Creative Tours, before washing it all down with a craft beer tour (we are Australia’s Craft Beer Capital, after all). Alternatively, combine the best of local experiences and produce in a bespoke experience with Joel’s Journeys

Local haunts 

The great outdoors  

Hit the glassy waters of the Noosa Everglades and paddle your way alongside native fauna and flora with Kanu Kapers, or venture out on a beautiful dolphin-view kayak tour with Epic Ocean Adventures. Further inland, go high or go home at the TreeTop Challenge near the Big Pineapple, where lush subtropical rainforest keeps things cool. If you're an adrenaline seeker, look no further than Noosa Thriller Ocean Adventures, who’ll have you wave jumping and swinging 360-degree turns in no time.

The great outdoors  

Immersive encounters  

Enjoy canapes inspired by native flavours and enrich your understanding of our First Nations culture thanks to Saltwater Eco Tours, or make the most of the booth seating and fully licensed bar with Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba. If you’d rather stay on land, the Queensland Air Museum boasts plenty to keep aviation lovers entertained, while you’ll find the ultimate combination of history and gorgeous countryside views aboard the Mary Valley Rattler

Immersive encounters  

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