8 spots to get your thrills on the Sunshine Coast

Swim with the whales - Sunreef. Credit: Tourism Australia

With golden beaches, a vast blue ocean and a rich green national park there are loads of thrilling adventures waiting to be discovered.  Here are just a few:

1. Skydive Australia


There is not much that gets the heart pumping as much as jumping out of a plane!

As well as an incredible rush, skydiving will give you a fantastic view of the beautiful Sunshine Coast coastline.

With Skydive Australia, you experience the ultimate thrill of freefall from up to 15,000ft over Noosa, Coolum and Peregian Beach.

2. Treetop Challenge

The Tree Top Challenge is one experience you won’t want to drive past!


Found in lush rainforest right next to The Big Pineapple, this zip-line and high-ropes activity is the perfect adventure for all ages. The sky-high course boasts 100 challenges and 12 flying foxes sitting in trees more than 25 m above the ground. There are five courses, starting off easy and working up to Black Diamond extreme. Why not test your daredevil skill level?

3. Australia Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side and get up close and personal with the animals at Australia Zoo.

Not only will you get to see the incredible crocodiles in the Crocoseum, you can book in an animal encounter and experience the creatures for yourself. Meet the mischievous meerkats, tackle a tiger cub or meet the gentle giant giraffes.

4. Epic Ocean Adventures

The name says it all!


Epic Ocean Adventures give you the chance to experience unique Dolphin View Kayak Tours, take surf lessons on Australia's longest at Sunshine Coast's hidden tropical paradise, Double Island Point or try your hand at kitesurfing. You won’t want the day to end!

5. Caloundra Jet Ski

Race through the idyllic waterways of the Pumicestone Passage on a 50km jet ski ride for two – no licence required!


Safaris range from a gentle 50-minute ride, through to a half day tour. You’re in the driving seat of these fast-paced adventures with one of the most picturesque backdrops on the planet. If you’re lucky, you may even spot turtles, dolphins or an elusive dugong.

6. Aussie World

The perfect spot for kids and the young at heart!


With so many thrilling rides and attractions on offer, Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast is a fun day out for the entire family. If you're looking for thrills and excitement, look no further. There are rides that will get you soaked, make you green and dizzy, there are simulators and slides, bumps and coasters.

7. Big Kart Track

Take on the largest commercial go-kart track in the country!


Race by day, race by night. After sunset the action is taken to another level with the thrill of racing under floodlights.

The Big Kart Track is 1.2 km long and you can pit your skills against big sweeping bends, challenging chicanes, hair-rising hairpins and supercharged straights.

8. Sunreef

Whale watching, scuba diving and snorkelling – Sunreef Mooloolaba does it all.

Swim with the whales

Swim with the whales

The Sunshine Coast is a scuba diver's paradise with thriving marine life and pleasant year round diving conditions. Ease of access has made former destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, one of Australia's most talked about dive sites so book your trip now.