We have a confession to make…

Winter is one of our favourite times on the Sunshine Coast.

While our southern neighbours are bunkering down in puffer jackets and woollen socks, things here are just starting to heat up.

Allow us to explain.

Winter here is all about balmy beach days and nights spent cosying up in the Hinterland.

The ocean - which rarely dips below a lovely 20 degrees - is crystal clear, and our calendars are packed with food festivals, art shows and cultural events just waiting to be explored.

So before you pack your togs away for the season, pop them in your suitcase because now’s the perfect time to book the winter holiday you deserve and immerse yourself on the Sunshine Coast!

Come face-to-face with a Humpback whale as they migrate through Sunshine Coast waters on a Swim With Whales experience with Sunreef Mooloolaba.

Listen to the sounds of the rainforest from your own private hot tub on a Hinterland escape.

Warm up from the inside out on a tour of our Craft Beer Trail, making sure to make some stops along the way to our award-winning cheeseries and chocolate factories in the Hinterland.

Food lovers and those looking to explore their creative side will also be spoiled for choice with a number of arts and culture festivals popping up across the region during the cooler months.

So what are you waiting for? Make your winter warmer and immerse yourself on the Sunshine Coast!

Where to stay

Looking for a place to rest your head that pulls out the full charm offensive, 24/7, 365? Whether you’re looking for a classic beach holiday hub or a hamlet in the hinterland, we’ve got something for you! Here’s a sample of what’s on offer…

Immersive Trip Ideas

Whether you’re looking to reconnect with nature, get your adrenaline pumping, indulge at a day spa or take a foodie tour, there’s plenty of ways to live like a local and immerse yourself on the Sunshine Coast. Find inspiration for your next adventure here.