And we’re not just saying that because we’re biased (though, we have to agree!), but travellers from across the globe have followed their hearts and it led them to one place: right here.
More than 1.6 billion conversations and content pieces were tracked through the Tourism
Sentiment Index to determine the most loved destinations on earth, and our very own Sunshine Coast came in at number three.
So exactly what is it that makes the Sunshine Coast so loveable?
Perhaps it’s the fact that we have some of the best beaches in Australia. Or maybe it’s our people, who go out of their way to make visitors feel at home. It could even be our towns, where a holiday is all about making memories that will last a lifetime.
We say it’s all of the above, and it’s our mission to share with you what we love most about the Sunshine Coast!
So what are you waiting for? Pack your togs, grab your bag and open your heart - it’s time
to fall in love.
Devotion for the ocean
Mooloolaba Spit Beach, Sunshine Coast
It’s no secret that the Sunshine Coast is home to some of the best beaches in Australia. In fact, our very own Mooloolaba Beach was named in the top 10 beaches in the South Pacific (and the best beach in Queensland!) in the 2022 Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. From epic beach drives to sugar-white sand and the best places to catch a wave, here summer lovin’ lasts all year long.
The heart of the Hinterland
Hinterland Jacaranda View
They say home is where the heart is, and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland has ours all a flutter. With its untouched rainforests and ancient volcanic peaks you’ll be in love at first sight, but the Hinterland’s beauty is more than skin deep. Maleny was just voted the most Welcoming Town in Australia in Booking.com’s annual traveller review awards. Here locals don’t just roll out the welcome mat for visitors, they welcome them with open arms. And your Hinterland holiday of heart starts here.
A place to fall in love
Kings Beach Ocean Pool, Kings Beach, Caloundra
If your holiday dreams revolve around soft white sand and crystal clear waters, pastel sunsets and good food and drink, let us introduce you to the Sunshine Coast’s southern belle: Caloundra. As well as being pretty as a picture, Caloundra was just named the second-best town in Australia in Wotif’s 2022 Town of the Year awards (though in our eyes it’s definitely a winner!)