Sunshine Coast: Places to Explore


  • Caloundra

    This unassuming southern seaside town has nine beaches of its own, which include everything from placid wading beaches (King's Beach and Bulcock Beach are best for families) to bays with thundering surf... Read more

  • Maroochydore

    Maroochydore, at the mouth of the Maroochy River, has been a popular beach resort town for years, and has its fair share of high-rise towers. Its draw is excellent surfing and swimming beaches.... Read more

  • Mooloolaba

    Mooloolaba stretches along a lovely beach and riverbank, both an easy walk from town. The Esplanade has many casual caf├ęs, upscale restaurants, and fashionable shops. Head to the town outskirts for picnic... Read more

  • Noosa Heads

    Set along the calm waters of Laguna Bay at the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is one of Australia's most stylish resort areas. Until the mid-1980s the town consisted of little more than a few... Read more

  • Peregian and Coolum

    At the center of the Sunshine Coast, Coolum makes an ideal base for exploring the countryside. It has one of the finest beaches in the region, a growing reputation for good food and quality accommodation... Read more

  • Sunshine Beach

    Ten minutes away from the bustle and crowds of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach, south of the headland and Noosa National Park, is the serene suburb of Sunshine Beach. It's home to a number of good restaurants... Read more