The best of both worlds: pristine coast and lush hinterland

Pristine coastline just minutes away from lush hinterland, fresh local produce and superb cuisine, exhilarating events and world-class attractions – the Sunshine Coast is like nowhere else in Queensland.

Beginning at the Glass House Mountains, just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast extends north to Rainbow Beach, the gateway to Fraser Island. It takes in tranquil hinterland, including the towns of Maleny and Montville, the Noosa hinterland and Mary Valley, as well as more than 100 kilometres of stunning beaches stretching through the coastal towns of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Coolum Beach, Noosa and Rainbow Beach.

The Sunshine Coast is the perfect destination to escape the daily grind with a relaxed beach culture and a variety of coastal and hinterland highlights to experience.

Crikey! It's a croc!

There’s really no other zoo like Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo opens in new window. You can also keep the kids happy visiting attractions like Aussie World, SEA LIFE Mooloolaba, Big Kart Track and The Ginger Factory.

Wonders of nature

Venture beyond the beach and surf scene to explore the Glass House Mountains, Hinterland and Mary Valley regions. The townships of Maleny, Mapleton and Montville offer stunning views, bespoke accommodation and incredible proximity to rainforest and waterfall discoveries.

Water babies

The Sunshine Coast is home to 100km of beaches bordered by crystal-clear waters. From sheltered bays to some of the world’s most famous breaks, it’s the perfect place to learn or pursue a passion for diving, fishing, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, kiteboarding, paddleboarding, snorkelling, surfing or swimming.

Airport & Flight Information

Sunshine Coast Airport opens in new window (formerly Maroochydore Airport; MCY)

Distance to Noosa 30km

Taxi Taxis are available outside arrivals. The trip to Noosa will take around 30 minutes and cost about AUD $80 (plus a AUD $2 airport surcharge).

Shuttle A Con-x-ion opens in new window shuttle bus meets all flights, and takes around 45 minutes to Noosa. One-way adult fares are around AUD $30.

Bus Translink opens in new window public bus route 622 travels to Noosa around every hour Monday to Friday, less on weekends, taking around 1 hour. Tickets cost about m $7.

Distance to Mooloolaba 15km

Taxi A taxi to Mooloolaba will take around 15 minutes cost around AUD $35 (plus a AUD $2 airport surcharge).

Shuttle A Con-x-ion opens in new window transfer will take around 30 minutes and cost around AUD $18 (adult).

When to go

The Sunshine Coast is perfect for an action-packed holiday any time of the year. Temperatures average 28°C in summer in the coastal region; it’s slightly cooler in the hinterland. During the winter months, the average daytime temperature is 20°C and evening brings a cooler 10°C.

There's a jam-packed annual events calendar that includes some of Australia’s most famous sporting and surf events (Mooloolaba Triathlon, Noosa Festival of Surfing), food and culture (Noosa Food and Wine Festival), as well as iconic music festivals (Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival, Gympie Music Muster). Plus, the Sunshine Coast Council runs free school holiday programmes to keep the kids entertained.

Getting around

Translink opens in new window provides train and bus services throughout the coast.

Sunshine Coast Holiday Packages

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Flight & Hotel Package
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