Sunshine Coast & Hinterland - Region Information

You'll be amazed at the diversity and beauty of the region and with such an array of things to do and see you won't want to leave. The Coast begins at Caloundra, just one hour's drive north of Brisbane and extends to Cooloola, the gateway to Fraser Island. It is the perfect place to unwind.

It takes in tranquil and lush countryside of:

  • Blackall Range (Maleny, Montville, Mapleton, Flaxton, Kenilworth, Witta)
  • Noosa Hinterland (Cooroy, Pomona, Cooran, Eumundi, Noosa Valley, Lake Weyba)
  • Mary Valley
  • The inland townships of Buderim, and Yandina
  • More than 100 kilometres of pristine coastline stretching the Coastal Way (Currimundi, Mooloolaba, Coolum, Caloundra)

  • Spectacular national parks offer a mix of rugged mountains, dramatic beaches, tranquil everglades, peaceful rainforest and lakes, wild rivers, rushing waterfalls and wetlands teeming with birdlife. There is literally hundreds of walking tracks and trails on offer on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Sunshine Coast offers some truly memorable outdoor adventures. You can paddle a canoe quietly through the everglades, join a river cruise or enjoy the pleasures of fishing deep sea, river, and estuary or off the nearest jetty. Grab your board and head to some of the best surfing hotspots.

    If that all sounds a little too adventurous, visit one of the region's many international style day spas and really take the time to relax, indulge and nurture yourself. After all, you deserve it! Or if a game of golf is your activity of choice, our championship courses will not disappoint. Culturally, the region is thriving with talented and passionate artisans and craftsman, browse the local markets feasting upon the best of what's in season from our local growers and producers.

    The region is becoming one of Australia's most talked-about culinary centres. Whether you're brunching or lunching, there are bistros, bars and eateries offering worldwide cuisine and every type of view imaginable from the mountains, to the river and the sea. Fabulous food and wine is high on the agenda of a Sunshine Coast holiday. As a year round destination, the climate is perfect for alfresco dining day or night.

    From the sheer magic of opera amid the rainforest to the colour and drama of a surf lifesaving carnival - our year is full of events inspired by our natural surrounds, waiting for you to immerse yourself in and join in the fun. The Sunshine Coast is within easy reach of Brisbane, with access by rail and by road via the Bruce Highway. The region supports a domestic and international airport at Marcoola.

    Visit Sunshine Coast is the regional tourism organisation for the area for more info please click here:

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