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Sunshine Coast Attractions


The Sunshine coast is one of the best tourist destinations to visit in Australia. In fact, it has been nominated as the most desirable destination in the world… in a recent survey of on-line posts referencing 20,000 destinations.

The region features a beautiful coastline of fine, soft sandy beaches, stretching from the seaside town of Noosa in the north, right down the coast to Caloundra.

Sunshine Coast Beach

To travel from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast Caloundra takes about 1 hour by car.

The Sunshine Coast boasts a climate of over three hundred days of beautiful sunshine per year. You can bask in the sun safely, or for the many surfers who visit, catch the ever-breathtaking waves till the sun goes down. Caloundra is a great tourist spot to visit, not only for its sunshine beach locations, but here you can explore the many cafes and gift stores along Bulcock street.

Every Sunday morning along Bulcock street in Caloundra there is street stall Market held from 8am to 1 pm, where there is a wide variety of different stalls catering for everyone. There is also hot food, music, and much more.  Sunshine Coast markets are popular attractions in many towns along the coast.

Caloundra Street Market


Mooloolaba Accommodation

The accommodation along the Sunshine coast is varied and caters for different budgets. These include the Mantra Mooloolaba and other accommodation in Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, and Airbnb Sunshine Coast locations.

Caloundra accommodation features a huge variety of places for tourists, right on the beach front in Caloundra, so close to all the many beautiful beaches cafes and restaurants, many of which are within walking distance.


The Sunshine coast boasts so many wonderful caravan parks along the sunshine beach areas. These include The Big4 Sunshine Coast, Coolum caravan park, Mudjimba caravan park, Maroochydore caravan park, Mooloolaba caravan park, Dicky Beach caravan park, plus Caloundra Big4, most including campsites. Sunshine coast holiday makers are all catered for.


Because I now live on the Sunshine Coast there are many places to visit near me…

Sealife Sunshine Coast in Mooloolaba is a fun place to visit, conveniently located at The Wharf in Mooloolaba. It houses the only colony of Little Blue Penguins on the Sunshine Coast. These little penguins are the smallest species of penguins. Australian sea lions and fur seals are also popular attractions for all who attend.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Take a visit to Buderim Ginger Factory at Yandina or visit the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a scenic tour of the area and take in all the natural attractions along the way through quaint hinterland villages.1.00

Experience the quaint villages of Montville and Maleny and stop in at the cafes, restaurants looking over the valley below. Scones, jam and cream are a must at Poets Restaurant or The Edge in Montville. For good seafood and an amazing view, you can’t go past The Terrace Seafood Restaurant in Maleny

Montville Restaurant View

Enjoy wandering through the art galleries, brick-a-brack and clothing stores. Buy a leather wallet or handbag from the leather store. Take a stroll through the antique or book stores. Discover homemade toys and bags made by locals, and there is so much more. There is something for everyone in the hinterland mountain villages.

Montville Restaurant

You might also want to take a trip to The Glass House Mountains and learn about this amazing area named by Captain Cook on his voyage to Australia. Learn about its history, its beauty and its importance to the Aboriginal people who lived here for thousands of years.

Coast to Hinterland Toursis a Sunshine Coast Tour Operator who operates a minibus service for wonderful sightseeing food, wine, and storytelling tours.

So, plan your visit to the Sunshine Coast where you are sure to find a friendly welcome.

Moving to the Sunshine Coast

For those who are about to retire or downsize but are still looking to keep active, walking, bike riding, fishing, and golfing, anywhere on the Sunshine Coast would fit the bill… and it would be a great place to settle.

The amazing Sunshine Coast beaches would be very close to your door. Cycling tracks and walking tracks along the beach are easily accessible from Pelican Waters right up to the Mooloolaba beach where you can enjoy both sunshine and sea breeze.

If you’re looking for a sea change, where there is lots of fresh air, sunshine, or a relaxing place to bring up your kids, the Sunshine Coast is one of the best places to consider, particularly for those who are thinking about retirement.

Visit or make the move and enjoy the Sunshine Coast attractions… swimming, fishing, kayaking, sailing, walking, kite flying, bike riding… the Sunshine Coast has it all.


All along the coastline of the Sunshine Coast is a wonderful stretch of golden sandy beaches where you can stroll for hours, relax in the sun, while reading a book or just watch the waves roll in.

Mooloolaba Beach

These are some of the best beaches Sunshine Coast offers…

The Sunshine Coast stretches from Noosa, Coolum beach and along through the coastal towns of Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Currimundi Lake, Dicky Beach, Moffatt Beach, right through along the coast to Caloundra. The beautiful beaches of Caloundra include Kings Beach, Caloundra Happy Valley and Bulcock beach.

Moffatt Beach


At different times you can walk your dogs off leash through different Sunshine Beach areas while your kids play or build sand castles till the sun goes down in the evening. At different points along the beaches of the Sunshine Coast there are many ideal places to surf the waves or fly a kite. One such place is the cliff above the waves and the sand, catching the wind currents at Point Cartwright. This is a popular place for wind surfing.  Visit Seabreeze Sunshine Coast to learn about kitesurfing, windsurfing and other popular water sports.

Perhaps this, for you, is the perfect place to live, close to the best beaches Sunshine Coast has to offer… where you can surf the waves for hours… or simply relax on the foreshore on a picnic rug and experience the great ocean views that the beautiful Sunshine Coast boasts.

Many people return year after year to enjoy the best beaches Sunshine Coast offers. You can always see them soaking up the sun, eating fish and chips on the beach or enjoying a stroll along the sand, building sandcastles with their kids, or eating an ice-cream… because the Sunshine Coast is not only a beautiful place to visit, but a wonderful place to live.

Bulcock Beach

So, come and enjoy the Sunshine coast for yourself.  It’s one of the best places to visit in May, June, July, or August, and escape the cold southern winter.