The Sunshine Coast’s metropolitan area is Queensland’s most populated area.
Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, enjoy a laid-back lifestyle with the perfect combination of beautiful beaches, freshwater lakes and rivers, subtropical forests and, of course, warm sunshine
The Sunshine Coast boats many unique regions from Noosa, to Maroochydore, to Caloundra, the family fun of Coolum and the hinterland villages of Montville, Mapleton and Maleny
Just outside the Sunshine Coast is Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. World renowned for its natural beauty including lakes, golden beaches, sand cliffs areas of untouched rainforest; this island is a must see
You can explore Fraser Island with a full-day tour from Noosa in 4WD vehicles. Go off-road along the white sand beaches, see crystal clear lakes and ancient rainforests. Find what makes this island a World Heritage site.
Depart Noosa towards Cooloola National Park to start your adventure. Fraser Island is considered the world’s largest sand island and it also contains an impressive amount of wildlife as well. Along the way you’ll get to see various birds, amphibians and reptiles; you may even see the occasional saltwater crocodile.
With the best location in Noosa and over two decades of experience, Noosa Backpackers is the place to be on the Sunshine Coast. This is a smaller hostel with known for their great environment. Noosa Backpackers has great facilities and heaps of free rentals available. The friendly staff is known for being very helpful and they can even get your tours sorted in the area! Visit Noosa Backpackers when you come to the Sunshine Coast!
This surprisingly high quality aquarium – exceeding the quality of some bigger aquariums in other Australian Cities – has an emphasis on interaction and education.
UnderWater World is located in the Sunshine Coast suburb of Mooloolaba right on the waterfront. This aquarium will let you discover different facets of the underwater kingdom with a wide array of informative talks, demonstrations and facts located throughout. The touch pool will give you a hands on experience with some reef creatures. The biggest highlight is the seal show. Watch as these intelligent creatures interact and always put on a great performance.
Australia Zoo will be a full day endeavour for you with numerous shows and presentations and an enormous variety throughout. Australia Zoo definitely has considerable bang for your buck. Perhaps Australia’s most iconic wildlife park, Australia Zoo has a world spotlight thanks to the efforts of deceased Australian icon Steve Irwin and his family. Despite the commercial spotlight, Australia Zoo maintains its core values of wildlife conservation and respect for animals.