1. The Beaches
With so many sensational beaches along the coast, you will be spoilt for choice. Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Alexandra Headland are popular family spots, perfect for surfing and swimming. Noosa’s Main Beach is the Coast’s premier beach destination, while locals savour the pristine beaches of Coolum and Marcoola.
2. Eat Street Northshore
Discover the international tastes of Eat Street Northshore, located within converted shipping containers on the wharf at Hamilton in Brisbane. The market boasts hip bars and live music fused with flavours from around the world. Enjoy street food set against a beautiful river backdrop.
3. South Bank Parklands
With popular eateries and events year round, South Bank Parklands is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Swim at Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach or ride the Wheel of Brisbane for spectacular city views.
4. Australia Zoo
Visit Australia Zoo home of the Crocodile Hunter and some of Australia’s most unique and amazing wildlife. Cuddle a koala, walk with a tiger and see meerkats up close. Watch crocodile feeding and enjoy the exciting action in the daily wildlife shows.
5. Fraser Island
Discover the natural beauty of the world’s largest sand island, World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. Swim in freshwater lakes including the iconic Lake McKenzie, with its crystal blue water and pure white sand. Take to the beach highway by 4WD and glimpse the Maheno shipwreck, huge sand blows and stunning cliffs of coloured sand.
6. Granite Belt Wineries
The Stanthorpe region is a leading food and wine producer in Queensland. With more than 40 cellar doors to visit, enjoy tasting classic whites, full bodied reds and sweet sparkling wines.
7. Whale Watching Hervey Bay
Glimpse Humpback whales in their natural habitat. Visit the protected waters of Hervey Bay between August and October for an incredible encounter with these giants of the sea. Witnessing their awesome strength and beauty is an experience not to be missed.
8. Noosa Everglades
Discover the natural beauty of one of only two everglade systems in the world. With a stunning ecosystem boasting an abundance of birdlife, the Noosa Everglades is often referred to as the River of Mirrors. Enjoy a cruise into the pristine wilderness or experience the tropical wetland by kayak or canoe.
9. Eumundi Markets
Visit the popular Eumundi Markets for local art and craft. Enjoy meandering through an array of stalls filled with unique fashion and tantalising cuisine. Open every Wednesday and Saturday, these markets are considered one of the best on the Sunshine Coast.
10. Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Escape to the country villages of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton and enjoy the unique charm of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Browse the boutiques and galleries and visit quaint cafés offering gourmet delights. Enjoy Maleny’s lush natural rainforest and explore the Glass House Mountains for breathtaking panoramic views.