Like its name, the Sunshine Coast oozes warmth and energy with its sun-drenched beaches, lush national parks and buoyant food and wine scene.
It’s a firm favourite with holidaymakers who return annually when winter sets in down south.
Noosa is full of charm with its swanky restaurants, cool bars and chic shops.
Walk the tracks in Noosa’s National Park with views that will leave you swooning.
The Eumundi markets held on Wednesday and Sundays showcases creative skills and local producers.
Watch water tumble at Gardeners Falls and Kondilla Falls with its scenic walking tracks. For a great bird’s eye view of the Sunshine Coast try tandem skydiving.
Slip, slop, slap and head to any of the wonderful beaches the area is known for.
Join a boat tour or an overnight kayak trip through the pristine Noosa Everglade.
Fancy camping? There are heaps of camping grounds along the coast or go glamping for an up-market experience. After a resort experience? Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort on Hastings Street is great for chilling with a pool and cabanas. Breeze Mooloolaba and Ocean Mooloolaba are popular resorts. Element on Coolum has heated pools and a spa offering super treatments and massages. There are also lots of holiday house rentals and apartments.
It is difficult when it comes to dining on the Sunshine Coast – there’s so much choice.
Noosa offers fabulous restaurants such as Peter Kuruvita’s Noosa Beach House, Thomas Corner Eatery and the Spirit House nestled in the Yandina hinterland, serves Asian cuisine amid a lush tropical garden.
At Sunshine Beach, Sum Yung Guys has a following.
Sunshine Coast wineries with stunning views include Flame Hill Vineyard, Settlers Rise Wines, Mason Wines Montville, Ocean View Estate and Dingo Creek Vineyard.