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Sunshine Coast Holidays

Enjoy pristine beaches, lush rainforest and exciting cities in this area north of Brisbane, famous for its surf breaks, fresh seafood and laid-back locals.

The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful area of South East Queensland that takes in incredible beaches, cosmopolitan cities and scenic mountain landscapes. The area runs from Caloundra in the south to Noosa Heads in the north and inland to the verdant Blackall Ranges.

Drive about 1 hour north of Brisbane to reach Caloundra, which has six pristine beaches and a range of accommodations. Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach and Noosa Beach are also popular coastal destinations.

Stay in cosmopolitan high-rise hotels along Mooloolaba’s busy Esplanade. A short walk from here is Underwater World SEA LIFE Mooloolaba, an award-winning marine park and wildlife sanctuary. Just north of Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headland is a quieter destination known for its surfing beaches. Coolum is similarly relaxed and offers world-famous golf courses. Visit Noosa to dine in chic bistros and hike through rainforest in Noosa National Park.

The Sunshine Coast hinterland is a great daytrip from the coast or a romantic mountain getaway. Artistic communities such as Maleny and Mapleton offer organic food, art galleries and incredible views. Visit the markets in Eumundi on Wednesdays and Saturdays to browse fresh produce and arts and crafts, among more than 500 stalls.

The Sunshine Coast has a subtropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. Lifeguards patrol many beaches every day of the year and you’ll find visitors and locals swimming even during winter. Try your hand at watersports such as surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. You can hike and bike ride through the forests and mountains that surround many communities on the Sunshine Coast.

Caloundra is about 90 kilometres (56 miles) from Brisbane. Hire a car at the Brisbane Airport and drive. You can also fly in to the Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola, south of Coolum. The privately run Sunbus buses operate between towns and let you hop on and hop off anywhere along a route. You can get around towns on foot or by bicycle, but you’ll also find plenty of free parking.

The beautiful Sunshine Coast is an easy holiday destination for families and an exciting adventure for travellers.


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Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel AU$152
Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2019
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Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort Hotel

270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters, QLD
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The lobby was the nicest I’ve ever seen, the restaurants were excellent. The lake and pool were great although the pool area could do with a makeover. The room was okay, a little tired and could do with a little modernising. The beds were comfortable and the staff were very friendly.

    Oaks Oasis Resort AU$167
    Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2019
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    Oaks Oasis Resort

    Oaks Oasis Resort

    2 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach, QLD
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Only stayed overnight so didn’t get to see the restaurant. Loved the fact it had a great playground for the kids. We were on the ground floor, so not much of a view but private out the back. If you have milk in your beverage, bring your own as only several small single serves available. Bed was comfortable ...

      Mantra Mooloolaba Beach AU$218
      Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2019
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      Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

      Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

      Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        During our stay there was a massive storm causing the lifts to breakdown. The staff were very apologetic and worked hard to have the problem fixed in a timely manner.

        Oaks Seaforth Resort AU$184
        Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2019
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        Oaks Seaforth Resort

        Oaks Seaforth Resort

        98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Extremely friendly staff, great location, and a home feel vibe. Would 100% recommend

          Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach AU$139
          Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2019
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          Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

          Ramada By Wyndham Marcoola Beach

          923 David Low Way, Marcoola, QLD
             
            3.9 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The checkin was easy nice underground parking The room we had was like on a mezzanine level that open to doors of dozens other people but I much would have rather a more private floor but we were not offered just given the first floor However it was quite and bed low but not that bad

            The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa AU$229
            Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2019
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            The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa

            The Sebel Pelican Waters Golf Resort & Spa

            38 Mahogany Drive, Pelican Waters, QLD
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Checking in was excellent. Such a lovely and friendly man. All staff very helpful

              Currimundi Hotel Motel AU$110
              Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019
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              Currimundi Hotel Motel

              Currimundi Hotel Motel

              32 Buderim Street, Battery Hill, QLD
                 
                3.5 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Good value for money, friendly staff. However some mould found in shower.

                Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort AU$345
                Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2019
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                Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

                Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

                14-16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, QLD
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The staff are all very welcoming and I love the swim up bar at the pool.

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