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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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Oaks Seaforth Resort AU$171
Oaks Seaforth Resort

Oaks Seaforth Resort

98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,281 reviews
    4.5 out of 5.0

    Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Alex Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Mooloolaba Esplanade and Sunshine Plaza are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Noosa Blue Resort AU$239
    Noosa Blue Resort

    Noosa Blue Resort

    16 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 959 reviews
      4.5 out of 5.0

      Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Noosa National Park and Sunshine Beach Village Shops are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Oaks Oasis Resort AU$128
      Oaks Oasis Resort

      Oaks Oasis Resort

      2 Landsborough Parade, Caloundra
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 1,606 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Caloundra hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Bulcock Beach and Caloundra Events Center. Kings Beach and Queensland Air Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas AU$188
        Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

        Peppers Noosa Resort and Villas

        Little Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 1,514 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Noosa National Park and Hastings Street. Noosa Beach and Ed Webb Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach AU$174
          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

          Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

          Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 1,765 reviews
            4.5 out of 5.0

            Nestled on the beach, this Mooloolaba aparthotel is just steps from Mooloolaba Esplanade and Mooloolaba Beach. Alex Beach and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast are also within 15 minutes.

            Mantra French Quarter Noosa AU$228
            Mantra French Quarter Noosa

            Mantra French Quarter Noosa

            62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 1,217 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              This family-friendly Noosa Heads resort is located in the entertainment district, just steps from Hastings Street and Noosa Beach. Sunshine Beach Village Shops and Noosa National Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Beach Retreat Coolum AU$92
              Beach Retreat Coolum

              Beach Retreat Coolum

              1750 David Low Way, Coolum Beach
                 
                3.9
                of 5, from 931 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Coolum Beach hotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Coolum Beach and Yaroomba Beach. Mount Coolum National Park is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

                Novotel Twin Waters Resort AU$101
                Novotel Twin Waters Resort

                Novotel Twin Waters Resort

                270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 1,595 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Twin Waters, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Red Jacket Aqua Fun Park and Mudjimba Beach. Twin Waters Golf Club and Marcoola Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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