Visit the Sunshine Coast

Calling all green thumbs… welcome to our naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast.

Before, after or during the Queensland Garden Expo, we invite you to enjoy the Sunshine Coast.

Sand between your toes, the sun on your back, fish and chips by the water, smiling faces, the babble of a rainforest stream and crisp mountain air, stunning natural locations …the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to visit.

From the moment you breathe in the clean hinterland or fresh sea air, you’ll begin to feel different.

  • View from Maleny Botanic Gardens
  • Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast
  • flame tree vineyard on the sunshine coast
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The Sunshine Coast begins at Caloundra, just one hour’s drive north of Brisbane and extends to Rainbow Beach, the gateway to Fraser Island. It takes in tranquil hinterland including the Glass House Mountains, Blackall Range, Noosa Hinterland and the Mary Valley; as well as more than 100 kilometres of beaches stretching through the coastal towns of Caloundra, Kawana, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum, Noosa and Rainbow Beach.

If recharging is your aim, relax under the shade of a pandanus on the beach, wander through national parks, follow the food and wine trails, or browse in hinterland art galleries.

The Coast is blessed with a unique style of cuisine featuring local produce grown in the lush hinterland and plucked fresh from rivers and surrounding ocean.

You can browse the famous Eumundi Market or Noosa Farmers Market for the best of what’s in season; taste award winning ice-cream and cheese; buy just-picked tropical fruits from the farm gate; devour a kilo of prawns at Mooloolaba or a choice steak at a heritage hotel in Gympie; or settle down to dine in an elegant restaurant overlooking mountains, rivers or the sea.

Whatever you’re after, you’ll find it on the Sunshine Coast. It’s the perfect mix of coast and country and the ideal place to relax and unwind.

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Glasshouse Mountains lookout
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