Your Guide to Holidaying on the Sunshine Coast


Your Guide to Holidaying on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful place where breathtaking beaches meet charming hinterland villages, as well as cosmopolitan shopping and dining areas, and unique attractions. Whether you want to slow down and find your zen or pack your itinerary with thrilling adventures, the Sunshine Coast has it all with a side of friendly locals and lovely weather. Here we let you in on the secrets of how to make the most of your Sunshine Coast holiday.

How to Get Here

Let’s start with the less exciting (yet necessary) things. The Sunshine Coast can be reached by plane, car, coach or rail. Investigate your options and plan well, taking into account where you’re travelling from, your budget, and how much time you have.

Transport Options

With plenty of things to do on the sunshine coast, you will need to plan how you’re going to get around. Car and motorbike hire is available, although you may need to make alternative arrangements if you plan to check out the region’s exquisite local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. It is also a beautiful place to explore via bicycle or on foot. Alternative options include the public bus, taxis, rideshare options, ferry, and water taxi. For a convenient way to get where you need to go, Coast to hinterland Tours offers a handy Flexi taxi service.


The Sunshine Coast is known for sunny days and mild temperatures. The summer months of December – February are the hottest months with average daily temperatures of around 29ºC. January – March are the wettest months, with increased humidity and occasional showers. The winter months of June – August is the coldest, with highs of around 21ºC and lows of around 10ºC. This is the driest time of the year.

Things To Do

There are plenty of ways to fill your days on the Sunshine Coast. Walkers and cyclists will find an abundance of scenic tracks. For those who love the water, there is swimming, surfing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, diving, and more, whilst thrill-seekers can enjoy adrenaline-inducing activities like skydiving and abseiling. When you’re craving some retail therapy, you won’t be disappointed by the diverse range of shops and quirky markets. Alternatively, you can indulge in some culture at the museums and galleries,

If you want to let someone in the know do the planning, take a look at the array of tours on offer by Coast to Hinterland Tours, waiting to transport you to the enchanting Noosa Everglades, the magnificent hinterland, excellent wineries, and more.

Where to Stay

After an exciting day of exploring the region, the Sunshine Coast provides the perfect place for every type of traveller to rest their head. Campers will discover scenic riverside and beachfront sites, glamping options, and holiday parks, whilst backpackers will find a variety of hostels. Furthermore, there is an array of delightful hinterland guesthouses, B&Bs, and cottages. A huge range of 3.5-5 star hotels and resorts are available, or for something out of the ordinary, consider a houseboat on the lush Noosa River.

Places to Eat

Delight your taste buds at every meal with a diverse range of exquisite eateries. The region is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, serving fresh, local produce from the surrounding ocean and hinterland. Discover casual eateries, fine dining restaurants, and everything in between, providing something delicious for every budget. Whilst several serve modern Australian cuisine, there are plenty of restaurants cooking up tasty delicacies from all around the world.

A Sunshine Coast holiday promises to provide plenty of options for activities, accommodation, and dining, whatever your preferences are.

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