Located just over an hour north of Brisbane on the popular east coast of Australia, the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place for a laidback beach holiday.
Things to See and Do Along the Sunshine Coast
Nearby Mudjimba is the Sunshine Coast’s best kept secret. Located just a 5 minute drive from the airport, this is the perfect place to base yourself during your stay. With plenty of upmarket villas and hotel resorts to choose from, all just a short walk from the beach, Mudjimba is an ideal retreat.
The beach itself is flanked by the Maroochy River Conservation Park giving the stretch of golden sand a private, secluded feel. The area is a gorgeous oasis of unspoiled natural wilderness. The beach is also a popular spot for surfers looking for the perfect swell. Well patrolled, it’s particularly family friendly and a great place for kids to get to grips with a boogie board!
Explore the Sunshine Coast and Australia’s East Coast
Soak up the rays on some of the region’s most stunning beaches. With its laidback atmosphere and great surf, Noosa is perhaps the most popular. But don’t forget to visit Mooloolaba and Caloundra as well.
Take a guided tour and discover the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The largest sand island in the world is home to pure blue lakes, rainforest, white sand, and huge sand dunes.
Visit the Glasshouse Mountains National Park, which makes for a great day out exploring the Sunshine Coast hinterland. There are a number of walking trails which allow access to the summit of Mount Beerwah, which at 1,821ft, is the highest peak in the park. Horse riding and mountain biking is also available if you are looking for other ways to get up close and personal with nature.