Wondering what to do on the Sunshine Coast? You'll definitely be spoiled for choice; with so many things to do, Queensland's Sunshine Coast is known for sunny weather, great beaches, fun attractions and activities, and plentiful accommodation options. Whether you are staying at Noosa, Caloundra or Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, you will be sure to find plenty to do outside the room of your resort or outside the camping ground.
As for what to do on the Sunshine Coast if travelling from either overseas or interstate, make the most of your holiday and spend a day at Steve Irwins famous Australia Zoo or let the wildlife float above you at Underwater World. Explore Fraser Island with a day trip or an extended stay, then visit the Sunshine Coast hinterland out in the Glasshouse Mountains. The best way to experience all the things to do on the Sunshine Coast is to hire a car, otherwise there are plenty of transfer or tour options, especially between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Also, be sure to check out our Sunshine Coast itineraries page for some suggestions on how to utilise your time there!
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Much like the Gold Coast to the South, the Sunshine Coast is less a traditional city and more a collection of united suburbs stretched out along a large strip of coastal land. Located approximately one and a half hour's drive North of the capital city of Queensland, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast definitely lives up to its name - the city boasts one of the highest numbers of clear, sunny days of any city in Australia. As can be expected from such a location, the city is a hotspot for visitors who enjoy the beach and other water and marine-based activities, with pastimes such as kayaking, cable and water skiing, surfing, and jet boating being exceptionally popular. The city is accessible both by road from Brisbane and by its domestic airport which is located on the North side of the city's centre.