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Holidays to the Sunshine Coast

With its golden sun-drenched beaches, breezy seaside towns, rugged mountain hikes and unique markets, the Sunshine Coast is hard to beat. 
Just one hour north of Brisbane, "the Sunny Coast" is a fave getaway for the city’s locals, but why should they have all the fun? Book your Sunshine Coast hotel with us and start hiking, swimming, surfing, adventuring and living life to the fullest in a region that lives up to its name.

History

The Sunny Coast is the third largest city in Queensland, after Brisbane and the more developed Gold Coast further south. In 1770, Captain Cook became the first European to spot the Glass House Mountains in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Over time timber and small farming industries have boosted the population and economy of the area. Today surfing and tourism are major draw cards, and for good reason! The Sunshine Coast is said to have some of the best surfing conditions in Australia with over 100 surfing hotspots.

Things to do

At Nambour’s Big Pineapple, you can take a touristy photo and then wander around the Saturday morning markets. Animal lovers and Steve Irwin fans can spend time with the crocs at the Australia Zoo. Swim with sharks, hang with seals or walk through an 80m underwater tunnel at Mooloolaba’s Underwater World, the biggest oceanarium in Queensland.

In Palmview, you get two tourist attractions in the one spot: Ettamogah Pub, a quirky-looking bar based on the cartoons of Ken Maynard, and Aussie World, a theme park packed with family-friendly rides.

The beaches are something special on the Sunny Coast. Sparkling clean and shiny white, they’re patrolled by lifesavers and often blissfully free of crowds; making things especially easy if you’re holidaying with kids! There’s the live music and bustling markets of Peregian Beach, the safe swimming and surf beaches of Noosa and the awesome breaks of Mooloolaba’s Point Cartwright. Take a swim and a rugged, rocky walk along Caloundra’s stunning Moffat Beach. If fishing, beach BBQs or bushwalks are right up your alley, maybe you’d be keen on a few days on Bribie Island?

With all of the Sunshine Coast’s national parks, forests and mountains, you’ll find no shortage of places to hike or bushwalk. Discover the hoop pine woods of Amamoor State Forest or the waterfall of Kondalilla Falls National Park, in the charming Hinterland village of Montville.

Keen hikers can take on the mountains of the Glasshouse Mountains National Park, like Mt. Tibrogargan or Mt. Beerwah. There are bushwalking routes to the summits as well as abseiling and rock climbing sites.

Shopping and dining

The best shopping on the Coast can be found at the markets, like the Eumundi Market, where handmade art meets fresh food and live entertainment. The towns are full of delicious restaurants, the Hinterland has amazing wineries, and the region’s towns have a lively nightlife scene with live music at plenty of local watering holes and surf clubs.
Getting here

If you’re convinced that the Coast has the most, bundle up your flight to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast hotel with Wotif. You can reach the Sunshine Coast by bus, train or browse our car hire options when you book your flights and accommodation. Wherever you stay on the Coast, it's sure to be a great spot for some much-needed R&R.

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Top Sunshine Coast Hotels

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Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Novotel Twin Waters Resort

270 Ocean Drive, Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,807 reviews)

Located in Twin Waters, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Twin Waters Golf Club, and 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Sunshine Plaza.

AU$138

AU$138
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Mantra Mooloolaba Beach

Cnr Mooloolaba Esplanade & Venning St, Mooloolaba
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,886 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Mooloolaba aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, and Underwater World Sea Life. Kawana ...

AU$180

AU$180
Oaks Oasis Resort

Oaks Oasis Resort

2 Landsborough Parade, Caloundra
4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,397 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caloundra Events Center and Bulcock Beach. Kings Beach and Aussie World are also within 9 ...

AU$136

AU$136
Costa Bella Apartments

Costa Bella Apartments

9 Selene Street, Sunrise Beach
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (42 reviews)

Located in Noosa, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sunshine Beach Village Shops and Ed Webb Park. Noosa National Park and Noosa Beach are also within ...

Makepeace Island - All Inclusive

Makepeace Island - All Inclusive

Lot 55 Northshore, Noosa North Shore
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Noosa North Shore resort is located on a river, within 3 mi (5 km) of Noosa Marina and Tewantin Noosa Golf Club. Noosa Beach and Noosa National ...

Beach Retreat Coolum

Beach Retreat Coolum

1750 David Low Way, Coolum Beach
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (519 reviews)

Situated in Coolum Beach, this beach hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Coolum Beach and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Mount Coolum National Park. Aqua Fun Park and Mt Coolum ...

AU$106

AU$106
Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel

9 Florey Boulevard, Birtinya
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Located in the heart of Birtinya, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Dickey Beach, Caloundra Golf Club, and Kawana Beach. Moffat Beach and Shelly Beach ...

AU$117

AU$117
Maleny Views Cottage Resort

Maleny Views Cottage Resort

1 Panorama Place, Maleny
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Situated in Maleny, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Art on Cairncross, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and Maleny Cheese. Maleny Botanic Gardens and Landsborough ...

La Mer Penthouse

La Mer Penthouse

37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Noosa, this luxury apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Noosa Beach and Noosa National Park. Sunshine Beach Village Shops and Ed Webb Park are also ...

Maroochy River Cabin Village & Caravan Park

Maroochy River Cabin Village & Caravan Park

1 Diura Street, Maroochydore
2.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (79 reviews)

Situated in Maroochydore, this caravan park/campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Top Shots Fun Park, Sunshine Plaza, and Sunshine Castle. Twin Waters Golf Club ...

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