The Sunshine Coast is a stunning region located in southeastern Queensland, Australia, just under two hours' drive away from Brisbane. This coastal paradise stretches from Noosa to Caloundra and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Blackall Range, and the Gympie Regional Council area in the northwest, Noosa Shire in the northeast, the Moreton Bay Regional Council area in the south and the Somerset Regional Council area in the south-west. With a population of nearly 330,000, this region is home to three counties: Noosa, Maroochy and Caloundra. The Sunshine Coast is a haven for outdoor adventurers, with more national parks than any other region in Queensland.
These include Noosa National Park, Glasshouse Mountains National Park, and Mapleton Falls National Park. There are plenty of beaches to explore too, from surfing hotspots to family-friendly spots with plenty of activities for kids. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a group getaway, you'll find the perfect Sunshine Coast lodging that fits your style and budget. The Sunshine Coast also offers plenty of glamping experiences with safari-style tents, teepees or custom-made luxury tents in several locations.
You can also view a detailed interactive map of the Sunshine Coast to get closer to your next vacation destination. Skydivers can take advantage of tandem skydiving with a spectacular beach landing for an unforgettable experience. The Sunshine Coast is also home to its creative communities and there are plenty of artisan and farmer's markets to explore. The region's former main hospital, located in Nambour, continues to function as the secondary hospital on the coast.
The Sunshine Coast was named to describe the area during the 1960s to help promote tourism. Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure or a relaxing beach getaway, the Sunshine Coast has something for everyone. With its stunning beaches, national parks and creative communities, this coastal paradise is sure to make your vacation unforgettable.