Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine CoastSunshine Coast Region Markets. Read more … » in South East Queensland, Australia, is one hour’s drive from the capital of Queensland – BrisbaneGiggle & Hoot & Friends On Stage. Read more … ». It stretches from Caloundra at the South end, to Noosa at the North end and is home to some of the most beautiful and natural beaches in the world. See below for the most popular centres around the Sunshine Coast.

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Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Headland is a seaside locality in the Sunshine Coast region in Queensland, Australia. It forms part of the Maroochy district along with its neighbours Mooloolaba and Maroochydore.The suburb consists of several restaurants, a bowling alley, resorts and the shortest beach in the Maroochy district. The Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club has a building next to the beach….view more >>
   
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Beerwah, Beerburrum and the Glasshouse Mountains

Glass House Mountains area is a hinterland town of the Sunshine Coast. It is located approximately 64 km north of Brisbane, and is a popular area for outdoor activities such as rock and mountain climbing, four wheel driving, nature photography and historical aboriginal study.The town’s population is about 4450, and many of its original foundations were built on sugarcane, pineapple and farming…view more >>
   
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Buderim

Now a quaint town behind Mooloolaba in the mountains, the name “Buderim” is from the local Kabi Kabi Aboriginal word for the hairpin honeysuckle, (Badderam) Banksia spinulosa var. collina, which grew abundantly in the sandy country around the plateau. Although it did not actually grow on the plateau, it is likely the name was given when the white man gestured in the direction of the slopes across the plants, asking what the area was called….read more >>
   
Kings Beach Caloundra

Caloundra – Including Dicky, Kings, Shelley and Moffat beaches

Caloundra is the southern-most community on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland. It is about 60 minutes’ drive north of Brisbane, and 45 minutes from the domestic and international air terminals at Brisbane AirportSunshine Coast Airportnearby offers flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Caloundra is accessible from Landsborough Railway Station and the Caloundra Bus Station…read more >>
   
Coolum

Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach is a beachside town and is also the beach around which the town is based. The name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning “blunt” or “headless”, referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.Mount Coolum dominates the landscape, and can be seen from most of Coolum. A half hour bush walk winds its way up Mount Coolum….read more >>
   
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Eumundi

EumundiEumundi Markets. Read more … » is a small town with 500 residents in the Noosa hinterland. It is situated 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is located just off the Bruce Highway and is home to the world famous Eumundi Markets. Nearby towns are YandinaYandina Markets. Read more … » and Cooroy. The town’s name is believed to come from the Kabi Tribe name Ngumundi, the name of a local Indigenous clan leader. The locality’s original name was Eerwah; this was changed to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Beerwah….read more >>
   
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Marcoola

Marcoola is a suburb next to the Sunshine Coast Airport. It includes the developments of Town of Seaside and Mount Coolum Shores as well as being a popular destination for tourists.West Marcoola is largely composed of Mount Coolum National Park and remnant sugarcane plantations….read more >>
   
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Maroochydore

Maroochydore is also a major commercial area of the Sunshine Coast with most shoppingEagle Farm Markets Brisbane. Read more … » precincts located in the central business district. It is home to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and the Sunshine Coast’s major bus interchange forTransLink services on Sunshine Coast. Maroochydore is also a venue of major surf sport carnivals, and is a popular holiday point from which to travel the rest of Queensland….read more >>
   
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba is a tourist resort township in the centre of the Sunshine Coast and is 100 km north of Brisbane.The Esplanade facing Mooloolaba beach is a centre for tourist activity, containing theUnderWater World marine park, as well as many souvenir and clothing shops, galleries and restaurants. Behind the apartments facing the beach are campingCamping On Flinders Beach Stradbroke Island . Read more … » grounds, backpacker hostels and canal villas…read more >>
   
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Nambour

Nambour lies in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast at the foot of the Blackall Range. Nambour has a population of 13,800, as measured in the 2006 census. It is now the administrative centre of the Sunshine Coast Region.The name is derived from the Aboriginal word “naamba”, referring to the red-floweringtea tree Callistemon viminalis….read more >>
   
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Noosa – including Noosaville & Tewantin

Noosa Heads is the tourist heart of Noosa district, with many restaurants and hotels. The main street is Hastings Street, which lies directly behind the seashore. Buses to elsewhere in the Sunshine Coast depart from the Noosa Heads bus station.Noosa Heads main attraction is its beaches which are known on world surfing circuits. One of its major surfing contests involves the Noosa Festival of Surfing. This festivalRedcliffe KiteFest. Read more … » attracts large numbers of longboarders…read more >>
   

Noosa Hinterland

To the west of Noosa lies beautiful green valleys and mountains that contain many little towns, the largest being Kenilworth and Cooroy. This was, and still is, a farming area producing milk and other dairy products, olives and wine to name a few.People who enjoy the great outdoors flock to these area’s to bushwalk and take nature photography…read more >>
   
Peregian Beach

Peregian Beach

The town of Peregian has recently been updated, including a new shopping precinct, new restaurants, a medical centre, and many old and new assorted shops.There is a village style shopping precinct and a Surf Club, Bowls Club, and recently built Hotel. The local skate park is popular amongst skaters in the region, but can be prone to short periods of flash flooding in the wet season…read more >>
   

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Sunshine Beach – includes Sunrise, Castaways & Marcus Beach

Sunshine Beach is a suburb in NoosaQueenslandAustralia. The area south of Noosa Headlands was formerly known as Golden Beach but was rarely visited before the 1920s. In 1928, Thomas Marcus Burke gained land there in exchange for building roads and bridges from Tewantin. After World War II it was marketed by his son, Marcus, as Sunshine Beach.
   

Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Maleny, Montville & Mapleton

The Blackall Range sits behind the Sunshine Coast and is commonly referred to as the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Here there are a handful of small towns, the best ones known are Maleny, Montville and Mapleton. There is an alternative living feeling to the area with many little boutique shops selling handmade crafts and fresh organic farm produce. It is also a very popular place for romantic weekends away or for tourists wanting to get back to nature, buy something one-off and enjoy the crisp clean air…read more >>


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