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Amazing Things to Do, Discover & Experience on the Sunshine Coast

Start your perfect day by ticking off another way to experience this amazing Sunshine Coast!

LOCAL EXPERIENCES

Explore Pumicestone Passage, see the wildlife  and enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with Caloundra Jet Ski tours.

Jet Ski Safaris

Combine the thrill of riding a jetski and getting up close and personal with a marine park teeming with wildlife. Safe, scenic, fun and thrills to suit any age.

 

Seaplane taxiing on Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast

Seaplane Flights

Take off from crystal clear waters and soar over this magnificent coastline for an adventure of a lifetime! "Words cannot describe the AWESOMENESS"-TripAdvisor.

 

Boating Fun

Experience, explore and enjoy the magnificent waterways of the Sunshine Coast. Row, paddle or skipper your own; fish, barbecue or just escape!

 

Explore the waterways, passages, rivers and lakes in a range of water craft.

Fishing Charters & Tours

Some of the best deep sea fishing charters operate from the Sunshine Coast, and no experience is needed. Ask an experienced guide to fish our rivers and canals.

 

Whale jumping from ocean at Sunshine Coast

Flying Experiences

Take the controls and enjoy a hands-on flight over Bribie Island, the Sunshine Coast, or the Glass House Mountains with video footage to show your friends and family.

 

Kite Surfing

What a great way to experience the great outdoors. Everything you need to know to get going quickly. Tuition available.

 

Caloundra Cruises

Enjoy the amazing waterways and coastline, relax with a drink, live music and delicious meals while you drift past spectacular views.

 

River boat on turquoise ocean at Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Kayaks & SUPs

No experience required! Enjoy the peace and serenity of the stunning waterways and some exercise at the same time. Tuition available.

Stand up paddle boards on clear aqua ocean

REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

Big Kart Track Racing

Go karting on the largest commercial go kart track in Australia. Tracks for all ages with plenty of space, a café and viewing area!

 

SeaLife Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is an all-weather oceanarium in Moolool-aba. Experience our sea life up close: have a seal encounter or swim with a seal. Interactive family fun!

 

See Australia Zoo and Ginger Factory with transfers from your accommodation included.

Maleny Botanic & Bird World

An Unforgettable Experience! Meet over 700 native and exotic birds and enjoy spectacular gardens overlooking the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains.  An exciting day out for the whole family!

Discover the Ginger Factory

PLAY, TASTE, DISCOVER. Fun rides, fascinating tours, a unique retail precinct and café surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens for all to enjoy.

 

Sunshine Castle

Filled with medieval and historical displays, the Castle offers stunning views from the coast to the hinterland, a cafe and themed treasure hunt.

 

Castle with knight in armour at Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli Queensland

Museums & Galleries

With fascinating museums and art galleries located on the Coast, you can easily lose yourself in the region's history, creativity and energy.

 

Aircraft display inside Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Amazing Mazes

Bellingham Maze will stretch your mind and legs as you get lost in the giant living hedge maze, play 18 holes of mini golf and enjoy a range of brain-teasing mazes for all ages.

 

Swim, slide, splash at our waterparks on the Sunshine Coast.

Steam Train Adventures

Travel back in time and relive the sights, sounds and smells of steam train travel as you wind through the charming Mary Valley. This heritage railway adventure starts  in goldrush town of Gympie.

MORE BRILLIANT THINGS TO DO ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

Surf Lessons & Board Hire

Feel the sand between your toes and the refreshing waters of the Pacific Ocean. Wash away your worries-take some time out to experience surfing!

 

Don't miss the opportunity to ride the waves on the Sunshine Coast.

Skydiving Experiences

Warning! Free-falling at 220 kmh, then flying under a few meters of silk is super fun, can be addictive, and is one of those ‘Must Do’ adrenaline rushes!

 

Tandum sky diving at Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Whale jumping from ocean at Sunshine Coast

Whale Watching

For an unforgettable experience, spot majestic whales migrating along the beautiful Sunshine Coast from July to October. Choose jet, motor or private cruise...

(Off-season cruises available.)

 

Underwater view of whale and calf

Swim with the Whales

The opportunity to swim with a majestic humpback whale is something that is described as 'life changing'! Here's your chance!

 

Speed Boat Fun

CHOOSE YOUR SPEED! Noosa's original and best THRILL Ride.

Fast and thrilling, wave jumping action, OR the slower and scenic Dolphin Safari and Whale Watch-ing Tours. A "Must do in Noosa".

 

Lessons and equipment hire at the original kite surfing school on the Sunshine Coast. 'Must See' the kites at Caloundra.

Paintball Action

Competitive, adrenalin-pumping game opportunities, from close quarter combat to shooting ranges, in an authentic, tropical jungle crash setting.

 

Combat zone in paintball war, Xperiences, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast.

Jet Boat Thrills

Far more than a typical jet boat ride! An experience that ignites the emotions of a theme park!

Whale watching also available in season.

 

Scuba Diving

With over 25 sites to explore, including a beautiful reef system and a scuttled navy ship, you will be amazed at the underwater life!

 

GUIDED TOURS

Iconic experience with the Sunshine Coast's top brews. Family shopping at Eumundi Markets, Sunshine Coast

Shopping & Iconic Markets

Shop and explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast in style, with day tours to visit our famous Eumundi Markets, exclusive boutiques and Hastings Street stores.

 

Craft Beer Tours

Get behind the scenes, meet the brewer, learn about how beer is made and visit the best local breweries and craft beer bars on the Sunshine Coast.

 

Hinterland & Coastal Tours

Discover Hinterland villages,  enchanting rain forests, Glass House Mountains vistas and enjoy storytelling by knowledgeable guides.

 

Food & Wine Experiences

Partake in fancy high teas, cooking lessons and wine tasting tours that take you across the hinterland, through villages and meandering beside lakes.

 

Motorcycle Sidecar Tours

Feel the wind in your face as you enjoy gorgeous retro-style bikes with sidecars, together with personalised tours and some of the best scenery in Australia.

 

Cruise boat on Maroochy River at pink sunset

Eco Adventures

Explore the hidden corners of Sunshine Coast's river eco-systems,  famous for their diverse and pristine nature. Bring your camera!

• Free drink with cruise

Kayak Safaris

Enjoy a guided tour during the day or at twilight – relax and glide along the Mooloolaba River with commentary. Options include fishing, self-guided or seafood platters on return.

 

Explore the waterways, passages, rivers and lakes in a range of water craft.

Seafood Cruises

Discover Mooloolaba’s water ways by day or twilight on our 1.5 hour cruise. Includes seafood menu of 4 choices & 1 non-seafood. This is a special ‘on water’ experience.

 

RELAX AND ENJOY

Woman relaxing in spa

Canal Cruises

Relax on a beautiful still-water Mooloolah River and canal cruise – enjoy the best live commentary on the water by the friendly skippers and hand feed the wild pelicans.

Woman relaxing in spa

Spas & Massage

Be pampered! Enjoy 60+ different treatments and experiences in a variety of scenic locations across the region for your rejuvenation and health.

 

Segway Tours

Get around faster and see more of the beautiful beaches and hinterland on dedicated pathways and tracks. Segway hire is a fun way to go.

 

Segway riders on sand dune at Sunshine Coast

Wheels & Trails

Pedal assist and electric bikes make it easy and fun to explore this great Coastline. Ask about expert guides and tour trails.