Amazing Gifts to Discover & Experience on the Sunshine Coast

Looking for the perfect gift experience on the Sunshine Coast?

There are so many unbelievable things to do, discover, experience and share 
from the Hinterland to the Coast, from the Glass House Mountains to Cooloola, and along the beaches from Noosa to Caloundra,

Here is a sampling of adventures to try and buy.


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" of this adventure.

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

Jet Ski Tours & Adventures

From gentle to extreme, open ocean to calmer passages, there is a jet ski option to suit you. Delight in seeing  dolphins, turtles, rays and birdlife.


Surf Lessons

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.

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 the goldrush town of Gympie.

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

Scuba Diving & more...

Gift experiences like scuba diving, snorkelling, Learn to Dive, stand up paddle board, kayak, river boat or bicycle hire. Or even gift whale watching or Swim with Whales, in season. Immerse your friends in an excellent Sunreef Adventure!

Iconic experience with the Sunshine Coast's top brews.

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.



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!

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is an all-weather oceanarium in Mooloolaba. 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.

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

Jungle Combat

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



Aquaduck Adventures

Explore the heart of the Sunshine Coast and Mooloolaba Beach by road, then splash into the water to enjoy a boat cruise and sights on beautiful Mooloolah River.


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

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.


Underwater view of whale and calf

Kayak Guided Fishing

Why not try your hand at the rapidly growing sport of kayak fishing, and take home a rod and reel worth more than the cost of your trip!?!


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.

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.


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!



Iconic experience with the Sunshine Coast's top brews.

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.


Family shopping at Eumundi Markets, Sunshine Coast

Cultural Tours

Authentic experiences through the sacred land and waterways of the Kabi Kabi tribal nation, Sunshine Coast.  Join Tais as he shares his family culture and spiritual dreamtime stories.


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 by lake shores.


River boat on turquoise ocean at Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

River & Canal Cruises

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


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!



Seafood Cruises

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

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.

Jet Ski Hire

Explore the deep water or winding rivers, canals, passages and waterways of this coastline with guided hire or free style hire.


Segway riders on sand dune at Sunshine Coast

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.

Wheels & Trails

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


Stand up paddle boards on clear aqua ocean

Kayaks & SUPs

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



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