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Renowned as the home of the legendary crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast...

The Sunshine Coast is full of fun activities for you to do during your stay as the range of attractions, activities and tour options are close to endless.

Whether it’s taking a helicopter joy flight, heading to the beaches or the majestic Glass House Mountains, the Sunshine Coast features many options for families and couples.

Sunshine Coast Activities – Fun Kids & Family Activities & Things to Do

 After spending a few days exploring the various townships along the beach, take some time out for a unique outdoor activity. Explore the amazing hinterland by taking a mountain bike or hiking tour and spend a few hours exploring the magic of the hinterland.

You can choose to visit any of the nearby national parks, with many located only 30 minutes drive from the coast. Popular outdoor activities include mountain bike riding, bushwalking, hiking, trail walking and many other adventurous activities at the nearby rainforests. Walk through the stony pathways and explore the most admired attractions that the Sunshine Coast hinterland has to offer.

While on the Sunshine Coast, visitors can explore the scenic beauty of the area by taking a plane or helicopter joy flight. These unique flight tours offer you an exhilarating experience, while taking you over the breathtaking hinterland and gorgeous beaches. Experience a ride full of thrills and excitement when you fly past the Sunshine Coast skyline and discover the great scenery of this coastal paradise.

The Sunshine Coast is also known as a fabulous surfing spot and hosts competitions and events all year round. Visitors also enjoy swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking in the pristine waters. The Sunshine Coast also has some of the best diving spots along Noosa Heads and Mooloolaba, where divers can find abundant marine life, shipwrecks and caves.

If you are yearning for an adventure during your stay on the Sunshine Coast, there are plenty of organised tours that can take you out to see the best spots, click the links below.

Australia Zoo

Beerwah, QLD

Renowned as the home of the legendary crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Passionate about wildlife and habitat conservation, Australia Zoo...

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The Big Pineapple

Big Pineapple

Woombye, QLD

The Big Pineapple is a popular tourist attraction on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. As one of the best known and loved attractions, the Big Pineapple has operated since 1971 and draws thousands of visitors each year...

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Aussie World

Palmview, QLD
Special Online Price - Up To 14% Off Tickets & Passes

If you’re looking for a fun day out for the whole family, then look no further than Aussie World, a fun theme park on the Sunshine Coast. With coasters, slides, water rides and mini-golf, there are over 30 attractions...

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Underwater World Sea Life Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium

Mooloolaba, QLD
Special Online Price - Up To 11% Off Admission Ticket Prices

The Underwater World Sea Life Aquarium is a popular attraction on the Sunshine Coast, located right near the main esplanade in Mooloolaba and is just one hour north of Brisbane. Come here with your entire family to see...

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Maleny Dairy

Maleny Dairies

Maleny, QLD

Maleny Dairies is a family owned and family run dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast. Located in the scenic hills of Maleny, the farm is a popular Queensland tourist attraction. At Maleny Dairies, visitors can see how dairy...

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Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny, QLD
Special Online Price - Up To 52% Off Unlimited Entry Passes

The Maleny Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place to visit during your stay on the Sunshine Coast. With over 14 acres of gardens and lawns and located on over 110 acres, many people come here to enjoy the magnificent...

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Bellingham Maze

Bellingham Maze

Tanawha, QLD

If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine Coast, then you will quickly discover that there are a huge range of things to see and do here. Make sure to check out the Bellingham Maze on your next visit. This huge outdoor...

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Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory

Yandina, QLD

While visiting the beautiful Sunshine Coast, make sure to stop by the popular Ginger Factory. Here, you will discover the worlds largest operating ginger factory selling a huge range of the finest ginger products as...

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Aqua Fun Park

Coolum, QLD
Special Online Price - Up To 47% Off Aqua Park Sessions

The Sunshine Coast has a great range of outdoor activities, and one of the most popular activities for kids of all ages are the Aqua Parks. There are three Aqua Parks located around the Sunshine Coast, Coolum, Bli Bli...

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Sunshine Castle

Sunshine Castle

Bli Bli, QLD
Special Online Price - Up To 52% Off Unlimited Entry Passes

Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli is an interactive attraction on the Sunshine Coast which features a range of medieval attractions, a museum as well as an extensive function venue. Promoting history and education, this fun...

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Thrill Hill

Thrill Hill

Woombye, QLD

Thrill Hill is a fun amusement venue for visitors of all age groups and is conveniently located just a few minutes drive from Maroochydore. Located just 2kms north of the Big Pineapple, come past Thrill Hill and cool...

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Chambers Island

Chambers Island

Maroochydore, QLD

Located in the middle of the Maroochy River, Chambers Island is a fantastic getaway which can be accessed by footbridge or boat. Chambers Island is a great place to retreat when the beaches are bustling with tourists...

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Mudjimba Island

Mudjimba, QLD

Mudjimba Island, (also known as Old Woman Island), is located approximately 1km off the coast of Mooloolaba and is considered to be one of the best surfing spots in the Sunshine Coast. Mudjimba Island can be seen for...

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Nutworks

Nutworks and Chocolate Factory

Yandina, QLD

Those with a craving for sweet treats and nutty chocolates should not miss the opportunity to tour the famous Nutworks and Chocolate Factory in Yandina. Visitors are welcome to tour the entire property and enjoy tasting...

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Big Pineapple Markets

Big Pineapple Markets

Nambour, QLD

The Big Pineapple is a popular tourist attraction on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. As one of the best known and loved attractions, the Big Pineapple has operated since 1971 and draws thousands of visitors each year. The...

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Gowinta Farms

Gowinta Farms

Beerwah, QLD

With over 200 acres of land housing a vast number of strawberries, lychee, pineapples and greenhouse crops, Gowinta Farms is a great place to get some fresh produce on your next trip to the Sunshine Coast. Located just...

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Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden

Tanawha, QLD

The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden comprises 82 hectares of lush forested areas and is located off Tanawha Tourist Drive. The gardens are a place of natural beauty, where visitors can come for a peaceful stroll and...

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Bli Bli Barra Park

Bli Bli Barra Fishing Park

Bli Bli, QLD

The Bli Bli Barra Fishing Park is a catch and release Barramundi farm located in Bli Bli, right in the centre of the Sunshine Coast. These natural fishing lakes are the perfect place to bring your kids for a one of a...

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Maroochy Wetland

Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Bli Bli, QLD

With more than 950 meters of boardwalks through a eucalypt forest, rainforest and mangrove forest, the Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. Located in Bli Bli, the...

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Horse Riding

Horse Riding

The Sunshine Coast has a lot of National Parks with the best trails for walking, hiking, cycling, and horse riding. These horse riding trails are surrounded by spectacular views of the nearby hinterland mountains...

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Sky Diving

Skydiving


Special Online Price - Up To 25% Off Each Dive

Why not try something unique and adventurous during on your next Sunshine Coast holiday? Why not take the plunge with skydiving at any of the skydive centres around the gorgeous coastal city. Experience a zero-gravity...

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Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Bordered by the cerulean coastline, the Sunshine Coast boasts an array of great fishing locations with massive fish colonies. So it’s no wonder the region has many fishing charters out on the ocean and local rivers...

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Sunshine Coast Whale Watching

Whale Watching


Special Online Price - 50% Off All Sightseeing Tours. Also Get $15 Off When You Spend Over $79. Use Coupon Code "EXTRA15".

Whale watching is a popular activity to do whilst out on the gorgeous waters of the Sunshine Coast. With a distinctive whale population that includes popular Rorquals and Humpback whales, the Sunshine Coast offers some...

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Kayaking

For visitors looking for a unique way to explore the Sunshine Coast, choose a scenic kayak tour. With a range of tours available, you will be sure to find something that suits your needs. Enjoy excellent views of the...

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing


Special Online Price - $15 Off When You Spend Over $79. Use Coupon Code "EXTRA15".

The hilly destinations around Queensland offer excellent rock climbing opportunities for all adventure seekers. Visitors will be excited to know that there are a plenty of outdoor destinations in the Sunshine Coast...

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Surf Lessons

Surfing Lessons

Blessed with extensive sun-kissed beaches and a sunny climate all throughout the year, the Sunshine Coast offers a multitude of activity options at it has many gorgeous beaches across the city. Whether you’re looking...

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Wine Tours

Wine Tours

Aside from the magnificent water activities at the gorgeous beaches, there are some amazing Sunshine Coast wine and food tours, for visitors and locals alike. With a geographically stunning region with favourable year...

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Sunshine Coast Cruises

Cruises

The Sunshine Coast is one popular beach destination in Australia which attracts millions of visitors every year. With its tropical climate, warm water and stunning landscape, the Sunshine Coast is a great place to take...

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Jet Ski

Jet Ski Hire

Just one hours drive from Brisbane, Mooloolaba is a great destination for water activities, including jet skiing. Hire a jet ski and excite yourself by flying along the water at speeds of over 80 kph. Your heart will be...

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Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving


Special Online Price - Up To 10% Off Scuba Diving

With its extensive coastline, plentiful activities and many things to see and do, the Sunshine Coast presents itself as one of the premier tourist destinations in Australia. With its fantastic tourist infrastructure...

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Sunshine Coast Massage

Massage


Special Online Price - Up To 72% Off Massages

When you’re looking for things to do during your visit to the Sunshine Coast, you don’t have to look very far. During your time on the Sunshine Coast, you owe it to yourself to get a great massage. With so many things...

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Day Spas

Day Spas


Special Online Price - Up To 72% Off Massages

The Sunshine Coast is known as a land of beauty, charm and relaxation. But after days of sightseeing, aquatic activities and shopping experiences, visitors need a chance to rest up. Buying one of the many day spa...

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Sunshine Coast Skirmish

Skirmish


Special Online Price - Up To 75% Off Paintballing

For those on a family or group holiday, try something adventurous whilst staying on the Sunshine Coast. Aside from scenic tours, zoos and beach-side activities, visitors can try out laser skirmish or paintball for an...

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Sunshine Coast Helicopters

Helicopters


Special Online Price - Up To 40% Helicopter Flights

Helicopters are one of the best ways to enjoy the most spectacular views of the Sunshine Coast. Whether it is a hill-side town or a coastal city, a helicopter ride will amaze you with the most panoramic views of the...

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4WD Tours

4WD Tours

4WD tours are just one of the many ways to get away from the city and explore the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the Coolum National Park. See the native wildlife in their natural surroundings and learn some amazing...

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Hinterland Tours

Hinterland Tours

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tours are one of the most popular activities for visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Most tour operators run a door to door services, picking you up and dropping you off in at your hotel, making...

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Scenic Flight

Scenic Flights

Another way to see the Sunshine Coast is through a scenic flight over the coastline, mountains, and picturesque towns and cities. Throughout the Sunshine Coast, you can charter a plane or helicopter that can take you on...

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Sunshine Coast Flying Lessons

Flying Lessons


Special Online Price - $15 Off When You Spend Over $79. Use Coupon Code "EXTRA15".

If you’re interested learning to fly, then you should enrol in one of the flying lessons offered in the Sunshine Coast region. In the Sunshine Coast area, there are several flight schools that offer basic and...

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Segway Tours

Segway Tours

Joining one of the Sunshine Coast segway tours could be the coolest way to travel and explore some of the sites around this amazing place. Segways are also one of the greenest, more sustainable and environment-friendly...

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Sunshine Coast Harley Tours

Harley Tours

Whilst vacationing on the Sunshine Coast, try something different by taking a Harley Tour along the coast or into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. With many customized options, tours can run for a short 30 minutes up to a...

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Sunshine Coast Historic Planes

Historic Planes

Touring the Sunshine Coast region in a helicopter, glider, or plane is certainly a unique experience. After spending few days exploring the Sunshine Coast from the ground, plan a a flight with a vintage or historic...

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