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The Sunshine Coast is one of Queensland’s & Australia’s premier holiday destinations, which boasts a breathtaking coastline and offers an array of stunning natural tourist attractions.

Whether it’s for a beach holiday, family vacation or romantic honeymoon, the Sunshine Coast is an excellent choice for your next holiday. With many unique natural and man-made things to do & see, the list of attractions is close to endless.

Fun Sunshine Coast Things to Do & Tourist Attractions in Qld, Australia


 Whether it’s the latest events, shows, festivals, zoos or water parks, the Sunshine Coast is ready to amaze & dazzle visitors with their huge range of things to do; with the spectacular beaches and verdant rainforests always a major drawcard.

When visiting the Sunshine Coast, visitors should book a boat cruise that will take you to the beautiful rivers, lakes, and coastlines around Noosa Heads, Mooloolaba, Coolum and Maroochydore. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, turtles and whales during your trip!

Escape to the hinterland and be amazed by the stunning countryside, mountain views and small town landscapes. You will find a number of things to do, historic landmarks, art galleries, country markets and excellent dining and accommodation in these townships.

A lot of the towns are gateways to the National Parks, so there are plenty of opportunities for nature walks, camping and wildlife spotting. The Glass House Mountains, Blackall Range and the townships of Maleny and Montville are just some exciting destinations in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Click the links below to find the full range of attractions and the best deals around the Sunshine Coast.



Australia Zoo

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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Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium

Mooloolaba, QLD
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The SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast 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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Aussie World

Aussie World

Palmview, QLD

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...

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Aqua Fun Park

Aqua Fun Park

Coolum, QLD

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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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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Mudjimba Island

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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Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets

Eumundi, QLD

The Eumundi Markets is premier artisan market held twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturdays, rain hail or shine. Located in Eumundi, just 20 kilometres west of Noosa Heads, the Eumundi Market is conveniently located on...

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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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Glasshouse Mountains National Park

Glasshouse Mountains National Park

Glass House Mountains, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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Kondalilla Falls

Kondalilla Falls

Montville, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park

Noosa Heads, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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Mooloolaba Surf Club

Mooloolaba Surf Club

Mooloolaba, QLD

Located in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, the Mooloolaba Surf Club boasts a spectacular beachside location and is one of the oldest surf lifesaving clubs in Australia. Established in 1922, the club has supported many...

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Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny Botanic Gardens

Maleny, QLD

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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Maleny Dairies

Maleny Dairies

Maleny, QLD

All tours have been suspended until further notice 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...

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Conondale National Park

Conondale National Park

Conondale, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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Great Sandy National Park

Great Sandy National Park

Cooloola, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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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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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Maleny, QLD

Rainforest walks are open for walking exercise only (7am – 6pm daily) and the Mountain View Cafe is open (take away only). The Viewing deck and elevated platform, Rainforest Discovery Centre, playground and BBQs...

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Nambour Civic Centre

Nambour Civic Centre

Nambour, QLD

The Nambour Civic Centre is a multi-faceted function centre located on the Sunshine Coast, just 1 hour north of Brisbane. Providing facilities that meet the artistic, cultural, social and entertainment needs of the...

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Ewen Maddock Dam

Ewen Maddock Dam

Mooloolah Valley, QLD

All Seqwater-managed lakes and parks are closed until further notice. This includes all land and water-based recreation, including boating, walking trails, skiing and fishing Ewen Maddock Dam is a popular recreation...

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Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Sunshine Coast Turf Club

Caloundra, QLD

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club opened in 1985 and has been running horse racing meetings ever since. Located in the popular suburb of Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast Turf Club is easily accessible via the Bruce Highway...

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The 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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Hmas Brisbane

HMAS Brisbane

Mooloolaba, QLD
HOT DEAL - LIMITED TIME ONLY! Up To 6% Off Scuba Diving

Go on a fantastic snorkelling tour on the famous HMAS Brisbane. This ship was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1967 and was a 133-metre guided-missile destroyer which weighed approximately 5000 tons. After...

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Chenrezig Institute

Chenrezig Institute

Eudlo, QLD

Located in the tranquil hills of the Sunshine Coast, Chenrezig Institute is a Buddhist study, retreat and monastic centre which provides a serene place where you can experience the authentic teachings of Tibetan...

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Lake Baroon

Lake Baroon

Montvile, QLD

All Seqwater-managed lakes and parks are closed until further notice. This includes all land and water-based recreation, including boating, walking trails, skiing and fishing Lake Baroon is located between Montville and...

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Sunshine Castle

Sunshine Castle

Bli Bli, QLD

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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Nutworks And Chocolate Factory

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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Queensland Air Museum

Queensland Air Museum

Caloundra West, QLD

Whilst visiting the Sunshine Coast, take a tour to the famous Queensland Air Museum to see its unique collection. With many interactive displays, exhibits and aircraft machinery, this amazing museum has a large range of...

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The Caloundra Street Fair

The Caloundra Street Fair

Caloundra, QLD

Since its inception in 2002, the Caloundra Street Fair has attracted thousands of patrons each week. This distinctive community market is an energetic, creative hub of independent sellers, held on the main street every...

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Caloundra Regional Gallery

Caloundra Regional Gallery

Caloundra, QLD

The Caloundra Regional Gallery focuses on presenting quality work by both local and national artists with an ever-expanding and revolving range of public programs and exhibitions. The Caloundra Regional Gallery is...

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Noosa Regional Gallery

Noosa Regional Gallery

Tewantin, QLD

The Noosa Regional Art Gallery is located in Tewantin, a small town which sits along the Noosa River and only a short 5-minute walk to the nearby marina. The Noosa Regional Gallery was established in 1981 and has...

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Chambers Island

Chambers Island

Maroochydore, QLD

Due to advice from the Queensland Health and the Australian Governments, all playground equipment, BBQs and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Located in the middle of the Maroochy River, Chambers...

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Montville Art Gallery

Montville Art Gallery

Montville, QLD

The gallery is currently closed for walk-in visitors Home to many of Australia’s contemporary artists, the Montville Art Gallery is located in a mesmerising rainforest setting on the Sunshine Coast. As one of the...

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Mooloolaba Wharf

Mooloolaba Wharf

Mooloolaba, QLD

The following are still open for takeaway food: il Vento, La Finca, Ninth Street, The Dock Mooloolaba, Fior Di latte Gelateria and Fudgees on the Wharf Mooloolaba. The following are still open for business: BWS Bottle...

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Maleny Sunday Market

Maleny Sunday Market

Maleny, QLD

Maleny is a beautiful town in the heart of the Sunshine Coast which attracts tourists from all over the world to its many attractions. The Maleny Sunday Market is a popular weekend market attended by locals and visitors...

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Landsborough Museum

Landsborough Museum

Landsborough, QLD

The Landsborough Museum is one of the region’s largest and most visited historic museums which features thousands of historic artefacts and exhibits. Those interested in learning more about the region’s...

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Coolum Park Shopping Centre

Coolum Park Shopping Centre

Coolum Beach, QLD

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and waxing salons, tattoo...

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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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The Pub At Aussie World

The Pub at Aussie World

Palmview, QLD

Whilst visiting Aussie World, why not stop by The Pub (formerly known as the Ettamogah Pub). Open for lunch and dinner each day, the Pub is a great place to come and grab a cold beer or a hot meal after an action-packed...

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Bli Bli Barra Fishing Park

Bli Bli Barra Fishing Park

Bli Bli, QLD

The Bli Bli Barra Fishing Park is a catch and releases 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 Bushland Botanic Garden

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden

Tanawha, QLD

The Arts and Ecology Centre is closed until further notice 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...

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Centrepoint Shopping Plaza

Centrepoint Shopping Plaza

Caloundra, QLD

In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and waxing salons, tattoo...

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Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Bli Bli, QLD

The Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary visitor centre is closed until further notice With more than 950 metres of boardwalks through eucalypt forest, rainforest and mangrove forest, the Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary is a great...

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Butter Factory Arts Centre

Butter Factory Arts Centre

Cooroy, QLD

The Butter Factory Arts Centre is a community centre operated by the local council which hosts exhibitions, workshops and a range of events. Located in the Noosa hinterland at Cooroy, this centre is an activity hub in...

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Caloundra Country Markets

Caloundra Country Markets

Caloundra, QLD

The Sunshine Coast offers plenty of weekend markets. A majority of them sell fresh and tasty local produce, along with a variety of other items that range from apparel, novelties, handcrafts, foodstuffs and bric-a-brac...

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Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre

Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre

Eumundi, QLD

The Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre offers helpful information to visitors including; brochures, memorabilia and pamphlets about local attractions in Eumundi and the surrounding region. Visitors are...

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Kilkivan Shire Museum

Kilkivan Shire Museum

Kilkivan, QLD

Learn more about the local history and heritage of the Sunshine Coast by visiting the Kilkivan Shire Museum. This extensive museum features a comprehensive display of mining-related exhibits and artefacts. Both science...

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Kondalilla National Park

Kondalilla National Park

Montville, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor Creek, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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Mapleton National Park

Mapleton Falls National Park

Mapleton, QLD

As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all camping areas and camp sites, barbecue facilities, specified high visitation sites, and all Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)...

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