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Sunshine Coast Parks & Gardens

There are many beautiful parks & gardens all over the Sunshine Coast that are designed for maximum relaxation and enjoyment.

Surround yourself in nature as you unwind with family and friends in any of these stunning parks.

Sunshine Coast Parks & Gardens, Recreation & Botanical, Playgrounds, BBQ


The Maleny Botanic Garden is a popular tourist attraction especially among flower and plant lovers. Home to 14 sprawling acres of lawns and manicured gardens, it’s easy to see why so many people love this destination. There are 6 kilometres of trails around the gardens that enable you to leisurely explore thousands of flowers and plants around the area. From azaleas to roses, cycads, and tons of other plants, the incredible beauty of this peaceful place will have you coming back for more.

While in the Mooloolah Valley, visit the famous Ewen Maddock Dam. It was built in 1973, and today is a scenic place for outdoor activities; including swimming, boating, cycling, and walking. Maddock Park is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic spot, and it’s equipped with barbecues, picnic tables, and a swimming area with a man-made beach. The dam is the idyllic place for taking the kids and keeping them busy for hours on end.

The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is one of the most beautiful locations to visit in the Sunshine Coast parks & gardens. With its thriving population of native animals and plants, it’s easy to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life to get lost in nature while here. Choose from any of the several walking tracks to discover the area, and pay a visit to the Ecological Education Centre to learn a thing or two about the rainforest’s history.

If you are travelling with children, the good news is that there are several playgrounds around. These include Eleanor Shipley Park, Edmund and George Biggs Park, Buderim Village Park, Cooroy Pomona Lions Park, Buhk Park, and many more.

With all these scenic Sunshine Coast parks & gardens, your visit will be a memorable one in nature.



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 located on over 110 acres, many people come here to enjoy the magnificent...

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Kondalilla Falls Map

Kondalilla Falls

Montville, QLD

Kondalilla Falls is a beautiful waterfall located within the Kondalilla National Park, which can be reached via the scenic Blackall Range. The falls themselves consist of a 90m waterfall where the Skene Creek drops to...

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Currimundi Lake

Currimundi Lake

Currimundi, QLD

Currimundi Lake is the perfect destination for a family-friendly holiday. Just an hour away from Brisbane, this lake is situated between Maroochydore and Caloundra, offering visitors from all over a relaxing respite...

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Lake Macdonald

Lake MacDonald

Lake MacDonald, QLD

Lake MacDonald is an idyllic, tranquil lake located not too far away from Noosa Heads and Cooroy. It’s home to an abundant wildlife population and has become a popular fishing and outdoor activities destination. Lake...

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Ewen Maddock Dam

Ewen Maddock Dam

Mooloolah Valley, QLD

Ewen Maddock Dam is a popular recreation destination for locals and visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Along with boating and fishing, the multi-use trails are very popular, accommodating walkers, horse and bike riders...

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Baroon Pocket Dam

Baroon Pocket Dam

North Maleny, QLD

Baroon Pocket Dam is a small lake located between Maleny and Montville. It’s much more than just a dam; it’s a scenic tourist attraction with numerous recreational and outdoor activities that you can enjoy. Baroon...

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Noosa Spit

Noosa Spit

Noosa Heads, QLD

The Noosa Spit is a beautiful surf beach located on the head of the Noosa River. It’s close to the main beach, so you enjoy the best of both worlds: you get to escape the crowds while enjoying the consistent smaller...

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Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Caloundra, QLD

Happy Valley is a popular park in Caloundra, featuring a spectacular beach linked to a kids’ playground. It’s aptly named because visiting this destination will genuinely bring a smile to anyone’s face. Happy Valley...

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Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Gympie, QLD

The Memorial Park in Gympie offers visitors a quiet place to sit, relax, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. This triangular park is known for its elegant manicured gardens and shady trees, creating the perfect picnic...

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Kookaburra Park

Kookaburra Park

Lake MacDonald, QLD

Kookaburra Park is a scenic destination in Lake McDonald and is worthy of a visit if you’re looking for somewhere new to take the kids for a day in nature. The park serves as a jump-off point for one route in the Noosa...

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Apex Park

Apex Park

Golden Beach, QLD

Apex Park in Golden Beach is a beautiful beachfront area. Located along Lamerough Parade in Golden Beach, the park is an excellent choice for outdoor events and picnics. Apex Park, Boat Ramp, BBQs, Walk Paths, Gazebos...

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Maleny, QLD

The Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is a 55-hectare rainforest that overlooks the Glass House Mountains and has many native animals living within. The Reserve is committed to conserving and enhancing the area’s...

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Noosa Botanic Gardens

Noosa Botanic Gardens

Lake MacDonald, QLD

The Noosa Botanic Gardens is an 8-hectare garden paradise with dozens of exotic and native plants. It’s located in Cooroy, a picturesque hinterland town on the shores of Lake Macdonald. Noosa Botanic Gardens, Foreshore...

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Brindabella Park

Brindabella Park

Peregian Springs, QLD

Brindabella Park is a popular outdoor recreational area in Peregian Springs. The spacious, lush green environment, outdoor gym & exercise equipment, playground and BBQ facilities make it a terrific destination for...

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Anzac Park

Anzac Park

Kings Beach, QLD

Anzac Park is a beautiful private park in Kings Beach. It is a popular location for hosting outdoor events, particularly weddings, where the entire party can take in the sweeping ocean views. Anzac Park, War Memorials...

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Nelson Park

Nelson Park

Alexandra Headland, QLD

Nelson Park is a stunning lake and outdoor recreation area in Alexandra Headland. Located right across from The Mirage, the park is a haven for people seeking a tranquil day in nature. It was named after a Presbyterian...

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Pirate Park

Pirate Park

Bellara, QLD

Pirate Park is a beautiful family destination in Bellara on Bribie Island. It offers visitors a wide array of things to enjoy in the outdoors, so be sure to stop by for at least a day. Pirate Park, Playground, Public...

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Fraser Park

Fraser Park

Golden Beach, QLD

Fraser Park is a beautiful, scenic park on the waterfront nestled between Jellicoe and McLean Streets in Golden Beach. Visitors to the park are greeted with spectacular views of the azure Pumicestone Passage. It’s no...

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Wappa Dam

Kiamba, QLD

The Wappa Dam is one of the primary drinking water supplies for the Sunshine Coast, located in stunning open parklands and a short walk that takes you to the waterfalls. Located near Yandina, the dam is ungated...

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La Balsa Park

La Balsa Park

Buddina, QLD

La Balsa Park is one of the best parks for a relaxing picnic. Located in Buddina on the Sunshine Coast, the park offers ample space for families and friends to unwind. The park is equipped with a fenced playground so...

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Victory Park

Victory Park

Peregian Beach, QLD

Victory Park is a beautiful coastal destination in Peregian Beach. It’s popular for incredible surfing and is especially ideal for visitors looking for uncrowded beaches. Victory Park, Public BBQs, Picnic Tables...

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Brightwater Park

Brightwater Park

Mountain Creek, QLD

Brightwater Park is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best parks. If you are looking for a relaxing spot to have a picnic or BBQ with the whole family, this park is highly recommended. Brightwater Park, Playground, BBQ...

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Sunset Park

Sunset Park

Banksia Beach, QLD

Sunset Park is one of the best places to be during sundown on Bribie Island. As its name suggests, you get to enjoy a front-row seat to the most epic sunsets in this region. Sunset Park, Weddings, Beach, Walk Path...

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Petrie Park

Petrie Park

Nambour, QLD

Petrie Park is a family-friendly park and recreational destination in Nambour. It’s highly recommended for visitors seeking a tranquil play area where both adults and children can have a great time. Petrie Park, Field...

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Dunethin Rock

Dunethin Rock

Maroochy River, QLD

Dunethin Rock is an iconic landmark along the Maroochy River. Famed for spectacular views of the river, tranquil mangroves, and cane fields, the area is best explored on foot and will reward you with stunning sights...

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Lake Kawana

Lake Kawana

Bokarina, QLD

Lake Kawana is a beautiful artificial lake that has become famous for being an excellent location for water sports and outdoor activities. Some water sports ideal for enjoying here include motorised boating, canoeing...

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Gerrards Lookout

Gerrards Lookout

Maleny, QLD

Gerrards Lookout in Maleny is a small but picturesque rest stop for visitors exploring the Blackall Range and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Because of the unique yet spectacular sights that await you, the lookout point...

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Archery Park

Archery Park

Gympie, QLD

Archery Park provides a day rest area in Gympie, with public toilets, a dog park and a dump point. Archery Park is useful for people needing to stock up on town water or dispose of their waste, including Grey and Black...

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Cooloolabin Dam

Cooloolabin Dam

Cooloolabin, QLD

The Cooloolabin Dam is a picturesque destination suitable for many relaxing outdoor activities. Located 5 kilometres away from Yandina in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, a visit to the dam is highly recommended for a...

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Point Perry

Point Perry

Coolum Beach, QLD

Point Perry is a popular lookout spot in Coolum. It features a 30-meter high headland where visitors can delight in breathtaking ocean views on a platform nestled on the majestic cliff tops. Point Perry, Lookout...

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Sandstone Lakes

Sandstone Lakes

Ningi, QLD

Sandstone Lakes is a lovely area located on Pumicestone Passage, south of the Bribie Island Bridge. It’s a great place to begin your adventure discovering the island’s beauty because of the many walkways and...

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Skippy Park

Skippy Park

Landsborough, QLD

Skippy Park is a stunning multi-purpose park and playground in Landsborough. With amenities for kids, adults, and cyclists alike, it’s a wonderful recreation area that everyone will love. It was named after the...

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Buderim Village Park

Buderim Village Park

Buderim, QLD

Buderim Village Park is a relaxing community park with several recreational facilities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. You will be surrounded by gardens, nature, and beautiful trees as you unwind with family and...

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Cilento Park

Cilento Park

Nambour, QLD

Cilento Park is a gorgeous bushland conservation area equipped with a kids’ playground. Excellent for outdoor activities, this park is a must-visit for families, especially those with children. Cilento Park, Playground...

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Carlo Point

Carlo Point

Rainbow Beach, QLD

Carlo Point is a popular attraction in Rainbow Beach. If you’re looking for a laid-back coastal destination with plenty of opportunities to relax, this place is highly recommended. Sunset is the best time to visit the...

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Jessica Park

Jessica Park

Minyama, QLD

Jessica Park is a large but quiet community park located in Minyama. Because it’s never crowded, it’s a terrific place for people of all ages to appreciate the wide-open spaces, fresh air, and lush greenery. Jessica...

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Pioneer Park – Landsborough

Pioneer Park (Landsborough)

Landsborough, QLD

Pioneer Park in Landsborough is a thoughtfully designed, all-abilities playground that kids of all ages love. Few playgrounds can match just how all-inclusive and multi-sensory this park is. Pioneer Park (Landsborough)...

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Tickle Park

Coolum Beach, QLD

Tickle Park is a picturesque outdoor venue right on the beach in Coolum Beach. It’s got everything you need for a relaxed afternoon, BBQ with family and friends, or a simple picnic. Tickle Park, Playground, Skatepark...

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Village Park

Village Park

Burpengary East, QLD

The Village Park is a beautiful landscaped recreation area and playground located at North Harbour in Burpengary East. The park opened in 2016 and has become a favourite destination for residents as well as visitors...

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Mapleton Lilyponds

Mapleton Lilyponds

Mapleton, QLD

The Mapleton Lilyponds is a top tourist attraction in Mapleton. Situated along Obi Obi Road just behind the shops, this tranquil green area offers visitors lots to do. Mapleton Lilyponds, Park, Playground, BBQ...

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