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Sunshine Coast

This paradise region is called the Sunshine Coast for good reason. With sunny days and pristine beaches, this is the ultimate Queensland beach holiday destination. Plan your trip and look forward to spectacular beaches, epic surf breaks, eco-parks and exploring nature reserves in the hinterland.


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Places to stay

Stretching along the Coral Sea about 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast extends all the way to Rainbow Beach - named for its distinctive multi-coloured sand dunes. Along the pristine coastline choose to stay in Caloundra, Coolum or Noosa Heads. Each beach town offers family-friendly and group style accommodation with large beach houses, villas or apartments to rent.

If you prefer to be close to nature, opt for a farm stay at Blackwattle Farm or relaxing eco-friendly accommodation in the remarkable Glasshouse Mountains, a series of steep sided volcanic plugs which dominate the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. There’s a range accommodation to suit any experience and budget.

In upmarket Noosa, you’re spoilt with choice with refined hotels like The Sebel or Sofitel Hotel located on trend-setting Hastings Street - where you can experience uninterrupted views of the Noosa coastline in all the comforts of a luxury hotel. If privacy or a romantic holiday is more your style, choose to spend a week in your very own dream home with a private pool through Airbnb.

Things to do

Home to natural beauty, the Sunshine coast offers the perfect destination for all things outdoors. If you love the beach and sun, then you’ll find yourself in paradise. From surfing and kayaking to jet skiing, you'll find an activity for both the young and young at heart.  If relaxing is more your style, simply grab a book and lay by the pool or on the beach.

For those who want to escape the beach and surf, a trip to Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a must to visit art galleries and wineries. Nature enthusiasts will day trip to Kondalilla National Park to explore the numerous walking tracks. For the more adventurous, soak up the beauty of the Caloundra region with a scenic coastal walk. Take on the entire 25 kilometre stretch from Golden Beach in the south to Mooloolaba in the north or enjoy strolling along sections of the walk at a leisurely pace.


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A stunning beach holiday destination with everything you need, located along the main Hastings Street. The pristine beach, coastal boardwalk, upmarket boutique stores, Noosa Everglades and bush walking tracks make it the prefect place to relax for families, groups and honeymooners.

By day or night, indulge in gourmet award-winning restaurants, cafes, tapas bars and be sure to catch the magical sunsets.

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Food and drink

The Sunshine Coast is a foodie’s paradise, with many world-class restaurants, cafés, as well as markets brimming with fresh delights.

Immerse yourself in the true spirit of beach culture and dine at one of the beachfront surf clubs - many of which boast the best views of the region.

The warm climate, rich soil and clear ocean surrounding the Sunshine Coast provide the perfect melting pot for a special dining experience.

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Getting around

From the airport: Sunshine Coast Airport is an ideal entry and exit point. Taxis and transfers are available at the terminal. Getting to your destination can be as fast as 5 minutes to Marcoola, 10 minutes to Coolum and Maroochydore, 15 minutes to Mooloolaba and around 30 minutes to Caloundra, Noosa and Beerwah. For the hinterland areas, allow 35-40 minutes.

In and around the region: both buses and trains are available to explore the region.

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Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

^ Members will earn 6 Qantas Points per A$1 value when booking offers at  Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled or refunded bookings. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. To earn Qantas Points, quote your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number when booking. The ability to use Points Plus Pay is subject to meeting the minimum points requirement of 5,000 Qantas Points. Qantas Points cannot be split between two or more members occupying the same room. Some accommodation providers may not allow you to combine this offer with any other offer. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to redeem points for, or earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable). Qantas Points cannot be earned on Classic Hotel Rewards. A Classic Hotel Reward must be booked using Qantas Points only.

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Disclaimer:  This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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