Sometimes, it's all in a name. The Sunshine Coast is as warm and welcoming as the name suggests, however there is so much more to this iconic destination. From world-famous beaches to vibrant villages and natural wonders aplenty, it's no wonder why so many people move here permanently.
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From the boutique shopping and award-winning restaurants of Noosa and the famous Eumundi Markets to the lush hinterland walks of the Glass House Mountains and the animal wonders of Australia Zoo, the Sunshine Coast has more than enough to keep you occupied for months on end.
So what are you waiting for? Discover the Sunshine Coast on your next Qantas Holiday.
What are the must-see attractions on the Sunshine Coast?
There's so much to see and do on the Sunshine Coast that it can be hard to know where to start, and it will definitely take more than one visit to even get close to seeing what's on offer in this remarkable area. For many visitors, however, Noosa is the place to begin, and it's no surprise as to why.
Whether you're staying a day or a year, you'll never find yourself at a loose end in Noosa. From paddle boarding, river tours and surfing to shopping, skydiving and fine dining to name just a few of the activities on offer, Noosa truly has something for everyone.
Wander along Hastings Street and find yourself the perfect holiday ensemble in one of its renowned fashion boutiques, or simply stop for a coffee or quality meal overlooking Main Beach.
Head out to Noosa National Park and walk amongst rainforests and coastal dunes, or take a kayak tour and immerse yourself in the wonders of the UNESCO-listed Noosa Everglades, one of the planet's most unique and diverse natural environments.
Although a destination in its own right, Noosa is the perfect base from which to travel further afield to explore all that the extraordinary Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Fancy seeing the beach from a different angle? You can ride a horse along the beaches of Noosa's North Shore, or head inland to experience the delights of villages like Montville and Maleny. If you're in Maleny in September, be sure to attend the Maleny Music Festival - a 3 day event that is one of Australia's most celebrated festivals.
Head to Eumundi on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the Eumundi Markets - one of the country's largest and most loved local arts and produce markets. WIth over 600 stalls and an estimated 1.6 million visitors annually, you'll definitely find a quality keepsake by which to remember your holiday.
Australia Zoo is a must for lovers of all things fauna, with the internationally acclaimed Irwin family creating an experience like no other at their 700 acre conservation enterprise in Beerwah. Feed a kangaroo, pat a koala or enter the Crocoseum for the adventure of a lifetime. Crikey!
Take a photo in front of Nambour's Big Pineapple, talk a walk in the Glass House Mountains or Mount Coolum National Park, or head underwater in style at the Sunshine Coast Aquarium.
If none of that takes your fancy, then just head to one of the many beautiful beaches for a swim, surf or simply a chance to relax and enjoy the scenery. After all, it's your holiday!