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The Hinterlands

Explore the subtropical rainforest that surrounds the west side of Sunshine Coast and see Heritage-listed national parks for yourself. Spanning along the city, there is much to discover including pristine waterfalls, ancient volcanoes, flourishing wildlife, and serene walking tracks. 

If you’re looking to travel around, take a peek at Kondalilla Falls through beautiful walking tracks and stop by Maleny for lunch, finishing off with a picnic at Maleny Botanical Gardens. Or you can also visit the coast’s best lookout spots, shop and dine in the village of Montville, visit the Mapleton Falls, and check out the Ginger Factory. 

Got kids with you? We highly recommend the Treetop Challenge High Ropes Course that will definitely make your kids’ day (and maybe even yours!). With more than 100 challenges suspended between tall trees in the lush rainforest, this course will definitely make your heart pump. Step out of your comfort zone and experience dangling over 25m above the ground! 

The Oceanand Rivers

Whether you’re looking for a chill water activity like stand up paddle boarding and kayaking, or thrilling activities like surfing, Sunshine Coast has got it all for you. We highly suggest heading to Noosa Main Beach for a day out under the sun, and take a dip in the soothing calm water while you’re there. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, the lengthy coast lining Sunshine Coast has surf-worty waves. We recommend Alexandra Headline for a good surf day. 

To make the most of your time here, we highly suggest going on a drive on 4WDs in Rainbow Beach! You get to explore hidden beaches of Sunshine Coast with huge sand dunes. While you’re there, take up stand up paddle lesson! If you have kids, check out the Aquaduck tour where you can ride an amphibian vehicle. We love this cause you can explore all of Mooloolaba without having to stand up!

Want to learn more about indigenous culture? Take a 2-hour cruise through Mooloolaba river and canals that includes fresh seafood for lunch on board a century-old sailboat. If you have a date with you, we recommend hopping on a sunset cruise in Mooloolaba that has live acoustic music. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for marine wildlife! 

The Food and Beverages 

Choose one, beer or wine? Don’t worry, Sunshine Coast has both. Put on your summer sundress and button up shirts to head to the hinterland to sip wines all day. Join a full day wine tour that takes you to the best wineries in Maleny and Montville. Sit down and taste wines and cheeses while looking out to gorgeous sceneries of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and coastline. 

Prepare your bellies for a belly full of beer. Grab a few of your mates and take them on a beer tasting adventure to 3 favourite breweries in Sunshine Coast: The Glasshouse Brewery, Your Mates Brewing Co. and 10 Toes Brewery. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned minibus and have lunch ready for you. The only thing you need to worry about is doing ab exercises after this journey.