8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

8 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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Maleny
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Maleny

— 2 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Maleny is known for parks, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, look for gifts at Sweets On Maple, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Maleny travel planner.

Adelaide to Maleny is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Adelaide to Maleny, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Maleny. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: BLAST Aqua Park Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, identify plant and animal life at Buderim Forest Park, get interesting insight from Kayak Noosa, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.