10 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

10 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sunshine Coast tour planner
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Maleny
— 4 nights
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Noosa — 5 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Attractions like Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, &more) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, explore the activities along Noosa River, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip builder.

Melbourne to Noosa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maleny.
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Maleny — 4 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and Australia Zoo. Step out of Maleny with an excursion to Strawberry Fields in Palmview--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, look for gifts at Maleny Cheese, view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Maleny day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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