32 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

32 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sunshine Coast trip planner
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Maleny
— 13 nights
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Noosa
— 18 nights
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Maleny — 13 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Glass House Mountains (Glass House Mountains National Park & Parrots in Paradise), Kenilworth (Conondale National Park, Lasting Impressions Gallery, &more) and The Big Pineapple (in Nambour). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and get in on the family fun at Aussie World.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maleny trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney to Maleny is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Maleny, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Noosa — 18 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery, Kings Beach, &more) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Tewantin National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, stroll through Peregian Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and don't miss a visit to Hastings Street.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa day trip website.

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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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