7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

7 days in Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sunshine Coast trip planner
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Maleny
— 3 nights
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Attractions like Noosa National Park and The Ginger Factory make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, relax and rejuvenate at The Heart of Beauty, and stop by Watermelon Red.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary builder.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maleny.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Maleny — 3 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and Aussie World. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, stroll through Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and get great views at Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maleny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Maleny are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails
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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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